Rockin’ 1000 born in Cesena in 2015, with the ambitious idea to bring together about a thousand musicians making everyone play at the same time; this year the event moved to Florence, confirming its success.
Rockin’ 1000 originally assembled in July 2015 in Cesena, with the very ambitious ideal of gathering one thousands musicians playing simultaneously to create the biggest Rock show ever, crowdfund enough money and get legendary band Foo Fighters to come and play a gig in Cesena. The success was such that the video hit millions of views worldwide.
Organised by Fabio Zaffagnini and under the direction of Marco Sabiu, the show has since become a yearly event: on the 24th July 2016, The Thousand played an 18-song concert in Cesena’s Orogel Stadium in front of an audience of 15.000 people.
This year, Rockin’ 1000 moved to Florence’s Artemio Franchi stadium, where The Thousand played another full gig on the 21st July with Courtney Love as a special guest, and technical audio support from Italian companies Powersoft (for the amplifiers) and Outline (for the PA system).
An official “behind the scenes” video allows to discover how Powersoft and Outline solved a mind-blowing audio headache to deliver a pristine sonic performance to an electrified audience.
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