Festivals in Rome

Music and Summer Event : ROCK IN ROMA

ROME, ITALY – Confirmations of big names has arrived for yet another great edition 2010 of “Rock in Roma”  , one of the most successful rock event within the most important  European musical events, that gathers thousands of people every evening in the historic city of Rome l   at the Rome Cappannelle. Summer in Rome is going to be filled with good music !

Right after Ska-p, 99 Posse, Skunk Anansie and The Cult, a new line up of artists has been announced for the much anticipated rock event of the year – Rock In Rome 2010 . Famous names includes the British singer Mika . A multi-platinum artist who  released his first full-length studio album, Life in Cartoon Motion in 2007 which sold more than 5.6 million copies worldwide and  got the artist to win a Brit Award and receive a Grammy award nomination.

Singer Mika

Also in the line-up includes the band – Gossip (formerly The Gossip) who is an American indie-rock band fronted by Beth Ditto. The band was relatively unknown until they hit success with their third studio album, “Standing in the Way of Control”. Their style has been described as “a soul or gospel” voice with “a sort of funky punk soundtrack”. The band stated a liking for post-punk bands birthday-party but also for other genres like dance and hip-hop.

Finally, ZZ Top – an American blues rock trio, formed in 1969 in Texas . ZZ Top is ranked number 44 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. The trio is one of the longest running rock bands to retain the same line-up. ZZ Top was inducted by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the annual ceremony on March 15, 2004. Cub Koda wrote, “As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers; Gibbons is one of America’s finest blues guitarists working in the hard rock idiom … while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support.”

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Tickets in pre-sale for “ROCK IN ROMA 2010”  (28 June – 28 July).

MIKA (July 6)

GOSSIP (July 7)

ZZ TOP (July 12)

SKA-P + 99 POSSE (July 13)


THE CULT + Special Guest (July 26)


Ippodromo delle Cappannelle – Via Appia Nuova, 1245 – Roma

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Equilibrio: contemporary dance in Rome

Our Blogger: Vanda

danzaIt begins on February 4 the fith edition of Equilibro, festival of contemporarydance, that from the stage of the Auditorium Paco Della Musica  will open a window to the multiform and fascinating universe of contemporary dance.


It will be also naturally of scene the great Italian music, with Carmen Consoli (before absolute and preview of the new album), Claudio Baglioni,Enrico Rava, Cristiano De Andrè, Paolo Fresu, Gino Paoli, Gianmaria Testa, Danilo Rea, Gabriele Mirabassi, Elio e le sotrie  Tese, Giovanna Marini, Bandabardò, Ludovico Einaudi, Fortunate Mesolella Mimmo Epifani, Actores Alidos.

Numerous the great scheduled musical events. As usual, the season will be studded with international concerts. Here are some proposals: Philip Glass (world preview), Lou Reed, Joss Stone, Tori Amos, Devendra Banhart, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Mark Knopfler, Bobby McFerrin, Sonny Rollins, Daylight Krall, Peter Hammill, Paco De Lucy, Tuck & Patty, Jamie Cullum, Allen Toussaint, Ralph Towner, Aires Tango and Javier Girotto, Brad Mehldau, Uri Caine, Richard Galliano, William Parker, Marc Ribot, To the of Meola, Alvin Curran, Jack DeJohnette, Bobo Stenson, Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, Kronos Quartet, John Mc Laughlin, Anthony Placer, Radiodervish, Manu Katché, Kocani Orkestar, Abida Parven, Alim Qasimov.


Equilibrium, in this sixth edition will be directed  by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. It will be he choreographer and dancer to inaugurate the festival with the new choreography Orbo Novo.

Both the initiatives will promote the young creativeness in the dance and in the theatre  awarding  two prizes: the winning artists will take home, respectively, 10 thousand and 20 Euro.


Appointments to theme, reviews devoted to the history, to the poetry, to the book industry, to the sciences, to the journalism, with the share of exponents of the world of the culture coming from about ten countries, that weave artistic experiences.

Among the guests: Peter Ludlow, Ilaria  Capua, Robert Caillau.

The theme of this year of the History’sLessons is “Crisis and revolution.” Prestigious historians will speak of the great transformations that have changed our past Journalists as: Paul Mieli, Peter Angela, Roberto Napoletano, Gianni Mura, Natalia Aspesi.


Will begin in 2010 and will also continue in the 2011 Fluxus Biennal, the review curated by Achille  Bonito Olive, one of the most influential art critics in Italy.

To know more about the festival you can visit the official website and if you’re looking for the place to stay, the Hotel Des Artistes and Yes Hotel are the perfect hotels in a perfect area!

“Equilibrium. Festival of the new dance.” Rome, Auditorium Parco of the Music, up to February 26. Next shows “Namasya, contemporary solos” of Shantala Shivalingappa, 22 and 23; and “Opening night” de Les Slovaks Dance Collective, 25 and 26.