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Beyoncé and Aerosmith to perform during F1 weekend

The pop star Beyoncé and rock band Aerosmith will be performing in the capital as part of the Formula One racing weekend.

Beyonce Knowles arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall, in New York on September 13, 2009.
Beyonce Knowles arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall, in New York on September 13, 2009.

The pop star Beyoncé and rock band Aerosmith will be performing in the capital as part of the Formula One racing weekend. Beyoncé, the singer of hits including 'Single Ladies', will open the Grand Prix festivities with a performance on October 29, sources close to the organisers have confirmed. Aerosmith, known for theme song to Armageddon 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' will perform the grand finale for the event, following Formula One's first day/night race on November 1. Reports that No Doubt and Nelly Furtardo are also playing are incorrect, according to sources. The two acts who will perform on the other two night will be confirmed early next week. A statement from Flash Entertainment released this morning read: "Flash Entertainment can confirm there will be a fantastic line-up of artists performing on Yas Island during the race weekend. "Media speculation appearing today announcing Yas Island concerts is factually incorrect in the reporting of artist line-up, capacities, ticket holder access and location of performances. "All media have been invited to attend our launch press conference on September 28 where we will be announcing details of the activities planned." lmorris@thenational.ae