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    Where? Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro When? June 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2022 in Lisbon. September 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11 in Rio de Janeiro. Genres? Rock and Pop

    Rock in Rio 2022

    The Rock in Rio festival is known as the largest festival in the world. Editions have been held in different cities such as Madrid or Las Vegas. However, where more editions have been held has been in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro .


    The festival was born in 1985, thanks to Roberto Medina, a Brazilian businessman. The first edition featured artists such as AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Queen.

    The last edition of Rock in Rio took place in Rio de Janeiro in 2019. The 2020 and 2021 editions had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

    This year Rock in Rio returns in the cities of Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro with more enthusiasm than ever. But that's not all, another Rock in Rio in Santiago de Chile has already been confirmed for 2023.

    Rock in Rio 2022 Poster

    This edition of Rock in Rio has been joined by great artists of international stature. Both in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro, Rock in Rio has big names. In both cities we will have two different boxes. The world box is the main one in both editions.


    Rock in Rio 2022 Lisbon

    After the wait, some of the artists who did not want to miss this date in Lisbon are:

    • Foo Fighters
    • Liam Gallagher
    • Black Eyed Peas
    • Ellie Goulding
    • Duran Duran
    • Jason Derulo
    • Post Malone

    Rock in Rio 2022 Rio de Janeiro lineup

    The city of Rio de Janeiro, as the main host of the festival, is not far behind. In this city, the festival will last seven days. The headliners for each of the days are great international artists.

    You won't want to miss any of them. The festival will feature renowned artists and bands such as:

    • Iron Maiden
    • Megadeth
    • Post Malone
    • Jason Derulo
    • Justin Bieber
    • Guns n Roses
    • Måneskin
    • Green Day
    • Fall Out Boy
    • Coldplay
    • Dua Lipa


    Where is Rock in Rio 2022 taking place?

    For this year's edition of the Rock in Rio festival we have two very special locations in both cities.

    Rock in Rio 2022 Lisbon: Bela Vista Park

    The Lisbon location already has experience hosting Rock in Rio. Bela Vista Park is an incredibly large park. It has large grassy areas and trees. Due to its elevated terrain, it also has beautiful views of the city of Lisbon. It is the perfect location to host a festival of the stature of Rock in Rio.


    Hotels near Lisbon

    If you are not from Lisbon or you are not close to the area, the best thing to do is to stay overnight in the Portuguese capital. We suggest some hotels that are close to Bela Vista Park to make it more comfortable for you.

    Restaurants nearby

    If you need a break and a bite to eat, we also suggest places near the festival site

    • Matrioska Restaurante e Cafeteria
    • A Grelha do Barrio
    • By Chef Espetaria Burger Grill
    • Raposo Restaurant
    • Tasca dos azeites

    Rock in Rio 2022 Rio de Janeiro: Barra Olympic Park

    The Barra Olympic Park sports complex is the venue chosen to host this year's festival. The venue began construction in 2012 and hosted the Olympic Games held in the city in 2016.


    It is very extensive, making it the ideal choice to host a festival of this stature. The complex has direct access to the Jacarepaguá lagoon. It is located west of the city center.

    Hotels near Rio de Janeiro

    Nearby restaurants

    In case you want to eat near the venue, we suggest some restaurants:

    • Trem Bão Deli
    • Matera Restaurant
    • Curi Restaurant
    • Lindinha Gourmet
    • Olympic Lanches

    How to get to Rock in Rio 2022

    If you do not live in either of the two host cities, you will have to travel to them. As both cities are the capitals of their respective countries, they are easy to reach. Here are a few options.

    Getting to Rock in Rio Lisbon

    Being the capital of Portugal, Lisbon is an easily accessible city. Some of the ways to get there are:

    • Plane: the city has an international airport. It is very close to the park where the festival is held, as well as to the hotels we have suggested.
    • Train: Lisbon has several train stations. These have connections with other cities in Portugal
    • Bus: there are bus stations. These have connections with many Spanish and Portuguese cities.

    Getting to Rock in Rio in Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro is an accessible city if you are traveling from abroad, as it is the capital of Brazil. Some of the ways to get to the festival site are:

    • Plane: the city has an international airport, with connections to a large number of countries.
    • Streetcar: once you are in Rio de Janeiro, you can get to the festival site using the streetcar.
    • Bus: to get to the festival site, one of the best options is to use the bus, as there is a bus stop just a few meters away.

    Rock in Rio 2022 tickets

    For both cities we have different ticket options. It all depends on the days you want to attend.

    Rock in Rio Lisbon Tickets

    There are three types of tickets available. If you want a pack of tickets and accommodation, you can check the official website of the festival.

    • One day ticket: 78,50 €.
    • Weekend ticket days 18&19: 133 €.
    • Weekend tickets for days 25&26: 133 €.

    Rock in Rio tickets, Rio de Janeiro

    The single day ticket for Rock in Rio costs 69 €. The Weekend Pass is 112 €. However, they are already sold out.



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