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British rockers Mumford & Sons confirmed to play Saturday night Yasalam After-Race Concert

Golden Circle Upgrades are now on sale for each day

F1® Esports Series Grand Final with the 20 best e-gamers in the world to be held at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Following much anticipation, Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment today jointly revealed another international headline artist that will add to the star-studded line up at this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts.

The full four nights of world-class music entertainment will take place at the du Arena, Yas Island, at the 2017 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.

Organisers have added another fantastic night of entertainment to compliment the internationally-renowned DJ Calvin Harris playing Thursday 23rd November and global icon P!NK closing out the weekend on Sunday 26th November, with one more artist still to be revealed.

It was announced that on Saturday 25th November, the UK-based alternative rock band Mumford & Sons are confirmed to play. The band will put on an amazing show, having mastered the art of entertaining large crowds while headlining at Glastonbury Festival and playing to 65,000 people at Hyde Park. The group will get the crowd going with favourites such as ‘Believe’ ‘The Wolf’ ‘The Cave’, ‘I Will Wait’ and ‘Little Lion Man’.

Their three previous studio albums took the UK and US charts by storm, and Mumford & Sons have garnered a raft of major music awards throughout their career, including ‘Best British Band’ at the Brit Awards, and a coveted Grammy Award for ‘Album of the Year’.

The exciting announcement was made today at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, kicking off a four-day Abu Dhabi Grand Prix activation with prizes and Esports activities from 26th to 30th September.  

During the announcement, organisers also revealed that individual Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday ‘Golden Circle’ Upgrades are now available for the Yasalam After-Race Concerts, starting from AED 195. Offering an up close and personal experience to the star-studded concerts, the upgrades are available to buy now at, however, race goers need to act fast to enjoy this unique offer.

Adding more value, the GP Parks Pass allows unlimited access to Yas Waterworld & Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Kids GO FREE Friday, allows adult three-day Grandstand ticket holders to bring up to four children under 12 to the event.

Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: “Today’s announcement starts the run-in to this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and we can feel the excitement starting to build already.

“With the latest artist announced, we have lined up four days of outstanding entertainment for the thousands of people attending from more than 170 countries. This year, we have also introduced new initiatives to raise the experience level to new heights, with the addition of Kids Go Free, F1® Experiences and the Golden Circle upgrades as well as previous favourites such as the GP Parks.

“As we make this announcement, the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tickets have started to be delivered to race goers around the world, which is all adding to the excitement ahead of race weekend.”

Reeva Bains, VP Marketing and Communications, FLASH Entertainment, added: “Each year of Yasalam brings even more energy and excitement on and off the track, and the ninth edition is no different. From a stellar line-up at du Arena with the After-Race concerts, to fitness classes across the capital and local talent vying for top spots, residents and visitors alike are already counting down the days in anticipation. With musical superstars Mumford & Sons confirmed for the Saturday concert – and one more act soon to be announced – we know the Yasalam weekend will be on the top of everyone’s calendar.” 

Following the artist announcement, Yas Mall also hosted the last day of qualifying for the global F1® Esports Series. With the top 40 gamers worldwide qualifying for the semi-finals in London on October 10th, with the 20 finalists that make the cut flying to Abu Dhabi to compete at the Grand Final at Yas Marina Circuit taking place on November 24th and 25th.

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, 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:

The 2017 edition of the YasHUB app will soon be available to download, allowing visitors to plan every element of their race weekend and stay up-to-date with the latest race news and information.

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4 day Packages

AED 945

Thursday, November 23rd

AED 195

Friday, November 24th 

AED 295

Saturday, November 25th

AED 295

Sunday, November 26th

AED 395



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