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Rock in Rio’s 2013 lineup is just absurd

on April 04, 2013, 4:11pm

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Past editions of Brazil’s Rock in Rio music festival have drawn upward of 1.5 million people, and this year’s lineup should do little to curb enthusiasm.

Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Metallica, Muse, Iron Maiden, and Bon Jovi will all perform headlining sets during the seven-date festival, set to run September 13-15th and 19-22nd in Rio de Janerio.

Other performers include Florence and the Machine, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Slayer, Alice in Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, Ghost B.C., Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ben Harper, Sepultura, The Offspring, 30 Seconds to Mars, Gogol Bordello, Rob Zombie, Paul Oakenfold, The Gaslamp Killer, Brodinski, Gesaffelstein, Tiga, and, yes — Nickleback. Apparently, Rio hasn’t gotten the memo.

The lineup’s day-by-day breakdown and ticket information can be found via the festival’s website.


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April 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm

As far as I can tell you can only buy a one day ticket, and each day the main stage has about 4 acts. There’s no 7 day pass or anything, so it’s really just 7 bloated headliners coming to town. Not that absurd at all. Many, many festivals have better lineups then this. What are you, Spin?

Philip Cosores
April 6, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Like, what does Spin have to do with anything? Do you even read Spin? At this moment in time, the five things you will see in their slider are a cover story on Yeah Yeah Yeahs. a Coachella piece with pictures of Danny Brown and Nick Cave, something on Rupaul, a feature on “vanity album covers,” and their list of Alternative bands from the 60’s. So, what are you even talking about? Lots of festivals only sell single day admission and anytime you have Timberlake, Beyonce, and The Boss in the same place near the same time, it is a big deal. I know little about the culture of Brazil, but maybe they aren’t big on indie…

April 4, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Hahahahahahahaha….. Beyonce and Slayer playing the same festival

Zach Anderson
April 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm



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