Rock in Rio USA
When: May 8th-9th, May 15th-16th
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Why Go: Previously hosted in Brazil, Portugal and Spain, the carnivalesque Rock in Rio makes its U.S. debut this year in our most carnivalesque city. Rockers and pop fans get two separate weekends, with EDM and indie stages thrown in for good measure, but we assume there will be equal distribution of pyrotechnics. Oh, and in conjunction with the Cirque du Soleil, this year's fest boasts a flying DJ table and a 400-foot zip line that shoots your body across the crowd.
Must-See Acts: Rock Weekend: Sepultura, Metallica, the Pretty Reckless, Linkin Park, Deftones, No Doubt, Coheed & Cambria, Of Mice and Men. Pop Weekend: Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Empire of the Sun, Charli XCX, Whitney Fierce.
Official Site: rockinrio.com/usa