Rock in Rio, the world's biggest music festival, has joined forces with MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle (The Yucaipa Companies) for the festival's U.S. debut in Las Vegas in May 2015. Rock in Rio will redefine the modern music festival for U.S. audiences with a monumental combination of the biggest names in music and a fully immersive entertainment experience, all housed in the spectacular, custom-made "City of Rock." Over the past 30 years, Rock in Rio festivals have delivered more than 1120 performances by artists including The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake and Lorde for one billion fans worldwide. Artists scheduled to perform at the 2015 event include: Rise Against, Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, No Doubt, Deftones, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Joss Stone, with more to come.
The 40-acre festival grounds will be located just north of Circus Circus Las Vegas on the corner of The Strip and Sahara Avenue, the capacity for each event will vary, but can reach as many as 80,000. The infrastructure at the festival grounds will include restrooms, and other basic operational items.
Rock Street USA - Stepping onto this street, you'll be immediately taken to New Orleans with street-side cafes, jam sessions and blues all around! The street will include iconic American images such as a Cadillac and a diner.
Street dance has achieved high recognition in the U.S. culture, therefore the Rock Street USA stage will present dozens of different dance styles capturing the energy and versatility of the North American dance culture.
The official Street Dance crew is sure to make everyone move, and artistic directors Bruno Bastos, Miguel Colker and Shaun Evaristo will lend all their experience in creating a passionate bond between audience and dancers.
On stage, an MC will keep the stage flowing as 15 dancers perform choreographed dances from U.S. artists such as Beyonce, Usher, Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson, all accompanied by a Beatbox rhythm. The onstage programming will be in accordance with each weekend's line-up: the first focused on heavy metal and rock, and the second featuring pop and dance hits.
Dance routines will include styles as diverse as hip-hop, popping and locking, voguing, waackin, dancehall, house, breaking and krumping. Guest crews from Los Angeles and Las Vegas will take part alongside the famous street dance battles of the official crew.