Firenze Rocks is a rock music festival that takes place every year in the month of June at the Visarno Arena, in the Parco delle Cascine, in Florence.
Placebo, Aerosmith and System of a Down were just a few of the names who attended the first edition of the festival, in 2017. In 2018, in front of over 210,000 spectators, The Kills, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne appeared on stage.
FIRENZE ROCKS 2019, the third edition of the festival, will take place between 13 and 16 June.
The first name announced is the English band The Cure, who will play on Sunday, June 16, at the Visarno Arena. To date, the band sold around 27 million records and released thirteen studio albums, ten EPs and over thirty singles.
The second name that appears on the festival poster is Ed Sheeran, who will play on Friday, June 14, at the same Visarno Arena. Over time, Ed Sheeran sold more than 38 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.
Visarno Arena is located within the Visarno Hippodrome, located in the Cascine Park, in Florence. In the middle of the nature, the area is a perfect summer venue for concerts, festivals and other kind of events.
The arena is easily reachable on foot or with public transport from the center of Florence. The closest bus station is Shelley, about 150 meters away, on the bus Line 55, but you can also use the bus 17, getting off at Cascine 02, a station located about 300 meters away from the Visarno Arena.