Once again, Abu Dhabi is set to out-do every other grand prix by putting together the biggest entertainment line-up.

It was announced this afternoon in Dubai, at the Virgin Megastore there, that Jay-Z will make his first concert appearance in the UAE. Incidentally his missus, Beyonce, was the opening act at the inaugural Abu Dhabi GP back in 2009.

The Brooklyn-born rap-mogul is cranking up a huge world tour this autumn following the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail which went platinum before it was even officially released, thanks to a typically savvy tie-up with Samsung.

Hova, as he’s known to mates, is one of the most electrifying live artists around – click the video above. Last year Lewis Hamilton and I were among millions who saw him and Kanye West on the most audacious hip hop tour ever conceived, Watch The Throne.

Jay joins rock gods Muse on the list, who play the Ferrari World stage on Saturday, and electro heroes Depeche Mode on Sunday. Yas Marina must have stolen my iPod or something.


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