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, 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 first three headlines have just 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 is 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.
Green Day opens the 2022 edition on June 16. Weezer is the support act of the day. Tickets are available.
Muse will follow on June 17. Support ats still have to confirm.
Metallica closes the Firenze Rocks Festival 2022 on Sunday, June 19.
Red Hot Chili Peppers still have to confirm their participation for 2022.
Guns N’Roses definitely canceled their show.
Vasco Rossi won’t be on the stage of Firenze Rocks 2022. He will return to play in Florence during the summer of 2022 with an event outside of the festival.
STAY TUNED TO GET THE LATEST UPDATES.
Where to buy tickets for the Festival
You can buy tickets for Firenze Rocks online. The official websites where to buy tickets are ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it, and Vivatickets. 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.
If headliners of the 2020 edition are reconfirmed, all tickets purchased for that edition will remain valid for 2022.
There are PIT 1 tickets (the closest to the stage), General Admission tickets, VIP tickets, and Abbonamento (pass for all 4 days).
Prices start from:
- € 64,40 for Green Day on Thursday 16 June
- € 63,25 for Muse on Friday, June 17
- € 80,50 for Metallica on Sunday 19 June.
- Usually, they sell also an Abbonamento, a pass for all 4 days. For the moment there is no news about it.
To buy tickets, I suggest you 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- The Student Hotel TSH Florence Lavagnini: a brand new hostel with an amazing pool on the roof.
- B&B Hotel Firenze City Center: a comfortable three-star hotel, a few steps from the pedestrian area of Borgo La Croce.
- Hotel Palazzo Guadagni: on the other side of the Arno, in San Frediano, one of the most beloved areas by the Florentines.
- Hotel Milù: a mix of modern and classic furniture in the heart of Florence.
- Villa Cora: on the way to the Piazzale Michelangelo, a luxury five stars full of charm.
- St. Regis: spend your days in Florence in a building designed by the Maestro Brunelleschi.
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 Pumking – Disarm
Editors – Papillon
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
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(updated the 08.07.2021)