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Kylie Minogue set to play in Abu Dhabi

Kylie Minogue set to play in Abu Dhabi

Kylie Minogue and Nickelback were today confirmed as headline acts for two of this year’s three Yasalam After-Race Concerts.

With Sunday’s artist still to be announced - as well as the complete Yasalam festival programme - there’s plenty for F1™ ticket holders to be excited about between 2nd – 4th November in Abu Dhabi.

Grammy Award-winning Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue will perform on the first night of the Yasalam After-Race Concerts with Canadian rockers Nickelback playing on the second night.  Now in their fourth year, the Yasalam After-Race concerts are staged at the du Arena, Yas Island, exclusively for F1™ ticket holders.

Details of the Sunday finale concert, which in previous years has seen show-stopping performances by Aerosmith, Prince and Paul McCartney, will be released at Yasalam’s official website through a ‘Guess Who’s Coming’ concert ticket promotion.

Yasalam is one of the most hotly anticipated festivals on the UAE’s entertainment calendar, returning to the city for a fourth year.  This year it offers even more privileges for F1™ ticket holders through the newY1 Access.


Y1 Access will provide all 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticket holders with a unique package of value-added benefits during the race weekend, as well as exclusive live concert ticket discounts running throughout the year.

Each day of the race, 2,000 Golden Circle upgrades for that night’s concert will be given away free at Yas Marina Circuit. In addition, the new ‘2 Friends Friday’ promotion means the first 15,000 domestic F1™ ticket buyers receive a pair of complimentary invitations to see Kylie Minogue.

Throughout the rest of the year, F1™ race ticket holders can look forward to a 20% discount on select FLASH events including SKYBAR Abu Dhabi- the Only Official Parties for the Yasalam After-Race Concerts (1st- 4th November) at the du Forum, Yas Island. Further details are available on

John Lickrish, CEO of FLASH Entertainment, organizers of Yasalam, commented:

“We’ve had some fantastic performances at Yasalam over the years, and we’re delighted that as the festival enters a fourth year we are welcoming Kylie Minogue and Nickelback to Abu Dhabi. They are both huge acts, and continue to build on the festival’s commitment to providing world-class live events in and around the race weekend for residents and visitors to enjoy. We are also excited about Sunday of course, and promise fans it will finish off the weekend in style!”

Yas Marina Circuit Chief Executive Officer Richard Cregan said that an exciting F1™ season and a sharp increase in international ticket sales means that the circuit is on a fast-track to a fourth consecutive sellout: “This year’s Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix promises to be the most exciting yet,”

“Just when you think you won’t be able to handle any more F1™ excitement, our partners at FLASH have secured an amazing musical lineup for the After-Race concerts – this year is no different.  As soon as you step onto Yas Island during the weekend, you experience this special feeling.  This is one weekend you don’t want to miss.”

Yasalam After-Race Concerts are no stranger to high-profile acts, from modern pop princesses to old-school music legends. In 2009 Beyoncé, Jamiroquai, Kings of Leon and Aerosmith thrilled capacity audiences with dazzling performances; in 2010 Yasalam welcomed music heroes Kanye West, Linkin Park and Prince; and in 2011, Britney Spears, The Cult, Incubus and Paul McCartney, who closed the show, had people from across the globe up on their feet at du Arena.