Italian Song Festival in San Remo (“Festival della canzone italiana”) is adored by Italians and fans of Italian music and Italy all over the world. Many songs performed at the festival are included in classics of Italian pop music and have made many Italian singers to be world-famous.
Planning of the next festival, program, participants – all the details of the festival have always been actively discussed by the Italians in media and in everyday conversations.
San Remo Festival is held since 1951 and already for many years – since 1977 – the permanent venue of the festival is the famous theater Ariston. The festival songs should be only in Italian language and moreover – should be performed for the first time.
The singer, winning in the San Remo Festival, automatically becomes the representative of Italy at the international Eurovision Song Contest.
In 2017, the following 22 singers will participate in the San Remo Festival: see www.rai.it