By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Featuring over two dozen musicians, bands, and DJs performing on three outdoor stages, the #RockTheMountain music and arts festival will return for its third edition on Saturday, December 6th in Itaipava. Located in the hills of Rio de Janeiro state, approximately ninety minutes from the city, the festival offers a great opportunity for a weekend gateway.
Confirmed performers for the main stage lineup this year include Zeh Pretim, Cone Crew, American rapper Kid Ink, Australian indietronica band Miami Horror, French group Novelle Vague, and Brazilian performers Apollo, Antonia Morais and Opala, a Brazilian indie duo featuring Lucas Paiva and Maria Luiza Jobim, daughter of Tom Jobim.
On the Disco stage, performers will include Doctor Dru, Faul & Wad, Le Youth, Nepal, Leondre and Base Crew and performing on the Palco Experimento (Experimental Stage) will be Omulu, Leo Justi, Fernando Schlaepfer, Sal, Tucho, RV, Felipe Guga, Patthy de Jesus, Tom Rezende, and Marina.
Inspired by festivals including Bonaroo, Coachcella, and Way Out West, DoBem, the festival’s creators, wanted the #RockTheMountain festival to bring together nature, youth, modernity, sustainability, gastronomy, style and fun, in addition to hosting some of the most promising names in national and international indie music.
“The DoBem Festival #RockTheMountain was born with the hope of bringing to Brazil the true festival experience, in the mold of what we’ve see around the world,” said event producer Ricardo Brautigam in a release. “The choice of the mountain was inspired by this concept of an immersive festival, a place where people have to travel, to gather the gang to go to a place close to nature, and to live and experience a different kind weekend.”
In addition to the performances, the festival will include a bungee-jump, manned balloon rides, food trucks, artists exhibition and more free attractions. Itaipava lies close to Teresópolis and the imperial city of Petrópolis approximately two hours from Rio de Janeiro.
What: Rock the Mountain
When: Saturday, December 5th, 11AM to 2AM.
Where: Parque Municipal de Itaipava, Estrada União E Indústria, 10000 – Itaipava, Petrópolis
Entrance: R$70 – R$80