A rock concert called the “world’s biggest” is less than a month from debuting in Las Vegas. Rock in Rio USA takes over the city May 8-9 and May 15-16 with an eclectic lineup of performers such as Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Linkin Park, No Doubt, Maná, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Jessie J set to rock the concert stage being constructed by MGM Resorts International across from SLS Las Vegas.
Now single day general admission tickets are on sale for $169 for each date.
The festival, now in its 30th year, comes to the United States for the first time. The 40-acre festival, which has room for 85,000, features a Ferris wheel, 64-foot high zipline that’s 600 feet long and a VIP area with room for 4,000.
No decisions are necessary on the acts to see here. Performances on the main stage and Mercedes Benz Evolution Stage alternate to give the audience a chance to see every act.
No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless and Smallpools take over the main stage on Friday, May 8.
Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against and Hollywood Undead take over that stage on Saturday, May 9.
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith and Ivete Sangalo have the headline honors on Friday, May 15.
Wrapping up the festival on Saturday, May 16, are Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun and Big Sean on the main stage.
Five other stages are part of the festival as well, each with their own lineups.
The festival grounds, dubbed The City of Rock in Las Vegas, contain three themed streets with 20 houses filled with shops and restaurants, along with a stage where bands and artists will perform throughout the day. The entertainment continues on the street where artists and performers bring their own shows.
The VIP area includes air conditioning, an all-inclusive buffet, an open bar and some of the best views of shows.
Tickets: General admission weekend passes go for $298, single day general admission passes are $169 and single day VIP passes cost $498. VIP tickets for May 9 and May 16 have already sold out.
Tickets: Rock in Rio