The Weeknd Plays F1

The Weeknd races into Austin for huge Formula 1 concert

The Weeknd races into Austin for huge Formula 1 concert

Houston, The Weeknd, December 2015, onstage
The Weeknd is coming to Austin this October. Photo by Julian Bajsel

Formula 1 weekend has a new hook for music fans. On Thursday, Circuit of The Americas announced that The Weeknd will be headlining this year's United States Grand Prix, alongside Taylor Swift.

The Weeknd will wrap up the entire F1 affair with a performance on Sunday, October 23. The acclaimed rhythm and blues artist played Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2015, during a sold-out tour for his album Beauty Behind the Madness

Swift's performance — her first since the wildly successful 1989 World Tour — will take place on Saturday, October 22. This double bill from two Grammy Award-winning musicians promises to be a stellar follow-up to Elton John's buzzy 2015 concert.

The 2016 U.S. Grand Prix returns to Circuit of The Americas Friday, October 21, through Sunday, October 23. Three-day passes, starting at $150, include attendance to both concerts;  Sunday-only tickets are also on sale for $99.