Saturday, November 6, 2010

Edu Falaschi / Angra : confirmed for Rock In Rio 2011

From Edu Falaschi Official Website :

We are really proud to inform that ANGRA is confirmed as a participant of Rock In Rio, one of the biggest and most important musical festivals not only in Brazil, but in the whole world. The band entered the list of national artists previously confirmed for the festival, such as Frejat, Ivete Sangalo, Marcelo D2, Sepultura, Dinho Ouro Preto, Pitty and Toni Garrido among others.

Angra’s participation was announced officially in Sao Paulo yesterday, on 4th of November during the presentation ceremony of the event’s partners. The band was confirmed to play at Sunset stage, a place of performances, meetings and jam-sessions of great international and Brazilian artists. According to the manager Monica Cavalera: “It’s a great pleasure to accomplish in such a brilliant way the negotiations in order to Angra and Sepultura perform at Rock In Rio 2011. They will play in the heavy metal night and, actually, they are the most representative bands of this genre in Brazil”.

Rock In Rio will take place at the end of September – beginning of October 2011 in “The City Of Rock” in the Olympic Park, in Barra da Tijuca/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. About 40 million Reals will be invested in this territory of 150 thousand square meters by the prefecture of the city, this sum is already present in the modernization budget of this place for the Olympic Games-2016.

Rock in Rio is considered to be one of the biggest rock festivals in the world, the first edition in 1985 was attended by a record-breaking audience of 1.380 million people. The first three festivals took place in Rio de Janeiro (1985, 1991 and 2001), then the event moved to Lisbon (2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010) and Madrid (2008 and 2010). The first festival in Rio in 1985 was marked by the participation of such legends as AC/DC, Iron Maiden, James Taylor, Nina Hagen, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Rod Stewart, Scorpions, Whitesnake among others. The event greatly helped to establish the modern metal scene in Brazil. Many significant musicians on today’s Brazilian stage still remember Rock in Rio festival as the discovery which was one of the things that motivated them to start a musical career. In 2011 Rock in Rio finally returns to its roots, to Rio de Janeiro. Official Rock In Rio website:

Edu Falaschi and Angra have recently finished the Asian part of Aqua World Tour with the shows in Japan (Loud Park festival) and Taiwan. At the moment, the musicians play new concerts, pocket shows and make TV and acoustic presentations in Brazil.