60th Sanremo guests announced

Organisers of the Sanremo Song Festival held every year in the Ligurian city have announced the list of guests who will appear and perform during the 60th edition of the 5 day long festival.

Brits Robbie Williams and Susan Boyle have been confirmed as guests while US performer Lady Gaga is a ‘possibility’. DJ Bob Sinclair will also perform on stage as well as the German pop group Tokyo Hotel. Non-musical guests include Queen Rania of Jordan and Lost & Avatar star Michelle Rodriguez.

Italian names include singer Elisa, actor Raul Bova and footballer Antonio Cassano.

The Song Festival – official name Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo – has been held in Sanremo since 1951 and despite mixed fortunes and popularity over the years it remains a highlight in the Italian TV and popular culture calendar and a reference point for the music and record industry.  The festival this year starts on 16th february with its grand finale on Saturday 20th.

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