Rock in Rio – 2015 Line Up

Rock in Rio Site 2011 02v2Friday, 18 September: Queen + Adam Lambert, One Republic, The Script, Rock in Rio 30 Years, Tribute to Cássia Eller, Lenine + Nação Zumbi + Matin Fondse, Ira! + Rappin Hood + Toni Tornado, Dônica + Arthur Verocai.

Saturday, 19 September: Metallica, Motley Crue, Royal Blood, Go Jira, Korn, Ministry + Burton C. Bell, Angra + Dee Snider + Doro Pesch, Noturnall + Michael Kiske.

Sunday, 20 September: Rod Stewart, John Legend, Magic!, Baby do Brasil + Guests, Alice Caymmi + Eumir Deodato

Thursday, 24 September: System of a Down, Queens of the Stone Age, Hollywood Vampires, CPM 22, Deftones, Lamb Of God, Halestorm + Guests, Project 46 + John Wayne.

Friday, 25 September: Slipknot, Faith No More, Mastodon, De la Terra, Steve Vai + Camerata Florianópolis, Nightwish + Jukka Nevalainen, Moonspell + Derrick Green, André Moraes + André Abujamra + Constantine Maroulis + The Heavy Metal All Star

Saturday, 26 September: Rihanna, Sam Smith, Sérgio Mendes + Carlinhos Brown, Angelique Kidjo + Guests, Erasmo Carlos + Ultraje a Rigor, Brothers of Brazil + Guests,

Sunday, 27 September: Katy Perry, Ah-Ha, Cidade Negra, Al Jarreau + Guests, Aurea + Boss AC, Suricato + Raul Midón

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Rihanna and Rod Stewart return to Rock in Rio 2015

6176769555_4c1bdd6ee7_bRihanna has been confirmed as the headline act at Rock in Rio on Saturday, 26 September 2015. The singer last played Rock in Rio in 2011when she shared the bill on the opening night with Elton John and Katy Perry. Perry also returns this year and will headline on Sunday, 27 September.

Rod Stewart returns to headline the night of 20 September. Stewart, like Queen, played at the first rock in Rio in 1985.

Other recent additions to the line up include Sam Smith, Royal Blood, Motely Crue, The Script and One Republic.

So far confirmed are:

Friday, 18 September: Queen, One Republic, The Script

Saturday, 19 September: Metallica, Motley Crue, Royal Blood

Sunday, 20 September: Rod Stewart, John Legend

Thursday, 24 September: System of a Down, Queens of the Stone Age, Hollywood Vampires, CPM 22

Friday, 25 September: Slipknot, Faith No More, Mastodon, De la Terra

Saturday, 26 September: Rihanna, Sam Smith

Sunday, 27 September: Katy Perry, Ah-Ha, Cidade Negra

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Rock in Rio 2015 takes shape

9830879256_a393ca435f_kQueen, the stars of the first ever Rock in Rio in 1985, and Metallica are the latest acts to be added to the line-up for Rock in Rio 2015. Metallica (photo) last played Rock in Rio in 2013.

Queen and Metallica join other acts announced that include Katy Perry, who also performed in 2013, John Legend, A-Ha (that attracted a crowd of 198,000 in 1991, when the festival was staged at the Maracãna), System of a Down, Queens of the Stone Age (who played in 2001), Slipnot (who played in 2011), Faith No More (who played in 1991), and Hollywood Vampires, the group made up of Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry.

The festival takes place between 18 and 27 September 2015 close to where the Olympic Village is being built.

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Rock in Rio 2015 card sells out in five hours

RiR cardsThe first 100,000 tickets for Rock in Rio’s 30th anniversary shows in September 2015 sold out in just five hours when they were put on sale on 18 November 2014.

Fans will now have to wait until later in 2015 for the opportunity to by general tickets when they are released.

With few artists yet confirmed other than Katy Perry, John Legend and System of Down, fans that purchased the card will have first choice of days when the full schedule is confirmed.

Dates for the shows in 2015 are September 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27.

The concerts take place in the Olympic Park.

Prior to the Rio shows, Rock in Rio will take place in Las Vegas in May 2014. Artists confirmed include Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Linkin Park, No Doubt, Deftones, Joss Stone and John Legend.