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Metallica to headline at F1 Rocks™ in India 15 Sep 2011


Rock aficionados are in for a treat at next month’s 2011 Formula 1 Airtel Grand Prix of India after organisers announced multi-award winning USA heavy metal band Metallica are to headline the inaugural F1 Rocks™ in India concert.

Metallica, formed by guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich in 1981, are the seventh-biggest selling act in American history and have received 21 prestigious international awards, including nine Grammys.

The band has released a total of nine studio albums, but this will be the first time they have played a live show on the Indian continent. The concert, which is expected to attract up to 30,000 fans, will be held at Leisure Valley, Sector 29, Gurgaon on Friday October 28, ahead of India’s first F1 race at the new Buddh International Circuit on the Sunday.

“We are so excited to be playing a show in a place we never thought in our wildest dreams we’d get to play,” said Metallica. “It’s an honour for all of us that we get to be a part of that whole music scene as a metal band sharing our music with fans in India at this incredible concert!”

Robert Montague CEO of F1 Rocks added: “We are very pleased to announce Metallica as our headlining artist at the first ‘F1 Rocks™ in India with Vladivar’ event and proud to welcome our title sponsor Vladivar and broadcast partner MTV India. It will be a spectacular weekend of fast cars, style, celebrity, glamour and very loud music and F1 Rocks™ The Afterparty will once again round off the weekend’s entertainment.

“What F1 Rocks™ is doing is ground breaking and we are pleased we are becoming a regular fixture at Formula One events, bringing world class music artists together with the world’s greatest motorsport, and a broadcast package that will be distributed to over 50 million viewers worldwide. Together with our commercial partners we look forward to staging a memorable and successful live event for music and motorsport fans alike.”

Further information is available from www.f1rocks.com.

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