Sanremo Music Festival 2019


From February 5th to 9th, Italy stops to watch Sanremo Festival, one of the main shows of Italy and worldwide.

It is exciting to see it live, enveloped in the festive climate that livens up the entire city. Among the audience of Ariston theatre, walking around the shopping streets, on the boardwalk, at the Casino, parks or other areas that welcome the stars, singers, guests and tourists: the magical festive climate is everywhere.

On the stage, with Claudio Baglioni, Virginia Raffaele and Claudio Bisio as hosts, there will be 24 top Italian singers, like Il Volo, Nek, Patty Prato and many others. Special guests will be the worldwide stars Andrea Bocelli, Giorgia and Elisa. International surprise stars will be announced later on.

The final show on the 9th of February will see the election of the winner, who will have the right to represent Italy at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.

The Festival will be on air and web streaming on Rai 1, Rai HD, Eurovision and Radio 1, Radio 2.

San Remo Music Festival 2015



The Festival is coming…!

From 10th to 14th February, the unmissable appointment with the festival of the Italian song comes back: the 65rd edition of San Remo Festival.

The song contest began in 1951 and has been held in Sanremo every year since. Well beloved in Italy and beyond, the Sanremo Music Festival even served as the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The festival has launched the careers of incredibly famous Italian singers, including Andrea Bocelli, Zucchero, Eros Ramazzotti, Laura Pausini and Massimo Ranieri. But Sanremo is almost as much about the host as the talented performances. Every year, eager audiences tune in to see who will present the show.

This year, the singing competition at Ariston Theatre will be hosted by Carlo Conti with Emma, Arisa and the spanish model Rocio Munoz Morales.

As the art director, Conti selected the 20 “Big” competitors who will participate in 2015 edition: Annalisa Scarrone, Malika Ayane, Marco Masini, Gianlua Grignani, Chiara Galiazzo, Nek, Nina Zilli, Alex Britti, Biggio-Mandelli, Moreno, Bianca Atzei, Raf, Lara Fabian, Grazia Di Michele e Mauro Coruzzi, Dear Jack, Il Volo, Anna Tatangelo, Nesli, Irene Grandi, Lorenzo Fragola (the latest winner of X-Factor Italy)

For the category of “Giovani” (young cometitors), who will sing just one song, we’ll see on the Ariston stage: Serena Brancale, Giovanni Caccamo, Kaligola, Kutso, Enrico Nigiotti, Rakele, Amara, Chanty.

The Italian and international guest stars who will climb on Sanremo’s stage will be: Biagio Antonacci, Gianna Nannini, Tiziano Ferro, Al Bano e Romina Power, Giovanni Allevi, Conchita Wurst, Imagine Dragons, Charlize Theron, Saint Motel, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, The Avener, Ed Sheeran.

The Festival will be on air on Rai 1, Rai HD, Eurovision and Radio 1, Radio 2.

In Sanremo, the City of Flowers, everything is ready to get this famous musical kermesse started, an event that every year for one week makes Sanremo the capital of music.

Il Festival di San Remo

“Il Festival” is coming….

From 26th February to 1st March!

The Festival della canzone italiana (in English: Italian song festival) is a popular Italian song contest running since 1951 and held annually in the city of Sanremo. Usually referred to as Festival di Sanremo, or outside Italy as Sanremo Music Festival, it was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.

For some years (from 1953 to 1971, except for 1956) each song was sung twice by two different interpreters (singer or band). The festival has been used as the way of choosing Italy’s Eurovision entry from 1956 to 1966, in 1972 and 1997.

The Festival is broadcast live on TV Rai Uno in Eurovision Network since 1955. From 1951 to 1954 it was transmitted only on radio RAI.

The Ariston Theater hosts the annual San Remo Music Festival, the internationally famous song “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu”, also known as “Volare”, was performed at this festival for the first time by Domenico Modugno in 1958. The San Remo festival is so popular amongst Italians that it is often referred to simply as “Il Festival” (The Festival).