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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

10@10 podcast: Music and entertainment in the UAE with John Lickrish

The National is bringing you ten conversations with ten influencers to mark a decade in the region

John Lickrish built Flash from scratch and would love to bring U2 to Abu Dhabi. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National
John Lickrish built Flash from scratch and would love to bring U2 to Abu Dhabi. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Beyoncé, Coldplay, Paul McCartney: These are just a few of the big names that have headlined events in Abu Dhabi in the past ten years. You can thank John Lickrish for that.

The CEO of Flash Entertainment has helped oversee a renaissance in the UAE entertainment scene, and over the past decade has been responsible for bringing some of music's biggest names to the country.

Flash turns ten this year along with The National and the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Lickrish discussed all of this and some of his favourite moments of the past ten years with The National's Saeed Saeed.

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