Coldplay return to the du Arena for a live show on Saturday, 31 December 2016

29 November 2016

duforum-banner-image1200x340-v1“Kings of the stadium… a dazzling slice of pure paradise”

London Evening Standard

“A planet-sized visual spectacle” The Guardian

“A colourful, vibrant celebration of life” The Telegraph


Abu Dhabi, UAE: Monday, 28 November, 2016: FLASH Entertainment, the region’s premier live events company, announced today that Coldplay will return to Abu Dhabi to celebrate the New Year with their UAE fans on Saturday 31 December 2016 at the du Arena, Yas Island. Coldplay’s show part of the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, presented by du Live! and brought to you by FLASH Entertainment in association with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s vibrant entertainment and leisure destination.

Since March of this year, the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour has played to ecstatic audiences across Latin America, the US and Europe, including four sold-out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium. More than 2.5 million tickets have already been sold for the show, which was created by the band alongside celebrated production designers Misty Buckley and Paul Normandale. The tour reaches Australia and New Zealand in December.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 12PM on Wednesday 30 November and will be available at and Virgin Megastores across the UAE. Presale will open to du customers at 12 PM on Monday 28 November and will end at 11 AM on Wednesday 30 November. du customers will receive an exclusive 20% discount on all ticket categories during the presale period.

A Head Full Of Dreams has sold more than 4 million copies since its December 2015 release, spawning the hit singles Adventure Of A Lifetime, Hymn For The Weekend and Up&Up, with over a billion YouTube video views between them. A fourth single, the album’s title track, has just been released. Earlier this month, the band were nominated for four awards at this year’s MTV EMAs, including Best Live Act.

2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticket holders can enjoy Y1 Access benefits, which provides a 20% discount on the General Admission Category for this event.

Nirvana Travel, the official Travel Agent Partner, is providing packages for the show available at For packages information, visit and to book packages, call +971 2 627 7997 Ext. 2

This event is presented by du Live! and brought to you by FLASH Entertainment. Associate partners include Abu Dhabi Culture & Tourism Authority and Yas Island with Official Mall partner; Yas Mall and Official Airline Partner; Etihad Airways.

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