R101 welcomes the arrival of the summer with a series of initiatives at some of Italy’s most popular seaside resorts ranging from exceptional artists in concert to live shows and animation.
The novelty of 2012 is the Beach Tour: R101 this year will be the official radio station of the Italian Del Monte Beach Volleyball Championship which, in July and August in six stages, will bring the Italian qualifying and official matches of the summer sport par excellence. Starting in Naples, where, during the debut match of the circuit, on 7 July R101 has organised a big concert with Paola Turci and Rei Marina on the waterfront on the Via Caracciolo: on stage over two hours of music with performances by soloists and a long series of unheard duets. The tour will continue throughout the month of July with other official matches in Paestum (SA), Ostia (Rome) and Bibione (VE), and then resuming in late August with the two final matches in Pescara and Jesolo (VE). At all the events R101 will provide music and entertainment to the public, involving them with games and gadgets.
This year also sees the return of R101 Villaggi Bravo. Five special weeks, three of the big radio stars and five great names of Italian music: these are the numbers of a partnership that, from this week and until September, will lead to a tour of the villages of Porto Pino and Baia dei Pini in Sardinia, Costa Linda in Rhodes and Bravo Sharm on the Red Sea, the live show by Alan Sorrenti, Righeira, Francesco Baccini, Ivana Spagna and Corona. Each week, alternating continuously, Marco Balestri and Federico l’Olandese Volante will present their programmes live from the Villaggi Bravo involved. In addition to the live shows there will also be special cabaret evenings with Cristiano Militello, as well as Marco Balestri.