Metal day at Rock in Rio 2021 bands confirmed!

The much loved Metal Day is already confirmed at Rock in Rio 2021! And what awaits us on that first opening day? That unparalleled feeling of seeing the biggest metal bands on the planet on the stages of the biggest music and entertainment festival in the world, Rock in Rio. From the opening of the gates, until the last show on the Main Stage, all the magic of metal will take over the City of Rock.

To make the whole experience even more exciting, organisers release the full line-up of the Main Stage for September 24, 2021: IRON MAIDEN, DREAM THEATER, MEGADETH AND SEPULTURA + BRAZILIAN SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA.

IRON MAIDEN is back in the City of Rock. The band will headline the first day of the festival, September 24, 2021. It is with great pride that Rock in Rio and IRON MAIDEN share a history that started in 1985, in the festival’s first edition. The saga continued in style until 2001, when MAIDEN was the headliner with the “Brave new world” tour, a show that was filmed and resulted in an official DVD. After that, the band was headliner of Rock in Rio in 2013 and 2019, on the “Maiden england” and “Legacy of the beast” tours, respectively. In the words of Bruce Dickinson, “as long as Brazilian fans want, IRON MAIDEN will continue to return to Brazil”. And, certainly, it’s all we want! IRON MAIDEN’S GONNA GET ALL OF US.

For the first time, one of the biggest names in progressive metal will perform on Rock in Rio’s Main Stage. DREAM THEATER, with all its unparalleled energy and virtuosity, has conquered an infinity of fans throughout its career, who faithfully follow all the band’s steps. Since 1985, the group has released highly rated albums and accumulated several awards and sales records. With metal classics “Images and words” and “Awake” until the most recent release, “Distance over time”, we are sure that we will have a progressive metal masterclass in the City of Rock.

Thrash metal will invade the City of Rock at Rock in Rio 2021! MEGADETH is one of the greatest bands of the genre and is part of The Big Four – name given to the four pioneering thrash bands – alongside Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer. MEGADETH has built a successful career since the early 1980s and has become one of the most successful bands in the world. The band’s formation, in addition to founder, Dave Mustaine, features David Ellefson, Dirk Verbeuren and Brazilian Kiko Loureiro on guitar. Surely it will be unforgettable to hear Megadeth play “Holy wars” in the City of Rock!

The biggest name of the national metal, SEPULTURA, is back on the Main Stage of Rock in Rio. The band has been around since 1984 and is responsible for exporting Brazilian metal to the world. This time, Andreas Kisser, Derrick Green, Paulo Jr. and Eloy Casagrande promise an exclusive show in the City of Rock, sharing the stage with the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (OSB) in the show SEPULTURA in Concert. The powerful sound of SEPULTURA will merge with the erudite elements of the orchestra. The Main Stage will kick off with a bang.

The 2021 edition is not to be missed – Rock in Rio will take place on September 24th, 25th, 26th and 30th and October 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the City of Rock.