Rock In Rio Coming To 33-Acre Site In Las Vegas

One of the world's biggest rock festivals, Rock In Rio, is coming to the U.S. in May 2015. MGM Resorts and Cirque de Soleil have formed a partnership with the principals behind Rock In Rio to bring the event to Las Vegas for its first U.S. installment.

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According to the Las Vegas Sun, "MGM plans to transform 33 acres of prime real estate near Sahara Avenue and its property Circus Circus into a permanent City of Rock open-air concert venue to host the first Rock in Rio USA with a daily capacity of 80,000 people to view five stages."

Rock In Rio was started by Roberto Medina in 1985 and has featured over 1,000 sets through the years witnessed by over one billion fans worldwide. It is expected that Vegas will host Rock In Rio every two years. The next Rock In Rio festival takes place in Lisbon, Portugal next month boasting a lineup that includes The Rolling Stones, Pretty Lights, Gary Clark Jr., Justin Timberlake and Arcade Fire. While the 2015 installment in Vegas will run four days, the Rock In Rio CEO told the Las Vegas Sun the event will expand to six days in 2017. We're sure we'll hear much more about this festival in the coming months. 

[via Las Vegas Sun]

[Published on: 4/22/14]

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