Global Superstar Lionel Richie Announced as Saturday After-Race Artist at the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi

Sep 20, 2016, 04:34 ET from Yas Marina Circuit

ABU DHABI, UAE, September 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Following months of speculation, Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment today jointly revealed that global music icon Lionel Richie will get the crowds singing as part of his ALL THE HITS WORLD TOUR at the Saturday night After-Race Concert during the 2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.

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Global superstar Lionel Richie (#LionelRichieAtF1 ) will take to the du Arena stage on Saturday 26th November and joins a fantastic line up for the 8th edition of Yasalam. Friday 25th November will see the legendary duo The Chemical Brothers (#ChemBrosAtF1) kicking off the weekend in style. Wrapping up the weekend festivities with an unmatched bang is global superstar Rihanna (#RihannaAtF1), who will play the only Middle East date on her 'ANTI WORLD TOUR' on Sunday 27th November.

"The announcement of today's Saturday night artist completes another really strong line-up for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.  With something for everyone, it underlines our effort to always improve and build so our Grand Prix stays one of the best in the F1 calendar.  Of course, it remains a huge event for the region and we look forward to another sell-out and exciting F1 weekend," said Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit.

UAE residents and international travellers are being urged to buy their race tickets or risk missing out on the spectacular Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend, as many popular ticket categories are already sold out. Other categories are selling fast.

"Yasalam is the largest entertainment festival in the region and has built a legacy for Abu Dhabi and the community. Its diverse program of music, sports and community activities across the capital makes it a draw for residents and visitors alike," said John Lickrish, CEO, FLASH Entertainment. "With the legendary music talent Lionel Richie completing the exceptional three day line up, we know the Yasalam weekend will be on the top of everyone's calendar and we can't wait to announce the Beats on the Beach acts."

Tickets for the 2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX are available online at and through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre on +971-2-659-9800.

SOURCE Yas Marina Circuit