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Signed up 28 August 2020 at 19:50

Velvet Scream

Metal
United Kingdom
Signed up 23 July 2020 at 06:40

Saboteurs

Alternative rock
United Kingdom
Signed up 15 May 2020 at 14:48

Mark Wright

Alternative indie
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EMERGENZA FESTIVAL

Past, present, and future



Getting an accurate account of the past is never easy, especially when it is very different from the present. And attempting to find out who was involved in the “Emergenza Festival” way back in the early days clashes with a reality that is completely different by now. However, Emergenza’s history started with its origins in 1989, when at that time, the founders were just focused on entertaining the audience, without having much idea of the best way to go about it. According to the sources we consulted, back then there was an embryonic formula of our current festival, which was called "EMERSIONE ROCK". At that time, in order to get opening bands for the “Latin music” evenings, the organizers were offering a few afternoon slots to the numerous bands in Rome who were hopelessly searching for a performance space. The actual formula for the Festival was born in 1990, when a few rock groups decided to organize an event where the audience had the possibility to choose which of them gave the best performance. For the record, there were only 245 spectators at the first evening! But the formula soon proved to be a winner, as the exponential increase of the number of bands enrolled can testify, reaching 132 bands within three seasons. In 1994, given the numerous requests for enrolment, the moment had come to rethink the whole Festival over, from the staff to the concerts halls. The organization added three new cities (Milan, Turin, and Florence), while the biggest Italian radio stations offered “EMERGENZA ROCK”, the musical event of the year, their full support. The numbers pulled in by the show between '94 and '95 were more than enough to convince the organizers to take yet another big step - they decided to expand the festival abroad, deciding to give Paris a go. Needless to say, the results were more than rewarding and certainly confirmed that the new “EMERGENZA FESTIVAL” formula was a hot one. With the expansion of the festival to the biggest European cities, “Emergenza Festival” has reached a qualitative standard which makes it a truely unique event in its category. The most recent additions to this history are the new partnerships being formed with big names in the music industry, and record companies that are becoming more and more interested in the groups who have reached the final phases of the contest. And Finally, two years ago the festival sailed to the other side of the Atlantic, and is now also present in Canada and the USA, where it is gaining huge success among the audience and insiders. With its more than 200 staff members in 68 cities, its 30 offices, its relationship with hundreds of radios, magazines, concert halls, clubs, local technical structures, managements, and publishers, “Emergenza Festival” is currently one of the biggest and most concrete international organizations in the business of live music. At this point you might be wondering - what heights will Emergenza reach? Only the future will tell…..