Rock in Rio

rock in rio 2015

Rock in Rio, the legendary music festival, is giving fans an exciting preview of its Rock Street through a new commercial campaign being premiered worldwide through Yahoo! as well as airing on Las Vegas television affiliates.  Captured recently at a special Rock Street unveil in Las Vegas, the spot gives a taste of the themed streets that will be incorporated into the City of Rock in May when the festival makes its U.S. debut.

Originally conceived by Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina as a place inside the City of Rock where audiences and artists interact, Rock Street will feature an unprecedented three themed streets when it comes to Las Vegas for the first time, immersing attendees in a global experience capturing the sights, sounds and tastes of Brazil, the UK and the U.S.

Each of these cultural excursions will feature 20 houses filled with shops and restaurants highlighting the region, along with a stage in each that will host bands and artists throughout the day.  From the sound sounds of New Orleans jazz to Irish bagpipers to a capoeira group dancing and battling on the streets, the commercial captures a bit of each region resulting from the recent performance of dozens of artists brining Rock Street to life.

Rock in Rio had previously taken over the airwaves with an action-packed commercial featuring Donald Sutherland that launched with its presale announcement.  The spot, promoting the festival’s pre-sale vouchers, caught the attention of viewers nationwide with its fast pace and Hollywood-quality production values, all part of an overall $25 million mass media campaign.

Rock in Rio 2013
Rock in Rio 2013 – AFP pic

Teaming up with entertainment giants MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle (The Yucaipa Companies), Rock in Rio will bring its legendary festival to its new home on the Las Vegas Strip on May 8-9and 15-16, 2015.  Already announced performers include No Doubt, Metallica, Linkin Park, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Rise Against on the Main Stage, along with Deftones, John Legend and Joss Stone and the Sunset Stage.

The City of Rock, a permanent open-air concert venue will be located on The Strip near the corner of Sahara Avenue, spread out over 37 acres and have the capacity for 85,000 people per day. The venue has six stages including three themed Rock Streets encompassing the culture and music of the U.S., UK and Brazil that will receive over 100 acts and also a zip line that stretches 64 feet high and 600 feet long in front of Main Stage. The venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4000 people; an air-conditioned area with a unique view of the City of Rock and an all-inclusive buffet.

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Published by FestPop Staff Writer
Karli Jaenike
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