New Year’s Eve events in Rome 2019
The city of Rome kicks off 2019 with La Festa di Roma, an all-day extravaganza that lasts 24 hours from December 31st at 9pm till 9pm of January 1st. The event promises to entertain with more than 100 performances involving 1000 artists coming from 46 different countries and 5 continents taking place all around the Eternal City.
La Festa di Roma swaps traditional stages for the Capital’s bridges, theaters and piazzas, unfolding in an area of 70,000sqm, in between Circo Massimo, Giardino degli Aranci, Piazza dell’Emporio, via Petroselli, Lungotevere Aventino, Lungotevere dei Pierleoni and Isola Tiberina.
The event begins at the iconic Circo Massimo at 9pm, where spectators will be immersed in a light and sound show accompanied by acrobatic performances and fireworks. The night kicks off with the Piccola Orchestra di Tor Pignattara, followed by Kitonb, the Roman theatrical company that will perform in its original city after more than 10 years of international successes. They will perform Carillon, Il volo del tempo and Ode alla luna. After these exciting performances, the stage will go to Vinicio Capossela. After midnight, a pyrotechnic show offered by Acea will surprise everyone, followed by live dj set by Achille Lauro, artist of the new Roman rap scene who will make Circo Massimo dance. Till 3am, the party will continue at Circo Massimo with Dimensione Suono Roma’s DJs.
The dawn of of the new year will be celebrated at Giardino degli Aranci with the sound of 100 electric guitars, played by musicians who responded to the invite of PMCE – Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble, to perform at 7am of January 1st on the music composed by Michele Tadini.
From the early hours of the afternoon of January 1, the event will move in between Piazza dell’Emporio and Lungotevere dei Pierleoni. A party full of poetry and amazement, where dances in the absence of gravity and live music of all kind will accompany the visionary walk dotted with site specific installations, video-mapping works and light drawings.
DJ sets, Concerts, musicals, theater, readings, video installations, and dance performances are scheduled throughout the 24 hours, with appearances by Le Remue Menage, Les commandos percu, Johanne Le Guillem, Stalker di Torino, Gruppo Puja, Philippe Geist, Luke Jerram, Amanda Parer, Virgilio Sieni, Ambrogio Sparagna and many more. Participants include Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Teatro di Roma, Fondazione Romaeuropa, Speciale Palaexpo, and la Casa del Cinema among others, uniting a spectacular range of talent. Got little ones in tow? Workshops and shows for kids are also on tap.
Download the full list of performers and when they’re on at lafestadiroma.it
LA FESTA DI ROMA 2019
31 December – 1 January 2019
9pm – 9pm