With the 2020 festival cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Rock In Rio Lisboa have announced dates for 2021!
Originally set to take place across two consecutive weekends in June - from 20th-21st June and 27th-28th June - at Lisbon’s Bela Vista Park this year, the festival - which confirmed Foo Fighters, The National and Liam Gallagher as performers - will now take place on the 19th-20th and 26th-27th June next year.
Rock in Rio Vice President Roberta Medina has shared a statement which you can read in full below.
“Dreaming and making things happen are two of the great characteristics of Rock in Rio and what makes it possible to overcome any challenge. Even now in this unprecedented moment, which affects the majority of all people in Portugal and worldwide, we cannot fail to do so.
Aware of this reality, we have studied over the last few days the various scenarios that will enable us to continue to bring joy to people, and create unforgettable moments.Of the various options evaluated, all would involve assembling the festival at a time that we believe will not be possible yet (May), so we come to the decision to change the dates of the 9th edition of Rock in Rio Lisboa to the 19th, June 20, 26 and 27, 2021, with the certainty that this will be an even more magical and special edition.
Partying is in our DNA and it is this sharing of emotions, this revitalizing energy that we want to continue to offer. Also in 2022 we will be back for the 10th edition, leaving no room for homesickness and resuming the party “in the even years”.
Any tickets already purchased will remain valid for the new dates, leaving the days open to you until confirmation of the final Line UP. We will wait for the state of emergency to be end to share all the procedures for ticket holders, as well as information regarding the Line Up.
Until then, we wish only one thing: we will not stop smiling! Because it is through smiling that we are going to win this one, and it is through smiling that together, we will enjoy music, entertainment and culture again, in the near future.”