Rock in Rio is one of the biggest music festivals in the world. Back in Rio de Janeiro, where it all began back in 1985, it's set to be another spectacular and diverse edition.
With thirty years of history behind it, the festival crams its stages with A-list bands and artists from all over the globe. Metallica, Faith No More and Mötley Crüe were just some of the rock legends to lead the way at 2015's edition – with 2016 taking place in Lisbon, Portugal.
This year, rock legends and pop icons come together at the top of the bill as the festival returns home once more.
Palco Sunset Homenageia João, Donato com Lucy Alves, Emanuelle Araújo, Tiê e Mariana Aydar
The festival takes place in the new City of Rock, located on the site of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport is in the north of the city centre, on Ilha do Governador island in Guanabara Bay. From there, the cheapest way to reach the city is by line 2018 bus, which will take around an hour. Taxis are also available.
Yes, but as the world's biggest travelling festival, the location varies by the year. Las Vegas (USA) and Lisbon (Portugal) also take their turns at hosting, while Rio de Janeiro has been confirmed as the venue for both 2017 and 2019.