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DEF LEPPARD Announced For Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix After Race Concert

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Def Leppard have just been announced to play the Abu Dhabi Formula One after race concert series.

The Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place from 18th to 20th November.

The concert will be taking place in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The race itself is on 20th November with Def Leppard now added to the line up of concerts.

The venue is the 25,000-35,000 capacity Etihad Park (Yas Arena/du Arena) which is part of the same complex as the Yas Marina Circuit where the race is held.

Other acts playing on different days also includes Swedish house Mafia (18th Nov) and Kendrick Lamar (19th Nov).

The Yasalam After-Race Concert series starts tonight with Dave and Usher performing.

Sadly these concerts are not televised during the race coverage which ends after the race itself.

This race is the last one of the 22 to be held this year.

Return To Abu Dhabi

This marks the second time the band will have played in Abu Dhabi.

They previously played two shows in the United Arab Emirates during the Euphoria tour.

These took place in Abu Dhabi on 30th October 1999 and in Dubai on 31st October 1999.

Their first ever visits to the Middle East.

Rocket On F1 2008 Coverage

Def Leppard's previous F1 association dates back to 2008.

For a few races in 2008 starting at the Moncaco Grand Prix 'Rocket' was used by UK broadcaster ITV during it's ad breaks.

A snippet was used going in and out of ad breaks during a SONY TV advert sponsoring ITV's F1 coverage.

The current UK broadcasters are Channel 4 (highlights) and SKY Sports F1 (live).

There may be a chance of an interview if the band are on the starting grid but will probably be busy with pre show preparations.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

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Def Leppard @ Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Date - Sunday 20th November 2022.
Venue - Etihad Park/Yas Arena.
Event - Yasalam After Race Concerts.
Time - 8:30pm GST (Gulf Standard Time/(4:30pm GMT).
Curfew - 11pm.

Event website suggests concerts usually last 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

Abu Dhabi, UAE 2022 Show Page

Abu Dhabi Concert Series - News Quotes


The grand finale to #AbuDhabiGP championship weekend brings Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends, Def Leppard, to the Yasalam After-Race Concert stage for #Unreal entertainment like only Yas Marina Circuit can deliver.

Get ready to close out the greatest Formula 1 experience with one of the greatest rock bands of all time!


When the sun sets over Yas Marina Circuit, Etihad Park comes to life, with the Yasalam After-Race Concert series lighting-up the stage.

Get ready for an all-star lineup of international music icons all weekend long, featuring platinum-recording rapper, Dave, world famous super-group, Swedish House Mafia, 14-time Grammy Award winner, Kendrick Lamar, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends, Def Leppard.

Rock legends Def Leppard and rap artist Dave are set to perform at the Yasalam After-Race Concert at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022.

The UK band will bring the curtain down on November 20, while the acclaimed rapper will thrill crowds on November 17.

“We’re thrilled to complete the line-up for this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts with two artists who span multiple genres and each bring something different to the annual celebration of motorsport and entertainment in Abu Dhabi."

"The announcement of Def Leppard and Dave certainly delivers on our ambitions.”

"Rock legends Def Leppard confirmed to perform Sunday night at this year's Yasalam After-Race Concerts after this year's F1 season finale."

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