May Day concert, first singers announced

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There are now only two weeks left for the most awaited musical event of spring, the May Day Concert. It will be held in Piazza San Giovanni in Rome and will, as always, be broadcast on radio and television (with live broadcasts on RAI 3, Rai Radio2 and Rai Play), promoted by CGIL, CISL and UIL and organized by iCompany.
The lineup of the “Concertone” par excellence has already begun to take shape on Wednesday 12 April.
This year’s international guest will be young Norwegian singer-songwriter (who boasts billions of streams) Aurora, whose single Cure For Me is the soundtrack of the May Day Rome video teaser.

Many names from the Italian music scene will meet on the prestigious Capitale stage, from Ariete to Coma_Cose. Let’s find out together everything that is known so far about the May Day Concert.

Aurora is the international host

For the 2023 edition of the May Day Concert, the international guest is Aurora. Very young and coming from Norway, this girl already has a large following.
She made herself known with the cover of the Oasis song Half the world away. When she was only 12 she composed Runawaywhich she then published in 2016. Exactly Runaway has consecrated her to success, with over 300 million daily visits on TikTok. Currently we are talking about more than 4.5 million followers on TikTok and over 5 million subscribers on the YouTube channel. Really impressive numbers.

The first musicians announced

Among the very first names that have been announced in these hours are Ariete and Coma_Cose.
The first is the young singer-songwriter who has become a symbol of Generation Z, while Coma_Cose are the duo formed by California and Fausto Lama, both professional and sentimental. This duo mixes songwriting poetry, sonority urban and current themes, returning an explosive blend of innovative and mesmerizing musical art.

Also Mr. Rain and Matteo Paolillo of “Mare fuori” on the bill

In these hours, the presence of Mr. Rain has also been announced on the official Instagram channel of PrimoMaggioRoma. “He will be with us at #1M2023 @mrrainofficial rapper and sensitive producer with 13 Platinum and 5 Gold records to his credit!” reads the caption accompanying the photo announcing the musician’s presence.

Also present Matteo Paolillo, actor and songwriter who sings the theme song and several songs from the soundtrack of the Rai Fiction series-phenomenon Sea Outwith two gold records and two platinum records.

The social channels of May Day will gradually announce all the protagonists of the concert

In these two weeks that separate us from the May Day Concert, the official social channels (Instagram – Facebook – Twitter – TikTok) will be the means that will have the honor of gradually announcing all the protagonists of the eagerly awaited event.

The Generation #1M2023 concept

The Concertone 2023 lineup develops around the concept “Generation #1M2023”. We are talking about an always innovative stage, a litmus test of the musical panorama of our country.
Also for this 2023 edition, the Concerto Primo Maggio will therefore confirm itself as a transgenerational and avant-garde stage, very important as a basin from which to draw to fuel musical interests and trends, as well as making new generations of artists known to the general public. And like every time, the music offered by this prestigious stage will blend with social issues, conveyed both by the musicians and by the various guests who will take turns during the day.

The final stage of the 1MNEXT 2023 contest

The final stage of the 1MNEXT 2023 May Day Concert contest is currently underway. Among the more than a thousand subscribers, the best three emerging artists will be awarded, who will be offered the opportunity to perform live on television on the stage in Piazza San Giovanni.
The 12 semi-finalists of 1MNEXT 2023 were unveiled on Friday 7 April, selected through the vote of the Quality Jury and the Popular Web Jury. Only three of them will perform live on the Concertone stage, chosen from the following semi-finalists: Babele (Milan); Chiara Turco (Torricella – TA); Danu (Castelfiorentino – FI); Etta (Naples); It was (Bari); Leano (Milan); Maninni (Bari); Moise (Milan); Plastic Haze (Rome); Still Charles (Civitanova Marche – MC; Versailles (Milan); Wepro (Tricase – LE).
The marks assigned to the finalist projects, by the Quality Jury and by the public via the web, are public and can be consulted on the site

The final of the contest will be live, expected on April 24th in Rome

The 3 winners who will take the Concertone stage will be selected during the live final on April 24 in Rome, through the vote of the Quality Jury composed of the following names: Massimo Bonelli (artistic director of the May Day Concert, president of the jury); Anna Rampinelli (Senior PM Warner Music Italy); Irma Ciccarelli (Rockol); Lucia Stacchiotti (iCompany) and Enrico Capuano (Songwriter).

The final will take place behind closed doors. The absolute winner of the contest will be proclaimed during the May Day Concert.