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Lionel Richie to headline Abu Dhabi F1's Saturday concert

Announcement completes line up for Yasalam at du Arena, which includes Friday’s UK electronic duo The Chemical Brothers and Sunday’s superstar Rihanna

Lionel Richie to headline Abu Dhabi F1's Saturday concert
Singer Lionel Richie. (Getty Images)

Yas Marina Circuit and Flash Entertainment have announced that Lionel Richie will play at the Yasalam Saturday night After-Race Concert, at the du Arena, Yas Island, during the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The announcement completes line up for Yasalam including Friday’s UK electronic duo The Chemical Brothers and Sunday’s superstar Rihanna.

Lionel Richie will perform hits from his extensive repertoire, spanning decades all the way from the Commodores to the present day. With a celebrated career including over 100 million albums worldwide and countless awards, including four Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Oscar, Lionel’s shows are renowned for their party atmosphere and singalong moments.

Legendary duo The Chemical Brothers will kick off the weekend on Friday night, with global superstar Rihanna playing her the only Middle East date on her 'Anti World Tour' on Sunday November 27.

“The announcement of today’s Saturday night artist completes another really strong line-up for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix," said Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit.

"With something for everyone, it underlines our effort to always improve and build so our Grand Prix stays one of the best in the F1 calendar."

Rihanna. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Many of the popular ticket categories are already sold out, with other categories are selling fast, according to organisers.

Yasalam weekend festival includes weeks of activations attended by over 2.5 million people to date. Even more festivities are yet to be revealed, including the highly-anticipated Beats on the Beach line up – the largest free concert experience in Abu Dhabi.

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All F1 ticket holders will have free access to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi during the weekend on each corresponding day of their ticket.

Tickets for the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix are available at Virgin Megastore’s 12 outlets throughout the Middle East as well as in all Etihad Shops, online at www.yasmarinacircuit.com and through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre (800 927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800.

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