San Remo Italy – Festival Della Canzone Italiana

February 6, 2024 – February 10, 2024 all-day
San Remo Music Festival
Teatro Ariston Sanremo
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San Remo Italy – Festival Della Canzone Italiana

Most noteworthy, the Festival of San Remo is an annual event since 1951. Mostly, the well-known singing competition began as a way of revitalizing the economy following WWII. Hence, over the years it has become a top Italian music contest broadcast on national TV. It even inspired the Eurovision Song Contest! Over the festival’s five days, visitors can immerse themselves in Italian music watching the singing champions and promising young talents, as well as interpretive musical acts. All performances take place at the Ariston Theatre.

In the beginning…..

The RAI radio station broadcasted the first edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, held between 29 and 31 January 1951.  The only three participants were Nilla Pizzi, Achille Togliani and Duo Fasano.

Starting from 1955, the Italian TV station Rai 1 broadcasted all the editions of the Festival.  Most of all, all future broadcasts were live.  From 1951 to 1976, the Festival took place in the Sanremo Casino. While, starting from 1977, all the following editions were held in the Teatro Ariston, except 1990’s one, held at the Nuovo Mercato die Fiori. 

With the exception of 1956, between 1953 and 1971, two different artists sang the same song. Most of all, each artist used an individual orchestral arrangement to illustrate the meaning of the festival as a composers’ competition, not a singers’ competition. During this era, it was custom that one version of the song was performed by a native Italian artist. The other version was performed by an international guest artist. It has launched the careers of many very famous Italian singers, including Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini, and Eros Ramazzotti.  Consequently, San Remo Italy – Festival Della Canzone Italiana has made an important impact on many an Italian artists’ career.

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