Sanremo mayor confirms reduced audience for Sanremo 2022

The audience will be reduced to Sanremo 2022. The mayor of Sanremo, Alberto Biancheri, confirmed this in a statement to the Italian news agency ANSA.

The mayor of the Ligurian city has confirmed that the Teatro Ariston, which hosts the annual music festival, will not be at full capacity this year, due to current health issues:

Let’s see what will happen by January 10, but it will be a Festival with the public. While it won’t be a one hundred percent festival like the one in 2019, it doesn’t compare to last year.

It will certainly be a Festival that three months ago none of us would have imagined having to face. Unfortunately, infections are high.

Alberto Biancheri, addressing ANSA

Some side events already canceled

The broadcaster has already canceled some of the side events scheduled in Sanremo. An idea for guests performing in Piazza Colombo will not materialize and, in accordance with local restrictions, the organizers will avoid performances in outdoor spaces. They are still in discussion for different plans of alternative indoor venues for the events around the music festival.

Festival workers and performers will also need to comply with local and state requirements regarding current COVID-19 restrictions. This requires that they present a Super Green Pass certificate, Italian full vaccination or recovery certification (a standard Green Pass also accepts a negative test result). Artists must comply with Festival regulations which require them to follow all local or national regulations.

There will also be a limit on who has access to the Ariston. Only representatives of the record company, one for each, who have special passes will be allowed access to rehearsals according to the rules.

Spectators will also need to present a Super Green Pass to attend the festival. Restrictions are tightening across Italy from January 10. Sanremo will therefore enter a period of increased restrictions across the country.

San Remo 2022

This will be the 72nd edition of the Sanremo Music Festival. It will be held from February 1 to 5, 2022. Format changes are coming for the show. The Nuovo Proposte category has been removed and three acts have been proposed in the Sanremo Giovanni selection of the newcomer. The 25 participating artists were unveiled last month.

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