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Rock in Rio Announces Transportation Options for Rock in Rio USA Taking Place May 8-9 and 15-16 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS MONORAIL AND SHUTTLES ARE THE SUGGESTED TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
 
PERFORMERS TO INCLUDE TAYLOR SWIFT, BRUNO MARS, SAM SMITH, NO DOUBT, METALLICA AND LINKIN PARK 

Los Angeles, CA – February 27, 2015 - Rock in Rio today announced transportation options for the inaugural Rock in Rio USA music festival taking place May 8-9 and 15-16 in Las Vegas. Working closely with local Las Vegas authorities, Rock in Rio has developed a plan to provide convenient access for festival attendees at a minimal impact to local residents and tourists. 
 
With no parking allowed in the area surrounding the venue, attendees are encouraged to arrive each day by the Las Vegas Monorail, shuttle or foot:
 

  • Las Vegas Monorail – Rock in Rio and the Las Vegas Monorail established a partnership and have developed customized schedules for the Monorail in order to maximize capacity and minimize wait times. For those arriving from other locations on The Strip, the venue is conveniently located a short walk from the SLS Las Vegas and Westgate Las Vegas Monorail stops. The Las Vegas Monorail operates from 7 AM until 3 AM, with options of single ride ($5), 24-hour ($12) and 2-day passes ($22.00), but a temporary discount is available for all multiple day passes from two to seven days on https://tickets.lvmonorail.com/rockinriousa2015/.   
 
  • Shuttles – Pre-paid shuttle passes are available, offering attendees a quick, comfortable ride to the event.  Shuttles will pick up from three locations: the MGM Resorts Village across from Luxor and Mandalay Bay, the Downtown Events Center  and the World Market Center. All Shuttles will drop guests off at the conveniently located Gold Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is a short walk to the venue entrance. Return shuttle service will be available from the Gold Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center to all three pick up locations. Shuttles to the venue will run each day from 2:30 PM until 11 PM, with return service running 10 PM until 2:30 AM. 2-day shuttle passes are available for $25.
 
  • Pedestrian Traffic – For attendees staying within a 15 to 20 minute walking distance of the venue, walking is recommended for venue access. Pedestrian entrances will be easily accessible from Las Vegas Boulevard.
 
Absolutely no parking will be available at the venue and road closures surrounding the festival will require access by one of the above recommended transportation methods. 
 
For Las Vegas Monorail tickets go to https://tickets.lvmonorail.com/rockinriousa2015/ and for shuttle passes visit: http://rockinrio.com/usa/festival-travel-options/
 
This legendary music festival celebrates its first stateside edition over four days at the City of Rock, a new open-air venue on the Las Vegas Strip. Rock in Rio USA will welcome some of the biggest names in music including Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Metallica, Linkin Park, No Doubt, Charli XCX,  Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, and Maná, among others.
 
May 8
Main Stage: No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless
Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Saints of Valory

May 9
Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead
Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice & Men

May 15
Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo
Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay

May 16
Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun
Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Magic!, Mikky Ekko
 
With a capacity of 85,000 people per day, the more than 40-acre venue will 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 venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4,000 people featuring air conditioning, an all-inclusive buffet and open bar (certain premium liquors will be available for additional purchase) and a unique view of The City of Rock. Additionally, The City of Rock will feature three Rock Streets – themed streets welcoming 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. 
 
Doors for The City of Rock will open at 3 p.m. and close at 1:30 a.m. with Rock Street performances starting at 3:30 p.m. and continuing throughout the entire day.  Sunset Stage performances also will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the first Main Stage artist performing at 5:30 p.m. each day.
 
Tickets for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas in May are on sale now at rockinrio.com/tickets with General Admission weekend passes available for $298* and VIP daily passes available for $498*.
 
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.
 
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 tickets for Rock in Rio USA, visit: rockinrio.com/tickets
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Contacts
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
PR Manager Rock in Rio USA
inessaraiva@rockinrio.com

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