Sanremo Music Festival 2014

A unique, indescribable vibe. Just like the vibe in Hollywood during the Oscars days. Here is what you feel in Sanremo during the Music Festival week.

From 18th to 22th February, the unmissable appointment with the festival of the Italian song comes back: the 64th edition of San Remo Music Festival in the famous Ariston Theatre.

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.

The singing competition at Ariston Theatre will be hosted by Fabio Fazio and Luciana Littizzetto, the RAI TV presenter couple of the show “Che tempo che fa”.

There will be two sections, the Campioni (Champions) section and the Nuove Proposte (New Proposals) section. The Campioni section consists of 14 artists that will perform 2 original entries each. On the other hand, the Nuove Proposte section will consist of 8 new artists that will perform 1 original song each.

These are the “Campioni”: Arisa, Frankie Hi NRG, Antonella Ruggiero, Raphael Gualazzi, Cristiano De Andrè, Perturbazione, Giusy Ferreri, Francesco Renga, Giuliano Palma, Noemi, Renzo Rubino, Ron, Riccardo Sinigallia e Francesco Sarcina.

And these are the “Nuove Proposte”: Diodato, Filippo Graziani, Bianca e Zibba, Rocco Hunt, De Simone, The Niro e Vadim.

The Italian and international guest stars who will climb on Sanremo’s stage with Fazio and Littizzetto will be: the French top model Leatitia Casta, Raffaella Carrà, Yusuf Cat Steven, Luciano Ligabue, Claudio Baglioni, Rufus Wainwright, Damien Rice, Luca Parmitano, Gino Paoli, Paolo Nutini, Luca Zingaretti, and Stromae

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

In San Remo, 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.