Rock City Built in Madrid to Host Rock in Rio 2008, Featuring Top Rock and World Music Acts

Rock in Rio heads to Arganda del Rey (Madrid) this summer June 27 – July 6. The artists scheduled to perform include Sting, Mariza, Orishas,  Lenny Kravitz, Corinne Bailey Rae, D’zrt, Guns N’ Roses, Ivete Sangalo, Jamiroquai, Marcelo D2, Mesa, Metallica, Moonspell, Pitty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rui Veloso, Shakira, Tokio Hotel, Xutos & Pontapés and Alejandro Sanz.

The newly built Rock City, located in Arganda Del Rey, will offer more than 200.000 square meters of fun for public of all ages. Inside of the Rock City, the infrastructure will be adequate and ready to offer the maximum comfort to a large and varied group of people, taking care of the logistic in every small detail.

Organized by areas, it has an extraordinary World Stage, where two national and two international great groups will play everyday. Hot Stage where you can listen to the best national and international music and the new talents, giving 5 concerts per day.

At the Electronic stage, there will be two national DJs and five international DJs per day. In Fashion Space, the public will be able to enjoy fashion, fashion shows and exhibitions. In the Radical Zone, lots of excitement and adrenaline in the ice rink will be felt, with the sky slope for workshops of snowboard, bungee jump and three Tirol roping in front of the World Stage. And at Kids Space, parents will be able leave their children with teachers and caretakers with all guarantees.

Motivated by the purpose of creating a spectacular park in Spain for a new edition of “Rock in Rio”, an audacious project has been developed: contemporaneous and at the same time respecting the conditions of environmental comfort.

The challenge has been to design a Rock City, not far from Madrid centre, that complies with all the requirements: a flexible project but able to attend all the necessities to make Rock City a European reference, and, in the world, an example of a multipurpose space.

Undoubtedly this project answers to the natural laws: gardens, pergolas, fountains, a wide entrance space and covered areas with all the necessary infrastructures for the comfort of the visitors and to attend all the activities that are going to take place during the celebration of “Rock in Rio-Madrid” 2008.

The buildings, which are distributed around the park, represent the formal freedom found in most of the contemporary projects. The volume, the rhythm, the colors and materials, show the diversity of styles and the main challenge of today’s architects: find the balance between buildings and nature.

The integration of the modern techniques of construction and the natural environment has given as a result Arganda del Rey Musical and Cultural Park, which stands out because it is a unique and audacious world stage for all kind of activities: shows, conventions, fairs and why not, just to contemplate it.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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