The Podium Lounge A-List After-Parties, famous for their track-side celebrations return to Yas Island over the 2015 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX on Friday 27, Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 November from 10pm till 5am.

Having hosted sell-out, celebrity packed events at the Yas Viceroy since 2013, the high octane Podium Lounge event is expanding to indoor entertainment venue du Forum, which will undergo a dramatic transformation into a glamorous ultra lounge featuring a dizzying overhead catwalk and VIP balcony suites offering a magical party experience with the racing community for up to 3,000 guests per night.

Recognised as the ultimate A-List party for the racing community in Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Melbourne & Monaco, situated within walking distance of the track and in close proximity to The Paddock Club, The Podium Lounge hosts Formula 1® drivers, teams, Royalty, celebrities, ambassadors, supermodels and the glamorous personalities of UAE’s jet-setting party elite each year


The spectacular Opening Night on Friday 27 November will welcome the grammy nominated Freemasons; one of the world’s hottest dance acts who found worldwide fame with their smash hits ‘Love on My Mind‘, ‘Rain Down Love‘ and ‘Uninvited‘ and remixes with Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Shakira, Faith Evans, Kylie and Jamiroquai. The Freemasons will be supported by singing sensation Katherine Ellis who recently wrote and sang the title track of the Oscar winning Hollywood film ‘Gravity’ and has global hits with ‘When You Touch Me’ by The Freemasons, ‘Dreaming‘ by the Ruff Driverz and ‘Lost’ by Roger Sanchez.

Mark Doyle (the creator of Hed Kandi) and the Fierce Angel Collective who similarly headlined The Podium Lounge Singapore in September will follow-on from The Freemasons & Katherine Ellis including ‘Fierce Diva’ Soraya Vivian on vocals and London’s most sought-after celebrity saxophonist Lady V.


8KY 6LU of the duo LMFAO will be turbo-boosting the high-octane party celebrations on Saturday 28 together with his Official DJ BMAD who is responsible for creating some of the greatest beats to hit the modern music scene. As well as being a Grammy nominated artist, DJ (with residencies in both Miami & Atlantic City), singer songwriter and producer, 8KY 6LU is a walking party; a wiggler and shuffler to the fans delivering non-stop club action with a distinct knack for artistic creation setting his larger than life “party rock” persona. ‘The Party Rock Anthem‘ with 950 million YouTube views remains one of the most watched music videos of all time.

The Saturday night party also boasts Miles Slater the music director of super-stylish private-members club Boujis, famous for hosting Royalty, international VIPs and aristocracy.


On Race Night, Sunday 29, Master British Producer, DJ & Remixer Joey Negro, one of the most celebrated forefathers of the UK dance scene will be headlining with a celebratory disco house set. With a stack of pop crossover hit singles with tracks such as ‘Must Be The Music’, ‘Make A Move On Me’ and Jakatta’s ‘American Dream” making the UK Top 10, Joey is a royal regent of the dance-music-compilation realm.

Joining Joey on Race Night will be cult figure with dance music connoisseurs Dimitri from Paris, the stylish snake-hipped pin-up with French reserve. Dimitri was the very first DJ to pioneer house music all over France and is a self-confessed dance music fanatic. He remains one of club lands most empathic and most unpredictable DJs. Finding worldwide fame with his 1st album ‘Sacrebleau‘, Dimitri is a global music sensation and has sold more than a million copies of his eclectic outings, including the timeless album ‘A Night At The Playboy Mansion‘.


The Podium Lounge consistently sees celebrities such as Gordon Ramsey, Kim Kardashian, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Michel Adam, Bobby Chinn, Andreas Villas Boas, Brian Kelleher, Diego Maradona and several Miss Universes and Royalty attending alongside F1 Racing Legends including Sir Jackie Stewart, Jacques Villeneuve, Eddie Jordan, David Coulthard, Damon Hill, Martin Brundle, Johnny Herbert, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastien Buemi, Pastor Maldonado, Romain Grosjean, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel. This year, the celebrity-driven Podium Lounge will once again be the place to party the stars of the racing community each night.


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