Kylie Minogue and Nickelback to play Abu Dhabi's F1 concerts

Kylie Minogue and Canadian band Nickelback are two out of the three big names to play after the F1 races this year, but who will be the third?

Kylie Minogue will kick off the F1 gigs in Abu Dhabi. 
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Kylie Minogue and Nickelback were today confirmed as headline acts for two of this year's three Yasalam After-Race Concerts in Abu Dhabi

Grammy Award-winning Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue will perform on the first night of the Yasalam After-Race Concerts - Friday 2nd November -, with Canadian rockers Nickelback playing on the second night - Saturday 3rd November. Now in their fourth year, the Yasalam After-Race concerts are staged at the du Arena, Yas Island, exclusively for F1™ ticket holders.

Details of the Sunday finale concert, which in previous years has seen performances by Aerosmith, Prince and Paul McCartney, will be released at Yasalam's official through a 'Guess Who's Coming' concert ticket promotion.

A new Y1 Access policy introduced this year will provide all 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticket holders with a package of value-added benefits during the race weekend, as well as exclusive live concert ticket discounts running throughout the year.

Each day of the race, 2,000 Golden Circle upgrades for that night's concert will be given away free at Yas Marina Circuit. In addition, the new '2 Friends Friday' promotion means the first 15,000 domestic F1™ ticket buyers receive a pair of complimentary invitations to see Kylie Minogue.

John Lickrish, CEO of FLASH Entertainment, organisers of Yasalam, said: "We're delighted that as the festival enters a fourth year we are welcoming Kylie Minogue and Nickelback to Abu Dhabi. They are both huge acts, and continue to build on the festival's commitment to providing world-class live events in and around the race weekend for residents and visitors to enjoy. We are also excited about Sunday of course, and promise fans it will finish off the weekend in style."

The headline act of the third night's Yasalam After-Race Concert will be revealed over the coming weeks at Each day the 'Guess Who's Coming' image will become clearer, eventually revealing the performer. The first 150 people to submit their guesses online will each win Golden Circle wristbands to the Sunday night's concert. Fans can also submit their guesses via Twitter, using the hashtag #yasalam.

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