Beyonce, Justin Timberlake & Bruce Springsteen To Headline Rock In Rio Festival

Sam Lansky | April 5, 2013 5:46 am

Hey! Feel like going to Brazil, home of the most passionate stans in the world? Do it in September, when Rock In Rio happens — because the seven-day music festival is booking some pretty major talent.

Talent like Beyonce! Have you heard of her? She’s kind of a big deal. And Justin Timberlake! Also a pretty big deal. And then some guy named Bruce Springsteen, who we don’t know, but he’s probably great.

The festival — which happens in Rio de Janeiro over two weekends, from September 13-15 and then September 19-22 — does indeed feature a slightly curious mix of acts: Aside from those headliners, there’s Alicia Keys, Florence and the Machine, Phillip Phillips, Kimbra and David Guetta (all very pleasant!), but then lots of rock acts like Bon Jovi, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Muse and the inimitable Slayer. 

Hopefully Slayer and Beyonce will duet. That would be nice, right?

[via Consequence of Sound]