DUBAI: US star Christina Aguilera will perform at the Expo 2020 Dubai closing ceremony on March 31 alongside a star-studded lineup of artists closing the six-month-long event with a bang.
Aguilera and Norah Jones are set to perform, as well as renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, among others.
The string of concerts will kick off at 7 p.m. with Indo-Belarusian artist Mira Singh, who also performed at the opening ceremony.
Following Singh’s performance, award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma will play a concert at Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre at 8:45 p.m.
Later, singer-songwriter and pianist Jones will take to the Jubilee Stage at 9:00 p.m. to perform chart-topping hits including “Don’t Know Why” and “Come Away With Me.”
The concerts will come to a close with a performance from global pop superstar Aguilera, who will hit the stage at 10:45 p.m., also on the Jubilee Stage.
The artists follow in the footsteps of multiple international musicians and bands to have performed at the Expo over the past six months, including Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas and Jason Derulo, who performed live over the weekend.
The musicians taking part in the closing ceremony also include local performers, such as the UAE-based children’s choir and the all-women Firdaus Orchestra, who will perform the UAE national anthem.
The concerts are free to attend for those with Expo tickets, and entry is based on a first come, first serve basis.
More than 20 giant screens will be installed across the Expo site to broadcast the performances.
Dubai will bid farewell to the Expo with epic fireworks displays at 12:00 a.m and 3:00 a.m.