Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí is the parade venue for the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. It is located downtown in the Cidade Nova neighborhood. This permanent parade grounds opened in 1984. Since its renovation in 2012, it has a seating capacity for 90,000 spectators. Off-season, the Sambadrome hosts concerts. Star musicians who have performed include Eric Clapton, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Britney Speers, Bon Jovi, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones.