14th edition: 1-7 July, 2018 - Riccione, Italy

General program

Sunday, July 1

Parade of the participating teams and Opening Ceremony

The parade will begin at 21:00 from three different locations: each team will join in the parade following the flag of their own country all the way to Arena Roma, where the Opening Ceremony for the 14th edition of the Festival del Sole will begin at 22:00 and it will last an hour.

Each team will be informed beforehand on where to gather for the parade.

Monday, July 2 to Thursday, July 5

Rehearsals and exhibitions

Exhibitions will take place each evening, beginning at 20:00 and until 23:30, in the five arenas on the seafront of Riccione: Arena Sud, Arena Roma, Arena Giardini, Arena Alba and Arena Nord.
All the arenas will have changing rooms, warehouses and free entrance for the audience. See below for all the gymnastics equipments available in each arena.

Rehearsals will take place in the morning in the same arena of the evening exhibition starting at 8:00 and following the same access order and performance times of the exhibitions.

Afternoon exhibitions will take place in both Arena Roma and the Festival Village starting at 17:00 and until 19:00 (note: there will be no rehearsals planned for these exhibitions).

Download the complete schedule of all exhibitions

Workshops

Gymnastics and dance workshops will be held in the Festival Village each morning and afternoon, and will be open to all participants with no need to register in advance.

A complete schedule of the workshops will be ready soon.

After-parties

Exclusive pool parties will be held each night from Monday to Thursday at Beach Village Riccione
The pool parties will be reserved for Festival participants and will last from 21:00 until 24:00 (personal pass will be required to enter).

Friday, July 6

Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony will begin at 21:00 in Arena Roma and will host the performances of selected teams, ending with a spectacular fireworks show at 24:00.
Afterwards the celebrations for the Notte Rosa will begin and last all night. Make sure to wear something pink!


Venues

Exhibition arenas

All exhibition arenas are located on the seafront of Riccione within a radius of 3 km, and are connected by pedestrian and cycle paths. All arenas have dressing rooms, storage for equipment, audio equipment and lights, and grandstands with free admission for the public.

Arena Roma

Arena Roma is the main arena of the Festival del Sole and is located on the largest square in Riccione, right in front of the beach. Both Opening and Closing ceremonies will be held here.
The performance area measures 15 m (on the front) x 14 m and is covered with with floor exercise mats (3.5 cm thick).
Gymnastics equipment available consist of 1 mini trampoline (not spring-loaded) and 1 landing mats set (4 m x 2 m, h 40 cm).

Arena Sud

Slightly larger than Arena Roma with grandstands on three sides, Arena Sud’s performance area measures 15 m (on the front) x 16 m and is covered with with floor exercise mats (3.5 cm thick).
Gymnastics equipment available consist of 1 AirTrack (15 m long, 20 cm high) with its own landing mats set (6 m x 3 m, h 20 cm), 2 mini trampolines (official UEG trampet) and 2 landing mats sets (6 m x 3 m, h 30 cm).

Arena Giardini

Very close to Arena Roma, this arena has grandstands on two sides and a performance area of 18 m (on the front) x 15 m, covered with floor exercise mats (3,5 cm thick).
Gymnastics equipment available consist of of 1 AirTrack (15 m long, 20 cm high) with its own landing mats set (6 m x 3 m, h 20 cm), 2 mini trampolines (official UEG trampet) and 2 landing mats sets (6 m x 3 m, h 30 cm).

Arena Alba

Similar to Arena Sud, this arena grandstands on three sides and a performance area of 15 m (on the front) x 16 m, covered with with floor exercise mats (3.5 cm thick).
Gymnastics equipment available consist of 1 AirTrack (15 m long, 20 cm high) with its own landing mats set (6 m x 3 m, h 20 cm), 2 mini trampolines (official UEG trampet) and 2 landing mats sets (6 m x 3 m, h 30 cm).

Arena Nord

Together with Arena Giardini, Festival’s biggest arena with grandstands on two sides and a performance area of 18 m (on the front) x 15 m, covered with floor exercise mats (3.5 cm thick)
Gymnastics equipment available consist of 1 AirTrack (15 m long, 20 cm high) with its own landing mats set (6 m x 3 m, h 20 cm), 2 mini trampolines (official UEG trampet) and 2 landing mats sets (6 m x 3 m, h 30 cm).

Festival Village

The Festival Village is located in the town center right in front of the station, inside the Papa Giovanni Paolo II park. You can visit the Festival Village from 9:00 to 19:00 to attend gymnastics and dance workshops or have a rest in the park.
The performance area where the afternoon exhibition take place measures 14 m x 14 m and it will be covered with a rhythmic gymnastics carpet (3 cm thick).
No special equipments will be available at this venue.


Questions or doubts? Don’t hesitate to contact us at info@festivaldelsole.it.

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