Taylor Swift, Metallica, No Doubt set for Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas next year

By , on September 27, 2014

Taylor Swift. Photo by Eva Rinaldi / Flickr.
Taylor Swift. Photo by Eva Rinaldi / Flickr.

NEW YORK—Taylor Swift and Metallica are among the performers set for the U.S. debut of the Rock in Rio music festival next year.

The festival announced Friday that No Doubt and Linkin Park also will perform on the main stage during the four-day event in Las Vegas. The Deftones and John Legend will perform on a different stage.

Rock in Rio USA will take place May 8-9 and 15-16.

A group including casino company MGM Resorts plan to build a 33-acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip for the festival. The layout is expected to include five stages.

Rock in Rio launched in 1985. The festival also will be held in Rio de Janeiro next September, featuring Katy Perry and Legend.