Rock in Rio Las Vegas 2015

The legendary Rock in Rio music festival is coming to Las Vegas which will be the first time that this outdoor festival will be coming to the United States. This music festival will turn the intersection of Sahara Avenue and the Las Vegas Strip into a 37-acre custom outdoor festival area. The music festival will be split between two weekends with the first weekend being a weekend of rock (May 8th & 9th) and then the second weekend which will feature Pop music (May 15th & 16th).

ROCK IN RIO LAS VEGAS SCHEDULE

May 8, 2015

Main Stage: No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless, Smallpools
Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Saints of Valory
Electronic Stage: AN21, Ftampa, Wax Motif, MVTH
Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman
Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew
Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 9, 2015

Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead
Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice & Men
Electronic Stage: Caked Up, Gaslamp Killer, Felguk, Alok
Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman
Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew
Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 15, 2015

Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo
Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay
Electronic Stage: Whitney Fierce, Jeniluv, Valida, Heidi Lawden
Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova
Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew
Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 16, 2015

Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun, Big Sean
Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Magic, Mikky Ekko
Electronic Stage: Behrouz, Renato Ratier, Uner, Dj Vibe
Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova
Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew
Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

ROCK IN RIO ROCK STREETS

The Rock in Rio will have three “Rock Streets,” that are themed streets with 20 faux houses that contain shops and restaurants. Each street also has a stage. The Rock Streets open at 3 p.m. each day so you can hang out and catch live performances and party, enjoying the festival atmosphere before the major acts take the main stages.

Rock Street USA

An homage to New Orleans and jazz. There will be an official Street Dance Crew, who will perform choreographed routines from artists like Michael Jackson, Usher, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and more, plus battle visiting dance crews in styles that include hip-hop, popping and locking, breaking, and more.

Rock Street UK

Terra Celta, who mixes Brazilian culture with traditional Celtic instruments. Sone Beetles, who performs new and original arrangements of music from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Lisa Lottie, a trained circus artist who will do her “Bend It Like a Barbie” act.

Rock Street Brazil

Latin Grammy nominee Bossa Cuca Nova will combine the traditional bossa nova sounds and percussion with the rhythm of EDM. Leo Gandelman will take the stage mixing classic and pop music.

TRANSPORTATION FOR ROCK IN RIO IN LAS VEGAS

You are going to want to plan your transportation to the festival grounds in advance because there will not be any parking on the festival grounds. You have a couple of options, you can walk since the pedestrian entrances will be easily accessible from Las Vegas Boulevard.

Las Vegas Monorail

The Las Vegas Monorail is a partner with Rock in Rio and will be running a special schedule during Rock in Rio. The monorail drops off right behind the SLS Las Vegas and then it is a short walk to the festival grounds. There are a couple of different options to choose from, single, 24-hour and 2-day passes for $5.00, $12.00 and $22.00 respectively. The monorail runs from 7 a.m. until 3 a.m.
Purchase Monorail Passes Here

Pre-Paid Shuttles

You can also purchase shuttle passes for $25.00 for a two-day pass. There are available three pick up locations: the MGM Resorts Village across from Luxor and Mandalay Bay, the Downtown Events Center and the World Market Center. All shuttles will drop guests off at the Gold Lot parking area at the Las Vegas Convention Center about 1 mile from the festival grounds. Return shuttle service will be available from the Gold Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center to all three pick up locations. Shuttles to the venue will run each day from 2:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., with return service running 10 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.

Self Parking

The Stratosphere hotel is offering 2,000 public parking spots on a first-come first-serve basis for $30 per day. No in-and-outs.

TIPS FOR ATTENDING ROCK IN RIO IN LAS VEGAS

Rock in Rio will include a Ferris Wheel, zip-line in addition to the different themed streets that they have to keep fans entertained throughout the weekend.  We would recommend the following information.

If you’ve got the budget, you might want to look into VIP packages. You will have access to a special area away from the crowd and open bar (most importantly) and bathrooms.

The music festivals are no different than the pool parties, you are going to need to Hydrate if you are going to be out and about drinking in the hot Vegas sun. So make sure to drink lots of water. The other thing that you are going to want to bring is sunscreen. You are going to be out in the hot desert sun for most of the day.

Rock in Rio Wristbands

You will get an RFID wristband for entry into the festival and you will have to load it with money, we would recommend that you load the cards before you get to the festival grounds, because with so many people in one place the mobile service sometimes gets a little spotty.

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