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Mariah Carey Takes Center Stage: Headlining Rock in Rio 2024

Mariah Carey Rock in Rio

For years, Brazilian fans have fervently requested Mariah Carey’s presence in their country. Her last appearance dates back to 2010, coinciding with Brazil’s extended chart-topping streak in 2009 with Carey’s rendition of “I Want to Know What Love Is.” The anticipation has now culminated in excitement as Mariah Carey has confirmed her performance at the renowned Rock in Rio festival on September 22, 2024.

The festival has gained renown for its superstar headlining acts, spanning an entire week filled with the finest music of the moment. And if this announcement isn’t further evidence of Mariah Carey’s deserving spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, then what is?

Secure Your Spot: How to Get Tickets to See Mariah Carey at Rock in Rio

Firstly, secure your airfare to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The festivities are scheduled from September 13th to September 22nd, culminating with Mariah’s performance on the final day. After securing your travel tickets, arrange your accommodations. The event will be hosted at Rio’s Olympic Park, situated in Barra da Tijuca. Ensure you book your hotel, Airbnb, or lodging nearby to make the most of the experience.

Tickets for the festival will be accessible starting April 11, 2024, through Ticketmaster Brasil. Presently, the Rock in Rio Card is priced at approximately $150 USD, based on today’s conversion rate (755 Brazilian Real).

Rock in Rio 2024 Lineup: Meet the Other Headliners Taking the Stage

While this year’s full list of acts is not yet complete, confirmed headliners for this year’s extravaganza are Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, Travis Scott, One Republic, Shawn Mendes, Ne-Yo, Charlie Puth, Zara Larsson, Cyndi Lauper, Joss Stone, and Gloria Gaynor. So, not only will you experience Mariah Carey’s spectacular performance, but you’ll also leave with a treasure trove of star-studded memories.

Rock in Rio Through the Years: A Timeline of Musical Excellence

Rock in Rio is a renowned music festival that originated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but expanded to other locations such as Lisbon, Madrid, and Las Vegas. Founded by Brazilian entrepreneur Roberto Medina, it has seen numerous editions since its inception in 1985. The festival has drawn massive crowds, with attendance figures reaching millions. In 2018, Live Nation Entertainment acquired a majority stake in the festival, aiming to integrate their expertise into its operations. The festival continues to be a significant event in the global music scene, with recent editions held in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro in 2022.

The global music festival began in 1985 with iconic headliners like Queen, Rod Stewart, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, and Scorpions. Over the years, it has evolved to feature a diverse range of acts spanning from soft rock to pop. From George Michael, Prince, and New Kids on the Block to Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and more recently, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and Guns ‘n’ Roses, the festival continues to showcase a broad spectrum of musical talent.

The festival has further expanded its offerings with multiple simultaneous stages, showcasing acts beyond the mainstream genres. These include the Sunset Stage and the Electronic/Dance Stage, providing diverse and eclectic performances for attendees to enjoy.

But the festival goes beyond just music: between performances, a plethora of additional events take place. Special attractions such as ferris wheels, ziplining, numerous restaurants and drink venues, tattoo parlors, and a variety of entertainment options line the sidelines, ensuring your afternoons and evenings are brimming with excitement throughout the festival.

Rock in Rio

As Mariah and her team finalize the setlist, anticipation builds for what promises to be an unforgettable performance. Expectations run high for Brazilian fans to hear Mariah’s chart-topping hits in the country, including “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Obsessed,” “Touch My Body,” “Don’t Forget About Us,” “We Belong Together,” “Through the Rain,” and “Against All Odds.” There’s also speculation of new material from her rumored upcoming album this summer. Regardless, this event offers a rare chance for Brazilian and nearby South American fans to witness the long-awaited legend in action. 

And if you’re planning to fly in, don’t forget to check in with our Brazilian lambs for tips and hey, maybe a couch to sleep on.

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