Imola, 25 May 2022 – The temple of motors, which returned in 2020 to be part of the Circus that counts, is ready to change its skin. And after having hosted three Formula 1 Grand Prix in less than two years, it is now preparing to make great rock music resound, silenced by the pandemic. L’Imola racetrackalmost a quarter of a century after the first legendary Heineken Jammin ‘Festival dated 1998, will re-embrace on Saturday Vasco Rossi for the third stage of a tour which, which started from Trento and passed from Milan last night, will also arrive at the Conero stadium in Ancona on Sunday 26 June.
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There will be 86 thousand in the plant that hosted the challenges between Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen and the other phenomena of the fastest single-seaters in the world until 2025. And which, in the next forty days, will also see Pearl Jam (Saturday 25 June) e Cesare Cremonini (2nd of July). A number of spectators, 86mila in fact, higher than the current capacity of the major Italian stadiums, although decidedly lower than the oceanic gatherings of 130 thousand spectators allowed here between the 1990s and 2000s.
However, many things have changed since then. And the watchword is safety. No glass or cans in the concert area, spirits banned too. No overflight for drones and red disc for itinerant trade along the roads around the circuit. You will only approach the racetrack on foot, and then enter through two separate entrances. Tickets are nominal, with all due respect to the touts. And you will also return home thanks to the various special trains organized for the occasion.
Imola, however, is waiting for an appointment with the Commander since 2005, the year of the last performance at the Heineken Jammin ‘Festival which, twelve months later, would have greeted the city for the last time, only to disappear some time later. One evening in June three years ago, on the hill at the top of the Rivazza curve (traditional lair of Ferrari drivers during the Formula 1 Grand Prix), five thousand meet to ask Vasco to return to the plant that had scored a point in 1998 turning point in the second phase of Komandante’s career. Such as? A great collective karaoke, on the notes of ‘Albachiara’, who went around the net. And it obviously came under the eyes of the person concerned, with whom the Municipality had been negotiating for some time, who said ‘yes’.
The pandemic extended the wait for a further two years (Vasco, Pearl Jam and Cremonini had to perform here as early as 2020), but now the party can finally begin. And Imola, with its 70 thousand inhabitants, is ready to double its population for three magical evenings capable of making it once again the capital of rock, as already happened recently in 2015 with the AC DC (92 thousand spectators) and in 2017 with i Guns N’ Roses (83mila).