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2 August 2012

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Announced As Headline Artist For The Lebara Mobile Asian Music Awards

RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINE ARTIST FOR THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEBARA MOBILE ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS
The Lebara Mobile Asian Music Awards (AMAs) are delighted to announce an exclusive headline performance from Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at the 10th anniversary event taking place at Wembley Arena on Thursday 25 October. The AMAs will mark this landmark occasion with the legendary Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performing his most loved hits in an exclusive opening and closing show.
One of the most successful South Asian music artists of the year, the award winning Rahat Fateh Ali Khan returns to London in October, with his only performance in the capital taking place at the Asian Music Awards. Fans will be able to watch the star perform his array of hits such as “Tere Mast Mast Do Nain,” “Tere Bina” and the unforgettable “Teri Meri”.
The star, who was trained in the art of classical music by his uncle, the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, will showcase his Bollywood hits as well as revisiting his Qawwali roots in a special performance with his full live band.
Abs Shaid, CEO and Founder of the AMAs says:
“This year’s awards show is gearing up to be the biggest AMA event to date. To mark our 10 years we have moved to one of the greatest music venues in the world, we have launched our Nokia Unsigned talent search for the young stars of the future and now we are proud to announce our headline act - a South Asian music star with immense international pedigree. The AMAs and Lebara Mobile are honoured to have Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at this momentous event in the award’s lifetime.”
Ratheesan Yoganathan, CEO Lebara Group added:
“We are very proud to be a partner of the Asian Music Awards and to help them celebrate this significant milestone. Lebara has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and for me it was a defining moment in setting the vision for the company’s future. I look forward to seeing the AMAs continue to grow; celebrating and encouraging future generations from the South Asian communities into music.
We’re delighted to welcome Rahat Fateh Ali Khan along to this special celebration. A fitting performance and artist to help mark the 10th anniversary of the Lebara Mobile Asian Music Awards.”
The Lebara Mobile Asian Music Awards will take place on 25th October 2012 at Wembley Arena. Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

For more information please visit www.theukama.com
Notes to editors:
About the Asian Music Awards
The Asian Music Awards (UK AMA) is recognised by the viewing public and the media as the only event that truly acknowledges and celebrates the diverse talent that is Asian music.
Since its humble beginnings in 2002, UK AMA has provided a platform to develop and promote music of South Asian origin throughout the country and beyond.
About Lebara
Lebara is one of Europe’s leading mobile telecoms operators, enhancing the lives of ethnic and migrant communities by providing high quality and low cost international mobile products and services. Lebara provides Pay As You Go mobile SIM cards and related products and services customised to serve the international communities in seven European countries as well as Australia. In March 2011, it expanded its services by launching Lebara Money in the UK, a simple and secure MasterCard® prepaid card, offering highly competitive exchange rates and no transfer fees for customers wishing to send money abroad.
In March 2012, Lebara was awarded the “Best Customer Service” Award for the second year running at the UK’s Mobile News Awards 2012, beating fierce competition. Lebara also received the “Best Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)” accolade for the third year running. The awards recognise excellence, best-practice and innovation in the UK’s mobile telecommunications industry. In addition, Lebara was the recipient of a Best Company ‘one to watch’ award in January 2012. For more information visit www.lebara.com.