Superstars Elton John and Santana will perform live at the 2010 Dubai World Cup at Meydan on March 27, it has been announced.
The 15th running of the Dubai World Cup also marks the official launch of the world’s largest integrated racing facility, the Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse.
And to mark the occasion, Meydan has signed up two of the music world's biggest names to provide the entertainment at the close of the racing action.
The dual headliner concert is expected to start after the last race at about 10.45pm. They are the latest music stars to appear at Meydan - Sting performed at the latest race meeting held on Thursday night.
Mohammad A Nasser Al Khayat, commercial director of Meydan, said: “It is fitting that we have two legendary performers,Elton John and Santana, closing the 15th Dubai World Cup here at Meydan.
"They are iconic, inimitable and extremely dynamic entertainers. The concert will serve as a wonderful way to cap off an unforgettable night for all our guests, partners and the people around the world.”
Frank Gabriel Jr, CEO of the Dubai Racing Club added: “We have world-class horses, jockeys and trainers on one of the world’s most anticipated race days with $26m in prize money at stake over eight races.
"Add to that an amazing facility like Meydan, and with bothElton John and Santana to close the 15th Dubai World Cup and Meydan’s official launch – this will be the event of the year.”
Gates at Meydan Racecourse will open from 2pm for the races. Dubai World Cup Apron Views tickets start from AED350, and exclusive Dubai World Cup Golden Circle tickets for up close access to the concert arena start at AED600.
With 90 singles and 32 albums, Elton John is widely credited as one of the world’s most dynamic musical legends while Santana has sold more than 90 million records.
Tickets are available from March 8 from Virgin Megastore, Box Office and TimeOut. For Time Out, visit www.timeouttickets.com or call 800 4669.