Milan municipality will again this year offer a choice of concerts and shows for night-owls with a taste for music and dance to see in the New Year in three locations around the city.
At the Fabbrica del Vapore youth art centre in Via Procaccini, a free concert by independent rock artists Dente, Daniele Silvestri, Brunori Sas and Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti will start at 22.00 and continue until 02.00. There will be snack and drink points inside the complex.
In the Officine Creative Ansaldo in Via Tortona, “Milan Eurodance 2012” will last from 20.00 to 04.00. Eaasy listening until 23.30, when the show will split into two, with one area dedicated to electronic underground music and the other to DJ dancing. Entry will be free, but with an obligatory first drink at €10 after 22.00, or for those arriving earlier a buffet dinner at €35, including sparkling wine and cake for the midnight toast.
And in Piazza Affari, a light-show starting at 22.30 will open the free “Night of the Elements”, with acrobats from the best Italian circus tradition, backed by a tapestry of fire and light, designed for kids and adults.
On the first of the year, celebrations will round off with a “Peace Concert” in St Mark’s Basilica at 21.00, with free entry as long as places are available. The Arab Music Orchestra of Nazareth, made up of Palestinian and Israeli musicians and singers, will present e repertoire drawn mainly from the Egyptian tradition, including the successes of Oum Khalsum, the legendary Egyptian singer. The voices will be those of Raiz, from the Almamegretta group, and Antonella Ruggiero, unforgettable soloist of Italy’s Matia Bazar.