Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rock in Rio exhausted its 600,000 tickets in four days

The Return of Rock in Rio to their city and the response of the Brazilian people is breaking records in the history of the festival. The public reception has surprised the organizers themselves, they did not expect a response similar nor tails of 1 km that formed at the mall where they sold the tickets.

The official sale of tickets began on May 7 and three days later returned to complete. Adding Christmas promotion (Rock in Rio Card), which sold 100,000 tickets and exclusive pre Itau (official sponsor), have exhausted the 600,000 tickets for the six day event. It had to enable a stadium as a selling point "The speed with which they have sold out was a surprise for us.

We have a strong city that will enable Rock in Rio is held every two years. To the followers of Rock in Rio, we guarantee that there will be a new edition of the festival in 2013, "said Roberta Medina, vice president of Rock in Rio in the first 10 hours of official selling 90,000 tickets were sold online and in less than 40 hours ran online sales, so the organization had made few provisions that have been overcome.

The remaining tickets have been acquired in different vending kiosks installed in shopping centers in Rio de Janeiro and later at Olympic Stadium João Havelange (Engenhão). This measure was taken after checking LF queues that formed at points of sale and also formed later in the stadium.

A notable finding is that 55% of buyers are not resident in Rio de Janeiro. Rock in Rio 2011, the festival is the return to Brazil after 10 years, after a brief lull between editions in Madrid and Lisbon. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Guns N'Roses, Jay-Z, Lenny Kravitz, Shakira, Metallica, Motorhead, Elton John, Rihanna and Katy Perry, among others, make the sign with the Rock in Rio to celebrate his return to Brazil in September and October this year.

There will also be Spanish artists as Macaco, Jorge Drexler, Buika and The Monomes. Rock in Rio 2011 will take place in Rio de Janeiro on 23, 24, 25 and 30 September and 1 and 2 October. Rock in Rio is the largest music and entertainment event of all time now has nine editions held in Brazil, Portugal and Spain.

Throughout its history it has attracted more than 5,000,000 people and 780 hours of music that were broadcast to 1 billion viewers in 80 countries.

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