Firenze Rocks Festival is coming back in 2022. After three years without live events due to the pandemic that froze the entire world, next June 2022, the music returns to be the protagonist of the Florentine summer.

We have the name of the first artists performing on the stage of Visarno Arena in Florence. Green Day, Muse, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Metallica confirmed their participation.

Firenze Rocks Festival is with no doubt one of the biggest music events of the summer in Tuscany and Italy. Next June 2022, the Visarno Arena of Florence will host this great festival of rock music that attracted thousands of fans from all over the country in the past editions.

If you are traveling around 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 three 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 The Cure, Tool, Aerosmith, Placebo, Eddie Vedder, System of A Down, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Foo Fighters, and Guns N’ Roses, Ed Sheeran. All the shows registered the sold-out with fifty thousand people.

Firenze Rocks 2022, artists, and dates

Are you ready for Firenze Rocks 2022? The curiosity and the wait for the lineup of the next edition have begun and the four headlines have been announced. The last edition in 2019 was a great success when thousands of people crowded the pitch of the Visarno Arena to see the big stars of the music.

Then COVID-19 came to change our lives. But now there is hope for new normality. And fortunately, three years after, the organization has been working hard to set the next edition. Today more than ever we need to return to feel those emotions and adrenaline that only a live event can give.

Day 1

Green Day opens the 2022 edition on June 16. Weezer is the support act of the day. Tickets are available.

Green Day Post for Firenze Rocks Festival 2022

Day 2

Red Hot Chili Peppers reconfirmed their participation for 2022. They will be the headliners of day 3. A$ap Rocky is the support act.

Red Hot Chili Peppers poster for Firenze Rocks 2022

Day 3

Muse will follow on June 17. Support ats still have to confirm.

Muse Post for Firenze Rocks Festival 2022

Day 4

Metallica closes the Firenze Rocks Festival 2022 on Sunday, June 19.

Metallica Poster for Firenze Rocks Festival 2022

Guns N’Roses definitely canceled their show.

Vasco Rossi won’t be on the stage of Firenze Rocks 2022. His show has been scheduled for June, 3rd 2022 with an event outside of the festival.

Where to buy tickets for Firenze Rocks 2022

You can buy tickets for Firenze Rocks 2022 online. The official websites to buy tickets are,, and Vivatickets.

Create your own account and choose the event. Insert the number of tickets you wish to buy and the method of delivery between the shipment at home and the collection at the racecourse offices the day of the event. Finally, the method of payment.

There are different kinds of tickets: PIT 1 tickets (the closest to the stage), Posto Unico tickets (General Admission), VIP tickets, and Abbonamento (pass for all 4 days).

Prices start from:

  • Green Day on Thursday 16 June: € 64,40
  • Muse on Friday, June 17: € 63,25
  • RHCP on Saturday, June 18: € 64,40. At the moment we write (October 11, 2021) no tickets are available. Stay tuned.
  • Metallica on Sunday 19 June: € 80,50
  • The Abbonamento, a pass for all 4 days, starts from € 271,40

If headliners of the 2020 edition are reconfirmed, all tickets purchased for that edition will remain valid for 2022.

To buy tickets, download the official APP of the festival on the App Store or Google Play. Through the App, you can access the presale, which starts the day before the general sale. 

Consider that all tickets, both PIT1, GA, VIP, Abbonamento are standing room tickets. No seats are 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.

On the day of the event there is a ticket office in the Piazzale delle Cascine with these opening times:

  • From 10 am for everyone that has to get the tickets bought online with Ticketmaster and TicketOne.
  • Then from 11 am for everyone that still has to buy a ticket
  • And from 2 pm for accreditation

The ticket office closes at the beginning of the last concert of the day.

People that bought a VIP Rocks Party ticket will receive an email a few days before the event to get information on where to get the ticket and where to park.

Headline Artists at Firenze Rocks 2022

Green Day

Green Day Rock Band

The American rock band born in 1986 in California will open the festival on Jun 16th. They sold more than 70 thousand albums and are one of the most iconic bands of their generation. In 2004 thanks to American Idiot the trio of Berkeley won the Grammy Awards as Best Rock Album.



Weezer is a Californian rock band formed in 1992 in Los Angeles. The famous magazine Rolling Stones considers their debut album called The Blue Album as one of the 500 best albums in the history of music. Kiss, Nirvana, Pixies, Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, and Green Day influenced their music. Thanks to the friendship with Bill Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool, the Weezer will take part in the “Hella Mega Tour” as support acts of Green Day.


The trio of Muse rock band

One of the best contemporary rock progressive bands comes back to Italy after the big shows of Milan and Rome in 2019. Their huge, futuristic, and revolutionary shows are best known all over the planet. At Firenze Rocks, they will not disappoint their fans.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers at Firenze Rocks in june 2022

The Californian band, born in 1983 with the name of Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem, is one of the greatest bands of the history of rock music. They sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Songs as Under the Bridge and Californication have more than 500 million streams on Spotify.


Leader of Metallica performing on a stage

The heavy metal band from the USA and his leader James Hetfield return on the stage of one the most prestigious festivals of Europe.

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. Once in town, the use of public transport is highly recommended, especially the tramvia.

By Tramvia

The stops to reach the Visarno Arena are “Cascine” and “Paolo Uccello, just five minutes walking from the main entrance of the Arena. On the day of the concert, the service runs until 2 am.

By Bus

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. On the day of the concerts, the number and the frequency of all public transport services are increased.

You can directly reach the Visarno Arena by bus from many Italian cities, using the service of Eventinbus. The company organizes buses at a very competitive price.

By Car

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 parking in the surrounding of the Arena, 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.

By Train

You can easily reach Florence by train with Trenitalia or Italo trains during the day, in time for the event. The problem is that, depending on which city you come from, there are no night trains to bring you back home. In this case, you have to plan to stay at least one night in town.

For more info, visit the official website of Firenze Rocks here (Italian only).

Firenze Rocks, Where to Stay

Here is a shortlist of accommodation for all budgets if you plan to stay in Florence during the festival:

This post will be constantly updated with info and news about the other three headlines that will be invited in Florence for this event that is becoming year by year one of the biggest music festivals of Italy. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, enjoy some of the performances of the last edition of Firenze Rocks.

The Cure – Just like heaven

The Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm

Editors – Papillon

Ed Sheeran – Perfect

view of Firenze Rocks stage taken by a drone
Photo Credits: Firenze Rocks Facebook Page

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(updated the 11.10.2022)

5 thoughts on “Firenze Rocks 2022: All You Need To Know

  1. Edwin Villarroel says:

    What is the difference in the colors of the tickets, I am going to buy for the 19th, but I have two ticket options, yellow and green, which would be the best option?

    • Nicola Bandini says:

      Hello Edwin, I personally do not know anything about colors. There are different kinds of tickets: if you wish to stay closer to the stage, try to buy a PIT1 ticket. Otherwise, there are General Admission tickets for the rest of the arena. If you are a big fan of one of the band, could be nicer to be closer.

    • Karoline Svang Lokøen-Chavez says:

      I am also researching the same. I believe that the tickets that are left now include both in front of the stage as well as a seat.
      I’ve checked the map online but it didnt help me much. Not sure tho, just a guess.


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