The festival has published the concert schedule for every artist who will be performing in Rock City – on the World, Sunset, and Electronic stages and on Rock Street – and gives tips on how to enjoy the event Rio de Janeiro
The 13th edition of Rock in Rio is just around the corner. With 12 editions held in Brazil (1985, 1991, 2001, 2011), Portugal (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) and Spain (2008, 2010, 2012), Rock in Rio is the largest music and entertainment event in the world. The festival has attracted 6,511,300 spectators, who have applauded 968 artists who have performed live at the event. A total of 980 hours of music has been broadcast/streamed to over a 1 billion viewers, in 200 countries, on TV and through the web. Rock in Rio has also broken records on social networks, and currently has over 9 million followers all over the world – the largest in the category of music festivals.
Using music as a universal language that brings people together all over the world, Rock in Rio is a channel for conveying emotions and socio-environmental causes. One of its communication pillars is the social Project Por Um Mundo Melhor (For a Better World). Created in 2001, in Rio, the Project has benefited thousands of people in Brazil, Portugal, Spain and many other countries through funds from ticket sales and actions promoted with partners, totaling US$ 16.6 million. Planting 119,000 trees and building a school in Tanzania and a health center in Maranhao, Brazil, are some of the actions that have been carried out. Rock in Rio has also allowed 3,200 kids to complete elementary school in Rio; 760 solar panels have been installed in schools in Portugal; and 14 sensory rooms have been created in NGOs to care for mentally and visually impaired children, among other initiatives. In 2011, the actions of the “Por Um Mundo Melhor” Project had music as their main motto in order to support the education of the youth. By mobilizing the population and the project’s partners, 2,200 music instruments have been donated to more than 150 NGOs all across Brazil that work with music as an educational tool; 10 music rooms have been installed in the municipal public education system in Rio, 30 teachers have been trained using the methodology “The Step”; and 40 youths have been trained as luthier assistants (professionals specializing in making and repairing music instruments).
Furthermore, since 2006 Rock in Rio has been committed to make up for 100% of the CO2 emissions from the event – a process audited by an external consultant – and to implement a broad waste management plan, in addition to having invested in an emission reduction plan that includes a sustainability plan for organizers, sponsors and suppliers, which has been improved at every edition and has been employed so far in all countries where the festival is held, and an award intended for honoring those partners with a more sustainable attitude in Rock in Rio was created.
The event, which is at its 13th edition, kicks off on Friday, September 13, 2013, and continues on September 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22, in Rock City, a 150,000m2 area in Rio de Janeiro (Parque dos Atletas – Av. Salvador Allende, s/n).
The construction work in Rock City has reached its final phase before the gates are opened to the public, on September 13. Currently, around 2,000 people are working in the 150,000m2 area. The program of Rock in Rio 2013 includes over 160 artists, in addition to amusement rides, stores, and restaurants. Overall, 91 hours of partying will be spent during the seven days of the festival – Rock City is open from 02 p.m. to 03 a.m. – for a 595,000-strong public (85 thousand per day). The organizers have published beforehand the concert schedule of every artist on their respective venues, so that the public can plan their day in Rock City (see annexed list). Continue reading