Firenze Rocks 2018, June 14-17
It’s been years since a rock festival like this was organized in Italy, but Firenze Rocks 2018 has brought Italy up to the European standard. Last year the festival was deemed a success then renewed for this year. In 2017, the three-day concert hosted supergroups such as Radiohead, Placebo, Aerosmith, Eddie Vedder, and System of a Down. 212,000 concert-goers in all, with 23,000 foreigners. The city saw 8% more tourists than in 2016. The second edition this year, a four-day festival from June 14-17, 2018, will put to the test what was learned in the first edition. The organizers want to change Firenze Rocks into the most important festival in Italy, right in the cradle of the Renaissance.
The artists of Firenze Rocks 2018
The legends of rock live on stage at the Ippodromo del Visarno are: June 14 Foo Fighters, June 15 Guns N’Roses, June 16 Iron Maiden, and June 17 Ozzy Osbourne. At least two bands will open for each headliner. Avenged Sevenfold and Judas Priest will open for Ozzy Osbourne. The Kills, Wolf Alice, and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will open for Foo Fighters. Volbeat, Baroness, and The Pink Slip will open for Guns N’Roses. Helloween, Jonathan Davis, and Shinedown will open for Iron Maiden.
What’s new in Firenze Rocks 2018
Two big changes for 2018. First, a four-day festival pass will be on sale for €235 general admission and €280 for the pit. The total for the four individual concert dates is €250 for general admission and €290 for the pit plus the pre-sale fee for each concert. The festival pass is recommended for those who want to see all four concerts. The second is about the payment options inside Visarno. They are designing a “cashless” area where you can pay using a rechargeable chip bracelet.