Rock in Rio USA
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rock in rio 2015

The big-name, action-packed Rock in Rio is coming to Las Vegas for its USA debut in 2015. This is the festival’s celebrated 30th anniversary worldwide and  for two inevitably amazing weekends in May and tickets are officially on sale!

Tickets for Rock in Rio USA Weekend 1 (May 8-9) and Weekend 2 (May 15-16) are available at a general admission price of $298 before fees — a bargain considering the top tier talent expected to show. Check out the full lineup for both weekends below. You’ll notice that the lineups are different for each weekend — something uncommon among two-weekend festivals — but compare equally in terms of reputation. Also, on a fantastic note, the performers on each stage alternate so that attendees can see every act on the lineup (10 hours of music per day).

Rock in Rio USA
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Rock in Rio USA Weekend One Lineup (May 8-9)

May 8

Main Stage: No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless

Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Saints of Valory

May 9

Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead

Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice & Men

Rock in Rio USA Weekend Two Lineup (May 15-16)

May 15

Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo

Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay

May 16

Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun

Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Magic!, Mikky Ekko


Rock in Rio USA Layout
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Rock in Rio USA Festival is open to All Ages; Children 16 and under are required to be accompanied by parent or guardian to enter the venue.

The City of Rock, a permanent open-air concert venue, will be located on The Strip near the corner of Sahara Avenue and spread out over 40 acres.  With a capacity of 85,000 people per day, the venue will also include a ferris wheel and a 64 foot high zip line that stretches 600 feet across in front of the Main Stage, which is 262 feet long in itself. The venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4000 people, featuring air conditioning, an all-inclusive buffet and open bar (certain premium liquors available for additional purchase) and a unique view of the City of Rock.

Doors for the City of Rock open at 3 PM and close at 2 AM with Rock Street performances starting at 3:30 PM and continuing throughout the entire day.  Sunset Stage performances will also begin at 3:30 PM with the first Main Stage artist performing at 5:30 PMeach day.


Published by FestPop Senior Music Editor

Edward Heinrich

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