Founded by Roberto Medina, who believes that he can make the world a little better with music, Rock in Rio was a dream he saw that was almost impossible in Brazil back in 1985. Down the memory lane, Brazil was undergoing major revolutions and in that setup, Rock in Rio was born. For the first time, a South American country hosted a musical event of this type. After completing 32 years in 2017, this year the biggest festival of Brazil makes it to the 33rd edition. Rock in Rio Lisboa returns to Bela Vista Park on 23-24 June, 29-30 June (12 noon to 2 am) and here is what you should know for a once in a lifetime experience at Rock in Rio, Lisbon.
Pick your tickets
Sadly, the two-day passes for 23-24 June and 29-30June is already sold out! The only option left is daily tickets for the respective days. Luckily, there are a few other packages available like packages with transportation, packages of tourism, packages with hotels, Rockcard CP, VIP experience to choose from. Check your pick here.
The Rock in Rio launched a new pack – Fan Experience (69 Euros) – which allows Rock City visitors to enjoy festival activities entirely. This product guarantees access to the venue on one of the available days of choice (23, 24, 29 or 30 June) through an exclusive fast line entry according to the organisers.
There are 100 Golden Experiences hidden in these packs that offer various activities inside and outside the City of Rock like 100 bus trips Hop on Hop off Cityrama by the city of Lisbon, 100 tickets to the Somersby Pool Parties that take place every day of the event on the Music Valley stage as of 12.00, or even 100 meals at Time Out Market Rock in Rio and more.
Time to know the line-up and the stages
There will be four stages including World Stage, Super Bock Digital Stage, Music Valley, and EDP Rock Street. Each stage will feature some renowned musicians such as Muse, Bastille, Haim and Diogo PIÇARRA, Bruno Mars, Demi Lovato, Anitta, Act, The Killers, The Chemical Brothers, Xutos & Pontapés, James, Katy Perry, Jessie J, Ivete Sangalo, Hailee Steinfeld among others and several DJs.
You will not want to miss the Pop District, a space that will celebrate pop culture and its main icons, through performances, artistic demonstrations and more! The Super Bock Digital Stage takes the Rock City names such as Wuant, Windoh, SirKazzio, D4rk Frame, Mine Dum Cabreste, Ric Fazeres, Owhana, MissMushrooms, Paulo Sousa, among others, in a direct interaction with the audience and the influencers, with the mission of transposing the online world to the offline universe and bringing together the different audiences that pass through the digital language.
The Worten Game Ring is the first gaming arena to be part of a festival in Portugal – an innovative content that Rock in Rio debuted in Brazil and proved to be a success. Expect challenges, competitions of the best games of today and lots of gaming.
At EDP Rock Street it will be possible to travel to the African continent and celebrate music in a global way, through architecture, street performances and performances. Already on stage Street Dance, the dance returns to be queen, promising to infect the audience.
To be continued…
The City of Rock will have two exclusive zones for people with disabilities, each with a view to each of the stages. If the person is having a companion, both should be carriers of tickets. The accesses inside includes most of the existing play areas, though, the help of the other may be necessary to carry out the course due to the inclination of the terrain. There will be reserved parking spaces and access to the enclosure is made by a specific entrance.
Same as most other music festivals, the ticket holder cannot enter the premises of the festival with outside food or that represents a security risk (bottles, cans, or other objects that may be considered dangerous).
Do know that it is not allowed to enter with animals or get pets (exception of service dogs) and there is no cloakroom in the City of Rock. The cloakroom is just outside the Rock, next to the ticket office.