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FIRENZE ROCKS 2018, all you need to know

Mini Guide to fully enjoy the most anticipated event of the summer fiorentina

Summer is the season of great live and in Florence on rock the part to be patronesses with a dense calendar of rock stars that will go up on stage at the Visarno Arena.

14-15-16-17 June four incredibly missed dates to Florence Rocks 2018. After the great success of last year, returns for lovers of rock a weekend of good live music.

Here is the complete program.


The PROGRAM of Thursday 14 JUNE

Gates open 11 a.m.

Thursday, June 14 will go up on stage from 21 the Foo Fighters, that icon alt-rock band that draws its inspiration from the post-grunge, made USA. After the new album "Concrete and Gold" and a world tour always sold-out, arrive in Italy with a single date at Florence Rocks.

To make the way Dave Grohl's band starting from 15.15 there will be Mama's Anthem, born in Milan in 2014 from an idea by Manuela Di Gennaro, frontwoman of the band Reggae sounding gliding into the Soul with keels Funk, Blues and Rock.

To follow from 16.15 the Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are a punk rock band formed in 2015 by former frontman of Gallows and Pure Love, Frank Carter.

To follow from 17.30, the young British group Wolf Alice, much appreciated in Britain by the critics.

From 19.15 until the arrival of the guests of honour, the stars and stripes indie rock duo The Kills (Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince have assets 5 discs).

The PROGRAM of Friday 15 JUNE

Gates open 11 a.m.

The next day will go up on stage at the rock stars Guns N ' Roses from 20.00, another exclusive Italian Florence Rocks 2018. Guns n ' Roses are a historical group hard rock band, active since 1985 are back in Italy after selling out last summer in Imola with 8 thousand spectators.

Before them on the stage of the Visarno Arena will go up three different bands starting at 16. They range from Californians The Pink Slips with their synth-punk that comes straight from Los Angeles. The Baroness, band heavy metal sludge which in the past has also opened the concerts of Deftones and Metallica. Up to the Danes Volbeat combining metal singing style sounds rockability.

The PROGRAM on Saturday 16 JUNE

Gates open from 12

Veterans from the last world tour, Iron Maiden will arrive for the third time Florence Rocks, at 21.15 16.

On the same day will perform, always from 16, the band Shinedown, which has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. From 17.45 will perform Jonathan Davis with his solo project titled The Serenity of Suffering.

From 19.10 Germans Helloween, among the most influential groups of metal music, there will also be the leader of Korn.

On Sunday 17 JUNE

Gates open from 12


Sunday, 17 is the day of metal. Guest of honor Ozzy Osbourne, the former Black Sabbath frontman will go up on stage at the Visarno for its only Italian date of her tour.

The main event is scheduled at 21.15, but to precede him there will be respected names: from the birth Amphitrium, 15 Swiss performed on important stages to the rhythm of extreme metal. The program also includes the Tremonti from 16, band of guitarist Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge) on tour with the new album "A Dying Machine". From 17 the Judas Priest, more than 50 million records sold in their career nearly half a century of activity. Till 19.15 when they rise on stage at the Visarno Arena the metal band Avenged Sevenfold, which recently launched the deluxe version of the acclaimed "The Stage".

Regulation and access to the Visarno Arena

Around the Visarno Arena were three concentric areas, with different modes of access and more stringent checks in as soon as you get closer to the stage. At the time of the concerts will be accessible only walk the Cascine Park (with the exception of vehicles of disabled people with cash, access from via del Barco).

The area around the Visarno Arena will be cordoned off and guarded by security personnel: you can access only if in possession of a ticket and after a security check. To get to the Visarno Arena there are six different entrances, on the ticket contains a dedicated input: inputs yellow and silver, in viale degli Olmi, green entrance in piazzale delle Cascine, blue and Red inputs in via delle Cascine the entrance to orange in Visarno Avenue. It is recommended to follow the guidelines, if in doubt ask your steward.

Thorough security checks are provided access, even with metal detectors.

Among the objects that you cannot introduce include plastic bottles with a capacity exceeding 0.5 liters (in each case will be asked to remove the plug), animals of all sizes, sticks, umbrellas, helmets, bags and backpacks with capacity more than 15 litres. There is no cloakroom service.


How to get to Visarno Arena, all useful info to know

Traffic closures

Florence festival Rocks the whole area of the Parco delle Cascine will be closed to traffic from 9. The blocks will be active in via del Fosso Milling (intersection with viale Fratelli Rosselli), in piazza Puccini (from the intersection with via Mercadante) and in via del Barco.

It is therefore strongly recommended the use of public transport, in particular the 1 Tram Line which connects the railway station SMN, right in the Centre, with the municipality of Scandicci. The nearest stops to the main entrances, only 5 minutes walk away, are "Cascine", and "Paolo Uccello." In the four days of Florence Rocks the tramway will be on duty until 2 at night.

In scooter is available parking in piazzale Vittorio Veneto, Cascine Park side.

By Taxi (calling 055 4242 or 055 4390) you arrive in 7 minutes from Santa Maria Novella station.

By bike (downloading the app of bike sharing) Florence SMN train station you will arrive in about 15 minutes.

By car, if you arrive from Firenze-Pisa-Livorno highway or highway A1 we recommend the parking exchanger Villa Costanza near the stop Villa Costanza of line 1 tramway, in Scandicci. It is accessible only from the A1-from both North and South--between the tollgates of Florence Scandicci Firenze Certosa. From here, take line 1 tramway, you reach the Visarno Arena in minutes. If the parking is full: exit at Scandicci. Along the route of the tramway has the following areas: stop De André (via Sassetti), stop resistance (Rogers Centre in Scandicci), stop Nenni-Torregalli (near the Coop shopping centre Ponte a Greve). Otherwise it is convenient to buy and download of "Florence Parking" for more information.

There is a disabled parking in piazzale delle Cascine, in front of the firing range, it is accessed by way of the Pegasus.



Florence Rocks Village, lots of activities and fun

Within 6,000 square meters of pure fun for young and old. So many activities to experience the sound of great rock music. All listings of food & beverage within the Visarno Arena will accept only tokens that can be bought at the cash desks inside the Park.

Inside the Visarno Arena points will be present food and bar with great variety of food, from street food to local specialities, the gluten-free. And yet, Barber Shop & Hair Dresser, Temporary Tattoo with non-permanent tattoos, Social Room & Wifi Zone to post the latest happenings from the festival in real time.

The concert with the kids? No problem! Inside kindergarten space (free) runs from 16 to 24 hours with creative Labs ' involvement, games, face painting and balloon modelling workstations. The children's area will be managed by, to use the service, send an email to:

Area reserved for women pregnant

Pregnant women can attend the concerts from an area reserved for them. Ask at the entrance for details.



For all the info in real time about the event follow the social networks of "Firenze Florence Rocks" and "Visarno Arena" or download the app of Florence Rocks to enjoy the whole festival is just a click away!