US pop superstar Britney Spears is rumoured to be close to signing on the dotted line to be the opening musical act of this year’s celebrations for Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix, Arabian Business has learnt. Organisers Flash Entertainment is yet to announce the full line up for the Yasalam series of concerts which will accompany the Abu Dhabi Formula 1. But it is strongly rumoured Spears is set to be announced as the opening musical act for the event. According to Flash’s website, the headline acts will be announced on September 26 and the first concert will take place on November 11.
Spears, who will celebrate her 30th birthday on December 1, is currently on tour with her Femme Fatale series of global concerts. According to her tour website, the American pop princess is due to play in Lisbon on November 9 and is not officially due again on stage until November 15 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, giving her ample time to make her debut appearance at the Abu Dhabi event.
It has already been announced that US singer Janet Jackson and rock group Metallica will perform in Abu Dhabi next month. Jackson will open the new season of Yas Island Show Weekends on October 13 and Metallica will play on October 25. (arabianbusiness.com)