2019 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX
Platinum-selling US rapper announced as first major international act to perform at du Arena during race weekend
Golden Circle upgrade packages now available for race goers providing best access to the concerts
This year’s #AbuDhabiGP will be the biggest ever with five days of excitement, encompassing National Day celebration weekend
‘Early Bird’ discount of up to 30 percent for 2019 #ABUDHABIGP tickets available until 31 May
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, May 16, 2019: Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment have today revealed the first global music superstar to perform at this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concert for the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019 weekend.
It was announced that American hip hop sensation Travis Scott will bring his incredible live show, booming urban sounds and powerful on-stage presence with a headline show at the Yasalam After-Race Concert at the du Arena, Yas Island, on Friday, 29 November.
One of the most enigmatic and popular artists to emerge as part of a fresh new wave of US hip hop stars, Travis Scott has been steadily winning over underground music fans in the know since 2014. Last year’s release of his mega album ‘ASTROWORLD’ has seen the 30-year-old Texan rapper reach a new level of global success.
Fans can expect Travis Scott’s live show to include hits such as ‘Sicko Mode’, ‘Antidote’ and ‘Yosemite’ plus many more as he delights the crowd with tracks from his three studio albums, plus a few surprises.
With music lovers of all ages counting themselves as fans of Travis Scott’s music, the Friday night Yasalam After-Race Concert headliner is sure to prove a huge hit with race goers from more than 170 countries who will travel to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Ticket holders can take their weekend up a gear by purchasing ‘Golden Circle’ upgrades for the Yasalam After-Race Concerts. The upgrade packages offer the best access to the After-Race Concerts and are available to buy at www.yasmarinacircuit.com. Prices start from AED 195.
Offering superb value to loyal race fans, there’s also up to a 30 percent ‘Early Bird’ discount for those that purchase their Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tickets before 31 May.
Those looking to add extra value and excitement to their race weekend can also purchase the three-day ‘Super Parks Pass’, allowing unlimited access to all three Yas Island parks – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi –Wednesday through to Sunday, the pass starts from AED1,344 (for Abu Dhabi Hill).
Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: “Each year, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix After-Race Concerts have welcomed some of the biggest, best, and most exciting musical acts in the world to the capital of the UAE for amazing live shows that have gone down in history.
“This year will be no different and we are thrilled to announce that Travis Scott, one of the best performers in the world of hip hop and R&B, will headline Friday night’s After-Race Concert.
“With five full days of on and off-track entertainment lined-up in 2019, we look forward to welcoming race and music fans from across the UAE, the region, and the world toYas Marina Circuit as we mark our second decade of incredible success.”
John Lickrish, Flash Entertainment CEO, said: “Yasalam, the capital’s favourite citywide entertainment festival around the race weekend hasdelivered unmissable entertainment to Abu Dhabi for more than ten years and this edition promises to be equally impressive. The culmination of our popular festival, the After-Race Concerts, attract global audiences of all ages, enthralling race-goers with a diverse line-up of talent ranging from musical icons to breakthrough artists to up-and-coming superstars.
“Travis Scott is most definitely one of the latter. Consistently ‘One of Spotify’s 100 Most Streamed Artists in the World’, his total streams surpassed 1 billion by 2017 with album sales exceeding 1 million to date, making him one of the most in-demand performers of the moment. We are thrilled to announce him as the first of our four consecutive Yasalam After-Race Concerts.”
Following last year’s tenth anniversary edition, the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019 will run from Thursday, 28 November to Monday, 2 December – delivering five full days of on-track and off-track entertainment across Yas Island.
The five-day race festival of on and off-track entertainment starts with Super Thursday and the ever-popular Public Pitlane Walk, with the action continuing across the entire weekend to Monday. The 48thUAE National Day on 2 December will be marked by a whole day of fun activations on Abu Dhabi Hill to keep the festival mood going after the excitement of Sunday’s race day.
Tickets are available online at www.yasmarinacircuit.comand through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre (800 927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800, as well as through all Etihad Hala, Yas Island’s Experience HUB and Virgin Megastores, Yas Central Express stand at Yas Mall.
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