Between Paris and Arezzo, the SudWave festival returns from December 15 to 18

On December 18 at the Petrarca Theare in Arezzo, the “Dante Rock” vinyl will be premiered to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the death of the Supreme Poet. The evening is dedicated to the memory of the great musician and dear friend of Arezzowave, Enrico “Erriquez” Greppi.

Vinyl – “Dante Rock”

From Tuscany to France and the Mediterranean Basin on the waves of rock and Dante: from December 15 to 18, the SudWave festival organized by the Arezzo Wave Italia Foundation returns in presence between Arezzo and Paris.

Eugenio Giani at the press conference

President of the Regione Toscana (Tuscan Regional Council) Eugenio Giani commented

“This is an initiative that we care very much about because it ensures that Dante and the younger generations can encounter in harmony. I applaud this alternative way of celebrating the 700th anniversary of the death of the Supreme Poet, an occasion that’s included as part of the Dante O Tosco initiatives. It’s well thought out and reveals Dante’s rock side: revolutionary, against the current, intellectually free and courageous, all of which are aspects that appeal to young people and which we hope will lead them to admire the author of the Divine Comedy beyond school books”.

The inauguration will be on December 15 in France with a concert by the singer Cordio who will perform at the piano at the Hotel de Galliffet in Rue Varenne 50, home to the Italian Cultural Institute. The event will be broadcast live on the event’s YouTube channel.

Elio gets “Arezzowave Station” and a pied-à-terre in Arezzo

Then, the baton passes to Arezzo for three days of music that will launch at 3pm on Thursday December 16 at the Teatro Comunale Pietro Aretino in Arezzo with a meeting with Stefano Belisari aka Elio, leader of the Elio e le Storie Tese group. The artist will be awarded with “Arezzowave Station“, the new award designed for friends of the historic Tuscan festival. As a tribute, a pied-à-terre will be available in the city, given that Elio e Le Storie Tese have reached the top of the public vote rankings acquired through social media and the Arezzowave sites where favourites from the Italian and international guests of the last 30 editions of the festival were selected.

Concert to present the Dante Rock vinyl on December 18

The final event will be the presentation concert for the “Dante Rock” vinyl at 9pm on Saturday December 18 at the Petrarca Theater in Arezzo, an alternative way to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the death of the Supreme Poet that0s included as part of the Dante O Tosco project by the Regione Toscana. It began as a competition that was open to all Italian musicians, who were challenged to create a song using the words and verses of Dante. More than 150 entries were received from all over Italy. The project then expanded to involve famous artists who also composed original works based on Dante’s texts. The songs are now included on a vinyl designed by Luca Ralli. The concert will see artistic eclecticism in the name of Dante, starring Golconda, Roberto Fabbriciani with Elio (virtually), Paolo Benvegnù, Casa Del Vento, Mau Mau, Modena City Ramblers and Finaz and Nuto de La Bandabardo for the grand finale. The evening is dedicated to the memory of the great musician and dear friend of Arezzowave, Enrico “Erriquez” Greppi, frontman of the group. The proceeds from the minimum donation of 15 euro will be entirely donated to Calcit in Arezzo – Aretino Committee on the Fight against Cancer (reservations required at 0575-22.200 and info@calcitarezzo.it). Dante Rock will be introduced by the president of the Regione Toscana, Eugenio Giani, and the artists at 6.30pm at the Teatrino in via Bicchieraia.

The other events

A live performance by Cacao Mental – a group from Italy and South America who established themselves at Jova Beach Festival– will be held at the Teatro Comunale Pietro Aretino, as well as performances by Las Karamba, a female ensemble from Barcelona, ​​Venezuela and Cuba with explosive energy, Portuguese singer Marinho with engaging lyrics (16-17 / 12), and in-depth meetings with Dario Falcini, director of Rockit, on how to move in the world of musical communication (17/12). A convention on the objectives for live music in 2022 features Claudio Trotta (Barley Arts) and Jordi Gratacos – ARC – Association for Music Representatives, Promoters and Managers of Catalonia (18/12). The two events will be held both in streaming and in presence. Other highlights include the finals of the ArezzoWave Contest, the long-lasting music competition in which over 50 thousand artists participated, with the performance of the eleven finalist groups from all over Italy (16-17 / 12).

SudWave is created in collaboration with and supported by the Regione Toscana (Tuscan Regional Council), the Municipality of Arezzo, the Guido D’Arezzo Foundation, the Province of Arezzo, Fondazione Intour, Nuovo IMAIE, and Fondazione Sistema Toscana.


Free admission for all events upon reservation, with the exception of Dante Rock. For more information, see www.sudwave.com. Green pass required.

Cordio, Cacao Mental, Las Karamba and Modena City Rambles