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Rock In Rio: Lisboa

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The European edition of the epic Brazilian festival returns in 2021

A huge draw for music lovers of all genres, Rock In Rio is one of the world's biggest entertainment events. Originating in Brazil in 1985 with an audience of 1.5 million people, founder Roberto Medina decided to make it a global event and spread the joy to other locations.

The first Rock In Rio that went overseas took place at Bela Vista Parque in Lisbon, Portugal in 2004. Officially called Rock In Rio Lisboa, it had all the hallmarks of the original festival, including the creation of a massive City Of Rock performance arena with multiple stages, a Rock Street strip containing street performers, shops and bars, and a choreographed fireworks display to wrap up each night.

The inaugural line-up for Rock In Rio Lisboa was topped by Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Britney Spears and Sting. The festival returned to Lisbon seven more times on alternating years between 2006 and 2018 with even more stellar artists.

Organisers announced the ninth edition of Rock In Rio Lisboa would take place on 19 – 20 and 26 – 27 June 2021. Held across two consecutive weekends, each day features 12 hours of performances on various stages.

From big names and emerging international acts to sports, the arts and more, there is something for everyone including Rock In Rio Kids for the youngest attendees. Along with garden areas, food courts and unique entertainment experiences, adventurous festival goers can hop on a zip line and other theme park rides.

In addition to the dates, the line-up for Rock In Rio Lisboa 2021 has been confirmed. Kicking off the four-day event are Foo Fighters, The National and Liam Gallagher on 19 June, with Black Eyed Peas, Ivete Sangalo and David Carreira following on 20 June. Duran Duran, a-ha and Bush are joined by Portuguese act Xutos & Pontapés on 26 June, while Post Malone, Jason Derulo, Anitta and HMB close out the festival on 27 June.


The ninth edition of Rock In Rio Lisboa is scheduled for 19 – 20 and 26 – 27 June 2021.

Rock In Rio Lisboa is held at Bela Vista Parque in Lisbon, Portugal.

The festival's 2021 headliners are Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas, Duran Duran and Post Malone.

Children aged 3 and older are allowed at Rock In Rio Lisboa with the appropriate guidance. However, children under 3 years of age are not admitted into the festival.

Tickets for Rock In Rio Lisboa 2021 are on sale now.