The “Rock in Rio” 2017 in Rio de Janeiro started this Friday (15) bringing the best of the world music together with the best of pop/rock Brazilian music to the capital of samba. The mega festival changed the location this year and the “Rock City” will be set up in the Olympic Park. The Rock in Rio “in Rio” will feature a full week of shows, in seven days from today to 24th.

The 2017 version in Rio will be one of the biggest music festivals in the world promises to attract music lovers from different parts of the globe.  Among the headliners and international performers that is already confirmed are Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Bon jovi, Incubus, Aerosmith and The Hot Chili Peppers. The band of Adam Levine performs on September 16th, Justin on September 17, Steven Tyler band performers Sept 21, and Bass player Flea and the “Peppers” performer on the last day of the festival on September 24th.

Since 1985 was 17 editions of the festival in different parts of the world including the USA version that was incorporated in 2016 with the Las Vegas full weekend festival. Together up to 2017 was almost 1600 artists/performers with more than 8.5 million people attend the live event. Rock in Rio provides an unforgettable experience for all audiences. On stage they have metal, pop, rock, MPB (Popular Brazilian Music), they have it all.

Rock in Rio is an old stage of political manifestations both of artists and of the public. This year was no different. The first weekend of the event was marked by cries against the current president Michel Temer and the threats to the Amazon.

Before the opening of the gates of Rock City, the “Fora, Temer” echoed. Those who waited to come in demonstrated in front of TV cameras, which showed the expectation for the festival. Later, in performances as Pabllo Vittar, Fernanda Abreu and in a samba tribute, with singers like Criolo, Alcione and Martinho da Vila, the cry of protest was again intoned by the public.

The concerts return on Thursday (21) and go until Sunday (24), the last day of the festival. To check the Festival Event website in English visit www.rockinrio.com/rio/en

 

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