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Jamiroquai latest act to sign on to F1

The acid jazz outfit Jamiroquai are confirmed as the latest name to play on the Yas Island bill during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.

Jay Kay, lead singer of the British band Jamiroquai performs on stage during a concert in Tocancipa, near Bogot, Colombia, on March 30, 2006.
Jay Kay, lead singer of the British band Jamiroquai performs on stage during a concert in Tocancipa, near Bogot, Colombia, on March 30, 2006.

ABU DHABI // The acid jazz outfit Jamiroquai were today confirmed as the latest name to play on the Yas Island bill during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend. The British band, led by singer Jay Kay, behind such hits as Cosmic Girl and Deeper Underground, will play at Ferrari World on the evening of October 30, the same day as the first practice session at the Yas Marina Circuit. They are the third name to be confirmed for a series of concerts, with Beyoncé to play the previous day and Aerosmith to headline soon after the race has ended on November 1. A fourth act is expected to be confirmed within the week. John Lickrish, managing director of Flash Entertainment, which is organising the concerts, said Jay Kay's penchant for motorsport made Jamiroquai "the perfect performance" to follow the action on the track. The band rose to prominence with the 1993 album Emergency on Planet Earth and have sold more than 20 million records worldwide. In 2006, they played to great acclaim and a packed crowd at Dubai Media City. Tickets for all concerts will be available only to those attending the grand prix. Fans who have bought a three-day pass will be able to see all four acts. Those with a two-day pass will be allowed to attend the Saturday and Sunday concerts only. A series of free concerts and films will also take place on the Corniche before and during the Grand Prix as part of the Yasalam programme of events. newsdesk@thenational.ae