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.

Day 1

Green Day opens the 2022 edition on June 16 at 9:50 pm. Support Acts: Weezer, 8:00 pm; Matteo Crea, 6:50 pm, and Radio Days 5:50 pm. Gates open at midday. Tickets are available.

Green Day Post for Firenze Rocks Festival 2022

Day 2

Muse will follow on June 17 at 9:30 pm. Support acts: Placebo will follow at 7:30 pm, The Mysterines at 6:00 pm, and The Ramona Flowers at 4:45 pm. Gates open at midday.

Muse Post for Firenze Rocks Festival 2022

Day 3

Red Hot Chili Peppers reconfirmed their participation for 2022. They will be the headliners on Saturday 18 June. The show starts at 9:30 pm. NAS takes his place as one of the support acts at 8:00 pm. Tedua gets to the stage at 6:45 pm, Remi Wolf at 5:45 pm, and Savana Funk at 5:45 pm. Gates open at midday.

Poster of DAY 3 Firenze Rocks

Day 4

Metallica closes the Firenze Rocks Festival 2022 on Sunday, June 19 at 9:30 pm. The support acts are: Greta Van Fleet starts at 7:30 pm, Jerry Cantrell at 6:00 pm, and The Blind Monkeys at 5:00 pm. Gates open at midday.

Firenze Rocks 2022 - lineup of Sunday 19.06.2022

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 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. 

Ticket Prices

Prices start from:

  • 1st Day 1 with Green Day and Weezer on Thursday 16 June: starting from € 64,40
  • 2nd Day Muse + Placebo + The Musterines + The Ramona Flowers, on Friday, June 17: starting from € 63,25
  • 3rd Day RHCP + NAS + Remy Wolf on Saturday, June 18: starting from € 64,40. At the moment we write (May 18, 2022) no tickets are available for this day. Only Abbonamento is available. Stay tuned.
  • 4th Day Metallica + Greta Van Fleet + Jerry Cantrell 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.

Covid Rules: no green pass or test to enter

Starting from 1st May the covid Green pass is no longer required. So you won’t need any test to enter the arena. If nothing changes there won’t be the obligation to wear the mask anymore. Even if, being the arena a crowded place, wearing a mask is still a good idea.

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.

Gates open at midday.

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

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 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.


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.


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 Mysterines

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

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 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.


NAS, the american rapper that performs at Firenzerocks 2022

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.

Remi Wolf

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.


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 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“.

Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell at Firenze Rocks 2022

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.

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 accommodations 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 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

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

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(updated the 08.06.2022)

49 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.


  2. Tarzan says:

    I had the same question myself and I found this:
    “What’s the difference between yellow, green and red entry indicated on the ticket? ”
    NONE! The color of the entrances is only needed to settle the audience between the various entrances. Once inside Visarno, it is possible to find and reconnect with your companions.

    I hope it helped. See you there 😉 \m/

  3. Gabby says:

    can you assume the timetable ?
    i see in my ticket that the door opens in 12am , but what next? when greta von fleet are up , and when will Metallica is scheduled to start their show ???

    • Nicola Bandini says:

      Hi Gabby, timetable still have to be confirmed by the organization, so I cannot answer exactly to your question at the moment. Usually the main artist plays in the evening session, so I guess Metallica will start their show around 9:00 pm. The other comes before. I may say that Greta Van Fleet will be on the stage around 6:30/7:00 pm. BTW Better to wait to be precise.

    • Nicola Bandini says:

      Hey John, at the moment the Italian Government gave rules only until 30 April 2022. For open-air shows, it is required to wear FPP2 mask and the basic Green Pass which means vaccination or PCR or Rapid test. To be sure what will be the rule for June, we have to wait a bit.

        • Nicola Bandini says:

          At the moment the Italian Government gave rules only until 30 April 2022. For open-air shows, it is required to wear FPP2 mask and the basic Green Pass which means vaccination or PCR or Rapid test. To be sure what will be the rule for June, we have to wait.

  4. Zaid says:

    I don’t get the 10 AM ticket exchange? I purchased my tickets on Ticketmaster, do I have to go to the venue in the morning first to exchange my eticket with a physical one??

      • Zaid says:

        Oh ok, coz in the article you said that “from 10 am everyone that has to get the tickets bought online with Ticketmaster and TicketOne” so I was confused. Thanks for the clarification.

      • Zaid says:

        One more question if you dont mind, on the day of the concert how early do you recommend I get to the venue to avoid long lines?

        • Nicola Bandini says:

          No problem Zaid. I do not have a suggestion about it, it depends if you wish to see all singers or just the main one. There are several gates so you won’t be stuck in the queue for hours. In my personal experience, when I went, two years ago, to see the Cure (they performed at 9:00), I entered at 6:00 with 30 minutes of line approx while another group was singing. It wasn’t too bad.

          • Kelly says:

            Hi Nicola, I am flying and I will get a PCR test 2 days before I land in Firenze. Would I need to get another rapid test to enter the festival? If so, is it easy to get a rapid test in firenze or does it take time?


          • Nicola Bandini says:

            Dear Kelly, starting from 1st May the covid “green pass” is no longer required. So you won’t need any test to enter the arena. If nothing change there won’t be the obligation to wear the mask anymore. Even if, being a crowded place, wear the mask is still a good idea.

  5. Juno says:

    Currently, the ticket sales site only sells “Abbnomento – Posto Unico” tickets, not “Abbnomento – Pit” tickets. Are the “Pit” tickets sold out?
    Is it possible for me to purchase it because it is sold on a different schedule?

    • Nicola Bandini says:

      Hey Juno, sorry for the delay. I have just checked and for example, Abbonamento Tickets on Ticketmaster are currently unavailable. They may all be sold out already. But it may be that they will put more tickets on sale in the future. So I suggest you keep checking on the two online buying portals.

      • Juno says:

        okay, thanks !! I’m so excited for the PIT tickets to be resold.
        Can I ask you one more question?? Can I get admission if I make a purchase on a resell site like “viagogo”? I heard that the name of the buyer is printed on the ticket when the ticket is first sold, and the name on the ticket and the name on the ID are collated when entering the festival. For example, by changing the name on a ticket. I’m worried because it’s a festival I’ve been waiting for so long.

    • Doris says:

      Hi Juno! We just submitted our 4-day Pit tickets to TicketMaster for resale. I don’t see it posted yet, but it should be there soon.

      P.S. – I have read that people are not receiving valid tickets via Viagogo.

  6. Konstantinos says:

    I want to ask if there are any restrictions due covid-19.. can we enter the festival without be vaccinated or without pcr test ?

    • Nicola Bandini says:

      Hey Kostantinos, starting from 1st May the covid “green pass” is no longer required. So you won’t need any test to enter the arena. If nothing change there won’t be the obligation to wear the mask anymore. Even if, being a crowded place, wear the mask is still a good idea.

    • Nicola Bandini says:

      Hey Nat, if you have tickets for the same artist, yes, old tickets should be valid. Check on the official websites of the event and of the marketplace where you bought them.

  7. Mary Tyler Moore says:

    Any guesses as to when Weezer might take the stage on the 16th? We are flying in from Barcelona that day, arriving to Florence airport around 4:30. I am wondering if we will have time to get transport into the city, drop our luggage, and get into the venue before they hit the stage.

    • Nicola Bandini says:

      Being the main support act I think they may perform around 18:30 / 19. From the airport, there is the tram to get to the city center but maybe the fastest way could be a taxi. The closer hotel is to the Arena Visarno the better.

  8. Alix says:

    I bought my ticket via Viagogo and they have come through the post. Is it ok even though I didn’t get it through one of the official sites?

  9. Cesar says:

    Hi! I gotta work on Monday after Metallica’s concert. I would like to know the (approx) ending hour of the concert to buy tickets back home. Would you say midnight?

  10. Boris says:

    I’ve ordered the 4 day pass on ticket One, by currier and it’s still marked as prepared for shipping, is it normal?

  11. Dina says:

    Hi, I have tickets for all 4 days in the PIT zone. Unfortunately I suffered an injury and I am not sure if I will be able to participate. What is the best way to sell the ticket? Thanks.

  12. Roxana says:

    Hello! I would like to know how many people will per day at the festival. Will be more than 5000 people per day? Thank you!

  13. Niclas says:

    Hey! Are there any food and drinks available inside the festival area? Could use some water as it’s expected to be hot next weekend in Firenze

  14. Edwin Villarroel says:

    Hi, I managed to get a ticket for the 19th to see Metallica, I am worried about public transport working after the concert since the lodging I got is in pontasevi, do you know any information or any recommendation to return after the concert?

    • Nicola Bandini says:

      According to the Trenitalia website, a bus leaves from SMN train station to Pontassieve at 00:45 am arriving at 01:22 am. I think this is a good solution to go back to your accommodation. Take a look at the official website of the Italian train company. you can buy the tickets there.

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