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Grammy-award winner announced as first major international act to perform at Yasalam After-Race Concert series

Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment have revealed that The Weeknd is the first A-list global music artist performing at this year’s Formula 1 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend. The Canadian R&B star is bringing his incredible voice and on-stage presence to the Yasalam After-Race Concert at the du Arena, Yas Island on Friday, November 23rd.

The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling trendsetter will perform tracks from his critically-acclaimed 2015 album Bauty Behind The Madness, his new fourth studio album, My Dear Melancholy, as well as songs from his earlier mixtapes, House Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes Silence.

With music lovers all ages counting themselves as fans, the Friday night Yasalam After-Race Concert headliner is sure to attract a huge crowd visitors from more than 170 countries who will travel to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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 May 31st.

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.

“We are excited to announce the first globally renowned headline artist who will perform at this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts as part the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race weekend,” states Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO Yas Marina Circuit.

“The four full days entertainment for ticket holders is an important element our holistic fering that helps drive our 60 percent international visitation,” he continues. “With Early Bird tickets, Golden Circle and Super Parks Pass upgrade packages available, race fans have a wide array choices and I would urge people to purchase sooner rather than later so they can fully plan yet another sensational weekend action both on and f the track.”