In a historic moment for live music enthusiasts around the world, Rock in Rio Lisbon proudly announces the addition of global pop phenomenon the Jonas Brothers as the final headliner for its highly anticipated 2024 edition. The multi-platinum trio will play their first ever show in Portugal and join an iconic headline billing alongside rock legends Scorpions, and the biggest global stars Ed Sheeran and Doja Cat.
Sparing no expense for their historic 20th anniversary celebration, Rock In Rio Lisbon‘s star-studded line-up features the likes of Camila Cabello, Jake Bugg, Evanescence, James, Lukas Graham, Ivete Sangalo, Callum Scott, and many more. That rich blend of the most legendary artists, the most exciting new wave of names and the very best in Portuguese talent has made Rock In Rio Lisbon the perfect celebration for 20 years in Euorope’s most historic capital – and 2024 is no different.
The Jonas Brothers, comprising Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas, stand as one of the most successful groups of the 21st century. With an illustrious career spanning over a decade, the Grammy-nominated siblings have left an indelible mark on the industry – with over 20 million albums sold, 26 Billboard Hot 100 hits and a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame to name but a few stunning accolades. In 2023, the trio unveiled their sixth studio album, “The Album,” a magnum opus that soared to new heights and kicked off their most ambitious world tour to date – “THE TOUR”. As headliners for Rock in Rio Lisbon 2024, the Jonas Brothers bring a wealth of chart-topping hits and an electrifying stage presence that has captivated audiences worldwide – in what’s sure to be one of the must-see moments of the festival’s 20th anniversary.
“We’re very excited to be able to fulfil the dream of a whole generation of Jonas Brothers fans who will finally be able to see them live in Portugal. It’s going to be an emotional day, for sure!” says Roberta Medina, Executive Vice-President of Rock in Rio.
Ed Sheeran, a multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, adds a touch of soulful brilliance to the lineup. With chart-topping hits like “Shape of You” and “Thinking Out Loud,” Sheeran’s poignant lyrics and melodic prowess have earned him a global fanbase. His presence at Rock in Rio lisbon 2024 promises an intimate yet expansive performance that will resonate with fans across generations. On the contemporary front, Doja Cat, the dynamic and genre-defying artist, brings her unique blend of pop, R&B, and hip-hop to the festival. Known for hits like “Say So” and “Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat’s energetic stage presence and boundary-pushing style make her a standout performer, representing the cutting edge of the music industry.
With a career spanning nearly 60 years, Scorpions sit as one of the most influential bands in heavy metal. Renowned for their electrifying live performances and iconic hits like “Wind of Change” and “Rock You Like a Hurricane”, Scorpions continue to captivate audiences around the world, solidifying their status as one of the greatest rock bands in history. Their history with Rock In Rio is undeniable, playing the very first Rock In Rio in Brazil in 1985 where famed festival founder Roberto Medina personally handed the band a guitar to rip through an iconic set (before returning with that same guitar on their return in 2019), Scorpions are a defining part of the Rock In Rio story, making their headline moment at Rock In Rio Lisbon 2024 one that unifies different eras in emphatic fashion.
These headliners are just the tip of the iceberg for Rock in Rio Lisbon 2024, as the festival features a diverse array of exceptional acts, each contributing their unique flavour to the festival’s eclectic mix of musical genres. Grammy-nominated pop sensation Camila Cabello will grace the stage with her sultry vocals and infectious energy, promising a performance that transcends borders. Indie darling Jake Bugg, hailed for his heartfelt songwriting and distinctive voice, brings a touch of folk-infused authenticity to the bill. After performing in Lisbon at the first edition of Rock In Rio Lisbon in 2004 and in 2012 too, Evanescence promise a captivating showcase of their haunting melodies and powerful symphonic elements. Fronted by the ethereal Amy Lee, their timeless hits like “Bring Me to Life” and “My Immortal” in their all-encompassing live show has made them a true force in the history of alternative rock music.
James, the legendary British rock band known for their anthemic tracks like “Sit Down” and “Laid,” are set to bring a dynamic stage presence and poetic lyricism to the festival, ensuring an unforgettable performance that spans decades of musical excellence. The Danish pop and soul sensation Lukas Graham will appear on the bill. His vibrant energy is a welcome addition to the lineup with his piano-driven heartfelt chart-topping hits sure to make them a must-see act at Rock in Rio lisbon 2024. Ivete Sangalo, the queen of Brazilian music, brings her infectious energy and Carnival spirit to the festival. With a career spanning over two decades, Sangalo is a force to be reckoned with, known for her electrifying performances that blend pop, axé, and samba. Calum Scott, the British singer-songwriter celebrated for his emotive ballads, will tug at the heartstrings of the audience with hits like “Dancing On My Own” and “You Are the Reason.” His soulful voice and poignant storytelling make him a standout performer on the Rock in Rio stage.
With more than 70 musicians set to take the stage, it promises to be a performance that Portuguese music fans will be talking about for decades to come – adding yet another highlight to Rock In Rio Lisbon 2024 for a band synonymous with the festival’s incredible history. This diverse lineup showcases the festival’s commitment to providing a musical experience that transcends boundaries and celebrates the rich tapestry of global and local talent. From rock anthems to soulful ballads, the supporting acts at Rock in Rio lisbon 2024 ensure that there is something for every music enthusiast to enjoy.
Notably, this year marks not only the 20th anniversary of Rock in Rio Lisbon but also the grand 40th anniversary of the original Rock in Rio itself, a testament to its enduring impact on the global music festival landscape. For forty years, Rock in Rio has been a beacon of musical excellence, showcasing an array of iconic artists that have defined generations. From Queen and Prince to Beyoncé, Coldplay and AC/DC, the festival’s stage has borne witness to some of the most unforgettable performances in music history. Beyond the music, Rock in Rio has championed vital causes, making an indelible mark in the realms of environmental and social activism.
Rock in Rio Lisbon 2024 promises to be an unparalleled experience, offering an eclectic lineup that spans genres and generations. In addition to the world-class music, attendees can expect a myriad of immersive attractions and interactive activities, ensuring an all-encompassing festival experience. Tickets are on-sale now at tickets.rockinriolisbon.pt – the perfect summer holiday trip to be a part of cultural history in the heart of Lisbon.
On 15, 16, 22 and 23 June 2024, a new City of Rock will open its doors in Parque Tejo Lisbon, in an ode to the city that hosted the festival in 2004. Inspired by Rio de Janeiro, the new City of Rock will feature a new stage and a new Route 85 where the public can learn more about the history of what is now one of the biggest music events in the world. The iconic World Stage, which this year will benefit from a stunning backdrop between the Tagus River and the Vasco da Gama Bridge, will continue to host the biggest national and international artists and will feature an audiovisual show commemorating the 20th anniversary, taking place daily in the clearing of this stage.
Rock Street is also back and returns with the same provocative tone, to talk about the encounter between people and technology and how we value the human and use technology in a constructive and healthy way. Other spaces that proved to be a success when they debuted in 2022 are also moving to the new venue, namely the Chef’s Garden, which will bring the best of Portuguese gastronomy to City of Rock; and the ESC Online Sports Bar, which is taking on greater prominence this year as it coincides with the European football championship.
Rock in Rio is not just about music and entertainment. The festival is also known for its commitment to the future and in 2001 it launched the social project “For a Better World” as a way of formalising what had already been in its DNA since 1985. Since then, the festival has expanded its activities, adopting and encouraging practices that support the collective and contribute to building a better world, joining forces with companies, associations and partners who have the same vision. In this edition, the Better World will also be celebrated and with its own space: in the already iconic Pala at Parque Tejo lisbon, the festival will create an area that explores these 20 years from a socio-environmental perspective, recalling the projects that are part of the festival’s legacy.
15-16 & 22-23 JUNE 2024
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