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Sonisphere Festival 2013 in Italy

Sonisphere festival is a touring rock festival that is around since 2009 in Europe, particularly oriented toward hard rock and heavy metal, so if you are a fan of this genre you can’t miss it. This year edition plans one day of concert in Italy on Saturday 8th June in Milan with an outstanding line line up:

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Sonisphere Italy 2013 bill

This post provides details, tips and suggestions about this event to non Italian speaking people that would like to attend it, because there is a dedicated website but it is presented only in Italian. In case that you needed additional information not included here, please let me know writing a comment.

The line up

These are the bands that at the date of writing are scheduled to participate to this concert. To be noted the presence of “number ones” like Iron Maiden and Megadeth:

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Iron Maiden

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Megadeth

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Mastodon

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Ghost B.C.

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Voodoo Six

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Zico Chain

The venue

The event will be hosted at Fiera Milano located in the municipality of Rho, close to Milan, in the open area Fiera Milano Live destinated to shows and concerts.

The venue is simply reachable thanks to the transportation network that it is connected to.

How to buy tickets

Tickets can be purchased at:

  • Live nation, this is the English language link, at the price ranging from of 69 € to 92 € (delivery charges excluded)
  • Ticket One, this is the English language link, at the price starting fro 69 € (delivery charges excluded)

How to arrive

The Fiera Milano address is:

Strada Statale 33 del Sempione, 28 – 20145 Rho Milano – ITALY

By car:

From freeways A7-Genova, A1 Bologna and A4-Torino: “tangenziale ovest” north direction, exit fieramilano.

From freeway A4-Venezia: exit Pero-fieramilano.

From freeways A8-Varese and A9-Como: from North Milan barrier follow direction A4-Venezia and exit fieramilano.

From Milan:
freeway A8 direction Varese-Como, exit fieramilano
freeway A4 direction Torino, exit Pero-fieramilano

By train:

From the three railway stations in Milan named Milano Centrale (Central Milan), Milano Porta Garibaldi, Milano Lambrate: metro line “verde” (green) direction Abbiategrasso; at Cadorna station change to metro line “rossa” (red) , direction Rho-Fiera Milano.

From the railway station Milano Nord Cadorna: metro line “rossa” (red) , direction Rho-Fiera Milano.

For info about trains consult www.trenitalia.com.

By airplane:

From LINATE airport: bus n° 73 and X73 direction Piazza San Babila, than metro line “rossa” (red) (see www.atm-mi.it) direction Rho-Fiera Milano.

During the day of the happening there will be a bus connection: from Linate airport, Domestic Arrival zone, departures from 8.30 to 13.30 and from 15.00 to 18.00, every hour; from Fiera Milano, bus parks area Porta Est (gate Est), departures from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 19.00, every hour.

For timetables and costs see www.malpensashuttle.it

From MALPENSA airport: Malpensa Express train every 30 minutes for Milano Cadorna station and than change to metro line “rossa” (red) direction Rho Fiera Milano.

For timetables and costs see www.malpensaexpress.it

Accommodations

You can look for an accommodation via the specific service offered by Trenitalia’s website, or using dedicated websites like the following ones (note: I cite them for your convenience, but I have not tried them, so keep your eyes open :) ): inItalia.it, ItalyHotels, Alberghi in Italia.

Useful links

The followings are links to the websites of the bands: Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Mastodon, Ghost B.C., Voodoo Six, Zico Chain.

 

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