The first edition of Firenze Rocks took place in 2017, when Placebo, Aerosmith and System of a Down appeared on the stage of the festival. In 2018, in front of over 210,000 spectators, The Kills, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne performed at the festival.
In 2019, the most important artists who appeared on stage were Ed Sheeran, The Cure, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater and Eddie Vedder.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the festival was first postponed to 2021, and then to 2022. The concerts of Green Day and Weezer, initially scheduled for June 11, 2020, and then postponed to June 17, 2021, were confirmed for June 16, 2022, while the concert of Guns N’ Roses, initially scheduled for June 12, 2020, was canceled.
Although the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert initially planned for June 13, 2020, has not yet been confirmed, the organizer is confident that the American band will perform on stage at the 2022 edition of Firenze Rocks.
So far, the artists announced for the 2022 edition of Firenze Rocks are:
Visarno Arena is an outdoor arena located within the Visarno Hippodrome, in the Cascine Park, in Florence. In the middle of nature, the area is a perfect summer venue for concerts, festivals and other kind of events.
The arena can be easily reached by public transport from the center of Florence. The closest bus stop 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 bus stop located about 300 meters away from the Visarno Arena.
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