Firenze Rocks 2020: All You Need To Know
Firenze Rocks 2020, are you ready? The curiosity and the wait for the lineup of the next edition have begun and the name of the first headline has just been announced. The last edition was a great success and thousands of people crowded the pitch of the Visarno Arena to see the big stars of the music.
Firenze Rocks 2020, artists and dates.
Green Day will be the headline of the first night of Firenze Rocks, the 11th June 2020.
Weezer is one of the support acts.
Tickets will be available on pre-sale from Monday the 23rd Sept from 10 am for 48 hours for holders of Intesa San Paolo card.
Free sale starts on Wednesday the 25th Sept from 11 am.
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 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.
At the moment there is no information about what kind of tickets will be sold. prices start from € 64,40. Last year there were PIT 1 tickets (the ones closest to the stage) and General Admission tickets.
To buy tickets, 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.
The day of the event there is a ticket office in the Piazzale delle Cascine with this 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.
Firenze Rocks Festival is with no doubt one of the biggest music events of the summer in Tuscany and in Italy. Next June 2020, for the fourth 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 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.
Headline Artists at Firenze Rocks 2020
The American rock band born in 1986 in California will open the festival on Jun 11th for their second date in Italy. They sold more than 70 thousands 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 album in the history of music. Kiss, Nirvana, Pixies, Oasis, Smashing Pumkins, and Green Day influnced their music. Thanks to the friendship with Bill Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool, the Weezer will take part to the “Hella Mega Tour” as support acts of Green Day.
This post will be constantly updated with info and news about the other three headline 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
Ed Sheeran, Perfect
Photo Credits: Firenze Rocks Facebook Page
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. 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.
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 to park 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: modern and classic furniture mixed together 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.