Concerts in Rome

Negramaro Casa 69 tour 2012

Negramaro is a group of six musicians, born at Lecce. After various exhibitions live they become a phenomenon of the alternative music scene. Their first album  is published at 2003 with the collaboration of sugar, but “00566” (2004) is the album that launch and confirm them in the mainstream music scene.


They also like to produce music for films and participate to various music competitions , wining various recognitions.

But they express better themselves when they act live, with various sold-outs all around Italy.

The 10th of June 2011 they come back with a live at “Heineken jamming festival” with thousands of participations.

“Casa 69”, their fifth work, takes the title from their natural place of stay, where they live everyday and from where they get inspired.

So now here they are for another live tour around Italy, their first date is on 30th of April at Genova, then to   Rome, Caserta , Livorno and other cities in Italy.

In Rome we can see them on  02/05/2012  at  Palalottomatica.

The cost of the ticket is about €46

Where :  Palalottomatica
Piazzale dello Sport (zona EUR),
00100 ROMA

For more info you can visit the following site:

Kasabian: British Rock in Rome

kasabianKasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicestershire in 1997. The composition of the band is a little ifferent today than when they began. The original members were Tom Meighan, vocals, Christopher Karloff, guitar & keyboard, Sergio Pizzorno, guitar & backing vocals and Chris Edwards, bass.

Currently the band is made up of Meighan, Pizzorno, Edwards and the drummer Ian Matthews. They have risen to fame and released a few  albums such as “Kasabian” (2004), “Empire” (2006), “West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum” (2009) and “Velociraptor” (2011).

This month they will be performing here in Rome at the Atlantico (Viale del Oceano Atlantico  )so make sure you don’t miss out on their great performance and remember to contact us or check our website for more information about events and accomodation in Rome.

Our blogger toay: Liam

Radiohead visits Rome

radiohead_1Four years after the overwhelming success – 36 thousand tickets sold in a few days – of their live shows in Milan, Radiohead will visit Italy again, this time as the first stop of his European tour and decided to please the Italian fans with four concerts in some of the most beautiful cities of our country. Radiohead have rewarded this time the Italian public: in fact, Italywill be the country where the band will make more stops. The first will be Saturday, June 30 in Rome at the ‘Ippodromo Capannelle (as a part of the Rock in Roma Festival).

In a career that spans 8 albums and nearly 20 years of outstanding music-making Radiohead has fused alternative rock art rock, electronic to punk and psychedelic pop, becoming one of the most influential bands – for critics, musicians and audience – in recent decades. With electronic rhythms, especially the voice of Thom Yorke and visionary lyrics, the band of Oxford has created a soundtrack for our age, producing political texts, and often openly siding on the side of protest.081029_125122_thomradioheadDCL02

The band has often made anti-commercial choices, forcing rapid changes to an already full of sound experimental details: This did not prevent them, however, to sell more than 25 million records, and collect prizes and awards, including 3 Grammy Awards, Ivor Novello 1 , and 3 Q Awards.
For all the fans, don’t lose the chance to see theme live!! See you in Rome then, on Saturday 30 June 2012, and dont forget to contact us or check our website to get the best accomodation at the most affordable rates!

Rodrigo y Gabriela live in Rome

Rodrigo y Gabriela, also known as El Rodi y La Gabi, are a Mexican duo who specialize in playing fast, rythmic acoustic guitar. The duo’s members are Rodrigo Sanchez, lead guitar, and Gabriela Quintero, rythim guitar and percussion.

The musicians gained a reputation by playing in the pubs and bars of Dublin, Ireland, where they gained a cult following. They are hard to pigeon-hole; their style is an idiosyncratic mix of genres that refuses any labels.

This month on the 22nd they will be playing in Rome in the Parco Della Musica, Viale Pietro De Coubertin 30, at 9pm. To get there from Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel you can take the bus M from the station Termini.Be sure not to miss this great concert!

Our Blogger: Liam

Lou Reed rocks Rome

Lou-Reed2Lou Reed returns to Italy  after four years. The living legend of rock, an staordinary artist that with his revolutionary music has created his own funs, will shine at Luglio Suona Bene 2011 and will propose a trip through his music with  a line-up  of eight components that  will travel us to his discography of ’70. the history of rock is obligated to Lou Reed , from his debut with Velvet Underground till his solo career.

Lou Reed is a singer, a poet, a writter and a photographer. He was named cavalier of Art and Letterature by the state of France and at 1996 was made part of  the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

December of 2006 has made his debut  in opera at St’ Ann’s Warehouse with the act Berlin.

His performance was filmed by  the actor and artist Julian Schnabel. At 2007 has pubblished his first work of elettronic music for meditation  Hudson river wind meditations.

Sting in Rome

sting-concerti-italiaMister Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner was born the 2nd October 1951. That name may doesn’t tell you that much. He is  known worldwide as STING.

Sting took his nickname while playing in jazz clubs at the beginning of  his amazing careerBack then, he performed wearing a black and yellow sweater with stripes, so he was called STING , since his clothes reminded a bee. He alternated his activity as a musician with a job as a School teacher.

His big time began when he moved to London and formed the Police. The band explored the ferocity of punk rock adding a richness of elements non usual on that style, letting show the virtuosity of his members. The Police evolved towards pop music with some elements of reggae and jazz music creating ‘’standards’’ in pop music such as ‘’every breath you take’’.

Even if there was not a formal dissolution of the band, each member took his own path for a solo career in the middle of the 80’s (at the top of their success). Sting as singer and song writer of The Police continue a very successful career by his own.

STING is 59 years old.  he keeps himself in good shape: How? running 8 km a day and practicing yoga as part of his daily routine.

He is music is unique, combining powerful and delicate sounds with direct references to jazz.

He is very fond to Italy, he has a residence in this country, where he lives for periods.

The 30th July you can see STING  in action in Rome, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. with the Ensemble Symphony Orchestra, will present a footage of the Police and his solo tracks.

And don’t forget: if you need accomodation in Rome your best options are Hotel Des Artistes and Yes Hotel!

Rock in Rome 2011

SlashGuitarAs every year, “Rock in Roma Festival” at “Ippodromo Le Capannelle” is one of the most enjoyable appointment for music lovers. The latest editions have seen perform on the stage some of the best national and international bands and artists as Ben Harper, Franz Ferdinand, Killers, Massive Attack, Nine Inch Nails, Motorhead, Afterhours and Marlene Kuntz, Cranberries and Skunk Anansie.

“Rock in Roma Festival” will start June 18th and for more than a month it will offer every night concerts and different kindsof events. Opening guests this year will be the very famous band among young people “30 Seconds to Mars”; the show will continue in the following days with others big names of international music scene as: Jamiroquai, Dream Theater, Franco Battiato, Ben Harper & Robert Plant, Korn, Subsonica, Moby, Caparezza, Almamegretta & Raiz, Jack Johnson, Slash, Chemical Brothers and more others.

Here’s the complete program of “Rock in Roma Festival”:

June 18th30 Second to Mars
June 21stAvenged Sevenfold
June 23rdAlessandro Mannarino
June 29thKorn
June 30thSubsonica
July 3rdBlack Label Society
July 4thDream Theater + Anathema + Gamma Ray
July 6thAfterhours
July 8thMogwai
July 9thFabri Fibra
July 13thChemical Brothers
July 15thFranco Battiato
July 16thCaparezza
July 17thAlmamegretta & Raiz Reunion Tour
July 18thDaniele Silvestri
July 19thBen Harper & Robert Plant
July 20thSkunk Anansie
July 21stElio e Le Storie Tese
July 22nd Jamiroquai
July 23rd Jack Johnson
July 24thMoby
July 26thModà
July 29thSlash

“Ippodromo Le Capannelle” on via Appia is a big area, in addition to concerts, you can find other events and attraction and is very easy to reach it from Hotel des Artistes and Yes Hotel! For ticket prices and any other information, give us a ring (+39 064454365) or drop us a line ( you will get our best offer for accomodation and the best way to enjoy the good music in Rome!

When: June 18th – July 29th
Where: Ippodromo Le Capannelle
How to get there: from Termini Station take the train FM4 (8 minutes) and get off to Capannelle Station; or take the red subway line, get off to Cinecittà and then take the bus 654 to Via delle Capannelle; or take the red subway line, get off to Colli Albani and then take the bus 664.

Our Blogger: Ferdinando

Rome Meets the World Music

- From African ethnic music to latin-tinged art rock, this festival will bring to Rome the sounds of the world from both emerging artists and well-known performers, like Suzanne Vega or Cesaria Evora.

romaincontrailmondoRoma Incontra il Mondo (Rome Meets the World) has become a pleasant tradition in the cultural landscape of the city. Every year, the festival offers space to performers from all around the world to share their music and their culture.

Here you have a preliminary list of the artistis performing this year at Villa Ada:

  • 18 June: double concert Mad Professor feat. Earl 16 + Zion Train
  • 19 June: double concert Ojos De Brujo (Spain) + Ely Guerra (Mexico) 
  • 23 June: double concert Caribou (Canada) + Battles (USA)
  • 25 June: Teresa De Sio Briganta Banda (Naples, Italy)
  • 27 June: Sean Kuti & Egypt (Nigeria)
  • 28 June: Bandabardò (Italy)
  • 29 June: Natasha Atlas & Trasglobal Underground (UK, Egypt)
  • 5 July: Cristina Donà (Italy)
  • 6 July: Sud Sound System (Salento, Italy)
  • 7 July: Maria Gadu (Brazil)
  • 9 July: Officina Zoè (Salento, Italy)
  • 10 July: Niccolò Fabi Tour (Italy)
  • 11 July: Yann Tiersen (France)
  • 12 July: Jimmy Cliff (Jamaica)
  • 13 July: Alex Britti (Italy)
  • 14 July: Alborosie (Jamaica)
  • 15 July: Petra Magoni & Ferruccio Spinetti (Italy)
  • 16 July: Nando Citarella Tamburi del Vesuvio (Naples, Italy)
  • 17 July: Verdena (Italy)
  • 18 July: Joa Bosco Quartet (Brazil)
  • 20 July: Suzanne Vega (USA)
  • 21 July: Goran Bregovic & Wedding and Funeral Band Campagne for Gypsie (Serbia)
  • 22 July: Anthony B (Jamaica)
  • 23 July: Eugenio Bennato (Naples, Italy)
  • 24 July: Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde)
  • 25 July: Tuck & Patty (USA)
  • 28 July: Luciano & Iriepathie (Jamaica)
  • 29 July: Final Party Daniele Pepe

Our main pick would be Cesaria Evora, closely followed by Suzanne Vega and Mexican female rocker Ely Guerra, but all the performers are definitely worth a chance, and any of the concerts would be the perfect way to wrap a summer evening in Rome: with great music in the beautiful surroundings of a Roman Villa.

Don’t miss the chance, and contact us to get the perfect accomodation in Rome at Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel.

Where: Villa Ada, Rome
When: 18 June-29 July, 2011
How to get there: From the Termini Station take the bus 92 for 15 stops and get off at the stop “Stimigliano”. Villa Ada is 650 meters away.

Our blogger: Raul

Chicago Meets Rome

- The Legendary American band will be offering a Concert as a part of the summer Festival July Sounds Good. Our blogger Jona has all the info for you.


The Band Chicago will be in concert in Rome, July 9, 2011 at Cavea 21 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica as a part of the festival July Sounds Good 2011. The  band was formed in 1967 and took its name from their native city. They have scored many important hits during their career, like If You Leave Me Now (1976) and Hard to Say I’m Sorry (1982).

The band has gone throungh many stylistic changes over the years, playing everything from progressive rock to jazz,  experimental music and melodic rock.

The band that will perform on stage will see Robert Lamm  on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane (trumpet), James Pankow (trombone), Walt Parazaider (reeds), Jason Scheff (bass and vocals), Tris Imboden (drums), Keith Howland ( guitar), Lou Pardini (keyboards and vocals) and Drew Hester (percussion).


Chicago has sold more than 38 million records sold in the U.S., thus winning 22 gold albums, 25

platinum and 8 multiplatinum. Among their accolades they have a Grammy Award, several American Music Awards a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Chicago and they even had a road named after them.

So don’t think it twice and rush to the Eternal City to enjoy all the history and fun you can only get here. We at Hotel Des Artistes and Yes Hotel we’ll be more than happy to provide you the best accomodation and guidance to get the most of your vacations!

In Short:
When: July 9, 2011
Where: Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale Piero de Coubertin, Rome.
How to get there: From the Station Termini, take the special bus “M” (available on concert days)

Our Blogger: Jona, “Slam Dunk Master”

Music in Rome : July Sounds Good 2010

From 26th  June to 31st July  2010, Rome has dedidacated itself again to good music for an unforgettable outdoor summer with  a calendar full of big names, national and international, for a month full of  concerts  not to be missed at the Auditorium.

The eighth  edition  of July Sounds Good, authentic myths of musical history, the outdoor summer event that concludes the season 2009 – 2010 Music for Rome Foundation Auditorium.

Serj Tankian in RomeYet again this year with the appointment in July Sounds Good, the show promoted by Music Foundation in Rome Auditorium Parco della Musica.
Among the artists exhibiting in Rome there will be worldwide famous bands and singers of jazz, funk, pop, rock and world music. To name a few :  Serj Tankian , Erykah Badu in Jons, Florence & The Machine to Tinariwen,  Paolo Nutini and the Kings of Convenience.
You can read more information at The Auditorium official websiste.

Event calendar from:  02 July 2010
– 02nd July   2010, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club ® feat. Omara Portuondo
– 03rd  July 2010, Los Lobos
– 04th July 2010, Chick Corea e Stefano Bollani
– 05th July 2010, Serj Tankian, Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana
– 06th July 2010, The XX
– 09th July 2010, PMJO, Coro e Voci soliste dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Petra Magoni
– 12th July 2010, Jeff Beck Band
– 13th July 2010, Mark Knopfler
– 14th July 2010, Earth Wind & Fire
– 15th July 2010, Mario Bondi
– 16th July 2010, Carmen Consoli
– 16th July 2010, Paolo Fresu, Omar Sosa, Trilok Gurtu
– 17th July 2010, Pat Metheny Group
– 18th July 2010, Paolo Nutini
– 18th July 2010, Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette
– 19th July 2010, Crosby Stills and Nash  
– 20th July 2010, Erykah Badu
– 21st July2010, Jonsi
– 22nd July 2010, Florence & The Machine
– 23rd July  2010, Norah Jones
– 24th July 2010, Simply Red
– 25th July 2010, Neffa
– 25th July 2010, Neffa
– 26th July 2010, Tinariwen
– 27th July  2010, Ludovico Einaudi
– 28th July 2010, De Andrè Canta De Andrè
– 29th July  2010, Kings of Convenience
– 30th July 2010, Alessandro Mannarino
– 31st July 2010, Giovanni Allevi

Info: from 26.06. 2010 to 31.07.2010

Rome Auditorium Parco della MusicaThe Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome in Viale Pietro de Coubertin, near the Sports Palace Viale Tiziano. L ‘Auditorium Parco della Musica, located in the Flaminio district, the Olympic Village is easily accessible by public transport and close by our central Rome Hotel Des Artistes where you may wish to book your stay while in Rome so check out our latest deals and packages !
Buses: 910 bus terminus Terms / Piazza Mancini 53, Terminus Piazza Mancini and Piazza San Silvestro 217, Terminal Viale XVII Olympiad / Termini Station 231, Terminal Piazza Mancini P.le the basket (Villa Borghese) Saturdays and Sundays only line ” M” , Termini Station Terminal / Viale Pietro de Coubertin (Auditorium) 17 pm until after the last show. Departures every 15 minutes.
Tram : 2, Capolinea P.le Flaminio/P.zza Mancini
Metro :  Metro A line subway station then tram 2 Flaminio Rome-North Railroad stop Piazza Euclide
Make the reservation with us at Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel and enjoy your holiday, will be really happy to give you all the information you need!

Further reading on past July Sounds Good .

Today’s blogger : Vanda