Milan to dedicate a whole week to Italian pop music.
Monday 20 November will mark the start of a week dedicated to every aspect of contemporary Italian music “made in Milan”, from singer-songwriters to rock and pop, as the first edition of Milan Music Week takes off.
Concerts, DJ sets, meetings, debates, shows and workshops will involve everybody connected with music, from the listeners to concert halls and pubs, musical education practitioners, artists, promoters, musicians and authors.
Introducing the festivities will be Nicolò Fabi, one of Italy’s most appreciated singer-songwriters, internationally known for his award-winning Capelli performed at the 1997 Sanremo festival. Fabi will present an intimate, unplugged review of his two decades of successes and ten published records on Monday evening at the Teatro dal Verme.
Over 60 artists will be performing in some 40 locations across the city during the week.
The festival is inspired by the city’s musical vocation: an average of 300 musical events, concerts and performances turning over some €8 million every month, almost a thousand businesses (some 10 percent of the national figure) and around 7,000 people employed.
Focal point of MMW will be the BASE civic events centre in Via Bergognone 34, which will host Linecheck – Music Meeting and Festival, with special events, concerts, show-cases and invitation-only meetings for professionals. A rich programme of gigs and events in every corner of the city is available on the festival website.
And a special MMW edition of the Milano Card in 24, 48 or 72 hour format will guarantee free travel on Milan’s public transport network and free or discounted, priority entry to the week’s events, as well as the museums and other cultural attractions.