Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rock in Rio

Rock in Rio is a series of  music festivals with many famous singers and bands. The idea came from the Brazilian entrepreneur Roberto Medina. There you can hear different kinds of music  like rock, pop, heavy metal and even axé. It has the largest stage in the world.
Four events took place in Rio de Janeiro. The first edition took place in 1985, during the transition from dictatorship to democracy, in an area of 250,000 square meters especially built to the show, in Rio de Janeiro. It was an invitation to freedom and an unforgettable show with AC-DC, Al Jarreau, George Benson, James Taylor, Queen, Paralamas do  Sucesso, Barão Vermelho and Ozzy Osborne, among others. About 1.5 million people
were there. 1,600,000 litres of soda were served, using 4 million plastic cups. 900,000 hamburgers were eaten and 500,000 slices of pizza were sold.

There was a new edition in Maracanã in 1991 to an audience of 700,000 people in the stadium and stars like George Michael and Guns N’ Roses.
The third edition  came after a gap of 10 years, in 2001, in the City Of Rock, for an audience of 1,2 million people. With the new millennium, the event began promoting social and environmental events under the theme For A Better World.
After that it was held in Lisbon (2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010) and Madrid (2008 and 2010). In 2011 Rock in Rio took place in its original home, Rio de Janeiro. 
In its history more than 5 million people have applauded 650 bands, there were more than 780 billion viewers in 80 countries.

Two new editions have been confirmed in Rio: in September 2013 and in 2015.

Basic 3  T /T   Teacher: Mônica Borges