The US might host more summer festivals, but with one powerhouse event, Brazil is giving us a run for our music-party money. Rock In Rio has finally released this year's official lineup, and it pretty much reads like a who's-who of superstars today. We've got Beyonce, The Boss, Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi – and we haven't even started on the indie acts yet, which, with the likes of Grace Potter, The Gaslamp Killer and Kimbra on the list, provide a nice complement to the event's more mainstream musicians.
Rock In Rio may just be the world's largest music event, with several iterations held each year in different cities across the globe. Rio de Janeiro (the festival's original site) in Brazil, Lisbon in Portugal, and Madrid in Spain are Rock In Rio's main locales, although rumor has it Buenos Aires in Argentina will be added come 2014. Here's hoping an NYC affair isn't too far off, but for those of you who don't let little things like geography and airfare get in the way of a good time now, feel free to scroll through our list of 2013 tickets below!
Rock in Rio Tickets 2013
Rock in Rio Lineup 2013
|30 SECONDS TO MARS|
|ALICE IN CHAINS|
|BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND|
|BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE|
|FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE|
|GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS|
|THE GASLAMP KILLER|
Rock in Rio, Brazil's biggest music festival which takes Rio de Janeiro by storm every year, revealed three major headlining acts for the 2013 version, set to take place on September 13 through September 15 and September 19 through September 22 at Rock City in Rio.
You can't much bigger than Metallica, Iron Maiden and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. Metallica will headline the September 19 show, Iron Maiden will headline the September 22 show and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will headline the September 15 show.
Metallica and Iron Maiden are not new to Rock in Rio but Bruce is, haven't even played in Brazil since 1988.
Rock in Rio tickets go on sale October 30.
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Iron Maiden - Wasted Years
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - We Take Care Of Our Own
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