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November 20, 2017

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Rock in Rio reveals dates for 2015 Vegas festival



A rendering of City of Rock proposed for near Circus Circus and Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas.

Organizers have announced the dates of the inaugural Rock in Rio USA festival slated for next spring on the Strip.

The festival is scheduled for May 8-9 and May 15-16, 2015.

A group including MGM Resorts and show producer Cirque du Soleil recently announced plans to build a 33-acre (13.35-hectare) open-air music venue between the Circus Circus resort and Sahara Avenue. It will be called the "City of Rock."

Organizers say they expect more than 300,000 people at the Las Vegas event.

Rock in Rio began in 1985 in Brazil, where 600,000 tickets for the event last September sold out in four hours, according to organizers. Headliners included Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Metallica and Bruce Springsteen.

The organization also produces festivals in Portugal and Spain.

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