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 main artists performing on the stage of Visarno Arena in Florence. Green Day, Muse, Placebo, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Metallica confirmed their participation. And many others have to come.
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 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. During the last edition in 2019, two years ago, 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.
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. The fantastic duo of Placebo and The Mysterines are the support acts.
Red Hot Chili Peppers reconfirmed their participation for 2022. They will be the headliners on Saturday 18 June. After the cancellation of A$ap Rocky‘s show, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the Festival’s control, NAS takes his place as one of the support acts. Even Remi Wolf will take the stage on Saturday 18 June.
Metallica closes the Firenze Rocks Festival 2022 on Sunday, June 19. Greta Van Fleet and Jerry Cantrell are the support act.
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
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 on the day of the event. Finally, the method of payment.
To buy tickets you can also 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.
Prices start from:
- Day 1 with Green Day and Weezer on Thursday 16 June: starting from € 64,40
- On Day 2 Muse + Placebo on Friday, June 17: starting from € 63,25
- Day 3 RHCP on Saturday, June 18: starting from € 64,40. At the moment we write (May 2, 2022) no tickets are available for this day. Only Abbonamento is available. Stay tuned.
- Day 4 Metallica + Greta Van Fleet on Sunday 19 June: starting from € 80,50
- The Abbonamento, a pass for all 4 days, starts from € 271,40 for “Posto Unico tickets” to € 316,25 for pit lane tickets.
The Different Tickets to Buy
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).
The colors (orange, green, blue, yellow, red) associated with the tickets indicate only the door through which you will have to enter.
Consider that all tickets, both PIT1, GA, VIP, and Abbonamento are standing room tickets. No seats are available at the Visarno Arena for the festival.
I highly recommend you 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 where you can buy tickets (the ones left) in case you haven’t done before. Here you also get accreditation. Opening hours will be announced a few days before the event. The ticket office closes at the beginning of the last concert of the day.
What VIP Rocks Party Tickets include
The Vip Rocks Party Pack, which costs more than € 300,00 depending on the show, includes:
– 1 standing General Admission ticket (Posto Unico) that grants access to an exclusive area near the stage.
– Reserved parking spot for your car (1 parking spot per order containing one or more tickets)
– A standing buffet before the show from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in a reserved area on the Ippodromo del Visarno stand
– Open Bar from 5 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
– Reserved restroom
– A voucher of 30,00€ to buy official festival merchandising
– Laminated Pass
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.
If headliners of the 2020 edition are reconfirmed, all tickets purchased for that edition will remain valid for 2022.
Resell Tickets or name change
According to Italian Law, all tickets are personal. Every ticket contains the name and surname of the user. At the entrance, security will require you to show a valid ID together with the ticket to verify if your identity matches the name printed on the ticket.
In case you cannot partake in the event, you can resell the ticket or change the name through the official ticket offices (Ticketmaster, Ticketone, or Vivaticket) where you purchased it. You get more info about the process and costs of the resell and name change on the ticket marketplace websites.
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 for 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 for 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 duo from London comes back to Firenze Rocks after five years. Not only some of the best known and loved songs, but Placebo will also bring to the attention of the public some songs from the new album entitled “Never Let Me Go”, including the first single “Beautiful James”.
The young band from Liverpool offers an energetic rock emphasized by the powerful voice of Lia Metcalfe. Take Control is the song that made them known to the general public.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
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 in the history of rock music. They sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Songs such as Under the Bridge and Californication have more than 500 million streams on Spotify.
Ranked as one of the greatest MCs of all time in 2014 and one of the best 10 rappers of all time a year later, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known as NAS enriches the already stellar lineup of Firenzerocks. Magic, his last album, got excellent feedback from critics and the rapper from New York seems to have reached the highest point of his career.
Exuberant, psychedelic, and funny. These are three adjectives to describe the millennial Remi Wolf. Irreverent songs, with a funky soul-pop style straight from the pop culture of the 2000s with a nostalgic touch of the 90s.
The heavy metal band from the USA and his leader James Hetfield return on the stage of one of the most prestigious festivals in Europe.
Greta Van Fleet
The US rock band from Michigan, founded by the Kiszka brothers in 2012, come back to Italy with two shows of their Dreams in Gold Tour. They will present on stage for the first time their last work “The Battle At Garden’s Gate“.
The American singer-songwriter and guitarist is the founder of the band Alice in Chains. Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr is considered one of the best guitarists of all time.
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 short list of accommodations 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 artists that will be invited to Florence for this event which is becoming year by year one of the biggest music festivals in 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
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(updated the 02.05.2022)