A great summer on R101 featuring events, music and sport across Italy

The Volleyball Summer Tour begins a full calendar of events in which the radio station will be a protagonist

The music of R101 goes on summer holidays with its listeners, accompanying them around Italy in a series of events that combine music, fun and sport.

Starting with the Lega Volley Summer Tour Rilastil Cup, the event that in July will bring the best of Italian women’s Serie A volleyball to some of Italy’s leading beaches. These will include San Benedetto del Tronto (6-7 July), Porto Cesareo (13-14 July), Riccione (20-21 July), Jesolo (27-28 July). At each stage R101’s DJs and animators will bring all of the station’s energy to the stage at the resort, which will be set up on the official field and where the public can take part in games and other amusements, as well as amateur competitions for kids and adults, with prizes and gadgets for all.

Then, from 12 to 14 July, R101 will participate in the memorial of Marco Simoncelli during love&muSIC, three days of events and charity fundraising dedicated to the memory of the motorcycle racer from Romagna, at the Valdichiana Outlet Village in Foiano della Chiana (Arezzo). Marco Balestri will be the moderator in a series discussions and debates with young people about road safety and, on Friday 21, will introduce a concert by the Pooh and on Saturday 13 a musical spectacular featuring artists such as Mario Biondi, Umberto Tozzi, Ben from Curiosity Killed The Cat and many more. On Sunday, the presenter will start the “procession” of motorcyclists in memory of Sic.

And, from 27 July, R101 will also be a partner of the Bolgheri Melody festival, which will feature artists of the calibre of Marco Mengoni and Giorgio Panariello. And finally, in August, R101 will be the official radio station of the World Master Games in Turin, world summer games for athletes over 30 involving 99 countries in 160 different sporting disciplines. The radio’s animation and music will accompany the event form an ad hoc studio set up in the WMG2013 village, inside the Parco del Valentino, with games, dancing and gifts for the public.