Reggaeton star J Balvin at Abu Dhabi Showdown Week

The second artist for the Abu Dhabi Showdown Week has been announced.

J Balvin

Update 3rd September – J Balvin’s gig has been cancelled. For more details, see here.

Just like the inaugural event’s first big announcement, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, they’re also making their UAE debut.

Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin has been confirmed to play at Yas Island’s new indoor venue The Arena on 5th September as part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week.

Top streaming music artist Balvin topped the Global Top 50 on Spotify with the insanely catchy hit ‘Mi Gente’. His other hits include the 2018 track ‘I Like It’. And we did.

The South American superstar has so far garnered 16 number one Billboard hits and more than 20 billion YouTube views.

The show will be Balvin’s first performance in the UAE. American rock legends Red Hot Chili Peppers, will step on stage on 4th September.

Early bird tickets to J Balvin’s concert will be available from noon on Monday (19th August) at

Seven days of music and entertainment are the prelude for hard-hitting UFC 242 bout on 7th September, headlined by MMA heavyweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.

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