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    Matera – The European Capital of Culture 2019

    Date: 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019

    Matera will be the European Capital of Culture in 2019, together with Plovdiv, in Bulgaria. After Genoa, the European Capital of Culture in 2004, Matera is the next Italian city to host the event, under the motto Open Future. Candidate in 2008, Matera was designated on October 17, 2014, the European Capital of Culture for 2019. It is the first city in the southern Italy to receive this recognition, obtained after entering a shortlist that included five other Italian cities: Cagliari, Lecce, Perugia, Ravenna and Siena. The opening ceremony of the event will take place on Saturday, January 19, 2019. On this occasion, more than two-thousand musicians will meet in Matera, to walk through the districts of the city. At sunset, the musicians will converge on the Sassi, each band playing its own repertoire, so that every alley will eventually be filled up with music. If you will visit Matera in 2019, don’t forget to buy the Matera Passport, which entitles you to participate in all the events of the Matera 2019 official programme. A single €19 passport will give you a complete 365-day experience including: 48 weeks of events, 800 artists and cultural operators from all over the world, Read more [...]

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    Carnival of Venice 2020

    Date: 8 February 2020 - 25 February 2020

    The Carnival of Venice 2020, one of the most famous and appreciated carnivals in the world, will take place between 8 and 25 February 2020, in the beautiful city of Venice. On this occasion, for 18 days in a row, we will have the pleasure to admire many wonderful masks and costumes, worn by hundreds of thousands of people coming from all over the world to parade through the narrow streets of Venice.   SHORT HISTORY The first information about a carnival in Venice dates back to 1094, when the word carnevale was mentioned for the first time in a document signed by the Doge Vitale Faliero. Back then, the carnival was an event dedicated in particular to the people from the lower classes, who, through the anonymity guaranteed by masks, could relate with the nobility of the time. The first official document declaring the Carnival of Venice a public holiday dates back to 1296, when the Senate of the Republic set it before Lent. Starting with that moment, for the next few hundred years, the Carnival lasted six weeks, usually between December 26 and Ash Wednesday. During the 18th century, the Venice Carnival reached its maximum splendor and international Read more [...]

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    Venetian Feast on Water 2020

    Date: 8 February 2020 - 9 February 2020

    The Venetian Feast on Water (Festa Veneziana sull’acqua), the grand opening of the Carnival of Venice 2020, will take place on two consecutive days, 8 and 9 February 2020, in Venice. Saturday, February 8, on the first day of the feast, the Cannaregio Canal will turn into a water stage, on which an impressive show of music, color and light will take place, for the enjoyment of thousands of people, locals and tourists alike. The show will consist of aquatic performances, acrobatics, dance and music, celebrating, first of all, the water on which the city is built. On the second day of the feast – Sunday, February 9, the Venetian Feast on Water will continue with its second part. Starting at 11.00 am, a water parade will take place on the Grand Canal. The specific Venetian boats will sail along the Grand Canal, from Punta della Dogana to the Cannaregio Canal. Here, on the banks of the Cannaregio Canal, starting with 12.00 pm, you will find various stalls with traditional delicacies, venetian specialities and wine.

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    Festa delle Marie 2020

    Date: 15 February 2020

    Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    Festa delle Marie (Feast of the Marys) will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2020, in Venice, as part of the Carnival of Venice 2020. On this occasion, a procession will start in front of the Church of San Pietro di Castello around 2.30 pm, will pass through via Garibaldi and Riva degli Schiavoni, to reach the stage in the Saint Mark’s Square around 4.00 pm, where the twelve Marias will be presented to the public.   SHORT HISTORY The custom of blessing the girls who were going to get married appeared in Venice in the 9th century. The blessing took place in the Church of San Pietro di Castello, the former cathedral of Venice. On this occasion, twelve beautiful girls from the poorest families of the city were chosen, and each girl was assigned to a rich Venetian family. The family gave her clothes, jewels and a dowry so she could marry. In 844, during the blessing held in the Church of San Pietro di Castello, a group of Dalmatian pirates kidnapped the girls, also stealing their jewelry. The Doge Pietro Tradonico organized the pursuit of the pirates and caught them near Caorle, freeing the girls and recovering their Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 15 February 2020

    Date: 15 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Flight of the Angel 2020

    Date: 16 February 2020

    Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    The Flight of the Angel (Volo dell’Angelo) will take place on Sunday, February 16, 2020, between 11.00 am and 12.00 pm, in Venice. During the Flight of the Angel, one of the highlights of the Carnival of Venice 2020, the girl who was chosen the previous year as the Maria of the Carnival will fly along a cable from the Saint Mark’s Campanile to the center of the Saint Mark’s Square.   SHORT HISTORY This tradition originated around the middle of the 16th century, when a Turkish acrobat descended from the belfry of St. Mark’s Basilica, to a balcony of the Doge’s Palace, paying homage to the Doge. After the success of his performance, it was decided that the moment would be repeated every year, under the name of the Flight of the Turk (Volo del Turco). In the first years, the acrobatics were performed only by professional tightrope walkers. Later, after a man with angel wings descended from the bell tower, the event changed its name to the Flight of the Angel. In 1759, when an acrobat fell to the ground in front of the crowd, the performance was banned and the acrobat was replaced by a large wooden Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 16 February 2020

    Date: 16 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Best Mask Contest 2020

    Date: 20 February 2020 - 24 February 2020

    The Best Mask Contest is a masks competition that takes place every year in Venice during the Carnival of Venice. For the Venice Carnival 2020, the competition will be held between 20 and 22 February, with the grand final on Sunday, February 23, when the winners will be selected. Between 20 and 22 February, the competitors parade on stage will be held twice a day in the Saint Mark’s Square. The participants will challenge each other by masks and costumes, wigs, feathers and caps. On February 23, the grand final will be held on the same stage, when a jury composed of experts will select the 2 winners of the two categories: Best Masked Costume and Best Masked Costume according to the theme of the Venice Carnival 2020. On the final selection, will appear all the participants that have won the previous parades. On Monday, February 24, there will be two parades dedicated to kids. The participation in the competition is free and, if you want to compete in the Best Mask Contest 2020, you will have to fill out a form that will be available starting with December 2019 on the official website of the Carnival.

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 20 February 2020

    Date: 20 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 21 February 2020

    Date: 21 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 22 February 2020

    Date: 22 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Flight of the Eagle 2020

    Date: 23 February 2020

    Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    The Flight of the Eagle (Volo dell’Aquila) will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2020, in the last weekend of the Venice Carnival 2020.   SHORT HISTORY Starting with 2012, due to the increasing popularity of the Flight of the Angel, it was decided that another spectacular flight – the Flight of the Eagle, would take place on the following Sunday of the Carnival, from the Saint Mark’s Campanile to the stage located in the Saint Mark’s Square. Since 2012, the Flight of the Eagle has been performed by Fabrizia D’Ottavio (gymnast), Francesca Piccinini (volleyball player), Carolina Kostner (ice skater), Giusy Versace (paralympic athlete), Saturino (musician), Melissa Satta (actress) and Renzo Rosso (entrepreneur). In 2019, it was the turn of Arianna Fontana, champion of Short Track with eight Olympic medals.

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 23 February 2020

    Date: 23 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 24 February 2020

    Date: 24 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 25 February 2020

    Date: 25 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Infiorata di Noto 2020

    Date: 15 May 2020 - 17 May 2020

    Infiorata di Noto 2020, the 41st edition of the famous flower festival, will most likely take place in the weekend of May 15-17, in Via Corrado Nicolaci, in Noto.   SHORT HISTORY The Infiorata was born 40 years ago from the meeting of the Noto artists with the ones from Genzano, a town in the Metropolitan City of Rome, where this pictorial technique was developed. Beginning with 1980, every year, in the third weekend of May, Noto, the Stone Garden, as it was called by the historian Cesare Brandi, welcomes in the heart of its historical center an explosion of color and perfume. On this occasion, Via Nicolaci, 122 meters long and 7 meters wide, is divided into 16 sectors of 6 by 4 meters, that represent the canvas on which the artists will carefully paint with flowers. The theme of the event changes from year to year, inspired from religion, mythology, art or local folklore.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On Friday, May 15, in the afternoon, the artists who won the competition for the design of the floral panels, will come into the possession of one of the 16 sectors assigned to them in Via Nicolaci, and will Read more [...]

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    Festa della Sensa 2020

    Date: 23 May 2020 - 24 May 2020

    Festa della Sensa 2020, one of the most evocative Venetian traditions, will take place on May 23 and 24, in Venice. The Feast of the Ascension recalls important moments in the history of the Republic of Venice, through the ceremony of the Marriage of the Sea (Sposalizio del Mare) and the various regattas that takes place on this occasion in the Venetian lagoon. Festa della Sensa is, without doubt, one of the most anticipated and appreciated events in the Venetian calendar, not only by locals, but also by tourists.   SHORT HISTORY Festa della Sensa was born on the day of the Ascension of Christ, to commemorate two very important moments in the history of Venice. The first event occurred on May 9, in the year 1000, when the Doge Pietro Orseolo defeated the Slavs who threatened Dalmatia, allowing Venice to become the absolute power of the Adriatic Sea. The second event recalls the peace treaty signed in Venice in 1177, between the Doge Sebastiano Ziani, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Pope Alessandro III, which marked the end of a centuries-old conflict between the Empire and the Papacy. On this occasion, the Doge received gifts from the Pope and, at the Read more [...]

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    Pisan June 2020

    Date: 28 May 2020 - 6 July 2020

    The Pisan June (Giugno Pisano) is a series of events that take place every year during the month of June, in Pisa, whose climax is represented by the celebrations held in honor of the patron saint of the city, San Ranieri (Saint Rainerius), on June 17th. The Pisan June 2020 will take place between May 28, when the historical game of Mazzascudo will be held in Piazza dei Cavalieri, and July 6, when the ceremony of the Marriage with the Sea will happen.   SHORT HISTORY Originally, Giugno Pisano included only the Luminara held on the eve of the festival and the Palio of San Ranieri held on the day of the Saint, on June 17. Once every four years, the Pisan June also included the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics, the historical reenactment event recalling the rivalry of the most famous Italian maritime republics: Amalfi, Pisa, Genoa and Venice, during which four rowing crews representing each republic compete against each other. In order to create a month of interesting events, the Gioco del Ponte (Battle of the Bridge) was also moved to June, on the last Saturday of the month. Over time, many other events were initiated, more Read more [...]

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    Milano Summer Festival 2020

    Date: 1 June 2020 - 31 July 2020

    Milano Summer Festival 2020 will take place during the months of June and July, 2020, at the San Siro Racetrack (Ippodromo Snai – San Siro), in Milan.   THE FESTIVAL The festival brings to Milan some of the best-known artists of different music genres, spanning from rock to electronic dance music, jazz, blues, heavy metal and much more. Of the artists who performed in 2018, we can mention Marilyn Manson, Carlos Santana, Martin Garrix, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, The Chemical Brothers, Alanis Morissette and Robert Plant. In 2019, among others, Metallica, KISS and Ben Harper performed at the festival.   THE LINEUP So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of the Milano Summer Festival are: July 9: Thom Yorke   THE VENUE The San Siro Racetrack, dating back to the 1920s and renovated in 1975, can be considered a monument of national interest. The area, dedicated to live concerts and equestrian sport, is located on the outskirts of Milano, in Piazzale dello Sport. The closest Metro Station is San Siro Ippodromo, on the Metro Line M5, about 650 meters away or about 8 minutes on foot from the San Siro Racetrack.

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    Firenze Rocks 2020

    Date: 10 June 2020 - 14 June 2020

    Firenze Rocks 2020 will take place between 10 and 14 of June, at the Visarno Arena, in Parco delle Cascine, in Florence.   THE FESTIVAL The first edition of Firenze Rocks took place in 2017, when Placebo, Aerosmith and System of a Down attended the festival. In 2018, in front of over 210,000 spectators, The Kills, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne appeared on stage. In 2019, the most important artists who performed at the festival were Ed Sheeran, The Cure, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater and Eddie Vedder. In only 3 years, Firenze Rocks became one of the most important festivals in Tuscany, and its fourth edition will represent, without doubt, one of the most engaging music events in Italy for the summer of 2020.   THE LINEUP So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of Firenze Rocks are: June 11: Green Day, Weezer June 13: Red Hot Chili Peppers   THE VENUE Visarno Arena is an outdoor arena located within the Visarno Hippodrome, in the Cascine Park, in Florence. In the middle of nature, the area is a perfect summer venue for concerts, festivals and other kind of events. Read more [...]

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    Weezer – Hella Mega Tour 2020

    Date: 11 June 2020

    Time: 4:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American rock band Weezer will perform on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the Visarno Arena, in the Cascine Park, in Florence. On this occasion, Weezer will be the support act for Green Day on their Hella Mega Tour, and the concert will take place in the first day of the rock festival Firenze Rocks 2020.   THE BAND Weezer was founded in 1992, in Los Angeles. The band consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar and keyboards), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (guitar, keyboards) and Scott Shriner (bass). In 1994, Weezer released their self-titled debut album, also known as the Blue Album. Their second album, Pinkerton, released in 1996, was a commercial failure, but achieved cult status and critical acclaim later. In 2001, Weezer returned with another self-titled album, also known as the Green Album. Their fourth album, Maladroit, was released in 2002, and their fifth album, Make Believe, in 2005. In 2008, Weezer released a third self-titled album, also known as the Red Album. Raditude was released in 2009 and Hurley in 2010. The band’s ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, appeared in 2014 and their fourth self-titled album, also known as the White Read more [...]

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    Green Day – Hella Mega Tour 2020

    Date: 11 June 2020

    Time: 4:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American band Green Day will perform on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the Visarno Arena, in the Parco delle Cascine, in Florence, as part of their Hella Mega Tour. The concert will be held in the first day of Firenze Rocks 2020.   THE BAND Green Day was formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. In 1990, the band co-opted the drummer Tré Cool. The band released their debut album, 39/Smooth, in 1990, and their second album, Kerplunk, in 1991. Their third album, Dookie, was released in 1994 and it was a breakout success, selling over 10 million copies in the United States and 20 million copies worldwide. The band’s fourth studio album, Insomniac, was released in 1995, and their fifth album, Nimrod, in 1997. Their sixth album, Warning, was released in 2000, and the band’s seventh studio album, American Idiot, in 2004. The band’s eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, followed in 2009. A trilogy of albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, was released in 2012. In 2016, another studio album, Revolution Radio, was released. On September 10, 2019, the band announced the Hella Mega Tour and released the single Father Read more [...]

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    I-Days Festival 2020

    Date: 12 June 2020 - 17 July 2020

    I-Days Festival 2020 will take place during the months of June and July, 2020, at the AREA EXPO Experience, in Milan.   THE FESTIVAL Formerly known as the Independent Days Festival, the I-Days Festival was born in 1999, in Bologna. The 2009 and 2018 editions were held in Milan and the 2016 edition took place in Monza. Over time, many important bands and artists performed on the stage of the festival, among which we can mention Blink-182, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Muse, Coldplay, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Deep Purple, Arcade Fire, Green Day, Radiohead, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, The Killers, Placebo and Liam Gallagher.   THE LINEUP So far, the names announced for the 2020 edition of the I-Days Festival are: June 12: System of a Down, Korn June 15: Vasco Rossi July 17: Billie Eilish, Finneas   THE VENUE AREA EXPO Experience is a park built in the area of Expo 2015, in Milan, inaugurated 6 months after the conclusion of the universal exhibition. The Area Expo Experience hosts sports events, cultural manifestations and concerts. The closest Metro stop is Rho Fiera Milano, on the Metro Line M1, located about 650 meters away. The closest bus Read more [...]

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    Korn – Europe Tour 2020

    Date: 12 June 2020

    Time: 5:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The nu metal band Korn will perform on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the AREA EXPO Experience, in Milan. On June 12, they will share the stage with the American band System of a Down, as part of the I-Days Festival 2020.   THE BAND Korn was formed in Bakersfield, California, in 1993. The band’s current lineup features James “Munky” Shaffer (rhythm guitar), Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu (bass), Brian “Head” Welch (lead guitar), Jonathan Davis (lead vocals and bagpipes) and Ray Luzier (drums). The band’s debut album, Korn, was released in 1994, followed by Life Is Peachy in 1996. The band experienced mainstream success with Follow the Leader, released in 1998, and Issues, released one year later. In 2002, Untouchables was released, followed by Take a Look in the Mirror in 2003 and See You on the Other Side in 2005. Their other albums are Korn III: Remember Who You Are, released in 2010, The Path of Totality in 2011, The Paradigm Shift in 2013, The Serenity of Suffering in 2016, and The Nothing in 2019. As of today, Korn released seven video albums and 39 music videos. The band received two Grammy Awards out of eight nominations and two MTV Read more [...]

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    System of a Down – Europe Tour 2020

    Date: 12 June 2020

    Time: 5:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The heavy-metal band System of a Down will perform on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the AREA EXPO Experience, in Milan. On June 12, they will share the stage with the American band Korn, as part of the I-Days Festival 2020.   THE BAND System of a Down was formed in Glendale, California, in 1994. The band currently consists of Serj Tankian (lead vocals and keyboards), Daron Malakian (vocals and guitar), Shavo Odadjian (bass) and John Dolmayan (drums). System of a Down achieved commercial success with the release of five studio albums between 1998 and 2005. The band went on hiatus in 2006 and reunited in 2010. Since then, they performed live occasionally, without releasing any new material since 2005. Over time, System of a Down sold over 40 million records worldwide. The band was nominated for four Grammy Awards, and their song B.Y.O.B. won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2006.   THE FESTIVAL The I-Days Festival, formerly known as the Independent Days Festival, was born in 1999, in Bologna. The 2009 and 2018 editions were held in Milan and the 2016 edition took place in Monza. Over time, many important bands and artists performed on Read more [...]

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    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Europe Tour 2020

    Date: 13 June 2020

    Time: 4:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American band Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the Visarno Arena, in the Cascine Park, in Florence, as part of the music festival Firenze Rocks 2020.   THE BAND Red Hot Chili Peppers was formed in Los Angeles in 1983 by vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Michael Peter Balzary (Flea), guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons. Currently, the band consists of Kiedis, Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Their fifth album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, released in 1991, became the band’s first major commercial success. Their seventh album, Californication, released in 1999, was sold in more than 16 million copies worldwide, becoming theirs biggest commercial success to date. Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best-selling bands of all time, with over 80 million records sold worldwide, and sixteen Grammy Awards nominations, of which they have won six. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   THE FESTIVAL Firenze Rocks is a rock festival which takes place every year in Florence, since 2017. The 2020 edition of the festival will take place between 10 and 14 of June, at the Visarno Arena, in Florence. Read more [...]

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    Paul McCartney – Freshen Up Tour 2020

    Date: 13 June 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer Paul McCartney will perform on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in the former Campo Balilla, alongside the City Walls of Lucca. The concert is part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020.   THE ARTIST Paul McCartney gained worldwide fame as the vocalist and bassist for the Beatles. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. In 1970, McCartney debuted as a solo artist with the album McCartney. Throughout the 1970s, he led Wings, one of the most successful bands of the decade, with more than a dozen international top 10 singles and albums. Since 1989, he toured as a solo artist, and in 1993, he formed the music duo the Fireman with Martin Glover from the Killing Joke. Paul McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. He has written or co-written 32 songs that have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was included twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of the Beatles, in 1988, and as a solo artist, in 1999. He received 18 Grammy Awards. Read more [...]

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    Luminara di San Ranieri 2020

    Date: 16 June 2020

    The candlelight festival Luminara di San Ranieri 2020 will take place on June 16, 2020, in Pisa, as part of a series of events entitled Pisan June 2020, dedicated to the patron saint of the city, San Ranieri. On this occasion, the city lights up with thousands of candles, creating an evocative and unique atmosphere that seems to bring the visitors back in time. Each year, approximately 100,000 candles placed on wooden frames outline the architectural forms of the palaces, bridges, churches and towers on the banks of the Arno river. Later in the evening, many of the candles will be placed on the water of the Arno, between the Fortezza Bridge and the Citadella Bridge, creating an enchanting play of lights and reflections.   SHORT HISTORY The first historical document attesting the tradition of illuminating the city of Pisa with oil lamps dates back to 1337. Before 1688, the feast was held on several occasions. Notable are the 1539 edition, in honor of Vittoria della Rovere, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and the wife of Grand Duke Ferdinando II, and the one of June 14, 1662, when the lights were set up in honor of Margherita Luisa, Princess of Orleans Read more [...]

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    Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi 2020

    Date: 26 June 2020 - 12 July 2020

    The 63rd edition of the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of the Two Worlds) will take place between June 26 and July 12, 2020, in Spoleto. The renowned international event of music, art and culture is held every year, in Spoleto, since 1958.   SHORT HISTORY The festival was created in 1958, in Spoleto, by the Italian-American composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti. He chose Spoleto due to the beautiful historical center of the town, for the presence of the two theaters, Teatro Nuovo and Teatro Caio Melisso, and for the Piazza del Duomo, a beautiful open-air theater suitable for an event of such magnitude. In 1962, the exhibition Sculpture in the city took place, one of the first major events of the festival. After the festival, some of the works were donated to the town, including the Teodelapio made by Alexander Calder. Starting with the mid-nineties and until 2007, the artistic director of the festival was the adopted son of Gian Carlo Menotti, Francis Menotti. In autumn 2007, the minister of cultural heritage, Francesco Rutelli, appointed Giorgio Ferrara as the artistic director of the festival and assigned him the task of relaunching the event. Over time, many famous Read more [...]

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    Lucca Summer Festival 2020

    Date: 1 July 2020 - 31 July 2020

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Lucca Summer Festival 2020, the 23rd edition of one of the most important music festivals in Italy, will take place during the month of July, in Lucca.   THE FESTIVAL The first edition of the Lucca Summer Festival took place in 1998, when Bob Dylan, George Benson and Joe Cocker performed on stage. Over time, important names attended the festival, among which we can mention David Bowie, James Brown, Mark Knopfler, Jamiroquai, Seal, Zucchero, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Oasis, Anastacia, Giorgia, Green Day, Ennio Morricone and The Rolling Stones. On 5 July 2009, the Dave Matthews Band held a concert of over three and a half hours, the longest performance of their career. On 23 September 2017, it was held the historic Rolling Stones concert, the only Italian date of the No Filter European tour, which established the attendance record for this event, of about 55,000 people. On this occasion, the stage was built alongside the City Walls, precisely in the former Balilla field.   THE LINEUP So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of the Lucca Summer Festival are: June 13: Paul McCartney July 18: Yusuf Cat Stevens July 25: Celine Read more [...]

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    Bologna Sonic Park 2020

    Date: 6 July 2020 - 20 July 2020

    The rock festival Bologna Sonic Park 2020 will take place between 6 and 20 of July, at the Arena Parco Nord, in Bologna.   THE FESTIVAL Bologna Sonic Park is a rock music festival which took place for the first time in 2019. The lineup for the first edition of the festival included names like Slipknot, Amon Amarth, Testament, Skunk Anansie, Weezer, Greta Van Fleet and Bring Me the Horizon.   THE LINEUP So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of the Bologna Sonic Park are: July 6: Deep Purple July 20: Iron Maiden   THE VENUE Arena Parco Nord is a natural amphitheater located in Bologna, used primarily for open-air concerts. The amphitheater served as the venue for the Independent Days Festival since 1999, a music festival which today is held in Milan under the name of I-Days Festival. The closest bus station is Parco Nord, located about 80 meters away, on the bus Lines 25, 410 and 925.

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    Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Tour 2020

    Date: 9 July 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer Thom Yorke will perform on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the Ippodromo Snai – San Siro, in Milan, as part of the Milano Summer Festival 2020.   THE ARTIST Thom Yorke is known as the vocalist and main songwriter of the rock band Radiohead. A multi-instrumentalist, he also plays guitar and keyboards. Along with the other members of Radiohead, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. Yorke’s debut solo album, The Eraser, was released in 2006. His second solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, was released in 2014, followed by Anima in 2019.   THE FESTIVAL The festival brings to Milan some of the best-known artists of different music genres, spanning from rock to electronic dance music, jazz, blues, and much more. Of the artists who performed in the past editions of the Milano Summer Festival, we can mention Marilyn Manson, Carlos Santana, Martin Garrix, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, The Chemical Brothers, Alanis Morissette, Robert Plant, Metallica and KISS.   THE VENUE The San Siro Racetrack dates back to the 1920s, was renovated in 1975 and it can be considered a monument of national interest. The area, dedicated to live concerts Read more [...]

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    Umbria Jazz Festival 2020

    Date: 10 July 2020 - 19 July 2020

    Umbria Jazz Festival, one of the most popular jazz festivals in the world, will take place between 10 and 19 of July, 2020, in Perugia.   THE FESTIVAL The first edition of the festival was held in 1973. Since then, every year, during in the month of July, Perugia hosts concerts of famous jazz players from around the world. In recent years, Umbria Jazz Festival also opened its doors to other musical genres. Some of the best artists who have taken part in Umbria Jazz Festival are B.B. King (in 1982, 1993, 2004 and 2009), Burt Bacharach (in 2009, 2015 and 2016), Chet Baker (in 1976), Tony Bennett (in 1996, 1998, 2007 and 2015), James Brown (in 2003 and 2006), Eric Clapton (in 2006), Natalie Cole (in 2000), Phil Collins (in 1996), Chick Corea (in 2002, 2006 and 2009), Miles Davis (in 1985), Lady Gaga (in 2015), Dizzy Gillespie (in 1976), Al Jarreau (in 1996 and 2007), Elton John (in 2005), Alicia Keys (in 2008), Pat Metheny (in 1999, 2002 and 2007), Sting (in 1987) and Prince (in 2011).   THE LINEUP So far, the names announced for the 2020 edition of the Umbria Jazz Festival are: July 10: Lenny Read more [...]

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    Lenny Kravitz – Here to Love Tour 2020

    Date: 10 July 2020

    Time: 9:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The American singer Lenny Kravitz will perform on Friday, July 10, 2020, at the Arena Santa Giuliana, in Perugia, as part of his Here to Love tour. The concert is one of the main events of Umbria Jazz Festival 2020.   THE ARTIST Kravitz’s debut album, Let Love Rule, was released in 1989. Then, in 1991, Mama Said was released, followed by Are You Gonna Go My Way in 1993, Circus in 1995, 5 in 1998, Lenny in 2001, Baptism in 2004, It Is Time for a Love Revolution in 2008, Black and White America in 2011 and Strut in 2014. In September 2018, he released his 11th studio album, Raise Vibration, and started his world tour with the same name. To date, Lenny Kravitz released 11 studio albums, one greatest hits compilation, four box set compilation albums, two extended plays, 58 singles and eight video albums. Over time, Kravitz earned three gold albums, two platinum albums, two double platinum albums and one triple platinum album.   THE VENUE Since 2003, the most important concerts of Umbria Jazz Festival take place at the Arena Santa Giuliana, a stadium in Perugia, used mainly for soccer games. The stadium is located about Read more [...]

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    Billie Eilish – Where Do We Go? Tour 2020

    Date: 17 July 2020

    Time: 5:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The American singer Billie Eilish will perform on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the I-Days Festival 2020, in Milan.   THE ARTIST Billie Eilish was born and raised in Highland Park, Los Angeles. She gained some success in 2016, when she released her single Ocean Eyes. Her debut EP, Don’t Smile at Me, released in 2017, reached the top 15 in the United States. Eilish collaborated with Khalid for the single Lovely, which was released in April 2018. Her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, released in 2019, reached number one in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The single Bad Guy became her first number-one single in the United States.   THE FESTIVAL The I-Days Festival, formerly known as the Independent Days Festival, was born in 1999, in Bologna. The 2009 and 2018 editions were held in Milan and the 2016 edition took place in Monza. Over time, many important bands and artists performed on the stage of the festival, among which we can mention Blink-182, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Muse, Coldplay, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Deep Purple, Arcade Fire, Green Day, Radiohead, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, The Read more [...]

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    Festa del Redentore 2020

    Date: 18 July 2020 - 19 July 2020

    Festa del Redentore 2020, one of the most important events in the Venetian calendar, will take place in the weekend of July 18-19, in Venice. The event, held every year in the third weekend of July, was at first a purely religious feast. Over time, profane elements were added to the religious manifestations, and today the celebration includes a party, a regatta and one of the most impressive fireworks display in the world.   SHORT HISTORY Between 1575 and 1577, a merciless plague killed about one-third of Venice’s population. The epidemic spread rapidly throughout the city and was difficult to control due to the precarious conditions in which the people were living and to a high population density. In 1576, the Venetian Senate commissioned a church dedicated to Jesus the Redeemer (Il Redentore), hoping to get rid of the disease. A year later, in July, the city was declared cured, and the Venetians initiated a new celebration called Festa del Redentore (Feast of the Redeemer). Today, on the occasion of the feast, a bridge is built across the Giudecca Canal, between Zattere and the Giudecca Island. The people cross the bridge in a short pilgrimage to the beautiful church of Read more [...]

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    Yusuf Cat Stevens – Tea for the Tillerman: 50 Year Anniversary Tour 2020

    Date: 18 July 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The British singer Yusuf Cat Stevens will perform on Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Piazza Napoleone, in Lucca, as part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020.   THE ARTIST Steven Demetre Georgiou, known by his stage name Cat Stevens, and later Yusuf, debuted in 1967 with the album Matthew and Son. With his fourth and fifth albums, Tea for the Tillerman, released in 1970, and Teaser and the Firecat, appeared one year later, he became a superstar. In 1977, Stevens converted to the Muslim faith, taking the name Yusuf Islam. Following his conversion, he abandoned his musical career for nearly three decades. In 2006, he returned to music, releasing his first new studio album in 28 years, titled An Other Cup. In 2009, he released the album Roadsinger, and in 2014, he released the album Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, and began his first US tour since 1978. In 2017, he released the album The Laughing Apple. His most popular songs are Father and Son, Wild World, Moonshadow, Peace Train and Morning Has Broken. In 2007, he received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and, in 2014, he was inducted Read more [...]

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    Celine Dion – Courage Tour 2020

    Date: 25 July 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The Canadian singer Celine Dion will perform on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in the former Campo Balilla, alongside the City Walls of Lucca. The concert is part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020.   THE ARTIST Born in Charlemagne, Quebec, Celine Dion emerged as a teen star with a series of French-language albums during the 1980s. In 1988, she gained international recognition by winning the Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland. In 1990, Celine Dion released her debut English-language album, Unison. During the 1990s, she achieved worldwide fame with albums like Falling into You, released in 1996, and Let’s Talk About Love, released in 1997. She also had a series of number-one hits, such as The Power of Love, Think Twice, Because You Loved Me, It’s All Coming Back to Me Now and My Heart Will Go On. Over time, Celine Dion won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, and she remains the best-selling Canadian artist, with record sales of 200 million copies worldwide.   THE VENUE The former Balilla Filed is located near the historical center of Lucca, between the Viale Giosuè Carducci and the sixteenth-century walls of the city. Starting Read more [...]