NEW YEAR’S EVE on TV and in the square. From Crotone on Rai1 to Genoa on Canale 5 and all the concerts

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Everything is ready for New Year’s Eve! The shows on television or the many concerts in Italian squares. Here’s a guide to celebrating with music!

Happy New Year!!!


New Year’s Eve appetizer format for Sanremo will be the 2023 edition of “The Year to Come”, the traditional event to greet 2023 on Rai1.
The program, hosted for the ninth consecutive time by Amadeus, will see a large and varied group of artists on stage.


Annalisa, Paola&Chiara, I Ricchi e Poveri, Il Volo, Sangiovanni, Nino Frassica, The Kolors, Cristiano Malgioglio, Dargen D’Amico, Gli Autogol, Maninni, Romina Power and Yari Carrisi, and many others.

The artists will be accompanied by a big band directed by Maestro Stefano Palatresi who will play live the greatest hits of the present and past. There is also a lively dance troupe that will make the atmosphere even more suggestive and exciting. The scene is by Marco Calzavara. The direction is by Stefano Mignucci.


This year Calabria, and in particular Crotone, will host Rai 1’s New Year’s Eve, a production of the Prime Time Entertainment Directorate in collaboration with the Calabria Region and the Calabria Film Commission Foundation.
This year too, “The Year to Come” will be followed live on radio by Rai Radio1 with a special conducted on site from backstage, with incursions and interviews with the guests present during the live broadcast.


Canale 5’s New Year’s Eve will return to Genoa this year, in the evocative setting of Piazza De Ferrari, once again presented by Federica Panicucci, queen of Mediaset’s New Year’s Eve.

The evening will begin at the end of the end-of-year speech by the President of the Republic. Musicians and great performers who have made the history of Italian song will take turns on stage together with the idols of the youngest.


Albano, Orietta Berti, Article 31, Rocco Hunt, Iva Zanicchi, Fausto Leali, Michele Bravi, Mietta, Luigi Strangis, Matteo Romano, Gemelli Diversi, Ivana Spagna, Gaia, Sophie and The Giants, Enrico Nigiotti, Big Boy, Paolo Meneguzzi, Leo Gassman, Berna, Federica, Wax, with the special participation of the entire “Amici” school.

During the live broadcast on Canale 5, connections will be opened with the Piazza di Bari where Mariasole Pollio of Radio 105 will present the performances of Ermal Meta, Coez and Frah Quintale.

For those who cannot follow it live on TV, the evening will live on the frequencies of Radio 105, R101, Radio Monte Carlo, Radio Subasio, Radio Norba, Radio Bruno, Radio Piterpan.
The direction will be signed by Luigi Antonini.


Ligabue at the tourist port

Radio Norba, with Coez, Frah Quintale and Ermal Meta.

Giuliano Palma in Piazzale Alpini

Mr. Rain in Piazza Loggia

Marco Mengoni at the Cagliari Fair

Mahmood at the Doria castle

Mario Biondi and Tananai in Piazza Duomo

Giorgia in Piazza dei Bruzi

Max Pezzali in Piazza Salotto

Diodato in Piazza della Signoria

Madame Piazza Sordello

Enzo Avitabile and the Bottari, Arisa and Jimmy Sax, The Kolors, Francesco Procopio, Francesco Mastrandrea, Erminio Sinni and Ciro Giustiniani in Piazza Plebiscito.

Noemi in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele

Sugar and Salmo at the Brin pier

Francesco Gabbani in Insurrection Square

Elodie squares Ruggero Settimo and Castelnuovo

Dj-set by Albertino from Radio Deejay and M2O, the showcase by Fabri Fibra, the Dj-set by Ricky Le Roy from Metempsicosi

Biagio Antonacci in Piazza Fellini

Renga and Nek

Ginevra Di Marco, Piero PelĂč and BandabardĂČ

Emma in Piazza del Campo

Lo Stato Sociale, Mace DJ set, Teenage dream party and Brenda Asnicar in Piazza Castello

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band - Elmont, NY

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