Yas Marina Circuit, host of the 2012Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, believes this year’s race weekend will be the best the UAE has ever hosted
Today’s announcement of Kylie Minogue and Nickelback as two of the three Yasalam After-Race Concert acts, combined with the thrilling F1™ season to date and participation of the popular Australian V8 Supercars series as the official F1™ support race ensure that fans from near and far will be treated to first-class excitement, on and off the track.
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 sell-out: “This year’s Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix promises to be the most exciting yet,” said Cregan. “When you look at the current driver standings, it is clear that Abu Dhabi is going to be a crucial race in deciding the championship and when you factor in the heart-in-mouth F1TM racing, the excitement of the V8 support race and the world-class concerts, this year’s F1TM weekend is going to be talked about for years.”
As announced, international pop-icon Minogue will open the Yasalam After-Race Concert series with a Friday, 2 November performance, followed by Canadian rock band, Nickelback on Saturday, 3 November. Adding anticipation to the excitement, an announcement on Sunday’s international artist, which has yet to be revealed, is imminent.
Speaking of today’s announcement, Cregan, added that Yasalam After-Race Concert series has solidified Abu Dhabi’s reputation as one of the most exciting F1™ host cities in the world: “Just when you think you won’t be able to handle any more F1™ excitement, our partners at FLASH have secured an amazing musical line-up for the Yasalam 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.”
John Lickrish, CEO of FLASH Entertainment, organisers 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!”
Going into the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix today, Fernando Alonso has a 40-point lead over second-place Mark Webber, and 42 points over Sebastian Vettel. With six more races between now and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, anything can happen, and fans are urged to get tickets soon to avoid disappointment.
Ticket categories are available now at AED 1,875 for two days and AED 2,080 for three days through a wide range of outlets including selected Etihad Airways shops, Virgin Megastores across the UAE and GCC, the Yas Viceroy Hotel and Yas Marina Circuit itself. They are also available from the 800 927 (YAS) call centre and from the website at www.yasmarinacircuit.ae. All tickets include Y1 Access, which provides ticket holders with a unique package of added benefits during the race weekend, as well as exclusive live concert ticket discounts running throughout the year.
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 www.thinkflash.ae Other ticket options include Marina Club and South Club upgrades, and for corporate fans or groups, the Yas Viceroy Hotel Private Suites & Terrace Tickets and Marina Grandstand Boxes are also available.
- Online: www.yasmarinacircuit.ae
- Call centre: 800 927 ( YAS) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800
- Yas Marina Circuit
- Selected Etihad Airways shops
- Virgin Megastores across the UAE and GCC
- Yas Viceroy Hotel on Yas Island
- Formula One Paddock Club™, Yas Viceroy Hotel Private Suites and Terrace and Marina Grandstand Box tickets are available through the Yas Marina Circuit Corporate Sales Team on +971 (0) 2 659 9393 or email email@example.com
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