As the F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix celebrates its tenth anniversary it’s all about the nightlife
Time Out Bahrain staff
As the F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix celebrates its tenth anniversary it’s all about the nightlife, from the track to the clubs we’ve got you covered.
Track Side There’s a wide range of family entertainment over all three days, which we shared with you last month. And, to celebrate this special tenth anniversary edition, the BIC’s bringing in some of the hottest acts around.
Friday, April 4 One of the biggest names in Arabic music takes to the stage at 8pm on Friday night. Saudi singer Rabeh Saqer has been a major player in the music industry for more than 30 years and people from across the region always flock to his concerts. Since the launch of his first album 'Breeze of the Night' in 1983 Saqer has been prolific in both performance and composition and his personal appearances are always a treat for fans of the Arabic genre.
Saturday, April 5 The BIC has come up with two completely different but equally impressive acts to headline Saturday night in back to back concerts. First up are rock legends Scorpions. Formed in 1965 they’ve sold more than 100 million records worldwide coming out with hits such as ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’, ‘Still Loving You’ and the haunting ‘Wind of Change’ which became the backing track to the fall of Soviet communism. They’re one of the best-selling acts of all time and the current line-up is made up of Klaus Meine (lead vocals), Rudolf Schenker (guitar), Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), James Kottak (drums) and Pawel Maciwoda (bass).
If you like your music rock-style, it’s worth buying a three-day ticket just to see these guys who, like their contemporaries the Rolling Stones, surely cannot continue live performances too much longer.
Then from rock veterans to the latest big thing, Scorpions are followed on stage by the superstar Swedish DJ/producer Avicii who’s renowned for his spectacular live shows, bringing audiences to ecstatic moments of party bliss and ‘driving the crowd bonkers’.
After just three years of performing, the Swede rocketed to the number three position on DJ Mag’s yearly poll of the Top 100 DJs and has appeared on Forbes’ Most Powerful Artists Under 30 in 2013 and 2014. His first album, last year’s ‘True’, was named Album of the Year by Elektro and the New York Times called Avicii ‘an artist carrying today – and tomorrow – on his shoulders’.
‘Wake Me Up’, the first single from the album, reached number one in 81 countries, is triple platinum in the US, and the video for the track has been watched over 235 million times on YouTube alone. The follow up, ‘Hey Brother’, was also hugely successful and he has just launched ‘Addicted to You’ internationally. All shows are open to three-day ticket holders, ticket prices from BD60.