Rio de Janeiro Sep 14 (EFE) .- British singer and songwriter Dua Lipa will be the main artist of Rock in Rio on September 11 and the one in charge of closing the curtain of the event, its organizers reported Tuesday.
Recognized worldwide for her successful album “Future Nostalgia”, with which she won the Grammy in the category “Best Pop Album”, this will be the second time that this artist visits Brazil, after she opened a Coldplay concert in Sao Paulo, in 2017.
The 26-year-old British singer joins the Rock in Rio 2022 artists lineup, which will be led by American Demi Lovato and Canadian Justin Bieber.
The bands Megadeth and Dream Theater, the rapper Post Malone and the singer Jason Derulo, all Americans, are other names confirmed for the next edition of the event that will also have the band Spultura and the singer Iveth Sangalo, among the Brazilian artists.
The eighth edition of Rock in Rio in Rio de Janeiro was initially scheduled for September and October of this year, but the COVID pandemic forced the organizers to postpone it for a year.
The musical event will have seven nights of concerts on September 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2022 in the so-called “City of Rock” that the organizers will set up again in the Olympic Park of the “city. marvelous “.
The 2022 edition will be the twenty-first of the festival in its history and the eighth in Rio de Janeiro, where it was born in 1985.
In 35 years of life, the festival has held 20 editions in Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon, Madrid and Las Vegas, 119 days of concerts and 2,338 musical attractions, seen by some 10.2 million spectators.