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Rock in Rio, from 02 to 11 September 2022. The biggest Rock event

Rock in Rio

WHERE: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
WHEN: from 02 to 11 September 2022

I realized that the weapons I have to make the world a little better are music and the festival. That’s what I can do well“. Roberto Medina (Rock founder in Rio)

One of the most complete musical experiences in the world.
One of the largest outdoor concerts you can attend in your life.

Over a million presences only at the first edition, dated 1985.
20 historic editions, starting from Rio de Janeiro, and passing through Las Vegas, Madrid and Lisbon.
A festival from which artists like Freddy Mercury and Queen have passed. The Iron Maiden and the Guns’n Roses. Metallic. Just to name a few.

This is Rock in Rio, extraordinary musical event that probably has no equivalent to the world.
A brand born in Brazil, which right in Rio de Janeiro, in 2022, returns after and years to celebrate its number IX edition.

In Rio, the festival has always had great follow-up. After the first 3 editions of 1985, 1991 and 2001, the brand was also exported to Europe and, on a two-year cadence, took place in Lisbon.
Today, the event embraces different musical genres, no longer linked exclusively to rock, such as pop, techno, commercial music. You will find the most disparate international artists for even memorable concerts.

Music. But also environment and sustainability … for a better world (as indicated i in the logo). And Live Amazonia is the initiative that reflects its values, aiming to re-enable, preserving the water and biodiversity of the Amazon forest. With a contribution starting from 6.50$R, in fact, you can place a tree.

Guns at Rock in Rio 2011

Photo ©, Beth Castelo



The festival takes place at the Parque Olympic of Rio de Janeiro.
It is located in Av. Salvador Allende, 6500 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22780-160.
If you want to reach the location by public transport, from the center of Rio you have to check over an hour of journey.
With lines L1 and L4 you reach Jardim Oceanico station and, from here, by bus (BRT50) you arrive at the Parque Olympic. You walk for over 10 minutes to Parque Dos Atletas where concerts take place.


For seven days, the Olympic Park takes up in the city of rock, with more than 250 shows, 670 artists and 500 hours of entertainment. The most important artists of the IX edition of the festival will perform on the main stage, Palco Mundo. Big debut with the day dedicated to metal. Here, below, the Palco Mundo program:

  • Friday 02: Iron Maiden, Dream theeather, Megadeth, Sepultura + Symphonic Orquestra Brasileira.
  • Saturday 03: Post Malone, Marshmello, Jason Dalulo, aid.
  • Sunday 04: Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Iza.
  • Thursday 08: Guns n ‘Roses, Maneskin.
  • Friday 09: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Billy Idol, Capitol Inicias.
  • Saturday 10: Coldplay, Camila Cabello, Bastille, Djavan.
  • Sunday 11: Dua Lipa, Ivete Sangalo.

In addition to great theatrical performances, there are dance performances, games, immersive experiences, rhythms and cultures from Brazil and the world! In addition to all this, fans can also try their hand at extreme experiences including the roller coaster, or try the ferris wheel.


The gates open in the days of concerts, starting at 2:00 pm.
Expected a first sales phase in September 2021 exclusively for subscribers to the RIR Club. Subsequently, subject to exhaustion, it will be possible to buy rock in Rio Card that guarantees access to the festival for a single day of your choice. The full rate card costs 545.00R$ (about 90€). The reduced version for over 60, children under the age of 21 and disabled (mandatory to carry the certificate issued by the competent bodies that certifies the disability), costs 272.50R$.

Being able to grab the tickets is not really simple. You have to buy them just put on sale because they are pulverized within a short time.


Palco Sunset Rock in Rio

Photo ©, Elias Rovielo

All the boys from 16 years can be attended by the rock in Rio. For children under 16, entry is only allowed if accompanied by a legal parent or guardian. It will be mandatory to deliver a special responsibility form available to the official website or to the information point at the entrance.
The presence of children of 5 years is highly advisable.

Rock in Rio is for a perfectly accessible event even for people with reduced mobility. There are infrastructure and specially set up areas.
For any questions or suggestions, official contact is available.


The program, timetable and all information contained herein are for information purposes only and are not to be considered OFFICIAL. Due to the situation linked to the pandemic, whose evolution is impossible to know in advance, it is necessary to inquire about the rules applied in Brazil before leaving. Especially inquire about the mandatory vaccination and/or negative swab. The event is subject to change or cancellation following the evolution of the Pandemic.


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