Music stars invade Lisbon this summer

Lisbon Lisbon is ready to rock this summer.  This weekend is the first part of the 5-day festival Rock in Rio-Lisboa.  The notorious singer Amy Winehouse was the first international star to reach the stage (although one hour late), and after that was Lenny Kravitz’s turn to get the Lisbon crowd rocking.  On the electronic side of the festival, the highlight of the day was Paul Van Dyk.
The following days will bring Alanis Morissette and Bon Jovi, and the famous DJ Carl Cox, along with Tokio Hotel, Joss Stone, Rod Stewart, and DJs David Morales and Dimitri from Paris.
On June 5th it’s Metallica’s turn, which will be on stage after Machine Head.  The following day will bring Muse, The Offspring, and Linkin Park, which will offer their harder sounds while Sasha & Digweed entertain dance music fans.
If you can’t make it to this festival, there is an opportunity to go to another one in July.  The annual Super Bock Super Rock takes place on July 9th and 10th, this year welcoming Iron Maiden, Slayer, Beck, Mika, Duran Duran, and DJ Tiesto.
On the same day will be the first of three days of the Optimus Alive festival, presenting Rage Against the Machine, The Hives, Bob Dylan, Within Temptation, Neil Young, Ben Harper, among others.
But before that on July 4th, James Blunt’s concert takes place in the Campo Pequeno arena, also the stage for Lou Reed on July 19th.
Finally, at the end of the season, Madonna returns to Lisbon after her 2-night concert four years ago and her world-premiere performance of “Hung Up” in 2006’s MTV Music Awards that took place in the Portuguese capital.  This time her concert will be open-air, in Parque da Bela Vista on September 14.