Race fans attending this weekend’s Bahrain Motorsport Festival at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) can look forward to a trio of nightly concerts featuring globally renowned artists.
Moroccan singer-songwriter Hatim Ammor, American pop star Dev and Algerian icon Khaled will all be taking to the stage for separate live performances on each evening of the mega event.
The festival takes place Thursday to Saturday (Editor’s note: November 17 to 19) and it will be the first time that such an event will be taking place at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East” in Sakhir. It will be bringing together the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain, the CIK-FIA World Championship and CIK-FIA World Junior Championship, and the Action-Ha entertainment programme. The concerts are a part of the Action-Ha festivities.
Kicking off the live shows will be Ammor on the Thursday night of the race weekend. Dev will follow on Friday and Khaled will be on Saturday. All those with tickets to the Bahrain Motorsport Festival will be able to attend. Tickets are BD20 apiece, while all those aged 12 years old or younger can get in absolutely free.
Ammor is a well beloved musician, as well as an actor in Morocco. Two of his most popular songs are Ammor Ya Khadija and Hsebni Temaa.
Dev is a popular singer, songwriter, rapper and radio host. She is well known for her hit songs “Bass Down Low”, “Booty Bounce” and “In the Dark”, to name a few. She has collaborated with many other well-known artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Far East Movement, Fabolous and Sage The Gemini, among others.
Khaled, formerly known as Cheb Khaled, is widely regarded as the most internationally famous Algerian singer in the Arab world and beyond. His most famous songs are “Didi”, “Aicha”, and “C’est la vie”. Khaled has won many awards throughout his long, celebrated career. He has also collaborated on songs with others artists such as U2, and his songs have been used in the soundtracks of movies.
Aside from the three concerts, there will also be plenty of family entertainment at the festival, including a series of motoring and children’s shows.