Rock in Rio USA Reveal Complete Line-Up for Inaugural Event

Last September, Rock in Rio announced they would be bringing the Brazilian party to the United States by recreating the famous festival in the U.S.’ adult playground; Las Vegas.

With the initial announcement made last year, the festival had revealed that acts like Metallica, No Doubt, Deftones, Linkin Park, John Legend, and Taylor Swift had been confirmed to perform at the inaugural event.

Now, the festival organizers have announced the complete, massive line-up for the event slated to take place over the course of two weekends in May.

Announced via a press conference, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Bleachers, Jessie J, Magic!, The Pretty Reckless, Hollywood Undead, Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr., Saints of Valory, Of Mice and Men, and many more were added to the original line-up from last year.

“We want different flavors. We want different types of artists,” said Roberta Medina, daughter of festival founder Robert Medina in a voice over about the chosen performers.

Tickets for Rock in Rio USA will go on sale beginning this upcoming Monday, Jan. 19 at the festival’s website. General-admission weekend passes will put attendees back $298 while VIP weekend tickets with access to VIP areas, open bars, buffet, and access to an exclusive entrance will cost those interested, $498.

The first weekend, named the “Rock Weekend,” will take place May 8-9, while the second weekend, named the “Pop Weekend,” will take place May 15-16 at the City of Rock MGM Resorts Festival Grounds.

It is estimated that a grand total of 240,000 to 320,000 attendees will show up during the course of the weekend with festival organizers hoping to have 80,000 a day though they admit it might be more like 60,000 attendees per day.

Check out the line-up for each day of the festival below.

Saturday, May 8:

Main Stage: No Doubt, Mana, The Pretty Reckless

Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr., The Bleachers, Saints of Valory

Sunday, May 9:

Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead

Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (featurng Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice and Men

Saturday, May 15:

Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo

Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay

Sunday, May 16:

Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun

Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Ma!, Mikky Ekko

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