Firenze Rocks Festival is getting ready to come back in 2023! Next June 2023, in its fifth edition, the music returns to be the protagonist of the Florentine summer.
Unlike past years, this year there will be only 2 days of concerts instead of the usual 4.
The organization announced the two headlines. The legendary The Who will walk the stage of Visarno Arena on Sat 17 June. Maroon 5 will close the festival on Sunday 18 June 2023. Many others have to come during the next months. Keep following us to stay up to date.
Firenze Rocks Festival is without any doubt one of the most significant music summer events in Tuscany, Italy, and Europe. During the past four editions, the Visarno Arena of Florence hosted great performances that attracted thousands of fans nationwide.
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 Green Day, 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.
Lineup Firenze Rocks 2023: artists and dates
Are you ready for Firenze Rocks 2023? The curiosity and the wait for the lineup of the next edition have begun and the headlines for the 2 days of the festival have been announced. During the last edition in 2022, after two years of closure due to the pandemic, thousands of people crowded the pitch of the Visarno Arena to see the big stars of the music.
In 2020, COVID-19 came to change our lives. But now there is hope for a new normality, despite the ongoing war not far from us. Today more than ever we need to return to feel those emotions and adrenaline that only a live event can give.
The Who for the first time “live” in Florence on Saturday 17 June! The legendary Brit rock band lands in Tuscany for their only show in Italy. They will be accompanied on the stage by the Orchestra del Maggio Fiorentino. The support acts have been confirmed. They start with Tom Morello, the American guitarist with a background in Rage Against The Machine and The Audioslave. The others are two Italian young artists. The musician Lucio Corsi with his chameleonic music, Chameleon music, a touch glam rock, a touch folk-pop. Straight from the stage of the last Eurovision Song Contest held in Liverpool where they represented San Marino, come the alt-rock band Piqued Jacks
Maroon 5 closes the Firenze Rocks Festival 2023 on Sunday, June 18. The support acts are d4vd and The Reytons, the newest addition to the list is Jake Shears.
Where to buy tickets for Firenze Rocks 2023
You can buy tickets for Firenze Rocks 2022 online. The official website to purchase tickets is ticketmaster, ticketone, 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 festival’s official APP 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:
- 1st Day The Who, Tom Morello, Lucio Corsi, and the Piquet Jacks on Saturday, June 17: starting from € 74,75.
- 2nd Day Maroon 5, the Reytons, Jake Shear, and D4VD on Sunday 18 June: starting from € 57,50
The Abbonamento, a pass for all 2 days, starts from € for “Posto Unico tickets” to € for pit lane tickets.
Covid Rules: no green pass or test to enter
Starting from 1st May 2022 the covid Green pass is no longer required. So you won’t need any tests 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 the real ones.
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.
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 2023
The American pop band formed in 1995 and led by Adam Levine has sold more than 135 million records, received 3 Grammy awards becoming one of the most successful bands on the international scene in the past two decades.
The Who & The Orchestra del Maggio Fiorentino
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. The average journey time is 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 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 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-star 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 Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm
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(updated on 30.05.2023)