May Day Concert 2012 in Rome

One of the most awaited concerts in Italy is coming: the May Day Concert in Rome, as usual, will see hundreds of young people coming from all over Italy to watch the musical festival organized by the Italian trade unions CGIL, CSL and UIL on the occasion of the International Workers’ Day.


The concert will take place in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano from 3.05 p.m. to midnight: emerging bands and singers will be the first to go on stage and from 4 p.m. onwards it will be other guests’ turn.


The 2012 edition will be introduced by the actor Francesco Pannofino and Virginia Raffaele (funny impersonator of Belen Rodriguez and the singer Ornella Vanoni).


This year, the common thread of the concert is “The Music of Desire. Hope, Passion and the Future”.


Some of the many artists going on the stage have already been announced: Afterhours, ‘A67, A toys orchestra and Almamegretta, Dente, Alessandro Mannarino, Nobraino, Marina Rei, Sud Sound System and Il Teatro degli orrori. Most certainly Mauro Pagani will be a guest with his orchestra “Roma Sinfonietta” which will play along 12 tracks that made rock history, from Pink Floyd to Led Zeppelin, passing through Elvis Presley, the Who, Rolling Stones and Radiohead. In addition to these, the American rock band, Young the Giant, will take part in the concert.


   A very longed-for guest is the singer Caparezza, who, after having taken part in such a event so many times, for          the first time will perform with a mini-show, typical of his concerts.

   During the concert, artists will pay tribute to the famous Italian singer Lucio Dalla, who’s gone recently.


May Day is the day in which Rome turns into the city of young people and music. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy  this great concert and visit the eternal city.


For further information about the city of Rome, please have a look at About Roma, a practical online tourist guide.


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