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Leigh-Anne Pinnock closes the Galp Stage

Rock in Rio Lisboa < 7 days left until the biggest music party, and beyond, in Portugal

  • The former Little Mix – the first British girl band to win the television show “X Factor” – performs at Palco Galp on June 22nd, the day the Portugal-Turkey game will be broadcast live on the festival grounds, and it looks like this completes the line-up for this stage;
  • Leigh-Anne Pinnock, who is now launching solo, joins the Rock in Rio Lisboa lineup on a day when performances by the Jonas Brothers, Macklemore, Ivete Sangalo and Carolina Deslandes are already confirmed on Palco Mundo, James, Filipe Karlsson and Kura on the Galp Stage and Ornatos Violeta, Fonzie and Dilsinho on the Tejo Stage;
  • Remember that Rock in Rio Lisboa 2024 will take place on the 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd of June 2024 and will feature 12 hours of daily and memorable parties, in a new City of Rock and in a new location – Parque Tejo -Lisbon.

There are 7 days left until the 20th anniversary edition of Rock in Rio Lisboa begins, and the news continues Leigh-Anne Pinnock, the British star (ex-Little Mix) who performs for the first time in Portugal on June 22nd at Palco Galp.

After years of success with the band Little Mix, Leigh-Anne now begins a new and exciting phase of her career as a solo artist. Influenced by genres ranging from old-school R&B to garage, Amapiano and reggae, her music offers both diversity and authenticity. The single “Don’t Say Love” marks the beginning of this new chapter and offers fans a glimpse of what they can expect from Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s solo journey. Working with a variety of talent including Stormzy, P2J, Darkchild, and Kassa Alexander, Leigh-Anne is set to surprise and captivate audiences.

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Leigh Anne Pinnock < Rock in Rio-Lisboa

Leigh-Anne’s career began with the success of girl band Little Mix, the first group to win the television talent show “X Factor”. This was one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, with over 50 million records sold worldwide. However, as a woman of African descent in a predominantly white industry, Leigh-Anne faced significant challenges. In 2020, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the artist spoke publicly about her experiences of feeling invisible and marginalized, receiving overwhelming support from fans.

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Through the BBC documentary “Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop and Power”, and her initiative “The Black Fund”, the artist continues to promote change and support organizations dedicated to the black community. Her memoir “Believe,” written with author Natalie Morris, will be published later this year and offers a deeper look into her personal and professional journey.

“The Palco Galp line-up is finally complete! With Leigh-Anne composing this incredible selection of artists, we guarantee a day full of excitement and joy”, says Roberta Medina, Executive Vice-President of Rock in Rio. “It will be an unforgettable journey where everyone will be able to sing, jump and cheer, especially with our national team playing that day. Get ready for a spectacle that will lift everyone’s spirits and unite everyone in a unique celebration.”

Remember that the 10th edition of Rock in Rio Lisboa is scheduled for the 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd of June 2024, in a new Rock City, in Parque Tejo Lisboa, where the public will be transported to a unique and memorable, full of surprises, animation, party, lots of music and quality entertainment.

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About Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio is the international brand responsible for the biggest music and entertainment event in the world. Created in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, it is an important part of the history of world music. The event has already had 22 editions, 130 days and more than 3,816 musical attractions. Over the years, more than 11.2 million people have passed through Rock Cities in Portugal, Brazil, Spain and the United States.

In Portugal, nine editions have been held to date and over the 44 days of the festival, more than 3 million people and more than 1,100 musical attractions have visited Lisbon’s Rock City. The festival invested more than 225 million euros, generated more than 87 thousand jobs (direct and indirect), allocated around 5.6 million euros to socio-environmental causes and promoted numerous actions, including the installation of photovoltaic panels in schools, burnt forest reforestation project, equipping hospitals and IPSS, construction of sensory rooms for young people, among others.

In 2024, the festival is back on the 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd of June for a special edition that celebrates 20 years of Rock in Rio Lisboa, with great news including a new location – in Parque Tejo Lisboa. The new Cidade do Rock will feature a new stage, a new Route 85 and a new space that will celebrate 20 years of “For a Better World”, in addition to the already known Palco Mundo, Palco Galp, Rock Street, Super Bock Digital Stage, Chef’s Garden, ESC Online Sports Bar, Ferris Wheel Pisca Pisca, Slide Pepsi, VIP Area Gato Preto, among others.

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