Rock In Rio USA Announces Headliners

The highly-acclaimed music festival, Rock in Rio revealed the first headliners that will be playing its first US Festival in Las Vegas next May. These headliners are: Metallica, No Doubt, Deftones, Linkin Park, John Legend, and Taylor Swift. The two-weekend festival takes place place May 8th-9th and 15th – 16th at the City of Rock MGM Resorts Festival Grounds.

Tickets can be found at Ticketmaster.com for both weekends at $298.00 GA and $498.00 VIP.

It is considered the world’s largest music festival. Rock in Rio has had festivals in Brazil, Lisbon, and Madrid. The movement to the US is due to the partnership between the festival and Cirque du Soleil, MGM Resorts International, and developer Ron Burkle of The Yucaipa Companies. A deal in which the festival is held once every two years between now and 2019, according to Billboard.

The festival will happen at the City of Rock and will be constructed by the Circus Circus, and will be a 33-acre, 80,000-person venue with five stages. As attendees walk through the grounds they will see “streetscapes” which are made to feel like the UK, Brazil, and the USA, complete with food, shopping, and art. There are plans for rides like a roulette table ferris wheel and a 400-foot zip-line.

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