The multi-Platinum, multi–Grammy Award-winning artist has been confirmed as the headline act of the Saturday night Yasalam After-Race Concert

Lamar joins Swedish House Mafia on the weekend entertainment bill, with two more global superstar acts still to be announced for the four-day festival

Even with the additional capacity in 2022, many Grandstand tickets and hospitality packages are already sold out and fans are urged to purchase soon or risk missing out

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 2, 2022: As we pass the halfway point of the 2022 Formula 1 season, excitement for the season finale builds further as Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management and Flash Entertainment today announced that Kendrick Lamar will headline the Yasalam After-Race Concert on Saturday, 19th November at the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2022.

As a multi-Platinum, Grammy-award winning artist and co-founder of creative imprint pgLang, Kendrick Lamar has achieved massive critical and cultural success since his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city released in 2012.

In the past 10 years since its release, Lamar has accumulated a staggering total of 14 Grammy wins, and became the first non-classical, non-jazz musician to win a Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 album DAMN. Lamar’s latest album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, was released in May 2022 immediately earning rave reviews.

The announcement follows on from March’s reveal that multi-Grammy nominated trio Swedish House Mafia will be entertaining fans on Friday, 18th November with their swaggering hip-hop beat-craft, and rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and with additional seats on sale and two more A-list, world-class superstars yet to be announced, there will be more opportunities to ‘Go Unreal’ in 2022.

Access to the concerts is exclusively for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticket holders. Grand Prix ticket purchasers will also be able to secure Golden Circle tickets to get the best possible access closest to the stage at the Etihad Park.

Race-goers looking for a premium weekend package are reminded that the circuit offers a range of hospitality tickets including 3-day passes to established favourites such as the Luna Lounge, Shams Suite, and Sunset Lounge, as well as the all-new Deck @ 9. Designed specifically for 2022, this new and ultra-cool 3-day VIP experience pairs a lively party atmosphere with five-star food and beverage. The Deck @ 9 luxury suite overlooks the recently modified Turn 9 (Marsa corner), and guests can enjoy all the racing action to a soundtrack from top DJs and live musical entertainment.

Saif Al Noaimi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce that global superstar and music icon Kendrick Lamar will be entertaining what will be our biggest ever crowds on Saturday evening. Our weekend line-up of on-track and off-track entertainment is looking extremely strong, and with two more A-list global performers yet to be revealed, we are sure that we will again offer a fantastic weekend of sport and entertainment for our 14th edition of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.  

“Thanks to exceptional demand following last year’s record-breaking race weekend, we look forward to welcoming thousands of global F1 fans to Yas Island, and with the addition of an extra grandstand, we will once again create some unforgettable memories for visitors from around the world in front of our biggest ever crowds.”

John Lickrish, CEO, Flash Entertainment, added: “The Yasalam After-Race Concert series has become the global leader and standard for F1 entertainment programmes around the world. We continually strive to deliver unmissable lineups for ticketholders for an unparalleled entertainment experience. As one of the world’s biggest artists, the addition of Kendrick Lamar for the Saturday of the four-day festival adds another dimension to Yasalam 2022 and underlines our desire to bring the best artists to Abu Dhabi for an exhilarating weekend of entertainment. We look forward to announcing the final two acts soon to complete our world-class line-up.”

New for this year, ticketholders will be able to select their seat in the grandstand using a virtual and interactive viewer, giving guests an idea of what they will see from their seat while purchasing a ticket online. Ticket purchasers can also upgrade their concert experience with Golden Circle access to the Etihad Park, getting access closest to the stage.

Those guests wishing to upgrade to a premium experience can choose from a range of hospitality packages, providing an opportunity to enjoy the region’s leading sports and entertainment event in the finest of settings, with top-quality food and beverage and live DJs. Hospitality package options for this year’s event include the new Sunset Lounge, Luna Lounge, Yas Suites, Marsa Suite, Champions Club and the F1 Paddock Club, where guests can purchase a three-day ticket and enjoy the ultimate Abu Dhabi Grand Prix experience.

With more exciting announcements to follow, purchase a ticket now to ensure you don’t miss out on one of the year’s biggest and best events. To buy, please visit: www.yasmarinacircuit.com

ENDS

ABOUT ADMM AND FLASH ENTERTAINMENT

Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM) and Flash Entertainment have created unique, world class experiences across the UAE since 2009 with a region-leading team with expertise in event marketing, communications, promotions and delivery.

In collaboration with their partners, they have promoted and delivered globally significant events across the UAE, including the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix and Yasalam After-Race Concerts. They deliver over 400 events a year across sport, culture, leisure, motorsports, health and fitness, entertainment and major corporate conferences. ADMM also delivers a significant programme of experiences for business and consumer audiences at Yas Marina Circuit across the year.

Such talent and experience firmly position ADMM and Flash Entertainment as regional leaders in event management and promotion.

 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.

Yas Marina Circuit is also a champion of sustainability in motorsports, receiving the Three-Star Environmental Certification from the FIA, the governing body’s highest recognition of sustainability. The award is an acknowledgement of the circuit’s long-standing commitment to environmental management with the objective of standing with Formula One in becoming Net-Zero Carbon by 2030.

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