For the first time ever, Rock in Rio will take America! The two-weekend festival, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary since its debut in Brazil in 1985, will make its first-ever stop in Las Vegas in May—with a star-studded lineup on May 8-9 and May 15-16! While it will be the first time the cultural phenomenon—typically held in Brazil, Spain and Portugal—will be stateside, Rock in Rio will bring its architectural design to The City of Rock just on The Strip. The open air venue will include a ferris wheel and 64-foot high zip line in addition to the packed lineup.
And unlike most festivals, you don’t have to choose between who you want to see at the Main Stage or the Mercedes-Benz Evolution Stage because alternate timing will allow attendees to see every performance on the lineup! And there’s a rock weekend and a pop weekend for fans who cater to either—or both!
Click through to see the lineup for the 2015 festival stop in Las Vegas plus when and where!
No Doubt will headline the Main Stage on May 8.
On the Sunset Stage on May 15, Tove Lo will belt out tunes.
Taylor Swift will surely sing “Blank Space” on the Main Stage on May 15.
Her BFF Ed Sheeran will hit the Main Stage the same day, too.
Sam Smith will take the same stage the following day on May 16.
Jessie J will take the Sunset Stage on May 15.
For the second weekend, Charlie XCX will be on the Sunset Stage on May 15.
Bruno Mars will bring “Uptown Funk” to Main Stage on May 16.
The Pretty Reckless, with Taylor Momsen as its front woman, will be on the Main Stage on May 8.
“Guilty All The Same” rockers Linkin Park are set for May 9 on Main Stage.
Legendary rockers Metallica are slated for May 9, Main Stage.
Foster The People and their “Pumped Up Kicks” will perform on the first day at the Sunset Stage.
Gary Clark Jr. and his guitar will hit the Sunset Stage on May 8.
“I Don’t F**k With You” rapper Big Sean is May 16 on Main Stage.
Deftones close the second day of the festival, May 9, on the Sunset Stage.
Empire of the Sun are guaranteed to put on quite the show May 16, Main Stage.