Arctic Monkeys, Imagine Dragons and Paul Weller at Rock in Rome

It starts tonight with Lovegang126 at the Ippodromo delle Cappannelle – The 2023 novelties are Rock Me Pride and the selection of emerging artists with the finals of Hit Week Talent

It starts tonight immediately with Lovegang126 Rock in Rome at the Ippodromo delle Capannelle. From 8 June to 22 September rock and rap concerts will take place in three locations: Capannelle, Circus Maximus and Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone. The event, organized by The Base of Maximiliano Bucci and Sergio Giuliani, artistic directors, with the consultancy of Armando Perticaroli, has reached its thirteenth edition after the two-year break due to Covid. The Arctic Monkeys are back for the second time, together with other important names such as Imagine Dragons, Paul Weller, Maluma and Italians such as Article 31, Lazza, Geolier, Coma_Cose. New this year are the Hit Week Talent finals, in which 8 finalists of the Hit Week 2023 contest will perform, the most important festival in the world dedicated to the diffusion of Italian music and culture. The two winners will open the shows in Miami and Los Angeles. Furthermore, for the first time a Roma Pride concert was included in the festival, Rock Me Pride powered by Muccassassina and artistically directed by Diego Longobardi, in which 50 artists will sing on Saturday 10 June at the Ippodromo delle Capannelle, including godmothers Paola & Chiara, Big Mama, Sem&Stènn, Vergo and the winners of the first and second season of Drag Race Italia, Elecktra Bionic and La Diamond. In console from Brazil there will be Tommy Love, Bradshaw, Jonathan Heitch, Dj Anto, Dominik, Tompi (Latte Fresco).

“Such an important project gives you the strength to be determined – says Sergio Giuliani – The invisible soul of the festival is a social project of inclusion, in which all people are welcomed. It is a place where there are no differences, no identities gender or color or class. We try to propose a festival open to any kind of world”. The artistic director has expressed the desire to create a free music school at the Capannelle Racecourse in order “to be able to repay the city for the discomfort created with the audience” of the concerts. “It’s never easy to organize things and sometimes it can be done worse – observes the councilor for events Alessandro Onorato – Rome, which has in its DNA to be the capital of major events, only last year after 11 years it resumed this role Indeed, according to Assomusica, Rome sold more than 2 million tickets for the concert season, 500,000 more than Milan”. Maximiliano Bucci also confirms this trend, announcing that Rock in Roma in terms of numbers is “among the top five-six festivals in Europe”.

The event will be accompanied by Rai Radio 2, with them since 2017, with the ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ broadcast hosted by Carolina Di Domenico and Pier Ferrantini, who will interview the performers exclusively. Interviews and backstage curiosities can be followed on social networks. The radio will be present in a fixed position at the Ippodromo delle Capannelle with a DJ set in the pre-show of the concerts. “I find it a pride for us to be able to give voice to a spirit of the Eternal City which is not only that of the monuments but that of rock – reports Simona Sala, director of Rai Radio 2 – We will tell the concerts in all our programs with the dedicated weekly playlist “. Another official media partner together with the radio is Rockol, an Italian rock magazine.

The guest artists and events on Red Stage and Black Stage will be: 8 June Lovegang126 (Capannelle Racecourse), 10 June Rock Me Pride (Capannelle Racecourse), 18 June Geolier (Capannelle Racecourse), 20 June Bresh (Capannelle Racecourse ), June 23 Rancore (Capannelle Racecourse), June 24 Teenage Dream Summer Camp (Capannelle Racecourse), June 25 Naska (Capannelle Racecourse), June 27 Coma_Cose (Capannelle Racecourse), June 28 Nu Genea (Capannelle Racecourse) , July 1 Paky and Villabanks with special guest Shari (Capannelle Racecourse), July 3 Lazza (Capannelle Racecourse), July 5 Capo Plaza (Capannelle Racecourse), July 6 Mezzosangue (Capannelle Racecourse), July 9 Coez (Capannelle Racecourse) Capannelle), July 12 Maluma (Capannelle Racecourse), July 13 Salmo (Capannelle Racecourse), July 16 Arctic Monkeys with special guests The Hives and Willie J Healey (Capannelle Racecourse, already sold out), July 17 Manuel Agnelli ( delle Capannelle), 19 July Articolo 31 with WLady opening, special guests Tiger Fregna (Capannelle Racecourse), 21 July Carcass and Candlemass (Nightfall Special Show) and guests (Capannelle Racecourse), 22 July Rosa Chemical (Capannelle Racecourse) , 26 July Sfera Ebbasta and Shiva (Capannelle Racecourse), 28 July Ozuna (Capannelle Racecourse). On August 5 Imagine Dragons will perform at the Circus Maximus in a special summer event (sold out). The Paul Weller rock festival will conclude on 22 September at the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone.

There will be Trenitalia trains specifically for the event and Eventi in Bus shuttle buses, to connect the center to the outskirts of Rome where the racecourse is located. In the places of the concerts, ecological islands for differentiated collection will be positioned.