Yasalam 2011 returns with a jam packed schedule full of new surprises and breath taking events for the entire community, topped off with a season finale that will see British music legend Sir Paul McCartney wrap up the spectacular three-night after-race concert series on Yas Island.
The concert weekend kicks-off with pop princess Britney Spears while American rock band Incubus and British hard rock band The Cult will perform …on the second night.
Fast becoming the most electrifying city-wide entertainment program the region has ever staged, this year’s Yasalam contains some exciting new additions to the program including TROPFEST Arabia and Cut&Paste Abu Dhabi, while the popular ‘Cinema by the Sea’ will feature the UAE’s first public screening of the documentary sweeping the racing world; Senna. Also, back by popular demand are signature events ‘Beats on the Beach’, ‘F1™ FanZone’, ‘Cinema by the Sea’, and the ‘Yasalam Parade’.The Beats on the Beach concerts at Abu Dhabi Corniche will feature superstar performances from Lebanese icon Najwa Karam, Saber Al Robai, British R’n’B sensation Jay Sean, Wyclef Jean, K-Pop artists Seo in Young, Nine Muses, and many others, all lined up to rock the bustling beach party during Yasalam.
List of Events:
YASALAM RESPONSIBLY: 14 October to 13 November
A team of experts will hit schools and universities across Abu Dhabi to raise awareness of the importance of safe driving.
F1 FANZONE™: 28 October to 13 November
The world’s only official F1 FanZone™ is back as part of Yasalam Live on Abu Dhabi Corniche. This two week free community event focuses on motorsport-flavoured entertainment for the whole family.
ART OF RACING: 14 October to 13 November
F1 FanZone™ – Across the City
Art of Racing will get the creative and competitive juices working among young artists in a city wide school art project to capture the spirit of the Yasalam in mosaics.
YASALAM PARADE: 28 October
Abu Dhabi Corniche – Across the City
The Yasalam parade will open the Yasalam celebrations this year, with thousands of children and adults taking part in a fun, colourful and energetic procession along the Abu Dhabi cornice representing the host country’s of the 19 race calendar.
RED BULL RACING CAN: 29 October
F1 FanZone™ – Abu Dhabi Corniche
Red Bull Racing Can is the challenge for engineering geniuses and daredevils. University students in the UAE use their engineering skills to create an outstanding RC-Racer with nothing but Red Bull cans.
RED BULL KITE FORCE: 05 November
F1 FanZone™ – Abu Dhabi Corniche
The Art of Kite Flying (Al Sahil Beach, Corniche) The Red Bull Kite Force team will showcase the fascination of kite flying, when the French Champions prepare to dazzle audiences with their perfection and precision in the sky.
CINEMA BY THE SEA: 31 October to 04 November
‘Cinema by the Sea’ at Al Sahil Beach is the most laid-back movie venue ever, showing a night-time series of cinema classics on the sand under the stars.
TROPFEST ARABIA: 04 November
TROPFEST Arabia is an expansion of TROPFEST, which is an internationally acclaimed short film festival, an iconic cultural event and also the largest short film festival in the world. 2011 marks the first year that TROPFEST has been held in the Arab world.
CUT&PASTE ABU DHABI: 05 November
The unique Live Design Battle event pitting some of the world’s most creative artists against each other is on its way to Abu Dhabi.
BEATS ON THE BEACH: 09 November to 12 November
It has become one of the hottest events within the Yasalam programme – ‘Beats on the Beach’ has acted as a platform for local artists to showcase their talent alongside some of the most popular performers from across the region and the world.
YASALAM AFTER RACE CONCERTS: 11 November to 13 November
Pop princess Britney Spears, American rock band Incubus, British rock band The Cult and music legend Sir Paul McCartney are set to light up Abu Dhabi as part of this year’s ‘Live on Yas Island’ concert series.
Visit www.yasalam.ae for more information or to register and get a chance to win two of 10,000 invitations to see Britney Spears perform at the Yasalam first after-race concert.