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Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck to Create Special VIP Menu for Rock in Rio USA

Performers Include Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, No Doubt, Ed Sheeran And Metallica for Festival
Taking Place May 8-9 and 15-16 In Las Vegas
 
Los Angeles, CA– April 14, 2015 - Rock in Rio, the legendary music festival celebrating its 30th anniversary worldwide, has enlisted world-famous chef Wolfgang Puck to create a special hospitality menu for VIPs attending the inaugural Rock in Rio USA, coming to Las Vegas in May 2015.   Celebrating the cultures of the three themed Rock Streets within Rock in Rio USA’s City of Rock, Puck will deliver his original take on signature dishes from the U.S., UK and Brazil for the event.  This distinct dining experience is an example of the innovative, premium offerings that will be included in Rock in Rio USA’s VIP experience. 
 
“Just like art, great music comes together with food and service to create a memorable dining experience,” said Wolfgang Puck.
 
Included in the price of a Rock in Rio USA VIP ticket, the all-inclusive buffet curated by Puck for the festival will span from snacks to dinner to desserts, with offerings changing throughout each day.  In the spirit of the U.S. Rock Street, Puck will provide a twist on the flavors of New Orleans with such dishes as fried chicken and pimento cheese Po’Boys with okra kimchi, spicy boudin balls with creole tartar and bread pudding soufflé with whiskey cream.  Dishes with Brazilian influences include the national dish feijoada, Portuguese rice and chicken bobo.  Rock Street UK  includes updates to iconic dishes such as as house made bangers with stout onion gravy, Yorkshire puds and Thai red curry Scotch Eggs.  These dishes and more will be featured in each weekend’s unique menu. 
 
In addition to the all-inclusive buffet, the 4,000 person VIP area will feature air conditioning, an open bar (certain premium liquors available for additional purchase) and its own unique view of the City of Rock.
 
A global culinary leader, and staple to the Las Vegas restaurant scene, Puck is credited with igniting the city’s fine dining revolution, beginning with the opening of Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesars in 1992. Las Vegas is now the home to six additional restaurants from the world renowned chef: Postrio at The Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes, CUT at the Palazzo, Trattoria del Lupo in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at MGM Grand, Pizzeria & Cucina at The Shops at Crystals, and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in Downtown Summerlin, his most recent addition and first off-strip restaurant in the city.
 
Rock in Rio USA: Complete Lineup
Rock in Rio will take over Las Vegas for the first time on May 8-9, 15-16.  The full lineup, featuring a first weekend dedicated to rock and a second with a more pop-centric focus, includes:

May 8
Main Stage:  No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless, Smallpools
Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Saints of Valory
Electronic Stage: AN21, Ftampa, Wax Motif, MVTH
Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman
Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew
Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 9
Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead
Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice & Men
Electronic Stage: Caked Up, Gaslamp Killer, Felguk, Alok
Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman
Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew
Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 15
Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo
Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay
Electronic Stage: Whitney Fierce, Jeniluv, Valida, Heidi Lawden
Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova
Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew
Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 16
Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun, Big Sean
Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Magic, Mikky Ekko
Electronic Stage: Behrouz, Renato Ratier, Uner, Dj Vibe
Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova
Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew
Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta
 
Performances on the Main Stage and Sunset Stage will alternate timing, allowing audiences to see every performance on the lineup.
 
The City of Rock
The City of Rock, a permanent open-air concert venue, will be located on The Strip near the corner of Sahara Avenue and spread out over 37 acres.  With a capacity of 85,000 people per day, the venue will also include a Ferris wheel and a 64 foot high zip line that stretches 600 feet across in front of the Main Stage, which is 262 feet long.
 
The City of Rock in Las Vegas will also feature three Rock Streets – themed streets that will welcome attendees to experience an entirely new and exciting kind of music festival, and to enjoy the eclectic cultures of the U.S., the UK and Brazil. 
 
Each street has 20 houses filled with shops and restaurants, along with a stage where bands and artists will perform throughout the day. Street artists and performers will also transform the street into their own stage, interacting and connecting with the audience in an intimate environment. Rock Street will open daily at 3 PM, with concerts and performances taking place until 1:30 AM when doors close.
 
Doors for the City of Rock open at 3 PM and close at 1:30 AM; the Sunset Stage and the three Rock Streets start their performances at 3:30 PM and Main Stage performances begin at 5:30 PM.
 
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
 
Tickets for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas in May are on sale at rockinrio.com/tickets general admission weekend passes available for $298, single day general admission passes available for $169 (while supplies last) and single day VIP passes available for $498. VIP tickets for May 9 and May 16 have sold out.
 
To secure your spot for Rock in Rio USA, visit rockinrio.com/tickets and choose your preferred section (General Admission or VIP), customers in the USA and Canada will have their wristbands shipped to them and international customers will pick-up their passes at will call. Wristbands will be shipped beginning in April 2015. Inside the venue, all purchases, concessions and merchandise, will be cashless using RFID wristband technology.
 
General Admission and VIP passes provide access to more than 10 hours of music and entertainment each day, as well as all attractions inside the venue. Re-entry is allowed – wristbands must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter that same day. In addition to general venue access, VIP ticket buyers will also have access to the VIP area, an air-conditioned tent with an all-inclusive buffet and open bar (certain premium liquors available for additional purchase).
 
Rock in Rio USA Festival is open to All Ages; Children 16 and under are required to be accompanied by parent or guardian to enter the venue.
 
The online application to apply for media credentials to Rock in Rio USA is available now—you can access the application by clicking here. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, March 27, 2015 at 5 p.m. PT.
 
For more information, visit www.RockinRio.com. Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/RockInRioUSA) and Twitter feed (Twitter.com/rockinriousa).  For pre-sale tickets for Rock in Rio USA, visit: rockinrio.com/tickets
 
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Contact
Joe Schneider/Aida Abramyan
Rogers & Cowan for Rock in Rio USA
jschneider@rogersandcowan.com / aabramyan@rogersandcowan.com
310-854-8140 / 310-854-8126
 
Inês Saraiva
For Rock in Rio Festival
inessaraiva@rockinrio.com
 

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