Rihanna and Rod Stewart return to Rock in Rio 2015

6176769555_4c1bdd6ee7_bRihanna has been confirmed as the headline act at Rock in Rio on Saturday, 26 September 2015. The singer last played Rock in Rio in 2011when she shared the bill on the opening night with Elton John and Katy Perry. Perry also returns this year and will headline on Sunday, 27 September.

Rod Stewart returns to headline the night of 20 September. Stewart, like Queen, played at the first rock in Rio in 1985.

Other recent additions to the line up include Sam Smith, Royal Blood, Motely Crue , The Script and One Republic.

So far confirmed are:

Friday, 18 September: Queen, One Republic, The Script

Saturday, 19 September: Metallica, Motley Crue, Royal Blood

Sunday, 20 September: Rod Stewart, John Legend

Thursday, 24 September: System of a Down, Queens of the Stone Age, Hollywood Vampires, CPM 22

Friday, 25 September: Slipknot, Faith No More, Mastodon, De la Terra

Saturday, 26 September: Rihanna, Sam Smith

Sunday, 27 September: Katy Perry, Ah-Ha, Cidade Negra


Rock in Rio 2015 takes shape

RiR 05-2Queen, the stars of the first ever Rock in Rio in 1985 (photo), and Metallica are the latest acts to be added to the line-up for Rock in Rio 2015. Metallica last played Rock in Rio in 2013.

Queen and Metallica join other acts announced that include Katy Perry, who also performed in 2013, John Legend, A-Ha (that attracted a crowd of 198,000 in 1991 when the festival was staged at the Maracãna), System of a Down, Queens of the Stone Age (who played in 2001), Slipnot (who played in 2011), Faith No More (who played in 1991), and Hollywood Vampires, the new super group made up of Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry.

The festival takes place between 18 and 27 September 2015 close to where the Olympic Village is being built. Prior to that, in May, Rock in Rio will be staged for the first time in Las Vegas.


Rock in Rio 2013: The main attractions


The list of headline acts for Rock in Rio, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro from 13 to 22 September 2013, is complete and the festival is a sell-out.

For the main World Stage we have confirmed:

  • Friday, 13 September: Beyoncé, David Guetta, Ivete Sangalo, Cazuza Tribute
  • Saturday, 14 September: Muse, Florence and the Machine, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Capital Inicial.
  • Sunday, 15 September: Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Jessie J, Jota Quest.
  • Thursday, 19 September: Metallica, Alice in Chains, Ghost BC, Sepultura.
  • Friday, 20 September: Bon Jovi, Nickelback, Matchbox Twenty, Frejat.
  • Saturday, 21 September: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, Skank.
  • Sunday, 22 September: Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Kiara Rocks.

Living Colour (13th), The Offspring (14th), George Benson (15th) and Ben  Harper (20th) are among the international acts confirmed for the Sunset Stage.

For the Electronic stage, the line up is:

  • Friday, 13 September: Sweet Beats, Ask 2 Quit Live, Life is a Loop and Otto Knows
  • Saturday, 14 September: Paula Chalup, Mau Mau and Anderson Noise.
  • Sunday, 15 September: Triple Crown, Renato Ratier, dOp and DJ Harvey.
  • Thursday, 19 September: DJ Ride, Gaslamp Killer, Brodinski and Gesaffelstein.
  • Friday, 20 September: Ferris, Rodrigo Vieira, Dexterz and Paul Oakenfold.
  • Saturday, 21 September: Flow & Zeo, Guti DJ Vibe  and Loco Dice
  • Sunday, 22 September: Botecoeletro, Maximum Headrum, DJ Marky and Felguk.

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