'N Sync Sign On For Rio Fest
Spears and 'N Sync have signed on to headline the third "Rock In Rio For A
Better World" festival, to be held Jan. 12-21 in Rio De Janeiro. Native
stars such as Funk 'n Lata, Fernanda Abreu, and Pato Fu will also be on the
bill, which will eventually grow to nearly 100 international acts.
by Brazilian businessman Roberto Medina, "Rock In Rio" follows the
1991 event, which featured performances from Guns 'N Roses, Santana, and George
Michael. Proceeds from the 2001 festival will benefit Viva Rio, a Rio-based
social services organization that aids the youth of the city.
"Rock In Rio" will be broadcast live in Brazil and will be licensed to more than 50 countries. AOL will sponsor the event and will create a network of cyber-areas allowing concertgoers to communicate with people throught the world.