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January 11, 2024

35 Amazing Photographs of Fans at Rock in Rio 1985, the World’s Largest Music Festival

Rock in Rio is one of the largest music festivals in the world. The first edition of the festival was held from January 11–20, 1985. Queen, George Benson, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, and Yes were the headliners, each occupying top spot for two nights (Benson, however, ceded it to James Taylor for their second night in the same bill, due to the huge delay Taylor’s extended performance had caused to his concert two days before).

It was 10 days of music and a lot of excitement in the first City of Rock, which occupied an area of 250 thousand square meters in Rio de Janeiro. On stage – the largest in the world at the time with 80 meters of proscenium – 15 national and 16 international attractions. In the audience, 1 million and 380 thousand people. For the first time in the world the audience of a great show was illuminated. At that moment the audience began to take part in the show. The biggest music festival in the world was born there.


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