Italy marks public holiday on 1 May with Rome concert

Workers’ Day in Italy is marked with free concert in Rome.

Italy celebrates Labour Day, a national public holiday, with a free concert in Rome’s Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano on 1 May.

The Festa dei Lavoratori or Festa del Lavoro falls on a Monday this year so will result in a day off for Italy’s schools and public offices.

The annual musical event in Rome, known as the concertone, is organised by Italy’s trade unions and attracts established acts alongside rising stars from the Italian music industry.

It is also used as a platform to promote workers’ rights, confronting issues ranging from discrimination against women to safety in the workplace.

The concert, from 15.00 until midnight, will be broadcast live on Rai3, Radio2 and RaiPlay.

The 2023 line-up includes Ariete, Carl Brave, Coma_Cose, Emma, Lazza, Levante, Luciano Ligabue, Mr. Rain, Piero Pelù con Alborosie, Rocco Hunt, Tananai and many more acts.

The Primo Maggio event will result in numerous traffic diversions in the area on Monday as well as the closure of S. Giovanni metro station.

Those wishing to arrive by subway are advised to get out at either Manzoni or Re di Roma.

For more information about the concert see Primo Maggio website. Photo Roma Capitale