Firenze Rocks 2019

Rock stars the likes of Ed Sheeran, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins and many others...

From 13 June 2019 to 16 June 2019

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From June 13 to 16 Florence is ready to ‘ignite’ thanks to Firenze Rocks 2019, the third edition of the great Tuscan festival that every year hosts internationally renowned artists and truly legendary bands. Many of the most important concerts of the 2019 rock festivals in Europe will take place here with a mix of styles that will appeal to the more ‘extreme’ rockers as well as to the most avant-garde ones. In the same evening you can go from listening to alternative rock, to punk rock and heavy metal. Opening Firenze Rocks will be the return of Tool, in Florence, first to climb on stage at the Visarno Arena on 13 June. After that it will all be an incredible crescendo of music and emotions! Are you ready to go wild with The Cure in Florence? It is a truly unmissable opportunity to watch this legendary band live. How about enjoying some quieter tracks thanks to Ed Sheeran's concert, in Italy for Firenze Rocks? And while you are at it, you will not want to miss the opportunity to watch the fantastic performance of Smashing Pumpkins at Firenze Rock! For all this and much more, you have to plan a nice trip to Tuscany in June! Tickets for Firenze Rocks 2019 literally fly off the shelves, so waste no time, have a look at the juicy line up and get cracking! Oh, it is also worth noting that all the concerts of the Rock Festival in Italy 2019 take place at the Visarno Arena, a huge green area not far from the historic center of the beautiful Tuscan capital: what better than combining the adrenaline of rock concerts with some equally exciting excursions around the wonderful ‘cradle of the Renaissance’. Let’s cut the chatter and start from the titles of the most anticipated 2019 Firenze Rocks concerts. 




  • Thursday 13 June, from 21.00 - Arena del Visarno
    In Florence Tool will be among the bands that will break the ice of the first night. It is a formation that has shaken the foundations of alternative and progressive rock thanks to concerts that mix music, video and visual effects. What else to say.... a live concert you cannot miss! The same evening will also showcase Smashing Pumpkins in Florence, the legendary alternative American rock band considered among the most important of the '90s: their return follows the release of a new album in November 2018. There will also be Dream Theater in Florence on June 13 to warm up the atmosphere with their progressive metal and songs from their latest work 'Distance over time'. But that’s not the end of it! The packed line-up of Firenze Rocks in this incredible evening will also feature Badflower from US and the British heavy group Skindred.


  • Friday 14 June, from 21.00 - Arena del Visarno
    In 2019 there will be three Ed Sheeran live concerts in Italy and one of these will be included in the 2019 rock events in Florence. There is no denying that the participation of the English singer-songwriter at the third edition of Firenze Rocks has made the purists of the genre turn up their noses. In short, Ed Sheeran is certainly not a rocker but there is no denying that his music mix of folk, soul and R&B has conquered the whole world. Right then, this time even die-hard rockers will feel all mellow and romantic thanks to the presence of Ed Sheeran in Florence: all singing 'Perfect' with smartphones on! The task of giving a boost of adrenaline to the evening will be down to Snow Patrol, in Florence for the first time. It is a British rock band formed in 1997 but recently under the limelight again with their new album 'Wildness'. The evening of July 14 will also see on the stage of the Visarno Arena the performance in Florence of Zara Larsson, the Swedish singer, composer and dancer famous for her collaboration in 'This on's for you', David Guetta’s anthem for the 2016 European football Championship. The second evening of the program of Firenze Rocks 2019 also includes the American singer-songwriter Matt Simmons’ live concert.


  • Saturday 15 June, from 21.00 - Arena del Visarno
    The lineup of the third evening will feature Eddie Vedder in Florence: known mainly as the singer of the alternative grunge group Pearl Jam, he is also a talented singer-songwriter and guitarist and that’s how he will perform on the stage of the Visarno Arena. The other artist on the bill of the program of Firenze Rocks 2019 is multifaceted Glen Hansard, singer-songwriter, guitarist and front man of the rock group The Frames.


  • Sunday 16 June, from 21.00 - Arena del Visarno
    The participation of The Cure at Firenze Rocks 2019 will end the festival with a 'bang'! The iconic British post-punk band, whose beginnings date back to 1976, have announced they will release a new album by March 29. Get ready to listen to The Cure concert in Florence to discover their new songs. The final evening of the concert will also feature on the Cascine stage Sum 41 from Canada and one of the world’s leading band of the pop-punk genre. In addition to Sum 41 in Florence in this magical evening you will also be able to watch the live concert of Editors in Florence, a British band that released their latest album 'Violence' in March 2018 followed by a highly acclaimed tour.


All the Florence 2019 Rock events will take place in the Visarno Arena, a large green area not far from the historic center of the beautiful capital, easy to reach by any means of transport. If you want to know how to reach Parco delle Cascine in Florence which is where the concerts are located, bear in mind that you get there by bus and tram, while cars can be conveniently left in the parking lots. For more details on Florence Rock 2019 and an updated line up, for the tickets and also for the Rock Florence 2019 seasonal tickets that allow you to attend more than just one concert, take a look at the official website (

So, what do you think about the 2019 Visarno Arena concerts? Are they good enough to convince you to plan a few days in Tuscany in June? And why not combine your getaway to the Tuscan capital with some of our fantastic excursions from Florence? You will discover marvelous corners of Tuscany, taste good food and drink excellent wine so that you will feel charged up for the concerts, and, you will agree, that’s a nice plan!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff