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Rome's best concerts this summer: a quick guide

Rome's summer 2024 concerts at a glance.

Rome will host dozens of concerts this summer, most of them taking place outdoors as part of various live music festivals featuring Italian and international pop, rock and jazz acts.

Among the big music festivals in the capital is the Roma Summer Fest, based at the open-air Cavea venue at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, taking place from June to September.

Roma Summer Fest

Roma Summer Fest kicks off on 3 June with The National followed by Big Time Rush (14 June), Nayt (17 June), Ariete (18 June), Super Taranta (19 June), Air (21 June), Colapesce Dimartino (22 June), The Smile (23-24 June), Fontaines D.C. (25 June), The Kolors (26 June), Simple Minds (27-28 June), Orchestra Popolare Italiana (29 June), Glen Hansard (30 June).

The July line-up at the Roma Summer Fest includes Blue (1 July), Slowdive (2 July), Queens of the Stone Age (4 July), Take That (8 July), James Blake (9 July), Gary Clark Jr. (12 July), Ludovico Einaudi (13-14 July), Marisa Monte (15 July), The Cinematic Orchestra (19 July), Cristiano De André (20 July), Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets (21 July), Nick Carter (26 July), Marcus Miller (28 July), Loredana Bertè (29 July), Massimo Ranieri (30 July).

Summer Music Fest



This is followed with a handful of Roma Summer Fest concerts in August and early September: Tyga – Rome 4Ever (3 Aug), Tom Odell (4 Aug), Fulminacci (3 Sept), Fatboy Slim (4 Sept) and ending with Ermal Meta (5 Sept).

Rock in Roma

The Rock in Roma music festival, based at the Ippodromo delle Capannelle near Ciampino, kicks off on 13 June with CCCP - Fedeli alla linea, followed by Gemitaiz (14 June), Gabry Ponte (15 June - Rock Me Pride takes place simultaneously), Tropico (16 June), La Sad (19 June), Salmo & Noyz (21 June), Teenage Dream (22 June), BABYMETAL with special guest DeathbyRomy (25 June), Geolier (28 June) and Calcutta (30 June - sold out).

On 16 June, the city is hosting a free concert for young people at the Capannelle venue in collaboration with Rock in Roma. The line-up of La prima festa features Carl Brave, Noemi, Ditonellapiaga, Lil Jolie, Caffellatte, Shama24k, and Piccolo Principe. For booking details see city website.

Rock in Roma

 

The July Rock in Roma line-up features Gigi D'Agostino (3 July), Tommaso Paradiso (4 July), Bruce Dickinson (5 July), Kerry King (6 July), Placebo (8 July), Massimo Pericolo (11 July), 21 Savage (16 July), BNKR44 (18 July), Club Dogo (19 July), Deejay Time (20 July), Marlene Kuntz with special guests Spiritual Front (24 July) and Tedua (27 July).

In addition a number of Rock in Roma concerts will take place in the Cavea venue at the Auditorium Parco della Musica: Fontaines D.C. (25 June), Die Antwoord (3 July), Cat Power sings Dylan (7 July), Deep Purple (10 July - sold out), Cristiano De Andre' (20 July), and Loreena McKennitt (22 July).

Caracalla Festival

The Caracalla Festival - organised by Rome's opera house among the ruins at the Baths of Caracalla - stages a series of pop concerts in June: Fiorella Mannoia (3-4 June), Francesco De Gregori and Checco Zalone (5 and 9 June), Ornella Vanoni (6 June), Samuele Bersani (7 June), Il Volo (8 June), John Legend (10 June), Pooh (11 and 12 June), Biagio Antonacci (13 and 14 June), Antonello Venditti (18, 19 and 21 June) and Umberto Tozzi (20 June).

Caracalla Festival

 

The Oscar-winning Gladiator actor and musician Russell Crowe is bringing his Indoor Garden Party tour to Rome, playing two intimate shows with his band The Gentlemen Barbers at the Forum Theatre on 26 and 27 June, as well as a private concert at the Colosseum.

One of the biggest musical events of the summer in Rome will be Coldplay playing four (sold-out) concerts at the Stadio Olimpico in July. The same Roman venue hosts three concerts by Ultimo (22-24 June) and a concert by Max Pezzali (27 June).

Another big live music event is scheduled at the Circus Maximus which will host a 10-year reunion concert by Niccolò Fabi, Daniele Silvestri and Max Gazzè at 6 July.

Ostia Antica Festival

There are also concerts at the ancient Teatro Romano in Ostia Antica this summer as part of a programme that includes live music, dance and stand-up comedy. Among the concerts announced so far are Goran Bregovic (22 July), Patti Smith (3 Sept) and Carmen Consoli (7 Sept).

Jazz

Rome's Casa del Jazz offers live music by jazz, blues and soul acts on its outdoor stage as part of the annual Summertime festival from 7 June to 6 August. The line-up includes Paolo Fresu & Rita Marcotulli (27 June), Johnathan Blake & Pentad (5 July), Cécile McLorin Salvant (8 July) and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram (11 July).

Looking ahead to after the summer, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour will play six concerts at the Circus Maximus on 27, 28 and 29 September and 1, 2 and 3 October.

We will continue to update this guide as new concerts are announced. Cover photo Ostia Antica Festival - Facebook.

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