The hottest rock festival in Florence
Many people love visiting Florence in the summer not only because of the beautiful art, vibrant colors of the sunsets, and unique architecture, but also to enjoy the live music. This year, thousands of rock enthusiasts will gather at the Visarno Arena for the annual “Firenze Rocks” festival. You don’t want to miss out on this!
After the great success of the 2022 edition, with artists like Green Day, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers & Metallica, the festival will return to Florence on 17 and 18th of June 2023. The headliners of this year are legendary rock band The Who, accompanied by the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra and worldwide famous American pop rock band Maroon 5!
The first festival was organized in 2017 and hosted both local and international artists. The idea behind the festival was to celebrate rock music and spend quality time with friends and loved ones outdoors. As years went by it became very popular among Italian residents and visitors from abroad. In total, the festival attracted around 660,000 fans from around the world, hosting artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses and even Ed Sheeran.
The online tickets for the festival are already available on Ticketmaster.it, and Ticketone.it. General entrance fee is €74,75 and €57,50 for the first and second day of the festival consecutively. Make sure to book your tickets early as the resale price is expected to rise.
Physical tickets will also be available at the ticket office located in Piazzale delle Cascine, as well as, all authorized Box Office Toscana points closer to the date of the event.
The Visarno Arena with a seating capacity over 7,000 is one of the biggest festival and concert venues in Italy. In addition, the standing capacity of the arena reaches 11,000 attendees. Apart from the concert hall, the arena also hosts Firenze Rocks Village with vendors and fun activities to enjoy while listening to the concert.
Located next to the hippodrome around two kilometers away from Santa Maria Novella station ,the venue is easily accessible by any public transportation, by car and even by bicycle.
The recommended bicycle route from Florence Santa Maria Novella station takes around 15 minutes and follows the path from Piazza Goldoni to Lungarno Vespucci. You can also take Line 2 of the tramway, directly from the station and get off at the San Donato (Universita). Another way is to take Line 1 of the tramway and get off at the Cascine (Carlo Monni) stop located near the Visarno Arena. Both routes require a short 5 min walk. If you wish to travel by bus, the Ataf 17 line towards the Cascine will get you to the arena in 15 minutes if you are traveling from the center. Cost of the ticket for bus/tram: €1.50
2023 FESTIVAL PROGRAM
17-18 June 2023
Viale del Visarno, 14