POSTEPAY ROCK IN ROMA
Til 29 July
Via Appia Nuova, 1245
This is one of the most highly anticipated rock festivals in Italy. It run all through the summer and in June the four concerts on show are Green Day + All Time Low (5 June, tickets €44), The Killers + Stereophonics (11 June, tickets €36), Toto (21 June, tickets €34) and Korn + Bullet for my Valentine + Love&Death (25 June, tickets €38). In July (if you want to buy ticket in advance) Arctic Monkeys (10 July), Bruce Springsteen (11 July), Mark Knopfler (13 July), Deep Purple (22 July), Blur (29 July) and still more.
FESTIVAL DI CARACALLA
13 June – 10 August
Terme di Caracalle
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
9pm – Entry fee: €25-€125
There’s no better way to spend a balmy summer night in Rome than at the opera at the Baths of Caracalla. A favorite tradition among Romans and tourists alike, Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera unveils its summer lineup that’s sure to attract a diverse crowd. This summer the program includes operas like Tosca, Terra e Cielo and Dido and Aeneas; enchanting ballet performances such as the Serata Roland Petit and events starring acclaimed performers like Gigi Proietti, Roberto Bolle and Ennio Morricone. Whether you’re into the opera or not, just witnessing this glorious archaeological site come to life with performances under the stars will make your evening something to remember.
French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici
Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1
Entry fee: €15-20
Tickets available via greenticket.it
and at Villa Medici’s ticket office
Four concerts over four nights in one of the most enchanting locations in Rome. The festival opens with two French rock singers, Laetitia Sadier and Claire Diterzi. The second evening showcases artists from Mali and Morocco – Concrete Knives, Terakaft and The Master Musicians of Joujouka. Friday is all about electro with Krisma, Arnaud Rebotini and Erol Alkan.
While the closing night puts the spotlight on the Because Music label, which will present Italian Mind Enterprises, French
Cristine and the Queens, and one of the hottest English groups of the moment – the Klaxons.
LUGLIO SUONA BENE
23 June – 30 July
Viale Pietro de Coubertin
Entry fee: €20-60
The Auditorium is one of the most popular concert spaces in the city. This literally translates as ‘July Sounds Good’ but they’ve also got lots on this month). The most anticipated performances include Burt Bacharach on the 23rd, Franco Battiato on the 26rd, Goran Bregovic ‘La Notte della Taranta’ on the 29th and The National on the 30th. In July Paco De Lucia, Mario Biondi, Ludovico Einaudi, Giovanni Allevi are just some of the big artists on show.
ROME CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13
Entry fee: €25-35
Tickets pre-sale on the romechamberfestival.org
Chamber Music Festival founded by Robert McDuffie in 2003 this year celebrates its 10th birthday in the evocative Palazzo Barberini. This beloved event brings together acclaimed musicians from all over the world. Treat yourself to the heavenly sounds of Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schubert, Beethoven and other greats performed by worldclass musicians. This event also provides a platform for some of the freshest artists in the industry with a large part of the festival dedicated to young talent.
Via di Porta San Sebastiano, 2
This summer location at Parco San Sebastiano near the Bath of Caracalla features concerts, cinema, exhibitions, shows and
DJ sets. There are also food stands and vintage markets. Do not miss every Monday “Any Given Monday” and, on Friday, Muccassassina parties. Free entrance to all events.
ROMA INCONTRA IL MONDO
15 June – 2 August
Via di Ponte Salario
Entry fee: €10-23
Ten concerts from all over the globe are on show this month at XX Roma Incontra Il Mondo in the lush grounds of the Villa Ada park. Enjoy music and musicians from South Africa, Australia, Italy, Brazil, the US and Romania. The performances will take place on a lakeside stage making for a magical summer evening outdoors. Steve Vai (16 June), Modena City Ramblers (18 June), Almamegretta (19 June), Giuliano Palma (26 June) and many others.