Global Superstar Lionel Richie Announced as Saturday Yasalam After-Race Artist at the 2016 Formula 1

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GLOBAL SUPERSTAR LIONEL RICHIE ANNOUNCED AS SATURDAY YASALAM AFTER-RACE ARTIST AT THE 2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

Completes world-class line up including Friday’s UK electronic duo The Chemical Brothers and Sunday’s superstar Rihanna

After-Race concerts at the du Arena are for race ticket holders only, don’t miss out on the biggest weekend of the year

Following months of speculation, Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment today jointly revealed that global music icon Lionel Richie will get the crowds singing as part of his ALL THE HITS WORLD TOUR at the Yasalam Saturday night After-Race Concert, at the du Arena, Yas Island, during the 2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.

Global superstar Lionel Richie (#LionelRichieAtF1 ) will take to the du Arena stage on Saturday 26th November performing hits from his extensive and much loved repertoire, spanning decades all the way from the Commodores to the present day. With a celebrated career including over 100 million albums worldwide and countless awards, including four GRAMMYs, a Golden Globe and an Oscar, Lionel’s shows are renowned for their party atmosphere and singalong moments. Lionel has recently wowed crowds at Bonnaroo, Life Is Beautiful as well as Glastonbury in 2015 where he drew a record breaking crowd.

Lionel Richie joins a fantastic line up for the 8thedition of Yasalam. Friday 25thNovember will see the legendary duo The Chemical Brothers (#ChemBrosAtF1) kicking off the weekend in style. Wrapping up the weekend festivities with an unmatched bang is global superstar Rihanna (#RihannaAtF1), who will play the only Middle East date on her ‘ANTI WORLD TOUR’ on Sunday 27th November.

“The announcement of today’s Saturday night artist completes another really strong line-up for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. With something for everyone, it underlines our effort to always improve and build so our Grand Prix stays one of the best in the F1® calendar. Of course, it remains a huge event for the region and we look forward to another sell-out and exciting F1® weekend.” said Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit.

UAE residents and international travellers are being urged to buy their race tickets or risk missing out on the spectacular Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend, as many popular ticket categories are already sold out. Other categories are selling fast.

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 www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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