01 Oct 2011
Rock in Rio festival
Last week in Rio started world’s biggest music festival, attracting an estimated 700,000 people over the whole world.
The festival attracted a variety of famous stars including Rihanna, Katy Perry and even Elton John came to Rock in Rio.
It is the 10th edition of the Rock in Rio festival organized by Brazilian entrepreneur Roberto Medina. The first was in 1985, gathering an audience of 1.5 million over its week-long run, and the most recent edition in Rio was held in January 2001. As the start of this music festival, about 100,000 people turned out to see some of the biggest names in pop and rock belting out tunes on Rio de Janeiro’s shoreline.
The mega-show was scheduled to take place in the “City of Rock” at a specially built venue on the site of what will be the future Olympic Village when Rio de Janiero hosts the 2016 Summer Games.
|Fireworks display as an announcement for the official opening of the music festival|
|Katy Perry looks gorgeous in a pretty blue mini dress|
|Katy Perry rocks the crowd|
|Rihanna looks in a black, white and red striped costume|
|Even Elton John came to Rock in Rio|