Attendees zip line over the main stage at the Rock in Rio USA festival site in Las Vegas. (Photo by Alivephotography)

What does it take to transplant one of the world’s biggest music festivals to the Las Vegas strip? Well, it helps to have huge headliners like Taylor Swift, Metallica and Bruno Mars.

That was the plan for the inaugural Rock in Rio USA festival in Vegas which took place over May 8-9 and May 15-16. The four-day, $75-million event drew more than 82,000 fans for th...


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