(MENAFN Press) 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 (Friday 2nd November), with Canadian rockers Nickelback playing on the second night (Saturday 3rd November). 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 www.yasalam.ae 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 www.thinkflash.ae
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 Beyonc, 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.
Pop legend Kylie Minogue returns to the UAE for a second time, to wow crowds at du Arena as part of Yasalam 2012.
Kylie has sold more than 68 million records in a career spanning 25 years and covering more than 50 singles, from her first hit, a cover of "Locomotion" in 1987, through to classics such as "I Should Be So Lucky" and "Can't Get You Out of My Head". As part of her 25th anniversary celebrations, Kylie brings her show to Abu Dhabi; her first time in the city!
Nickelback are one of the most popular and enduringly successful rock bands of all time, selling more than 50 million albums worldwide.
Best known for the chart-topping "How You Remind Me", released in 2001, the band has stormed numerous Billboard charts and has garnered an armful of prestigious accolades including three American Music Awards, a People's Choice Award and five Grammy Award nominations.
In 2009, Billboard Magazine also named Nickelback "Top Group of the Decade."
The band will play tracks from their extensive and storied catalogue, as well as their seventh album, "Here and Now", released last year.
The headline act of the third night's Yasalam After-Race Concert will be revealed over the coming weeks at www.yasalam.ae. Each day the 'Guess Who's Coming' image will become clearer, eventually revealing the performer set to storm the stage on Sunday evening.
The first 150 people to submit their guesses online will each win Golden Circle wristbands to the Sunday night's concert. Fans can also submit their guesses via Twitter, using the hashtag #yasalam.
The After-Race Concerts are part of Live on Yas Island, one of the three pillars of Yasalam, the largest city-wide entertainment programme by any F1„ host city, anywhere in the world.
Abu Dhabi's biggest celebration of the year offers unmissable entertainment, thrilling events and exclusive concerts for tens of thousands to enjoy and get involved with right across the city.
Further details of the whole Yasalam programme, including Live Across the City, Live on the Corniche and Live on Yas Island, will be announced in September.
About FLASH ENTERTAINMENT
Based in Abu Dhabi, FLASH Entertainment 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. In just three years, FLASH has diversified its business portfolio, developing entertainment that has seen close to two 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.
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