Biggest music festival starts in Brazil

The event, , Rock in Rio, is expected to attract 700,000 people over its week-long run, with around 100,000 a day turning out to see some of the biggest names in pop and rock belting out tunes on Rio de Janeiro’s shoreline. The mega-show sold out to ticket-holders paying from $50-100 is taking place in the “City of Rock”, a specially built venue on the site of what will be the future Olympic Village when Rio hosts the 2016 Summer Games.“Hello Rio!” Perry screamed to the delight of the fans after launching her set with her mega-hit “Teenage Dream.” The US pop princess took the stage after several local acts and a fireworks display to kick off the night.Elton John and Rihanna also performed on the event’s opening night. – Dunyanews