Lana Del Rey to perform at Abu Dhabi’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts

The Nov. 30 show will see a performance by US singer and songwriter Lana Del Ray. (AFP)
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Updated 28 January 2020

Lana Del Rey to perform at Abu Dhabi’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts

DUBAI: The organizers behind the Yasalam After-Race Concerts at the F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix have just unveiled their final headline acts for this year’s concert series.

The first live show of the Yasalam line-up will see US DJ Marshmello rocking the crowd at the du Arena, Yas Island, on Nov. 28, while the Nov. 30 show will see a performance by US singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey.

Already on this year’s bill are rapper Travis Scott, set to headline on Nov. 29, and The Killers, who will take to the stage on Dec. 1.

As famous for rocking dancefloors around the globe as for wearing his trademark helmet, Marshmello is one of the world’s biggest producers/DJs, with a more than two billion streams on Spotify alone and more than 40 million monthly listeners tuning in on the online music platform.

For her part, Lana Del Rey bring her unique brand of highly-stylized, romantic and energized song writing to the UAE capital for the very first time.

Her sophomore release, 2014’s “Ultraviolence” launched the global hit single West Coast and earned her two Grammy nominations. Fans can expect the singer’s show at du Arena to feature a mix of hits and tracks from her latest album, released this August.


Paris Couture Week to go digital in July

Updated 30 May 2020

Paris Couture Week to go digital in July

DUBAI: For the first time ever, the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode said it would stage an online version of Paris Couture Week from July 6 to 8. 

“Each house will be represented in the form of a creative film or video,” the federation stated, adding “Additional content will be included in an editorialized section of the platform. All of this will be widely shared on the main international media networks.” 

It has not yet been confirmed which designers will take part in the new digital concept, but the week typically features design talent from the region, including Lebanese fashion houses Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and Maison Rabih Kayrouz, among others.

Meanwhile, a few of the fashion houses that have been granted the official haute couture designation have opted out from showing this season.

 Jean Paul Gaultier, who handed over the reins of his couture business to Sacai’s Chitose Abe as the first in a series of rotating guest designers, announced the couture show would be postponed until January. Italian designer Giorgio Armani did the same for his Armani Privé collection, while Balenciaga, which was set to debut its first couture collection in over 50 years, has also postponed.