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What a headliner!

February 26 - March 03 , 2020

Gulf Weekly What a headliner!

The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is pulling all the stops to keep motoring fans entertained throughout the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix as soulful singer Khalid will be gracing the stage as the headlining act on March 21.

The rhythm and blues, hip hop superstar is the third global star to be announced by the BIC and Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, the circuit’s chief executive, believes it will be a night no one will ever forget.

He said: “We are so proud to be announcing a mega artist such as Khalid to our concert line-up for this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix. His inclusion makes for one of the most spectacular rosters of performers we have ever had for our Formula 1 event. I have no doubt that fans are as excited as we are to be welcoming Khalid to Bahrain for his regional debut. Saturday night of the race weekend is definitely going to be one to remember.”

The Texas, US-native was named as one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019. His first single, the five-time platinum Location, was released right before his high school graduation. It exploded onto the scene leading to a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records, followed by the release of his debut album, the double platinum certified, American Teen.

His sophomore album, Free Spirit, was released in 2019 and declared a New York Times “Critic’s Pick”.  It was called “superb” by the Associated Press. The album, which has been certified platinum by the RIAA, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 and features the Grammy-nominated multi-format number one single Talk. Free Spirit has garnered more than 5.3 billion worldwide streams.

Deemed the “pop prodigy” by Rolling Stone, Khalid has been streamed more than 16 billion times worldwide.

He has been nominated for six Grammys and has won numerous awards including multiple American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award and an MTV Woodie.

He has collaborated with artists such as Normani on his number one single Love Lies, with Halsey and Benny Blanco on Eastside as well as other artists.

Khalid also launched The Great Khalid Foundation alongside his mother to help families in need. 

He started 2020 by releasing his new track Eleven and Know Your Worth which features Disclosure.

All those with tickets to the Bahrain Grand Prix will be able to attend the concerts at no extra cost.

To purchase tickets, visit www.bahraingp.com, or contact the BIC Hotline on 17450000, or at the BIC stand in City Centre Bahrain. Find out more by following BIC on Instagram @bah_int_circuit, on Twitter @BAH_Int_Circuit or on Facebook at Official-Bahrain-InternationalCircuit.

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