Since the first edition of the festival, in 1985, Mundo Stage has already demonstrated its importance to the music scene. At the time, it was considered one of the largest stages ever built in the world, with 820 meters of downstage, 15 national and 16 international attractions. For the first time, the audience of a large concert was lit up as part of the performance. There were over one million people throughout the event.
The icons of international music were not used to playing in South America, and the Rock in Rio Mundo Stage allowed that to happen. Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC were some of the names that participated in the 85th edition. Over the years, other great artists were present in the editions that followed.
In 1991, the rock of Guns n’ Roses, the jazz of Prince and the pop of George Michael demonstrated that the stage was a space for all musical rhythms. In 2001, it continued with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Sting, Neil Young and national attractions such as Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Elba Ramalho and Ed Motta.
After a break, Rock in Rio returns to its home, Brazil, in 2011. Mundo Stage has established itself as a classic of the event, continues to offer great shows to the public. Tuned to the new trends, but also inviting attractions that never left the scene, the stage continues to bring great bands, renowned singers and new names that reverberate worldwide. Since the comeback, Rihanna, Beyonce, Kate Perry, Queen + Adam Lambert, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Justin Timberlake, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Wonder, Coldplay and Maroon 5, have walked on this stage, not to mention the Brazilians Ivete Sangalo, Capital Initial , Paralamas do Sucesso, Jota Quest, Skank, and others.
Size: 25 m high x 86 m wide, downstage measuring 24 m.
Total weight: 400T (including lighting, sound, and scenography)
Distance from the audience: Only 8 m separate the audience from the stage
Sound: 20T. The sound from Mundo Stage propagates throughout an 800 m radius
Special lighting on the center screen: 100 led moving lights
Set design: Curved and convex boards with 2 m x 4 m had moving lights installed that will provide a more dynamic stage
Screens: Three large screens make up the scenography, including two side screens of 8.32 m x 4.32 m. The stage also has a 20 m x 16 m large screen in the back, taking up the entire space
Total number of shows in the seven days of the event: 29 performances