New ‘Cidade do Rock’ is Ready to Host Rock in Rio 2017 this Friday

This is the first time Rock in Rio takes place in an Olympic venue, which is prepared to accommodate over 150 performances and 700,000 people in the seven-day event.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Friday, September 15th, the Cidade do Rock (City of Rock), situated in the former Olympic Park, in Barra, opens its gates at 2PM for the Rock in Rio 2017, the greatest music festival in Brazil. The seven-day event hopes to attract around 700,000 people to over 150 performances.

The party gets started even before the official opening: until 2PM, diverse bands will play at the outside area of Cidade do Rock, entertaining the queuing audience.

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