One of the most popular entertainment programmes in the region, the Yasalam Festival has featured internationally recognised artists since 2009. The Abu Dhabi based festival has successfully merged in with F1 races and brought together over 2 million people since its inception.
This year Yasalam will feature its fourth annual emerging talent competition - a unique platform that presents the winning act an opportunity to perform at the Yasalam After-Race Concerts 2018.
Competition Applicants must be above the age of 16 and a resident in the GCC region. Shortlisted performers will be able to attend a series of workshops by local music industry top leaders and receive special mentoring to help artists exhibit their talent in the best way possible. The winner of the competition will be presented with the exciting opportunity to perform on the same stage as Guns’N’Roses, Sam Smith and The Weekend.
With the help of the competition workshops and training, last year’s winner Danny Aridi has now become a well-known artist. Since the festival, he has opened for P!nk, Katy Perry and Fifth Harmony while also securing a recording deal with Universal Music.
Applications must be submitted before September 30th