Lionel Richie to headline Abu Dhabi GP Saturday night

Lionel Richie will perform on the Saturday night of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016 weekend, joining Chemical Brothers (Friday) and Rihanna (Sunday) as this year's headline acts.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
20th September 2016

article:20th September 2016

Pop legend Richie was confirmed as the headliner at an event at Yas Marina Circuit on Tuesday, completing a star-studded line-up for this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The after-race concerts at the du Arena are for race ticket holders only, with tickets still available at Virgin Megastore’s 12 outlets throughout the Middle East as well as in all Etihad Shops, online at and through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre (800 927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800.

Richie’s Abu Dhabi slot will be the UAE leg of his All The Hits World Tour, with the singer set to belt out classics from his back catalogue including ‘Hello’ and ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’.

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

“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.  Of course, it remains a huge event for the region and we look forward to another sell-out and exciting F1 weekend.”