Milan is a musical giant Milanese summer is coming at Snay Racecourse in San Siro with a great desire to surprise. If last summer really I-days Saturn is up against it – forced to face a dual emergency caused first by the loss of Aerosmith and then by the Foo Fighters, devastated by the sudden disappearance of drummer Taylor Hawkins – this year (fingers crossed) they are relaunching on a pop platter with an all-star line-up that has already allowed it to sell more than 300,000 pre-sale tickets.
Planned from today to July 15 in an equestrian setting Snay racecourses of San Siro and La Maura, I-Days range from indie to rock, pop to hip hop, focusing on number one calls like Rosalia (Tomorrow), Paolo Nutini, Interpol, Fask (24) Travis Scott, Chief Plaza (30 numbers), Black Keys, Liam Gallagher, Nothing But Thieves (July 1), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Skunk Anansie, Primal Scream, Studio Murena (on the 2nd), Arctic monkeys and beehives (15).
The first three days are spent on San Siro, the rest on La Maura. Today we start with Florence + The Machine, they were preceded by the English Foals and the American violinist-singer Brittney Denise Parks, better known as the Sudan Archives.
“A variety of offerings is desirable, in demand, to meet all needs, given that today children no longer make gender distinctions in their musical choices,” explains Corrado Rizzotto, organizer and artistic director of the festival. “The world has changed and we are adapting. All this is obviously compatible with the presence of artists, because we have summer, and Europe is teeming with festivals.
The phenomenon of this edition is Travis Scott. “As we did 5 years ago at the former Expo area with Eminem, we set a European record for both attendance and presale speed: In just 24 hours, 80,000 tickets were sold out. compared to the request almost twice,” says Rizzotto. Arctic Monkeys, which already ran out of budget in Rome already in February, and about 65,000 spectators will arrive in Milan, thus reaching 100,000 in total in two performances. Very good Even in Florence & The Machine tonight at the smaller Snai racecourse in San Siro will be sold out; 30,000 tickets.”
And most of the requests come from outside the region. “More than two-thirds of the tickets we sold outside of Lombardy, every tenth – abroad,” he concludes. “This allows us to already think about the 2024 edition and start organizing it with a number of participants in a better position compared to most other European festivals.”