Cornetto Free Music concert

San Giovanni - site of the Cornetto free music festival San Giovanni - site of the Cornetto free music concert (photo: Eleanor Murkett)

In past years, gelato company Cornetto have sponsored a huge free concert at Piazza San Giovanni in Rome, tied up with auditions to find new bands and other activities.

The festival used to take place in June at three sites: as well as Rome, there were concerts at Piazza Duomo in Milan and Piazza del Popolo in Naples. Bands to headline the concert in Rome included Duran Duran & The Black Eyed Peas.

It looks like this is another of Rome's cancelled events, however. It's been a few years since they last ran it, and there's no information on their website or anywhere else.