Firenze Rocks 2019: All you need to know
Firenze Rocks is with no doubt one of the biggest music events of the summer in Tuscany and in Italy. Next June 2019, for the third time in a row, the Visarno Arena of Florence will host this great festival of rock music that in the past editions attracted thousands of fans coming from all over the country.
If you are living in Italy or traveling to Tuscany next June, and you have a passion for rock music and big outdoor festivals, I would not miss Firenze Rocks.
Thanks to amazing lineups, the past two editions were a great success with all tickets sold out in a few minutes. The stage of the Visarno Area hosted unforgettable performances of International bands and artists the likes of Aerosmith, Placebo, Eddie Vedder, System of A Down, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Foo Fighters and Guns N’ Roses. They all registered the sold out with fifty thousand people.
Photo Credits: Firenze Rocks Facebook Page
Firenze Rocks 2019, artists and dates.
Dates of 2019 edition of Firenze Rocks are the 13, 14, 15 and 16 June 2019. The location is the racecourse of the Ippodromo del Visarno inside the Cascine park along the right bank of the Arno river.
So far, with only one date that still has to be confirmed, it seems that the next 2019 edition will be a bit softer than the past. The first two big names confirmed were Ed Sheeran and The Cure. They are not properly pure rock bands but for sure, they will liven up the massive crowd of Florence’s racecourse with unbelievable shows. The diehard fans of rock music complained in social networks very hard against this choice, hoping that different bands could fill the program of the festival.
Instead, the headliner of the first day, 13 June, of Firenze Rocks is the Tool, followed by a great band as The Smashing Pumpkins.
Here is the line up:
- 13th June: Tool + The Smashing Pumpkins + Dream Theater + Skindred + Bad Flowers
- 14th June: Ed Sheeran + Snow Patrol + Zara Larsson + Matt Simons
- 15th June: To be confirmed. Stay Tuned!
- 16th June: The Cure + Sum 41 + more to be announced
Artists at Firenze Rocks 2019
The American rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1990 will open the festival on Jun 13th for their unique date in Italy. Born as a heavy metal band, the Tool became part of the alternative metal movement. Today they are considered part of the progressive rock and psychedelic rock wave. So far, Tool sold more than 10 million albums and won 3 Grammy Awards. The new album seems to be released in 2019.
Along his 2019 run of European stadiums, the British singer and songwriter that sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, will perform three times in Italy, in Rome and Milan (already sold out) and finally in Florence. In the recent past, he also played a duet with the Tuscan music star Andrea Bocelli with the song Perfect Symphony that has been recorded in Forte dei Marmi at the villa of the Italian singer.
After two years from the last time, the Iconic English “post-punk” band comes back to Italy with a unique date in Florence. Robert Smith and its band, with more than 40 years of success behind, will close the Firenze Rocks Festival on Sunday 16 June with the notes of their major hits as the “scary” Lullaby, the melancholy Picture of you and the love song dedicated to Robert’s wife Just like heaven.
Where to buy tickets for Firenze Rocks Festival
You can buy tickets for Firenze Rocks online. The official websites where buying them are ticketone.it and ticketmaster.it . You need to create your own account, choose the event, insert the number of tickets you wish to buy, the method of delivery between the shipment at home and the collection at the racecourse offices the day of the event, and the method of payment.
Went on sale at the beginning of October, all PIT 1 tickets (the ones closest to the stage) for Ed Sheeran and The Cure were sold out after only a few minutes. Even PIT 1 for the Tool went sold out in a few hours. Now, only the “General Admission” tickets left. Maybe during the next few months, more PIT1 could be sell, but it is not sure.
For the next two events that still have to be confirmed, I suggest you download the official APP of the festival on the App Store or on Google Play. Through the App, you can access the presale, which starts the day before the general sale.
Consider that all tickets, both PIT1 and GA, are standing room tickets. No seats available at the Visarno Arena for the festival.
I highly recommend you to avoid third parties sites that resell tickets to a price that is two or three times higher than real.
How to get to Firenze Rocks Festival
The Visarno Arena is located a little more than two kilometers from the central station of Santa Maria Novella, so it is very close to the historical center. The use of public transport is highly recommended, especially the tramvia.
The stops to reach the Visarno Arena are “Cascine” and “Paolo Uccello”, just five minutes walking from the main entrance of the Arena. The day of the concert, the service runs until 2 am.
From Firenze SMN train station, take the Ataf 17c line buses towards Cascine and get off at the “Cascine” stop. Average journey time 15 minutes. The day of the concerts, the number and the frequency of all public transport services are increased.
The Arena is located in the center of Florence, so we strongly recommend using public transport. For those who reach Florence by car, we suggest to park in the surrounding of the park, as in the Isolotto area on the other bank of the river (and reach the Arena crossing the pedestrian bridge), or to use the car parks at the last stop the Tramvia “Villa Costanza in Scandicci Area.
For more info, visit the official website of Firenze Rocks here (Italian only).