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What is the Festival del Sole?

The Festival del Sole is the biggest international “Gymnastics for all” event in the Mediterranean area.

For a whole week, the city of Riccione—the Italian holiday capital—turns into a huge stage where more than 5,000 athletes from around the world perform at their best.

Floor exercises and aerobics, acrogym and acrobatics, rhythmic and artistic gymnastic, classical and modern dance, hip-hop and funky; these are only a few forms of gymnastics and dances taking place at the Festival del Sole, where there are no limits regarding age or technical levels.

No points, no standings, no judges: at the Festival del Sole the only winner is the pleasure of being together doing gymnastics!

The result is that everyone can take part! To join the Festival you only need to have the desire to perform in front of a ever cheering audience in one of the four arenas on the seafront of Riccione and meet other people with the same passion for gymnastics.

How to participate

Any group of gymnasts can take part, no matter what nationality or age or technical level, as long as it consists of at least 10 people and the performances are accompanied by music.

Registrations will open on October 14th, 2017 and will close after reaching 160 teams, for a total of about 4,500 people.
Before the opening date, we’ll send out updates and information regarding the registration process out to all our newsletter subscriber. In the meantime you can learn more about it at the link below.

Read the registration FAQ

The participation in the Festival del Sole is necessarily tied to the purchase of the hotel package we’ll offer at very convenient prices.

All participants will be staying in Riccione’s renowned hotels for the whole week at very affordable prices

The package consists of 7 days/6 nights from Sunday 1 to Saturday 7 July, 2018 in full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

There will be two price tiers depending on the choice of the hotel category:

On request, you can choose to stay in 4 star hotels, with half-board treatment, or extend your stay. The prices for these options will be announced soon.

In addition to the cost of the hotel package there will be a small registration fee that will grant the following benefits:

Special offer for big teams

We want to reward big teams participating in the Festival del Sole, so we’ll have a special offer for them: every 25 registered participants we’ll award you one free hotel package (the 26th person will stay for free).


The performances of the participating teams will take place in especially made exhibition Arenas on the promenade of Riccione.
Each Arena will be equipped with floor exercise mats (12x12 m to 18x15 m depending on the Arena), 20 cm AirTracks, mini-tramps, landing mats, changing and storage rooms, audio systems, stage lights and free seats for the audience.
A full list of the equipments available will be provided to the teams upon registration.

Each team will have the chance to perform twice in the evening, plus a third afternoon exhibition (on request) and during the Closing Ceremony

The duration of each team’s performance is determined as follows:

Rehearsals will be held in the morning following the same program of the evening show.

If different teams share common athletes, we’ll schedule their performances accordingly.

Take a look at the general program of the event

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