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Home / News archive / Rimini, the longest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world

11-11-2016

Rimini, the longest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world

waiting for the new year in Rimini

Rimini welcomes you...to the new edition of the longest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world!

From 1st December 2016 to 8th January 2017 every corner of the city turns into an outdoor stage for a month of music, art, performances and Christmas events.
The spectacle of the illuminations, the art exhibitions, Christmas markets, ice skating rinks, traditional Nativity scenes and those made from sand will make the city bright in a special atmosphere of the most anticipated holidays, creating a new and welcoming light on the whole city.

The highlight is as usual on December 31st with the many New Year’s Eve celebrations spread throughout the city, starting with the great live concert by Francesco Renga in Fellini square, just few steps away from the sea, to be continued with a series of events in Rimini historic centre. The icon of the pop-rock world, Skin, will be the special guest in console in the Galli Theater's reconstruction site.
From the live concert in Piazzale Fellini to the 'widespread New Year' in Rimini historic centre, everything is ready to celebrate the arrival of the new year, in a night that promises to be special, long, and rich in proposals.


The New Year’s Eve celebrations programme

Rimini, Piazzale Fellini
Live Concert: Special event
Francesco Renga in concert
Main protagonist of the New Year's event in Piazzale Fellini is Francesco Renga, who will perform live on stage his greatest hits of the past up to his latest album 'Scriverò il tuo nome’.
The concert begins at 10 pm. Free admission

A Dj set by dj Fullone of Radio Monte Carlo and dj Giuseppe of Radio 105 will open the evening introducing Renga's live performance, first appointment of the long night that will continue with the 'New Year’s widespread events' in the historic centre . From 9 pm approximately.

At the stroke of midnight, a great fireworks display will enlighten the sky behind the stage in Piazzale Fellini, close to the sea and the Grand Hotel, so beloved by Federico Fellini.


New Year’s events in the historic centre
A lot of initiatives in the famous venues and unexpected locations of the historic centre: music, art, culture, exhibitions, DJ sets and visual mapping.
Special evening openings of the City Museum, Surgeon's House, FAR art gallery, Visitor Center, Galli Theatre and Film Achives.
Free admission.

Piazza Cavour, Galli Theatre
Disco in the Galli Theatre with Skin as special guest in console
An imaginary curtain will rise between lights and sounds over the theatre in reconstruction. An evocative DJ set by Skin will bring to life the upcoming architecture of the theatre.
In the background the magnificent Sismondo Castle which creates a dialogue between the medieval era of the Malatesta and the nineteenth century of Giuseppe Verdi, who performed here the 'Aroldo' for the first time. The international pop rock icon will be accompanied by another star of the console, William Avignon dj, resident DJ for important events and opening performer of international guests such as: Skins, Louie Vega, Soul Clap, Michel Cleis, Ralf, Pastaboys, Coccoluto and many others.
Time: from 00.30 am

Foyer of the Galli Theatre and Sala Ressi
Magic in the Galli Theatre: a swing of images and notes
Inside the foyer of the theatre, already restored, you will learn the story of Rimini in the 20's  through images of worldliness, gallantry and sensuality, thanks to the photos of the Alessandro Catrani Collection. On the first floor, in the Sala Ressi, the atmosphere will change completely with a live concert of jazz and swing:  ‘Fly Me to That Swing!’. Jazz music of the '20s-'30s and' 40s will sound in the performance of Eloisa Atti's warm voice, accompanied by sax, piano, bass and drums.  Time: from 10 pm till late at night.

Cavour Dance Floor
Rimini Christmas Square will warm up between the ice rink and the musical energy of an unusual dj set with DJ Giuseppe of Radio 105 and DJ Fullone, well known for the success of the evening programs on Radio Monte Carlo.
The two DJs will propose different styles music and hits attracting and involving all the people in the square in the rhythm of the party. Time: from 11 pm till after midnight

The Agostiniani Complex
Music Landscapes: from electronic underground music to the the Caribbean sound
A musical event that brings together dance and music, electronic sounds with the heat of Caribbean music.
The German DJs of the Cocoon evening by Sven Väth, held in Ibiza for 16 years, will be the international guests who will bring trendy sounds in the Sala Pamphili. For the occasion, 'moving art installations' will involve all guests with sounds and colors .
Latin dance performances, concerts and a special DJ set by Gran Caribe will animate the close Teatro degli Atti .
Time: from 10 pm till late at night
 

Cantiere Ala Moderna in the City Museum
Photo Booth - Have you ever seen that?
Photographic sets for unusual portraits between clicks, lights, music and pictures.
Four rooms on the first floor of the Modern Wing in the City Museum are transformed into photo sets for propitiatory clicks to the new year. Claudio Silighini focuses on portraits, Margherita Cenni creates her shots in a glittering setting, Chico De Luigi makes his photos ‘performative’, proposing a blindfolded session and double exposures, Andrea Bardi capture his shots in smoke silhouettes and particolar images. In the side rooms of this location, an exhibition by Sandro Cistallini, ‘In pubblico’, showing a series of his shots to the cult moments.
Ray Banhof and Martina Spagnoli capture the atmosphere, the photos, and share the best pictures of the evening on the social channels.  There is also music to animate the longest night of the year: on the terrace of the building, DJ Cubi proposes music that combines innovation and dancefloor, while Boochie brings from Brussels a groove synthesis of sounds from different countries, styles and decades. From 10pm till late at night


Cinema Fulgor, Corso d’Augusto 162
Fulgor for a night: the rediscovered Cinema
The Cinema Fulgor, the cinema of Fellini in reconstruction, will be magically lit up for a night with screenings and installations.
An immersion into Fellini's cinema and the unforgettable interpreters of his films, one for all, Marcello Mastroianni, 20 years after his death. It  is an opportunity to discover and rediscover the Fulgor cinema, a monument of the city of Fellini, a few months before its reopening. The event is organized in collaboration with Amarcort Film Festival.
From 11 pm at late night.

Rimini, City Museum and Domus
Waiting for 2017 at the museum!
From around 9.30 pm: entertainment for families and their children with amusing workshops to discover curiosities and secrets of the past.
In the Sala del Giudizio, fom 10pm, music will meet art in a music concert performed by Art Trio. A group of musicians, who have performed in the major theaters and national and international festivals, proposes different musical styles, from BACH to ROCH, suitable for the wider public. As usual, the evening will end with the new year's toast among the fourteenth century school of Rimini frescoes. (Free admission subject to availability of seats)

Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan and more
Special opening at night even at the Domus, the Surgeon’s House, where, among the mosaics of the rooms of Eutyches, the notes of the Nobel Prize winner of literature, Bod Dylan, will sound along with music by Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Coldplay, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash and U2, in a performance held by Lorenzo Semprini (acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals), Daniel Rizzetto (acoustic guitar, vocals), Alessio Raffaelli (piano, accordion, vocals).
Time: from 10 pm


The celebrations carry on in January with the Lyric Opera, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) by Gioachino Rossini on Sunday 1st January and on Tuesday 3rd in the beautiful setting of Rimini Convention Centre.
And again exhibitions, guided tours, Nativity scenes, ice skating rinks and many music events such as: Contaminando 2017 with Fabrizio Bosso, Andrea Lucchi and the Orchestra Rimini Classica at the Novelli theater on January 5th, the Christmas choral review by AERCO Rimini or the jazz concert by the 'City of Rimini' Band on January 4th.
On January 6th the event 'Risuona Rimini' takes place in the Modern Wing of the City Museum. An event organized by the homonimous Association emphasizing the independent art scene for an afternoon with any music genre, acoustic and electric concerts, DJ sets, photography and art exhibitions, theater performances and a "Bob Dylan room" dedicated to the American singer-songwriter who recently won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
For the little ones there are also countless opportunities, in the town centre and at the beach, to meet the Befana, the old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Day, or the Three Kins along Rimini canal harbour.



The programme of the Christmas holidays in Rimini is constantly updated. On this link -  www.riminiturismo.it/en/visitatori/eventi/manifestazioni-e-iniziative - find all the events by typing the keyword 'Christmas' or 'new year' or choosing the time period of your Christmas holidays. 

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