Make Waves at YASALAM 2017

Your favorite race-host city festival is almost here! The program for Yasalam 2017 is all set and ready to go. This year’s event is geared towards the theme of making waves, with three main features that all visitors would surely enjoy: waves of music, waves of energy, and waves of talent.

Now in its ninth successful year and setting the benchmark for regional live events, Yasalam 2017 is inviting fans to get involved with a new calendar of events that will see even more activity take place on the home of Yasalam, Yas Island. From the 23rd until the 26th of November a variety of amazing activities are lined up for fans to enjoy.

WAVES OF MUSIC: The most sought out After-Race Concerts will feature two gigantic names in the international music scene. P!nk and Calvin Harris have been confirmed as headliners for the Thursday and Saturday concerts. This year fans are offered even closer access to the on-stage action via the Golden Circle Upgrade, which is available for purchase for the first time, providing race-goers with the best access to the Yasalam After-Race Concerts.

WAVES OF ENERGY: In the spirit of engaging the community by providing an interactive environment for residents to get in shape, ActiveLife by Daman is once again hosting the Get Driver Fit (GDF) later this month. This year, the free fitness classes will be returning to key locations across the city, including, Zayed Sports City, Umm Al Emarat Park and Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, in addition to more Yas Island focused locations including Yas Marina Circuit and Yas Links. The GDF program will last for seven weeks and will culminate in a fitness festival on the 10th of November at du Forum. The final event of the program will be the GDF Challenge where one winner will be crowed and rewarded with an idyllic escape, incentive enough to get anyone moving. An online registration portal will be available to provide easier access for those who wish to take part in the event.

WAVES OF TALENT: Following on from last year’s success, the Emerging Talent Competition (ETC) has expanded in its third year, now in search of talented artists from across the UAE and GCC. Registrations have opened yesterday and the search for fresh talents is on!

ETC2017 hopefuls will have the amazing chance to be trained by an expert team of local music and entertainment professionals who will then shortlist the best ten acts from the bunch. From there, three participants will be selected by the judges to move on to the final round. However, for the first time in the history of ETC, a fourth wildcard contestant will be selected by members of the community to join the three other finalists. The winning participant will receive the ultimate prize of performing at Yasalam 2017. If that doesn’t sound appealing to you yet, the winner will also be offered invaluable industry experience and will secure a year-long residency in The Village, du Arena.

To participate in the competition, aspiring artists and bands are required to submit links to their recorded and video material, along with answering a few questions about their participation to FLASH Entertainment through the website before Saturday, 30 September.



For those fans who want to get a piece of the action on the track, race tickets are available to purchase from or by calling 800 YAS (927), or by visiting any Virgin Megastore and Etihad Airways Shops across the UAE. Visit for further information.


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