Rock in Rio Festival Madrid
Rock in Rio Festival Madrid takes place in Madrid, Spain
Rock in Rio Festival Madrid 2012 dates – 29th to 30th June and 5th to 7th July
ROCK IN RIO FESTIVAL MADRID 2012 – LINE UP
Mana, Lenny Kravitz, Luciano Macaco
David Guetta, Pitbull, Pete Tong, Martin Solveig, Wally Lopez, Erick Morillo, Afrojack
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Deadmau5, Gogol Bordello
The History of Rock in Rio Festival Madrid
Following the success of the previous editions in Portugal 2004 and 2006, the biggest music and entertainment festival in the world makes its first Spanish Edition in Madrid in 2008
For the first time, the festival takes place in two cities in the same year. The challenge to the organization was largely compensated by the audience’s response who, once again, made of Rock in Rio, one of the biggest events of the year.
The City of Rock
A City of Rock was build in Arganda del Rey, in Madrid. With an area of 200 000 square meters, was build as a musical and entertaining park so that everyone attending the event can have a magical day and fully enjoy the Rock in Rio experience.
Within the main attractions of the new city of rock, one can find:
Stars Fountain: Where the water and colors dance at the music’s rhythm, turning the center of the venue into one of the main attractions.
World Stage: With surprising dimensions, 100 m width and 28 m high, 200 solar panels with the pedagogical goal of calling the attention of all people seeing these images throughout the world, 250 000 watts of sound and 270 projectors.
Electronic Area: build with 6 giant “gramophone like” structures of 3 tons each, placed in circle, created like intelligent robots with platforms prepared to dancers’ performances and circular screens with projections, stage of aprox.900m2 inspired in the famous “Stone Enge”.
Ferris wheel Movistar-Embratur, a snow slop, a tyrolean traverse and many other attractions in an area designed to guarantee the comfort and leisure of everyone. Lisbon
The “Parque da Bela Vista”, with 200 000 square meters gathers exceptional conditions to receive once more the event.
The city of rock presented many surprises compared with the 2006’s edition.
The area was carefully studied & redefined with the goal of surpass the public’s expectations and offer an even more comfortable ambient to all festival goers.
Who was there
– WORLD STAGE
27 th June: Neil Young, Manolo García, Jack Johnson y Alanis Morissette.
28th June: El Canto del Loco, Tokio Hotel, Carlinhos Brown e Ivete Sangalo.
4th July: Shakira, Jamiroquai, Amy Winehouse y Stereophonics.
5th July: The Police, Alejandro Sanz, Estopa y Flamenco All Stars (Antonio Carmona, Rosario Flores, Pitingo y La Negra)
6th July: Café Tacuba, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, Franz Ferdinand, y cierre del festival con Tiësto.
27 th June: Loquillo, The Rights Ons y Lilith.
28th June: Mando Diao, Standard y Ragdog (Artista Espacio movistar)
4th July: Orishas, Los Delinquëntes y Sons of Rock (Concurso Destino Rock in Rio).
5th July: Zuccero, Suzanne Vega y The Cabriolets.
6th July: Zeno&The toics, Draco y Jet Lag.
27 th June, Co-Hosted by Pacha Ibiza: David Getta, Wally López, Sara Main, Goldfish y Superlush DJ´s (JP Candela & Nano)
28th June: Carl Cox, Cristian Varela, Locodice y Elio Riso.
4th July: Satoshi Tomiie, Chus & Ceballos, Simon & Shaker, D- Formation y Jose Luis Magoya.
5th July: Body & Soul (François K, Danny Krivit, Joe Clausell) y Gilbert L Funk.
6th July: Sasha&Digweed, Dj Vibe, Gerardo Niva y Roberto Rodríguez.