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Bruno Mars to headline New Year's Eve celebrations on Yas Island

The New Year's Eve event will be followed by a family-friendly festival on January 1

Bruno Mars to headline New Year's Eve celebrations on Yas Island
Grammy Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars

Grammy-winning American singer, songwriter and record producer Bruno Mars will perform at Abu Dhabi’s du Arena on Yas Island on New Year’s Eve, Flash Entertainment, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and Miral Asset Management have announced.

Mars is one of the most successful musicians in the world day, with total record sales exceeding 130 million since the release of two smash hit singles – ‘Just the Way You Are’ and ‘Grenade’ in 2010.

In 2016, he became the youngest artist to headline the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show in the United States, which broke records with 115.3 million viewers. Two years later, Billboard names his 24K Magic World Tour the fourth highest-grossing of the year, tallying more than $237 million for 100 shows.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Flash Entertainment and Miral Asset Management to bring in the award-winning artist Bruno Mars to the capital for an unforgettable experience to usher in the New Year,” said Ali Al Shaiba, the acting executive director of tourism and marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi.

The event forms part of ‘Resolution by Night’, a series of events presented by du Live.

“Having the platinum-selling global music icon Bruno Mars ring in the New Year with us at du Arena as part of Resolution by Night further re-affirms our commitment to continue to offer the best and most diverse entertainment to the region,” said John Lickrish, the CEO of Flash Entertainment.

“Over the last decade, we have built a legacy of curating and delivering unmissable experiences and events, and this will be a night to remember for all music aficionados,” he added.

With Mars ringing in Resolution by Night, the celebrations will continue on January 1 with the ‘Resolution by Day’ festival featuring a number of attractions including the 300m long ‘Monster’ obstacle course with 40 obstacles and a 18m Mega Slide. The festival will open its doors from 2 PM to 10 PM.

The festival will also feature local stage entertainment, roaming performers and shows tailored for children.

Tickets for the Resolution by Day festival are AED 20 for children between the ages of 2 and 12, and AED 50 for adults. Packages for groups of four are available for AED 120. Ticket holder for Resolution by Night are entitled to 50 percent off for adult and child tickets at the January 1 festival.

Tickets for the events will go on sale at 12 PM on Monday, September 16, and will be available at www.ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores across the UAE.

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