This year’s festival features regular stars and newcomers. In Monaco, you’re invited to share your summernights with Pink Martini, Alicia Keys, Queen Machine Symphonic, James Blunt, Rita Ora and others.
Here comes the summer and another series of thrilling evening shows. The festival has a venue for everyone, whether you are attending with your partner, family or friends: the prestigious Salle des Etoiles in the Sporting Monte-Carlo, the intimate setting of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, or the new Place du Casino for open-air concerts. Among the international stars taking part in the 2022 edition, the festival is delighted to welcome back a number of anglophone artists who have been absent for two years. The edition launches on 13 July with Pink Martini featuring singers Storm Large and China Forbes, whose voice will be forever associated with the fabulous single Je ne veux pas travailler. The American singer
sings fluently in French thanks to her French grandmother. This mood-boosting musical melting pot is followed by Imany, the singer-songwriter from Martigues who will bewitch the Opéra Garnier on 15 July. The contemporary sorceress revisits some of pop’s greatest hits by pairing her deep voice with the sound of eight cellos.
Musical icons and new gems
On 18 July, the sublime New Yorker Alicia Keys will perform in Place du Casino in Monte-Carlo for the Monegasque Red Cross gala. Up next is another charity event, Fight Aids Monaco featuring Queen Machine Symphonic, considered to be one of Europe’s best Queen and Freddie Mercury tribute bands. Californian trio the Black Eyed Peas take to the stage on 26 July, followed by British songwriter James Blunt on 28 July, who captures life’s whirlwind of emotions with his mischievous look and angelic face, and American pop icon Christina Aguilera on 29 July. Then it’s the turn of one of Jay-Z’s protégées, and a star of the Fifty Shades film trilogy, to perform in the Salle des Etoiles on 31 July: Rita Ora, the British singer and actress born in Kosovo. Simple Minds celebrate 40 years of their stratospheric music on 3 August, while Italian rock legend Gianna Nannini brings her sweet energy to the stage on 9 August. The festival closes on 11 Auguest with an exotic Oriental Night starring the queen of the Lebanese stage, Myriam Fares, who is guaranteed to spice up your summer!