An eclectic calendar for the 2022 edition of the Roma Summer Fest, the music festival produced by the Fondazione Musica per Roma in the unique venue of the Auditorium Parco della Musica designed by Renzo Piano.
After two years of live performances postponed due to the pandemic, for two months the Cavea of the Auditorium will host great Italian and international rock and pop stars, jazz and art music protagonists (here is the complete calendar).
There is something for everyone. It starts with the electronic Moderat (June 10), suspended between energetic rhythms and rarefied melodies.
Under the heading of songwriter music, we range from the legendary Paolo Conte (June 12), accompanied by an ensemble of 11 musicians, to the American Cat Power (June 20), heroine of the most reflective indie rock, through the intense voice of Italian-American LP, born Laura Pergolizzi (July 22) and the engaging live set of Brunori Sas (June 30).
For lovers of black sounds, a feast of soul, blues, funk and jazz, with the golden-boy-turned-classic Michael Kiwanuka (July 16), one of the most interesting live of the festival, the award-winning and multi-platinum Ben Harper with his Innocent Criminals (August 4), and, to close the festival with a bang, the engaging Snarky Puppy (August 31), jazz-funk collective U.S. composed of 25 musicians who promises an exciting live experience.
The most energetic concerts in the Auditorium's lineup suit all members of a imaginary family of rockers. For the younger crowd, there's the indie Alt-J (June 17) and Kasabian (July 3). Parents who want to listen to the songs of their 90s rebel adolescence can opt for the revived Skunk Anansie (June 29). Finally, grandparents with handlebar mustaches can pull the Harley out of the garage and go hear the immortal Deep Purple (July 2).
Did you prefer more delicate sounds when you were young? You might be moved to tears (not these, though) knowing that the Auditorium will host one of the symbolic groups of pop from the eighties and nineties: Simple Minds, with a set of their "40 Years of Hits Tour" (July 17).
If, on the other hand, you need a healthy distorted guitar to get you moving, look no further. You'll be glad to know that one of the most important and influential bands in alternative rock is on the bill: the great Pixies (June 27), with their irresistible blend of edgy riffs and offbeat melodies. Whoo-oooh... But we'll throw in another one, come on.