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Unrivalled Privileges For F1™Ticket Holders, As All New Yasalam Y1 Access Is Announced

FLASH Entertainment and Yas Marina Circuit today announced that F1™ ticket holders will benefit from some of the biggest music and live entertainment experiences Abu Dhabi has to offer throughout 2012.

In an unprecedented development for an F1™ host city, Yasalam Y1 Access will provide all 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticket holders with a unique package of value-added benefits and exclusive live concert ticket discounts running throughout the year;

3 After-Race Concerts
Enjoy three nights of A-lister performances at the Yasalam After-Race Concerts throughout race weekend. Previous years have seen Aerosmith, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Linkin Park, Prince, Britney Spears and Paul McCartney play to thousands at the du Arena, Yas Island.
In a change to previous years, in 2012 race goers will need to visit Yas Marina Circuit each day to collect their concert wristband. No Wristband, No Yasalam After-Race Concert.

Golden Circle Wristbands
Each day, two thousand lucky race-goers will receive an upgrade to the Golden Circle at the Yasalam After-Race Concerts. Make sure you‟re one of the first to Yas Marina Circuit each day to be in with a chance of winning.

2 Friends Friday
The first 15,000 UAE-based race ticket buyers will receive a pair of complimentary invitations to the Friday concert, absolutely free. Kick your weekend off in style with friends or family at a Yasalam After-Race Concert.

Discounts on FLASH concerts in 2012
F1™ ticket holders will receive a 20% discount on selected FLASH concerts and events from 1st September to the end of 2012. Concerts at the du Arena and du Forum last year saw Coldplay, Metallica, Sade, David Guetta, Shakira and Snoop Dogg perform in Abu Dhabi, and 2012 promises to be equally exciting. For info visit and look out for the Y1 Access logo to claim your discount.

Speaking at the announcement, Mike Fairburn, Director of Marketing and Planning, FLASH Entertainment, said Y1 Access would further add to the special appeal of Yasalam and F1™ in Abu Dhabi. “Yasalam already stands out as one of the largest coordinated programmes of live entertainment from any F1™ host city, and the new year round benefits of Y1 Access will add to the race weekend‟s reputation as a „must see‟ occasion for people across
the region”.

Nick McElwee, Sales and Marketing Director of Yas Marina Circuit, said Y1 Access was an ideal way to continue to broaden the appeal of F1™ and motorsport in the UAE whilst strengthening Abu Dhabi‟s reputation as one of the world‟s leading race meetings. “Our goal has always been to attract big race attendance across the three days and
enhance the appeal of motorsport throughout the year. Once more, it demonstrates Abu Dhabi‟s collective commitment to providing F1™ fans with the very highest quality on-and-off track entertainment”.

The 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be held at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 2nd, 3rd and 4th. The 2012 F1™ season has kick-started in spectacular fashion; the Championship is wide open, with six different winners taking the podium in the opening rounds. Everything is set for a dramatic season finale, with
Abu Dhabi likely to be one of the key deciding races before the winner is crowned in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 25th November.

Tickets for the 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix can be purchased from
The full Yasalam programme of concerts and free entertainment will be announced very soon but for full information on Y1 Access, visit Members of the public can also email [email protected] with any Y1 Access
related queries.

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