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History
1. It all started in 1991 from an idea..
  • 1991 A group of musician friends get together and develop an idea.
  • 1992 First ever Emergenza festival in Rome. There are 245 people.
  • 5 months later there will be 3000.
  • An event was born.
2. A company on the move: 1993-1995
  • 1993 Emergenza produces the first ever compilation album.
  • In ten years Emergenza did 54 compilations both live and studio works.
  • 1995 The unmistakeable Emergenza logo was born.
3. Europe has finally a festival for unsigned original bands
  • 1996, 7th of January: The Gibus club in Paris hosts the first every Emergenza concert outside Italy.
  • In the French capital there were 113 bands enrolled with 23 gigs (as opposed to 7 gigs forecasted).
  • 1997 London Astoria. 2500 people attended the first Emergenza European final.
  • 1998 The most exclusive and prestigious clubs invite Emergenza.
4. The festival goes across the sea: 2001-2003
  • 2001 From Paris to Montreal. The Canadian region of Quebec becomes the first North American stop.
  • 2002 There are 5 cities in North America to host Emergenza.
  • 2003 Over 700 bands play in 190 gigs organized for the first ever U.S. season.
  • 2004 There's 2876 musicans taking part in the States, they join the 16000 European and Canadians counterparts.
5. The growth: full expansion between 2004-2007
  • 2005. The North American cities taking part in the Festival are now up to 70.
  • 3000 Concerts organized. There are 9000 bands taking part around the world.
  • 2006 The festival goes to Australia: Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide the first cities.
  • In the same year Emergenza goes to Japan. In Tokio alone more than 200 bands ask to take part.
6. Beyond new frontiers. Present and future: 2008-2010
  • Emergenza goes to Eastern Europe: The Chech Republic, Slovakia and Russia.
  • In Australia the Festival goes west: Perth is included.
  • Emergenza festival is in Auckland, New Zealand
  • After the Eastern expansions we are looking at China and Korea as new frontiers.