Rihanna to Headline Sunday's Yasalam After-race Concerts at the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

May 04, 2016, 10:12 ET from FLASH Entertainment

ABU DHABI, UAE, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

UK electronic duo The Chemical Brothers take the Friday night slot with more artists still to be announced 

Buy your 2016 #ABUDHABIGP tickets now and take advantage of the 30 per cent discount before Tuesday, May 31st 

Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment have jointly revealed part of the international headline artists for this year's Yasalam After-Race Concerts, at the du Arena, Yas Island, at the 2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.

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The announcement was made at an exclusive media preview which was held at Virgin Megastore, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

Only those who have purchased an F1® ticket will be eligible to enjoy the Yasalam After-Race Concerts.

Performing in Abu Dhabi as the only Middle East date on her 'ANTI WORLD TOUR', the icon of music, fashion and entertainment, Rihanna, continues to break records and set trends with her musical style and intrinsic collaborative genius.  Her recent collaboration with Drake - 'Work' received numerous milestones. The top-selling digital artist of all time and with 59 million albums sold, the fan love is in no shortage and sure to follow the 8-time Grammy Award winning performer as she greets the Yasalam After-Race crowd in Abu Dhabi. 

Kicking off the weekend in top electric style is legendary duo The Chemical Brothers (#ChemBrosAtF1) on Friday, November 25th. World-renowned legends of electronic music will take to the du Arena stage for fans to witness how they have redefined the idea of live electronic music over the past two decades. Composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, the duo's synergy has driven their musical ascent from dark, London nightclubs into one of the most in-demand festival headline sets in the world. Four time Grammy award winners, their infectious anthems have also garnered a Brit Award and MTV Europe Music Award. Added to their accolades are six number one albums and 13 top 20 singles. Known for producing an unmatched live experience, race ticket holders are sure to enjoy the weekend with a visually stunning, full live performance.

Now in its eighth year, Yasalam (#Yasalam2016) forms a programme that unites Abu Dhabi in excitement and celebration and is the largest entertainment festival run by any race host city in the world. The festival includes weeks of activations, and to date has created incredible memories for over 2.5 million people. https://youtu.be/eD2PcHNVX1g

UAE residents and international travellers are being urged to buy their race tickets before the end of the 30% Early Bird discount period, which runs to Tuesday, May 31st, to take full advantage of the biggest discounts to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ever offered.

Further enhancing the value of this year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and with an aim to showcase the range of entertainment and attractions available across Yas Island, all ticket holders will have free access to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi. Available for the first time, and valid across the race weekend, Formula 1® ticket holders will this year be able to access the two world-class theme parks on each corresponding day of their F1 ticket.

John Lickrish, CEO of FLASH Entertainment, said, "Yasalam is a pivotal entertainment festival created by FLASH.  As the first and largest entertainment programme run by race host city in the world, it delivers top-class entertainment for local, regional and international music, sport and race enthusiasts. Yasalam embodies the essence of Abu Dhabi and provides diverse entertainment for residents and visitors. It remains the hallmark of entertainment and a 'must-attend' on the yearly event calendar. Today is the start of many more exciting announcements to come for Yasalam 2016. Bringing Rihanna as part of her ANTI WORLD TOUR and The Chemical Brothers, further cements Abu Dhabi's position as the region's foremost entertainment hub. Saturday's Yasalam After-Race Concert will be announced soon."

Staying on the pulse of entertainment throughout the year, all race ticket holders will also receive 2 Friends Friday invitations (first 15,000 UAE based race ticket holders), and selected After-Race Concert Golden Circle upgrades. Ticket holders also benefit from a 20% discount* on selected FLASH events until February 2017.  *discount applies to selected ticket categories.

Tickets for the 2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX are available at Virgin Megastore's 12 outlets throughout the Middle East as well as in all Etihad Shops, online at http://www.yasmarinacircuit.com and through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre (800 927) or +971-(0)2-659-9800.

For more information on tickets, pricing and packages, please visit:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yasalamae
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ymcofficial
Instagram: http://instagram.com/yasalamae
FLASH YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/FlashAbuDhabi

Stay on the pulse of this concert season with FLASH Entertainment's ThinkFlash App. Providing fans ease of access to information about all FLASH events, exclusive content, special discounts and free giveaways right at their fingertips, the beta version of the app is now available on iOS and Android.


Yasalam is the largest citywide free entertainment programme by any race host city, blending motorsport with a multitude of music, film and community events. Launched as part of the inaugural race in 2009, the programme of activities and events has attracted over a million attendees and seen more than 150 performing artists, including 20 multi-award winning international and regional superstars. https://youtu.be/eD2PcHNVX1g


Once again this year, Y1 Access provides race ticket holders with a unique package of value-added benefits and exclusive ticket discounts off selected FLASH events until February 2017, these include:

  • Selected Golden Circle After-Race Concert upgrades.
  • A pair of complimentary invitations to the first 15,000 UAE-based race ticket buyers to the Yasalam After-Race Concert on Friday, November 25th
  • 20% discount* on selected FLASH events until February 2017. Race ticket holders will receive an email from Yas Marina Circuit with an exclusive password and more details on how to claim their discount. *discount applies to selected ticket categories.

Full Terms and Conditions Apply. For further information on the programme, and the benefits and privileges of Y1 Access, please visit http://www.yasalam.ae and http://www.thinkflash.ae

About FLASH Entertainment 

Based in Abu Dhabi, FLASH Entertainment (#ThinkFLASH) is the region's premier live events company, with a proven track record in delivering world-class events from movie premieres and classical shows to international sports events and megastar music concerts. FLASH offers comprehensive event management solutions from concepts and designs through to coordinating every stage of production. The company is committed to providing the region with diverse entertainment programmes, grass roots creativity and stimulating the local economy and events' industry.

Since 2008, FLASH has diversified its business portfolio developing entertainment that has seen close to 6.4 million fans through the doors. Partnering with leading international sports and entertainment organizations such as Live Nation, Cream and UFC, the company is well on its way to achieve its mission of growing from the region's premier live events company, to a globally recognized peerless entertainment organization. FLASH owns a 10% stake in UFC and manages a multi-million-dirham portfolio of assets including the du Arena and du Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. For more information visit http://www.thinkflash.ae or email info@thinkflash.ae

About Yas Marina Circuit:  

Yas Marina Circuit is the United Arab Emirates' most exciting sporting and entertainment multi-purpose venue. Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the circuit is home to the annual FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX and much more. In addition to the extensive year-round program of professional and grassroots motorsport events and experiences including Drag and Yas Track Nights, the circuit has emerged as a thriving hub for entertainment and community events in the UAE. As the region's most technologically advanced facility, the circuit is also a leading MICE venue, regularly hosting a diverse range of corporate meetings, conferences and events. Whether you want to experience the thrill of karting at our Kartzone, driving an Aston Martin GT4 at over 200km/hour on an F1 circuit, work towards your racing license at the Yas Racing School, get fit at StartYAS, TrainYas or GoYas, participate in one of our many sporting events, or simply catch up with friends at Yas Central, Yas Marina Circuit truly is The Meeting Place of Champions.

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