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David Guetta wows fans at F1 Rocks™ in Valencia 25 Jun 2011

F1 Rocks™ in Valencia

David Guetta performs at F1 Rocks™ in Valencia David Guetta performs at F1 Rocks™ in Valencia
David Guetta performs at F1 Rocks™ in Valencia David Guetta performs at F1 Rocks™ in Valencia

Despite a late start to his performance, caused by some technical gremlins, headline act David Guetta wowed his fans at the F1 Rocks™ event in Valencia on Friday night. Mega producer Guetta performed at the Spanish city’s Agora (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) ahead of Sunday’s 2011 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe.

The Frenchman had to delay his appearance by an hour when a problem with his software saw him forced to return to his hotel to reboot his system. Once he was back at the venue, however, the Grammy award-winning star dazzled fans and invited guests with two hours of nonstop dance music, topped off with smoke and firework-shooting robots.

A multi-award winning artist in his own right, with three chart-topping albums to his name, Guetta has also worked with a variety of pop and hip-hop artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Kylie Minogue and Madonna. Friday’s event was the first time he has performed his new show in Spain.

Earlier in the day, he had visited the Formula One paddock to look around and was as impressed with what he saw as his fans were of his performance that night. “It’s true - F1 Rocks!” he said. “I was fascinated by my first behind-the scenes experience at the racetrack in Valencia yesterday. The party last night was incredible; one of the most beautiful venues I've played. A technical hitch meant I started late; sorry guys…but once I dropped the first record, nothing else seemed to matter, but the beats."

Robert Montague of F1 Rocks™ added: “Guetta has delivered a stunning performance that set the venue alight and was appreciated by fans and invited guests alike. We are very proud of staging such a successful event on the eve of the 2011 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe. We’re now looking forward to staging our next event with Jamiroquai in Monza during the Italian race weekend.”

After Guetta’s Friday performance, the on-track action on Saturday and Sunday will be followed by the exclusive F1 Rocks™ The Afterparty to be held at L’umbracle Terraza, also at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Legendary DJ Seb Fontaine will provide the soundtrack at both nights.

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Further information is available from www.f1rocks.com.

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