Sanremo Music Festival 2022

From February 1st to 5th, Italy stops to watch Sanremo Festival, one of the main shows of Italy and worldwide.

It is exciting to see again San Remo 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 back everywhere.

The Sanremo Music Festival, now in its 72nd edition, it is presented by the television showman Amadeus, with comedians Fiorello and Checco Zalone as hosts. There will be 25 top Italian singers, like Mahmood, Elisa, Massimo Ranieri, Gianni Morandi, Noemi and many others. Special guests will be the worldwide stars Laura Pausini, Måneskin, Meduza and other international guests that will be announced later on.

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San Remo Music Festival 2015

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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.

San Remo Music Festival 2013

The Festival is coming…!

From 12th to 16th February, the unmissable appointment with the festival of the Italian song comes back: the 63rd 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 Fabio Fazio and Luciana Littizzetto, the TV presenter couple of the show “Che tempo che fa”. This is expected to be an edition where humour and biting jokes will be the big protagonists (after the music, of course).
Fabio Fazio will come back on the stage of the Festival, 14 years after the first time, the edition of 1999, when Anna Oxa won the competition with the song “Senza Pietà”.

As the art director, Fazio selected the 14 “Big” competitors who will participate in 2013 edition: Almamegretta, Annalisa Scarrone, Chiara Galiazzo, Daniele Silvestri, Elio e le Storie Tese, Malika Ayane, Marco Mengoni, Maria Nazionale, Marta sui tubi, Max Gazzè, Modà, Raphael Gualazzi, Simona Molinari with Peter Cincotti and Simone Cristicchi. They will play 2 unpublished songs.

For the category of “Giovani” (young cometitors), who will sing just one song, we’ll see on the Ariston stage Andrea Nardinocchi, Antonio Maggio, Blastema, Ilaria Porceddu, Il Cile, Irene Ghiotto, Paolo Simoni and Renzo Rubino.

The competition will see the challenge of the 14 “Campioni” (champions), 7 in the first night and 7 in the second night, each one singing two songs, and the best song will be proclaimed by telephone voting and the Festival Press Jury.
During 3rd night, the “Campioni” will perform their 14 songs, of the 28 remining in the competition. During 4th night, entitled Sanremo Story, the “Big” will sing the Festival’s historic songs with italian or international artists. In addition, the winning song of the category “Giovani” will be decreed.

In the final night, we’ll listen to the songs of Campioni category, which will be voted by the Quality Jury that includes the actor Carlo Verdone, Serena Dandini, Stefano Bartezzaghi, Nicola Piovani, Eleonora Abbagnato, Claudio Coccoluto, Nicoletta Mantovani, Cecilia Chailly, Rita Marcotulli, Paolo Giordano and the audience through the vote by phone. Finally, it will be proclaimed the winning song of 63rd Sanremo Festival.

The Italian and international guest stars who will climb on Sanremo’s stage with Fazio and Littizzetto will be: the Israeli top model Bar Rafaeli, Pippo Baudo and Raffaella Carrà in the “amarcord” night, Andrea Bocelli, Bianca Balti, Carla Bruni, Beppe Fiorello, Neri Marcorè, Claudio Bisio, Asaf Avidan, Caetano Veloso, Antony, Roberto Baggio and Flavia Pennetta.

This year, for the first time, celebrities will proclaim the winner of each category. Among the others, we find the tennis champion Flavia Pennetta, the sisters and presenters Benedetta and Cristina Parodi, Filippa Lagerback, Ilaria D’Amico, Vincenzo Montella, the water polo champion Stefano Tempesti, the archery champion Jessica Rossi.

The Festival will be on air on Rai 1, Rai HD, Eurovision and Radio 1, Radio 2. You can also watch it on the web, at www.rai.it, where it’s possible to watch the commercial created by the Academy award-winning director Gabriele Salvatores.
In 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.

San Remo Music Festival 2012

San Remo is undoubtedly the most important Italian Music Festival, the song contest began in 1951 and has been held in San Remo every year since launching the careers of incredibly famous Italian singers, like Andrea Bocelli, Zucchero, Eros Ramazzotti, Laura Pausini, Elisa. Giorgia and Massimo Ranieri.

This week, RAI have released the names of the singers and songs competing in the 2012 62th edition of the festival. Italian pop legend Gianni Morandi will host the show with Tamara Ecclestone, daughter of Formula One group CEO Bernie Ecclestone, Ivana Mrazova, a Czech fashion model, and Italian actor/director Rocco Papaleo as co-host. Morandi hosted a very successful edition of the festival last year won by Roberto Vecchioni and launched Raphael Gualazzi in the best newcomers’ category.

The festival begins this year on the 14th of February and goes until February the 18th.

Watch out for a special evening on the 16th of February, as the festival will celebrate “gli Italiani nel mondo”, the achievements of Italians around the world, with a special evening entitled Viva l’Italia dedicated to Italian famous songs with participants singing a duet with international artists, including Brian May, Gary Go, Patty Smith, José Feliciano, Sarah Jane Morris and Shaggy.

Below is a list of the singers who will participate this year and the international guest stars and special songs they will perform on the 16th.

Nina Zilli and Skye, Morcheeba Never never never (Grande grande grande)
Samuele Bersani and Goran Bregovic My sweet Romagna (Romagna mia)
Dolcenera and Professor Green My life is mine (Vita spericolata)
Pierdavide Carone and Lucio Dalla with Mads Langer Anema e core
Irene Fornaciari and Brian May I who have nothing (Uno dei tanti)
Emma and Gary Go If paradise is half as nice (Il Paradiso)
Matia Bazar and Al Jarreau Speak softly love (soundtrack “Il Padrino”)
Noemi and Sarah Jane Morris To feel in love (Amarsi un po’)
Francesco Renga and Sergio Dalma El mundo(Il mondo)
Arisa and José Feliciano Que serà (Che sarà)
Chiara Civello and Shaggy You don’t have to say you love me
Gigi D’Alessio and Loredana Bertè with Nina Hagen Auf Der Welt (Piccolo Uomo)
Eugenio Finardi and Noa Surrender
Marlene Kuntz and Patti Smith The world became the world

Italian audiences will be tuning in for an extravaganza: music, fashion, entertainment and awards. But you don’t have to be in Italy to view the annual affair. To see international broadcasts, check the Rai programming schedule by selecting your geographic area. The festival will also be broadcast on Radio1 Rai.

The Sanremo Festival is always an Italian entertainment experience, and with special secret guests expected this year, there’s no excuse for missing the singing or the spectacle!

From: ItalyMag

Another good reason to visit San Remo and the Italian Riviera, Western Liguria ….

The San Remo Music Festival is coming!

The San Remo Music Festival is coming!

San Remo is a small Italian town near the border of France. Located on the Ligurian coast, San Remo is known as a beautiful resort town, but its true claim to fame is the music festival held there every year. The festival della canzone Italiana, commonly called the Sanremo Music Festival is one of the oldest singing competitions in Europe.

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, Italian pop legend Gianni Morandi will host the show, with George Clooney’s latest love interest, Elisabetta Canalis and Italo-Argentinian model and TV star Belén Rodríguez as co-host.
The festival begins this year on February 15 and goes until February 19. On February 17, exactly one month before the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of a united Italy, the festival will celebrate the event with a special programme which will include Verdi’s “Va, pensiero”, “‘O sole mio”, “Viva l’Italia” and other songs that Italians love and which represent their history. Below is a list of the singers who will participate this year and the famous songs they will sing on the 17th.

Patty Pravo – Mille lire al mese
Nathalie – Il mio canto libero
Roberto Vecchioni – ‘O surdato ‘nnammurato
Giusy Ferreri – Il cielo in una stanza
Luca Madonia con Franco Battiato – La notte dell’addio
Max Pezzali – Mamma mia dammi 100 lire
La Crus – Parlami d’amore Mariù
Anna Oxa – ‘O sole mio
Modà-Emma – Here’s To You, La ballata di Sacco e Vanzetti
Tricarico – L’italiano
Al Bano – Va’ pensiero
Anna Tatangelo – Mamma
Luca Barbarossa e Raquel Del Rosario – Addio, mia bella, addio
Davide Van De Sfroos – Viva l’Italia

The song contest features many more participants than it has in the past and is now a huge television event. Italian audiences will be tuning in for an extravaganza: music, fashion, entertainment and awards. But you don’t have to be in Italy to view the annual affair. To see international broadcasts, check the Rai programming schedule by selecting your geographic area. The festival will also be broadcast on Radio1 Rai.

The San Remo Festival is always an Italian entertainment experience, and with special secret guests expected this year, there’s no excuse for missing the singing or the spectacle!

Sanremo Festival

Sanremo is ready to turn into the capital of Italian music once again. From 17th to 21st February at the Ariston Theatre – the temple of music and entertainment – Paolo Bonolis will host the 59th Italian Music Festival. Considered the most important Italian music show, the Festival is a unique opportunity for both famous and emerging singers. As always, the music will be inspired by the flowers of Sanremo and the Bouquet specially created by designers with Riviera flowers.