Music Event Festival Design

Music Event Festival Design

Music Event Festival Design

Rock in Rio, Lisbon. Vistafolia® rocks Lisbon – by design.

Rock in Rio is one of Lisbon’s biggest annual music events and attracts hundreds of visitors to Portugal’s capital every year. More than just a music festival, Rock in Rio is a four day event featuring live music, DJs, snowboarding and a number of children’s’ activities. Held in Bela Vista Park, Lisbon – one of the largest open areas within the beautiful city – the festival is not only a fun event but also raises vital funds for a number of important charities. This year’s festival, which will take place in June, will be host to a number of artists including Muse, The Killers and Katy Perry. Known for its rugged scenery, great beaches and metropolitan shopping and nightlife. Lisbon Attracts thousands of visitors every year and is fast becoming one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations.


Vistafolia’s team of experts was commissioned to design a set for this year’s Rock in Rio event and, we were honoured to be chosen to help with such a popular and prestigious event. The team knew that something special was required for such an important event and decided to work with the festival’s music theme. Beginning with a simple hardwood wall and flooring, the team added a vintage-look piano and a Jimi hendrix-esque standing lamp featuring an electric guitar. They then added quirky guitar-themed table lamps to the top of the piano before handing the scene over to Vistafolia’s screening foliage gurus for ideas.

Working with the retro music theme, the Vistafolia® screening team began by adding vibrant green artificial grass and foliage to the hardwood wall. Different shaped leaves and grasses were then added to the wall in shades of teal, emerald and lime to achieve a sense of depth and to introduce a naturally wild look. As a final touch, strategically placed artificial brown star-shaped plants were added to the design to complete the Mediterranean “Vertical Garden” feel. Placed as a backdrop for the vibrant blue, red and yellow guitars in the design, the Vistafolia® wall provides a fun and tactile aspect to the overall look of the set.

Hitting the right notes.

The festival organisers were delighted with the Vistafolia® artificial living green wall and were impressed with the speed of the installation which caused much less disruption than expected, thanks to our experienced installers. Beautiful and practical, the Vistafolia® wall is fire retardant, UV protected and hard-wearing; all of which is incredibly important for a busy event such as Rock in Rio.

Strategic spot lighting was adding to the display in order to bring out the beautiful natural shades within the foliage wall and to pick out the vibrant hues of the guitars. Not only does the display look great but, in keeping with the ethos of the event, our use of artificial foliage also helps to reduce the festival’s.