San Remo Music Festival 2016

sanremo festival 2016

The SanRemo Festival lands in a colorful, amusing and floral city from February 9th.

Finally! The most awaited-for week for Italian music fans is here. From February 9th to 13th, Italy stops to watch Sanremo festival, one of the main shows of Italy and worldwide. It is amusing to watch it from home, live on the TV.

While 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 Carlo Conti, Virginia Raffaele, Madalina Ghenea e Gabriel Garko. And also the top Italian singers, with many stars like Elisa, Eros Ramazzotti, Laura Pausini. And the typical international surprise stars, from Ellie Goulding to Sir Elton John.

The final show on the 13th of February will see the election of the winner, who will have the right to represent Italy at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.

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

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).