In Rotterdam last May, four heavily eyelinered Italian rockers in skin- tight leather, erm, lederhosen held aloft the coveted Eurovision trophy, winning with their catchy anthem, Zitti E Buoni (in English, Shut Up And Behave). Måneskin’s triumph ensured this year’s song contest would be held in their home country for the first time in 30 years – and Turin has been anointed as host city. Not only that, but Måneskin will perform in the interval of the grand final on Saturday. Spokesperson Silvia Lanza is utterly delighted, saying: ‘We’re so proud to host one of the biggest musical events in the world – I can’t believe it will be watched by over 190 million people! To involve the whole city, there are many initiatives, including the Eurovillage at Valentino Park, where there will be free concerts every evening.’ Douze points!
SONG AND DANCE
And the music just keeps coming – Italy’s Kappa FuturFestival will descend on Turin from July 1 to 3. One of Europe’s most prestigious electronic music and digital arts fests, this year’s line-up includes the likes of Carl Cox, Diplo, Four Tet and Danny Tenaglia (tickets from £54, kappafuturfestival.it).