Portuguese American Journal

Lisbon: Rock in Rio starts May 25 – Portugal

The 11th edition of the international Rock in Rio music festival will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, May 25-26 and June 1-3, at Parque da Bela Vista specially renovated to house the event.

Launched in 2001, the international show will play on 4 different stages with the best of the best performing live for an international audience.

The festival will be streamed live on YouTube, promising to be the biggest music and entertainment event of all time. Millions are expected to watch.

Performers include Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Evanescence, Linkin Park, Smashing Pumpkins, Lenny Kravitz, Maroon 5, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and James, just to mention a few, plus  top Portuguese rock bands such as Xutos & Pontapés, The Gift, and Mão Morta+Pedro Laginha.

Past Rock in Rio festivals were held in Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon and Madrid. In 2013, the festival will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The festival has a social component, the “Social Project for a Better World” pact, created to draw people’s attention through music, to many social causes and the environment. So far, Rock in Rio has raised over 5 million-euro for charity and environmental causes.

Find Rock in Rio official website here

Find Rock in Rio on Facebook here

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