Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment have announced global music icons, Foo Fighters will perform on Sunday night at this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts to complete a star-studded line-up at the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2021.
With the previously announced headline artists, Khalid, Lewis Capaldi, and Stormzy, the addition of 12-time Grammy® award-winning Foo Fighters builds on what is sure to be an unmissable weekend, with a potential title-deciding Formula One race on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
This year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend will see a UAE debut for Foo Fighters, with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group lined up to close out Sunday’s race day in style on 12th December.
The 1995 release of Foo Fighters’ self-titled debut album began the ascent of Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee to their current standing as the last great American arena/stadium rock band.
Along the way the group have won 12 Grammy Awards, sold tens of millions of records and spawned anthems like “This Is A Call,” “Everlong,” “Monkey Wrench,” “My Hero,” “Learn To Fly,” “All My Life,” “Times Like These,” “Best Of You,” “The Pretender,” “Walk,” “These Days,” “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” and more.
Foo Fighters’ monolithic catalogue includes that eponymous debut, The Colour and the Shape, There Is Nothing Left To Lose, One By One, the epic double In Your Honor, Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace, Wasting Light, Sonic Highways (which shared its title with the double-Emmy-winning Dave Grohl-directed HBO docuseries), and 2017’s international #1 Concrete and Gold, which included the Best Rock Song Grammy winner “Run.”
Having recently completed a 2017-2019 tour of the world’s stadiums, arenas and festivals, Foo Fighters are currently hard at work on album number 10 ahead of their trip to Abu Dhabi to headline the post-race show at this year’s FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2021.
Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, commented: “It’s a special time here in the UAE and we’re delighted to finally announce our full line-up for this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts as we welcome Foo Fighters with Khalid, Lewis Capaldi and Stormzy to bring exceptional entertainment back to Yas Marina Circuit.
“With the UAE debut of exciting and international award-winning musical talents including the legendary Foo Fighters, we believe this may just be our best year yet, and we’re eagerly looking forward to what will be an unprecedented 4 days at this year’s Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.”
John Lickrish, CEO of FLASH Entertainment added: “This year’s After-Race concerts will be remembered in the region for some time, with the reveal of our full line-up including international music icons Foo Fighters alongside upcoming global superstars, Khalid, Lewis Capaldi and Stormzy.
“At Flash Entertainment, we’re thrilled to bring world-class entertainment and our Yasalam After-Race concerts back in style with this year’s line-up of global superstars. This year’s concerts further highlight the international celebration of culture that we experience regularly here in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates, and we look forward to welcoming the world to Yas Island in December.”
Important information for ticketholders
With the updated government regulations, Etihad Park will return to full capacity for the Yasalam After-Race concerts. All ticketholders will have access to the Thursday concert, headlined by Khalid, in addition, single-day ticketholders will also have access to the day they have an Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticket for. Those with two-day tickets will have access to the Saturday and Sunday concerts as well as Thursday, and the three-day ticketholders can enjoy all nights of the after-race entertainment.
If one day ticketholders wish to attend a different concert to their current day, they can upgrade to a two- or three-day ticket which will allow them to select from any of the four artists. Tickets can be upgraded by calling 800 YAS only, the YMC Concierge team will be there to assist with current ticketholders requests.
Ticketholders have the option to upgrade to the Golden Circle to provide the best access to After-Race Concerts. With fast-track entry, dedicated beverage points and front-row access to your favourite artists, there’s no better way to watch the performers. Fans can secure their Golden Circle upgrade at www.yasmarinacircuit.com.
Following recent government updates, capacity at Yas Marina Circuit has increased allowing for additional fans to get in on the action taking place from December 9th-12th. New tickets are available across the categories including one-day tickets and the circuit’s world-class hospitality packages.
Purchase a ticket now to ensure you don’t miss out on one of the year’s biggest and best events. Tickets can be purchased via www.yasmarinacircuit.com.