A great protagonist of the history of Italian songwriters will close the musical season of Expo Milano 2015. Francesco De Gregori will be performing at the Open Air Theater San Carlo, the space dedicated to major events, on Sunday, October 25 at 21:00 hours. Admission is free, subject to availability of seats, for Expo Milano 2015 ticket holders (either day or evening entry).
Born in 1951, Francesco De Gregori is the most representative singer-songwriter in the history of Italian music. Hits like Generale, Pezzi di vetro, La donna cannone, Titanic, albums like "Francesco De Gregori", "Viva l'Italia", the live "Il bandito e il campione" have thrilled three generations and will always stay in the memory of Italy's national music. The inspiration of the texts of Fabrizio De André and Bob Dylan’s songs, to whom he dedicates the album “De Gregori canta Bob Dylan - Amore e Furto” released on October 30, is a common thread that has accompanied his career from the beginning. Famous are his collaborations born from his friendship with Antonello Venditti, Giovanna Marini and Lucio Dalla, to the synergy with Malika Ayane, Caparezza, Elisa, Fedez, Fausto Leali, Ligabue, Giuliano Sangiorgi, and many others, demonstrated with the concert event “Rimmel 2015", created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of a important album for the Italian singer-songwriter world.
Expo Fan Experience: special prizes for the spectators of the concert. Here's how to participate
As was the case for the Marracash, Guè Pequeno, Emis Killa and Mario Biondi concerts
, visitors to Expo Milano 2015 who attend the Francesco De Gregori concert can participate in the Expo Fan Experience
, the competition that gives the opportunity to meet the artist or receive an autographed CD. There are two categories of prizes: ten people selected from the audience will take part in the Silver Experience, receiving a CD signed by the artist and watching the event from a reserved front-row seat. Four more lucky winners will be selected for the Gold Experience which, in addition to receiving the signed CD and front-row seat, includes the prestigious "meet & greet passes", allowing them to meet the artist backstage.
The contest is open to those holding an Expo Milano 2015 entry ticket valid for the day of the event. To enter send an SMS to the number 389 – 600 – 6000, providing the following information and in the format indicated, each field separated by commas ONLY (without spaces):
NAME, POSTAL CODE, DATE OF BIRTH (ddmmyyyy), TICKET NUMBER (Expo Milano 2015 ticket code - see the image shown in the Regulations)
Example of SMS text in the valid format:
The contest will run from 11:00 on October 19 to 17:00 on October 25, the day of the De Gregori concert. The contest is open to all Italians, visiting, residing or domiciled in Italy and the Republic of San Marino. The winner must be present at Expo Milano 2015 with a valid entry ticket for that day.
The protagonist of the Universal Exposition Music
Artists from all over the world have performed on the stage of the Open Air Theater San Carlo, in line with the international spirit of Expo Milano 2015. The beauty, the colors and the art of the Cirque du Soleil attracted thousands of spectators until August 30 with the show ALLAVITA!, conceived especially for Expo Milano 2015. After this, the open-air theater has hosted some great international music: from The Kolors to Elisa, from Edoardo Bennato to the Inti-Illimani, from Italian hip hop with the Marracash, Guè Pequeno and Emis Killa to soul crooner Mario Biondi, until the Lombard tradition of Van De Sfroos (scheduled for Saturday, October 17).
Those who cannot participate can enjoy the concert via streaming on RTL
The concert by Francesco De Gregori
is presented by Expo Milano 2015, F & P Group and RTL 102.5 and will be broadcast on RTL 102.5, on Channel 750 on Sky, and channel 36 of the Digital Terrestrial and via streaming on www.rtl.it