Thousands head to the Gaza Strip to attend the opening ceremony of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Las Vegas

Thousands head to the Gaza Strip to attend the opening ceremony of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Formula 1 Week is officially underway in the Valley.

The opening ceremony for the Grand Prix in Las Vegas is scheduled to take place on Wednesday evening, and organizers said they expect up to 30,000 people to attend.

Artists scheduled to take to the stage include Andra Day, Bishop Briggs, J Balvin, Journey, Keith Urban, Steve Aoki, Swedish House Mafia, Thirty Seconds to Mars,, Kylie Minogue, John Legend, Tiesto and Blue Man. Group. And Cirque du Soleil.

“As the sports and entertainment capital of the world, it is fitting that we kick off the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix with an incredible lineup of world-renowned music and sports talent,” said Steve Hill, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention. The Visitors Authority previously told Channel 13. “We are proud to partner with Formula 1 to give our fans and viewers around the world an unforgettable start to a truly amazing weekend in Las Vegas.”

The party is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. According to Channel 13 Meteorologist Justin Bruce, there is a 70% chance of scattered rain across Southern Nevada Wednesday night and temperatures are expected to drop.

If you’re planning on heading to the event, there are a few things you should know.

Can I bring a bag with me?

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, strollers, backpacks, carts and coolers will not be allowed. Guests may bring clear plastic bags no larger than 12 x 6 x 12 inches, totes or fanny packs no larger than 4.5 x 6.5 inches, and diaper bags. All bags are subject to inspection.

Can I bring outside food to the event?

Race officials said only food in a clear plastic bag may be brought. However, this is only for guests with special medical or dietary needs. They add jackets, blankets, or other items that will be searched or manually searched.

Due to the weather forecast, will I be allowed to bring an umbrella?

According to race officials, no canopies, awnings, tents or sunshades will be permitted.

What happens if it rains?

Depending on the race location, the event may be postponed or postponed due to lightning, strong winds or other hazardous weather-related conditions.

What should I know if I plan to drive to the event?

Koval Lane between East Harmon Avenue and Rochelle Avenue is completely closed until November 25. There are also rideshare stations at Virgin Hotels and Hughes Center. All casino parking will be open and off-Strip parking will be available. On race days, pedestrian bridges will remain open, and all vehicle bridges will remain open if you have a race ticket or proof of your stay at one of the resorts.

As a reminder, hot lane procedures are scheduled to begin at 5pm tonight and many roads will be closed until 4am.

Related Link: How the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix will affect traffic, taxis, Ubers, Lyfts and bus routes

Will I be able to watch the opening ceremony on TV or online?

ESPN2 is scheduled to broadcast the ceremony nationally. The ceremony is also scheduled to be broadcast on the Formula 1 YouTube page for a global audience. It is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM PT.

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