Where to sleep to attend Rock in Roma, summer music festival in Rome

Set off from Arco di Travertino: grab your rucksack, take the metro and prepare yourself for a rock’n’roll summer at the Rock in Rome, from the 20th of June to the 26th of July 2018. The roman summer music festival celebrates its 10 year anniversary with national and international artists on the same level as Roger Waters and The Chemical Brothers.

10 years of activity, new locations and international artists for a rock’n’roll summer

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A summer music festival with an international atmosphere: Rock in Roma

With one and a half million spectators for its 10th anniversary, the founders of Rock in Roma, Sergio Giuliani and Max Bucci, have finally realised their dream. To create a festival with an international atmosphere, that would attract artists and spectators from all over the world. 

The sound of guitars and snare drums fills the air for more than a month packed with unmissable concerts. If you’re on holiday in Rome between the 20th of June and the 26th of July, choose the soundtrack of your rock’n’roll summer at the incredible summer music festival in Rome. 

In the lineup of Rock in Roma you’ll surely find something you like. 

3 new locations for Rock in Roma 2018

Like any respectable city, Rome has an open air soundtrack to accompany its summer nights. As well as keeping the location of the Ippodromo delle Capannelle as tradition, this year 3 other musical spaces will host Rock in Roma, each a perfect fit for the artists for whom they are destined for. 

  • The Ostia Antica Roman theatre – Cigarettes After Sex with their melancholic, intimate and dream-like pieces will perform in the perfect atmosphere, picking up their guitars just after a breath-taking sunset at the Augustan Roman Theatre in Ostia Antica. The concert is on Tuesday 10th July. Here one of the best and most universally recognised guitarists will also be playing on his personalised Stratocaster. Do you want to know what it means to really play the guitar? Don’t miss Jeff Beck on June 24th.
  • Circo Massimo – Circo Massimo is the chosen venue for the most important international artist of this edition, Roger Waters, ex Pink Floyd, that will be performing Saturday 14th July. With his new album Is this the life we really want? he’s using his voice after 25 years of silence. With sarcasm and disillusion this singer-songwriter yells provocation to force everyone listening to reflect on their condition, asking if this is the life we truly want to live.
  • Auditorium Music Park – Finally the Hollywood Vampires, the hard rock super-band composed of Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, will be performing on the 8th of July at the Auditorium Music Park as the third and final location of Rock in Roma. The Auditorium is a modern, multifunctional structure designed by the starchitect Renzo Piano. The concert halls are assembled in the shape of a scarab.

From Arco di Travertino to the Ippodromo delle Capanelle: the heart of Rock in Roma

To get to the Ippodromo delle Capannelle, the main location of the festival, Arco di Travertino is a good place to start. In this location the majority of artists will be performing, from Italian rap stars to pop and rock artists from across the ocean. The opening performance will be The Killers, the 20th of June: feel free to let your hair down and dance like it’s your last day on earth. If you’re looking for something “heavier”, wait for the metalcore of Parkway Drive on the 26th of June and the trash of Megadeth only two days later. In Italy, just like in any other country, rap, hip pop, trap and variations of it are really living a golden age. At the Rock in Rome before the closing performance by Fabri Fibra, on the 26th, many others will perform, including Post Malone, Mannarino, Sfera Ebbasta, Carl Brave x Franco 126. Myles Kennedy will be performing as a soloist, with a storytelling blues. But there’s more: Coez, The Chemical Brothers, Lo Stato Sociale, De André canta De André. 

How to get to the festival Rock in Roma 2018

From Arco di Travertino the Ippodromo delle Capannelle is easy to get to. Take the A line in the direction of Anagnina and get off at Cinecittà. From there the 654 bus line in the direction of Lagonegro will take you to the Capannelle/Appia Nuova stop. 

Where to sleep if you want to attend Rock in Roma?
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