Monday 07 May, 2018

American rock legends confirmed as the second of 4-A List International artists to perform at Yasalam After-Race Concert series. Golden Circle upgrade packages now available for race fans starting from AED 195. ‘Early Bird’ discount of up to 30 per cent for 2018 #ABUDHABIGP tickets available until 31 May.

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE 8 May, 2018: Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment have today revealed the next global music superstars to perform at this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concert as part of the FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX weekend.

American rock legends Guns N’ Roses will headline the Yasalam After-Race Concert at the du Arena, Yas Island, on Sunday 25 November.

One of rock music’s greatest ever bands, the addition of Guns N’ Roses is sure to be a huge hit with the crowds of race-goers who travel to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from more than 170 countries worldwide.

Rock music lovers in Abu Dhabi can expect to see original members Axl, Slash, and Duff perform the full Guns N’ Roses back catalogue of hits including ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ and ‘Paradise City’.

Axl Rose’s distinctive vocals, Slash’s splendid guitar riffs and Duff McKagan on bass remain at the core of the Guns N’ Roses sound which will fill the du Arena on Sunday 25 November.

Guns N’ Roses, who have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, have been performing to sold out stadiums around the globe in recent years, which means fans who travel to the du Arena can expect to see an amazing performance by the legendary rock act.

With ‘The Weeknd’ performing on the Friday and Guns N’ Roses taking to the stage on Sunday – the first and second artists of the four A List International Yasalam After-Race concerts – ticket holders can buy a three-day ticket providing access to all four concerts.

There is also the option of the new one-day Friday Paddock Club or Club at Trackside Terrace Friday brunch, providing access to The Weeknd After–Race Concert plus the Thursday After-Race Concert.

Ticket holders can take their weekend up a gear by purchasing ‘Golden Circle’ upgrade tickets for the Yasalam After-Race Concerts. The upgrade packages offer the best access to After-Race Concerts and are available to buy from AED 195 at

There’s just a few weeks left to buy ‘Early Bird’ tickets for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at a special 30 per cent discounted price. Offering great value to race fans, ‘Early Bird’ tickets will be available until 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 – on Wednesday through to Sunday, the pass starts from AED1,340 (for Abu Dhabi Hill).

Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: “Guns N’ Roses are one of the biggest groups in music and reinforces our four-day proposition of on-track, off-track and after-race entertainment. We are thrilled to announce that the original line-up of the band will be headlining the Sunday night show at this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts as part of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race weekend. With two great acts already revealed, we are looking forward to announcing the next big artist who will take to the stage as part of an incredible weekend of racing and live music and entertainment for ticket holders.”

John Lickrish, Flash Entertainment CEO, said: “In keeping with tradition, we have secured yet another world-class act for the Sunday night After-Race concert, promising fans even more unmissable moments to build on the legacy of Yasalam as we approach the tenth year. Guns ‘N Roses are one of the all-time rock greats, and welcoming the founding members to the du Arena to celebrate this milestone event makes it even more special. And this is only the first set of artists coming to the Capital, with two more to be announced soon.”

Tickets are available online at and 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.

For more information on tickets, pricing and packages, please visit:

To catch up on all of the Yas Marina Circuit action, please visit YasTV – the official online TV channel and home of video content for Yas Marina Circuit, the UAE's most exciting sporting and entertainment venue and host of the #AbuDhabiGP. YasTV takes you right to the heart of the circuit’s leading stories and keeps your finger squarely on the motorsport pulse. So, whether you’re looking for the most up-to- date racing news featuring heart-stopping local action or updates on the latest ComYAS health and fitness events, or just need more info on Yas Marina Circuit’s wide range of available driving and gifting experiences, you can find everything you need to know, and more, at:


About Yas Marina Circuit:

Yas Marina Circuit is the United Arab Emirates’ most exciting sporting and entertainment multi-purpose venue.  Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the circuit is home to the annual FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX and much more.  In addition to the extensive year-round program of professional and grassroots motorsport events and experiences including Drag and Yas Track Nights, the circuit has emerged as a thriving hub for entertainment and community events in the UAE. As the region’s most technologically advanced facility, the circuit is also a leading MICE venue, regularly hosting a diverse range of corporate meetings, conferences and events.  Whether you want to experience the thrill of karting at our Kartzone, driving an Aston Martin GT4 at over 200km/hour on an F1 circuit, work towards your racing license at the Yas Racing School, get fit at StartYAS, TrainYas or GoYas, participate in one of our many sporting events, or simply catch up with friends at Yas Central, Yas Marina Circuit truly is The Meeting Place of Champions.


#YasalamAE brings back the favourite race-host city festival to celebrate the #AbuDhabiGP weekend, blending motorsport with a multitude of music, film and community events. Launched as part of the inaugural race in 2009, the programme of activities and events has attracted over a million attendees and seen more than 160 performing artists, including 20 multi-award winning international and regional superstars.

About FLASH Entertainment

FLASH Entertainment (#ThinkFLASH) is the region’s leading live events company, bringing the greatest in global music and entertainment to the Middle East since 2008. Driven to engage and inspire, our passionate and diverse team members hail from more than 17 different countries and we pride ourselves in always innovating.

From movie premières and classical shows to global football tournaments and gigs from some of the world’s biggest artists, the events we stage are diverse. But they all have one thing in common – they are world class. We’ve delivered more than 300 major events and 2,000 event days, taken home 40 industry awards for our work and put smiles on the faces of more than 7.5 million people, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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