Labour Day in Rome

Free Primo Maggio concert in Rome on Monday 1 May.

On 1 May every year Italy dedicates a public holiday to its workers in celebration of the Festa dei Lavoratori.

The holiday is marked in Rome with a large, free May Day concert in Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano, which will cause numerous street closures in the area throughout the day.

Organised by Italy's main trades unions, the annual concertone is now in its 27th year. Beginning at 15.00, it runs until around midnight and is broadcast live on the Italian tevelevision channel RAI 3.

The 2017 concert has a diverse line-up including Bombino, Ex-Otago, Planet Funk, Fabrizio Moro, Ermal Meta, Mimmo Cavallaro, and Levante.

For full line-up see Primo Maggio website.