x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Ludacris, Sean Kingston and Labrinth lined up for Abu Dhabi’s Beats on the Beach

Rappers will lead the line-up at this year’s Yasalam Beats On The Beach event with headliners from veteran artist Ludacris, Sean Kingston, and rising British music star, Labrinth.

Labrinth will be performing in Abu Dhabi as part of the Beats of the Beach concerts. Photo by Hayley Madden/Redferns
Labrinth will be performing in Abu Dhabi as part of the Beats of the Beach concerts. Photo by Hayley Madden/Redferns

ABU DHABI // Rappers will lead the line-up at this year’s Yasalam Beats On The Beach event with headliners from veteran artist Ludacris, Sean Kingston, and rising British music star, Labrinth. With over 10 years in the industry, rapper, actor and philanthropist Ludacris has a host of hits such as Stand Up and Get Back.

The free concerts will also see multi-award winning artist Sean Kingston, a regular to the UAE, taking the stage for his Abu Dhabi debut. The Jamaican-American artists will bring his hits including Beautiful Girl and Fire Burning.

Over the weekend, Lebanese star Assi El Hellani will be among the top Arabic artists to perform while the American pop star Ciara will make her Abu Dhabi debut.

Also taking to the stage are the UAE’s Shamma Hamdan and some rising stars such as Arab Idol winner Mohammad Assaf and runner up Salma Rachid.

Fans of some of the bigger artists are eagerly awaiting the event. Anna Terry from the US has seen Sean Kingston in Dubai before and is a huge fan. “I can’t wait to go and see him again,” she said. A regular concert goer who has seen Kingston twice already, the cabin crew member said: “These concerts for Yasalam are awesome as they’re free so it gives you a chance to see other artists who you wouldn’t ordinarily pay money to see so even though I love Sean Kingston, it will be cool to see some acts I’ve never heard of too.”

The event’s first Filipino night will debut on the Thursday, headlined by music icon, ‘Mr Pure Energy’ Gary Valenciano and Vina Morales.

The concerts are part of the community events surround the Formula One held on Yas Island Thursday Oct 31 to Sunday Nov 3. Tickets to the race can be purchased from www.yasmarinacircuit.com, 800 YAS (927), Virgin Megastores and Etihad Airways Shops.

For full information on the line-up, visit www.yasalam.ae.

mswan@thenational.ae