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Rock In Rio 2013: Metallica, Springsteen to Headline

Sept. 19-22 will see Metallica return for the 6th time as Rock In Rio headliners, alongside Iron Maiden, Springsteen & more

Brazil's Rock In Rio 2013 festival will feature headlining performances by Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and Iron Maiden.

Metallica, who have promised a year-long wait for new studio material, will return for the sixth time as headliners of the festival, which takes place in Rio De Janeiro from Sept 19-22 2013. Posting the announcement online, Metallica said: "We're back with another show announcement and unlike last week's posting, we're giving you almost a whole year’s notice!! We are super psyched to be returning to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for our sixth Rock in Rio on September 19, 2013. How's that for advance planning?!"

We'll keep you posted on more lineup details as they become available.

Residents of Brazil can buy tickets from October 23, with international tickets going on sale in April 2013.