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Ermal Meta and Emanuele Dabbono: it’s time for the Imperia Unplugged Festival!

On Tuesday 8 August, in piazza San Giovanni, the music event of the summer is back with famous performers and a stage for promising young prospects to showcase their talent

Tuesday 8 August is the date for the diary. The place, piazza San Giovanni, Oneglia. The natural theatre provided by the square will host the third Imperia Unplugged Festival, the free music show that this year will bring performers such as Ermal Meta and Emanuele Dabbono to the provincial capital. Nico Zanchi, president of the Associazione Imperia Musicale which has been organising the Festival since 2015, tells us about the many other surprises: “The Festival is expected to be an event that will reinvigorate the city, and this is exactly what we are aiming for: it will be a huge party”.

Not just music for the city, but a music workshop too: as a prelude to the evening Festival, during the afternoon of Tuesday 8 August, the Palco Aperto (Open Stage) will be back this year to give many promising young performers the chance to showcase their talents live.

An ideal prelude to the summer event is another Imperia Musicale project which has been under way since January this year. IM Songwriter’s Nights is the name given to a series of sessions organised in collaboration with Bar11 where a number of singer-songwriters and bands have appeared in recent months.

Another preliminary event for the Imperia Unplugged Festival will take place on 29 July in the anfiteatro della Rabina (Rabina amphitheatre): an acoustic concert dedicated to Sergio Salvagno, who was involved in a terrible accident in 2014 and to whom any proceeds collected during the evening will go.

The Imperia Unplugged Festival is organised in collaboration with Civ Oneglia and the Imperia City Council’s Events Department, together with contributions from numerous sponsors, as well as donations collected by Imperia Musicale at events and shows organised throughout the year. There will be over thirty in 2017, don’t miss any of them, check out: www.imperiamusicale.it

[Alessandra Chiappori]

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