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Amazing acts announced for Abu Dhabi Showdown Week

The full line-up of international bands, musicians and DJs heading to the UAE capital for Abu Dhabi Showdown Week has been unveiled!

There are some really cool acts from three different continents arriving in the emirate, for the ultimate week-long entertainment blockbuster in support of the mega UFC 242 event on September 7.

Wednesday 4th September

American rock legends the Red Hot Chili Peppers top the concert bill and will make their long-awaited UAE debut at The Arena, Yas Island’s brand-new indoor venue.

Chart-topping pop and soul singer Jess Glynn will perform at BIZAAR at MAD Yas Island.

Thursday 5th September

Colombian reggaeton sensation J Balvin will take-over The Arena stage on . J Balvin will be supported by Flipperachi & Daffy, the Arabian Gulf hip hop duo behind official Abu Dhabi Showdown Week song.

Las Vegas’ Drai’s Beach Club will move into the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr with an epic pool party headlined by British Drum & Bass (DnB) legends, Rudimental. The ‘Waiting All Night’ stars are expected to perform ‘These Days’, which featured none other than fellow Abu Dhabi Showdown Week artist Jess Glynne. The UK’s DJ Sigala will join Rudimental at the pool party.

Friday 6th September

Iris Beach Club from Lebanon will move into Yas Beach with guest DJ sets by Colombian-American DJ and producer Erick Morillo and British DnB duo Sigma,

MAD Yas Island will have an event featuring the UK’s grime and rap star Tinie Tempah and DJ Charlsey.

Saturday 7th September

The post-UFC 242 after party will see premier nightlife brand The White Experience at MAD Yas Island for an epic Abu Dhabi Showdown Week send-off featuring American rapper 2 Chainz.

Tickets for artist performances at MAD Yas Island, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and Yas Beach will be available on the door at each venue.

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Tickets Update

Due to popular demand, Abu Dhabi Showdown Weekorganisers, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), have released a final number of tickets for Red Hot Chili Peppers fans to snap up. The limited batch of tickets are priced at AED 250 and AED 350 and are available from

With the majority of ticket categories for UFCâ 242: KHABIB vs. POIRIER sold out, the last remaining hotel and ticket packages for the event are available at VIP tickets can also be purchased via Bundled hotel and ticket packages for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and J Balvin concerts are also available at