1. Rock in Rio Founder on Rolling the Dice With Vegas Debut, Brazil's Massive Sponsorship Dollars

    May 11, 2015 3:00 PM EDT Roberto Medina is sparing no expense to (finally) bring the world’s biggest music festival to the U.S. On its 30th anniversary, Rock in Rio -- the world’s biggest music festival, with 7 million tickets sold over three decades -- is finally making ...

  2. Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran Added to Rock in Rio USA Line-up

    October 28, 2014 5:03 AM EDT MGM Resorts International and the organizers of Rock in Rio USA announced additions to the music festival's lineup Monday and offered a glimpse of what to expect when the event comes to Las Vegas next year. Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran will join ...

  3. Brazil's Controversial World Cup Stadiums Poised to Expand Its Touring Market

    August 13, 2014 2:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brazil spent $4 billion to build or renovate 12 stadiums in preparation for the 2014 World Cup, a move that, like the rest of the country's soccer spending spree, generated more jeers than cheers. While a few of these stadiums will get some act ...

  4. Morning Fix: Rock in Rio's Roberto Medina Plans 2015 Vegas Fest; 'Songs for Philippines' Includes Beatles, U2, Eminem; Randy Phillips Out at AEG Live, Jay Marciano Named Chairman

    November 26, 2013 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE THE BEATLES, U2, EMINEM, ONE DIRECTION CONTRIBUTE TO 'SONGS FOR THE PHILIPPINES' RELIEF ALBUM The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a ...

  5. Rock in Rio's Roberto Medina Reveals Plan For Las Vegas Festival in 2015: Exclusive

    November 25, 2013 4:32 PM EST The Rock in Rio music festival is slated to hit the Las Vegas strip in May 2015, Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina revealed exclusively to Billboard Monday.   Medina predicts that the four-day Rock in Rio Las Vegas he says is planned for early ...

  6. Guns N' Roses Defend Tardy Rock In Rio Performance

    October 12, 2011 7:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Guns N' Roses are defending themselves after Rock in Rio festival organizer Roberto Medina attacked the band in an interview on Monday for their "lack of commitment." "Guns N' Roses would like to set the record straight on R ...

  7. Attendance Down At Rock In Rio Madrid

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Attendance at the five-day Rock In Rio Madrid festival fell to 250,000 from the 290,000 who attended the five shows at the 2008 festival. Rock in Rio founder and director Roberto Medina blamed the drop in numbers on bad weather on June 11 and the ...

  8. Rock In Rio Madrid Sales Up, Says Organizer

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With two weeks to go before the start of Madrid's five-day Rock in Rio festival on June 4, the organization said it has sold 10% more tickets than at this stage before the city's first Rock in Rio in 2008. Organizers expect the total aud ...

  9. Miley Cyrus To Play Rock In Rio Madrid

    February 05, 2010 1:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus is to play her first concert in Spain at the Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival on June 6, an event which organizer Roberto Medina says will be dedicated to the family on that day. Bon Jovi (June 4), Shakira and Rihanna (both June 5) were ...

  10. Miley Cyrus To Play Rock In Rio Madrid

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Miley Cyrus is to play her first concert in Spain at the Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival on June 6, an event which organizer Roberto Medina says will be dedicated to the family on that day. Bon Jovi (June 4), Shakira and Rihanna (both June 5) wer ...

  11. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  12. Rock In Rio Madrid Pulls Monster Numbers

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spain closed the doors on its biggest-ever festival at 6am today, the Rock in Rio event, which gathered more than 290,000 visitors, according to organizers. Festival-goers paid between €49 ($77) and €65 ($102) to attend the festival, which spanned ...

  13. 2008 Rock In Rio Comes To Spain

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 2008 Rock in Rio festival is to be held for the first time in the Spanish capital, Madrid, organizers have confirmed. The giant concert event will be staged over two weekends, from June 27 to 28 and July 4,5 and 6, near the town of Arganda del ...

  14. Rock In Rio Boasts Sting, Sanz

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sting is the latest artist confirmed to play the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival, set for May 29-30 and June 3-6 at the Bela Vista Parque in Lisbon. As previously reported, Metallica will also perform on Sting is the latest artist confirmed to play the ...