ABU DHABI 5 July 2017: The three-time Grammy Award winner P!NK & internationally-renowned DJ Calvin Harris will kick off the 2017 ‘Yasalam’ A-list concert line-up bringing race goers with four full days of world-class entertainment.
Yas Marina Circuit and Flash Entertainment jointly revealed two of the four international headline artists for this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts, which will take place at du Arena, Yas Island, at the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Topping off the party on Sunday 26 November, P!NK, regarded as one of the best-selling female pop icons is lined up to close off the race weekend.
Redefining the title ‘rockstar’, P!NK has remained a household name of floor-bouncing pop and chart-rocking singles, including “Get the Party Started”, “So What” and “Try”. Since her debut in 2000, the 37-year-old singer has set a new standard in the industry with seven smash records and 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Especially known for her live theatrics and mesmerizing stage presence, After-Race audiences are set for a concert experience unlike any other.
Kicking off four days of celebrations, on Thursday 23 November the internationally-renowned DJ Calvin Harris will return to the Capital and ignite the 2017 Yasalam After-Race Concert series of high energy and world class musical talent.
Grammy Award-winning record producer, songwriter and DJ Calvin Harris stands as the figurehead for modern dance music, having broken world records and dominated global music charts. He became the first British solo artist to reach more than one billion streams on Spotify and currently has over 5 billion streams across all major streaming services and 11 consecutive platinum singles.
His music videos have amassed more than 7.2 billion combined views online, with his singles “This is What You Came For”, “How Deep is Your Love”, and “Summer” all having surpassed the 1 billion mark individually.
There is a bonus for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticket holders – where fans now have the option to upgrade their race weekend by purchasing ‘Golden Circle’ tickets for the Yasalam After-Race Concerts. Offering the best access to the star-studded concerts, the upgrade packages are available to buy now.
Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: “We’re excited to make our first artist reveal for this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts.
The four-day Yasalam After-Race Concerts line-up is part of the city-wide Yasalam festival. Now in its ninth year, Yasalam (#Yasalam2017) forms a programme that unites Abu Dhabi in excitement and celebration and is one of the most highly anticipated and globally renowned festivals 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.
As always, the only way to enjoy the four Yasalam After-Race Concert performances will be to purchase a ticket for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Tickets are available online at www.yasmarinacircuit.com, through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre (800 927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800, as well as through all Etihad Shops and Virgin Megastores, Yas Central Express stand at Yas Mall, and through the YasHUB smartphone app and its Facebook shop: www.facebook.com/yasmarinacircuit
Golden Circle Upgrades – Limited Availability
4 day Packages* Dh945
Thursday, November 23rd Dh195
Friday, November 24th Dh295
Saturday, November 25th Dh295
Sunday, November 26th Dh395
*Available to purchase for 3 Day F1 ticket holders only. 4-day weekend package only available now, until full-line up of artists is announced.
By Angel Chan