Given the current health situation and the many uncertainties that come with planning big events the ROCKIN 1000’ team and the Stade de France in Paris have decided to postpone the performance originally scheduled for July 17, 2021 and reschedule it for May 14, 2022. At the beginning of the coming school year ROCKIN’ 1000 will announce the participation of an incredible guest for this 2nd edition.
ROCKIN 1000’- The Biggest Rock Band on Earth returns live!
ROCKIN’ 1000 is an extraordinary performance carried out by more than 1000 amateur musicians: guitarists, bassists, singers, drummers, and for the first time in France, piano players perform the greatest Rock standards live on the field of the Stade de France. The occasion will see the return of musicians from the first edition, but also open up the opportunity and adventure to new players. The musicians selected in 2020 will automatically qualify for participation in the 2022 concert. The second edition will see the return of rock n’ roll godfather Philippe Manoeuvre, who will reprise his role as music programmer, master of ceremonies, and Rock ambassador. And just to sweeten the deal after these uncertain times, a surprise guest will join us to put the party over the top! ROCKIN’ 1000, the rock event of the year!
After following some of rocks greats (Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Gainsbourg …) and working with, but not limited to, Rock & Folk, Métal Hurlant, France Inter, RTL, OÜI FM, and the program “Les Enfants du Rock”, Philippe Manoeuvre is today considered a French Rock Icon. He published his Discothèque idéale as well as biographies of Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Michel Polnareff. In 2017, with Joey Starr, he wrote “Le Monde de Demain”. In 2018 his “Rock, ma vie est un Roman” sold more than 70,000 copies. In November 2019 it was published by HarperCollins.
In 2015 Fabio Zaffagnini and a few friends came up with the ridiculous plan to make a video of 1000 musicians playing The Foo Fighters “Learn to Fly” in an attempt to convince the band to come to their hometown of Cesena and do a concert.
The gamble paid off. The video went viral with more than 56 million views and The Foo Fighters added a date to their tour to fulfil the dream. And so ROCKIN’ 1000 was born. High off their success, from 2016 ROCKIN’ 1000 continued to grow in Italy. Their first concert was organised at the Stadio Cesena in front of an audience of 13,000. Their second gig at the Stadio di Firenze in Florence brought out a crowd of almost 30,000 with the presence of their rock star guest performer, Courtney Love. In 2019 the Stade de France in Paris hosted nearly 55,000 spectators for a one off concert. 2020 saw the release of the film “We are the Thousand, The Incredible True Story of ROCKIN 1000” directed by Anita Rivaroli and produced by Indyca. ROCKIN’ 1000 is the brainchild of Fabio Zaffagnini, brought to life with the help of Claudia Spadoni, Martina Pieri, Mariagrazia Canu, Francesco “Cisco” Ridolfi and Anita Rivaroli.
2019 – World record from “Rekord Institute fur Deutschland”
2017 – Silver Button from YouTube
2016 – Best event at the Coca Cola Onstage Award
2016 – Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award / Social Network Award / TeleTopi
2015 – StartupItalia! Open Summit (Social Innovation Award) / TeleTopi (Better Community award)
Events and Festivals who hosted ROCKIN 1000: Bea World, Huddle, Future Shots, H-Farm, Innovation Festival, Kinnernet, Jova Beach Party, FuckNight, Leadership Seminar with Simon Sinek, Meeting Rimini, Sud Wave, Casa Siae, Milano Film Festival, Social Innovators Connected, SIC! 2015, Bea Festival, Italian Lectures – Unicredit, Youtube Pulse, TEDx, IF Festival, Mobile Era is On, Forum of Excellencies, Sharing Italy and many more.
Stade de France : More than 20 years of success
Built for the 1998 World Cup, the Stade de France is the official stadium of the French rugby and football teams. It was inaugurated on January 28 1998 with a goal from Zinedine Zidane against Spain. Since then the stadium has continued to host the most prestigious sporting events. It is the only stadium in the world to host so many of the most important competitions : World Championship of Light Athletics in 2003, World Cup Rugby in 2007, two Champions League finals in 2000 and in 2006, l’Euro in 2016, World Cup of rugby again in 2023 and the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2024. The arena has also been home to countless unforgettable concerts . The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Coldplay, Prince, U2, Muse, Bruce Springsteen, Celine Dion, Indochine, and Johnny Hallyday 9 times….the biggest artists in the world have been seen in the Stade de France. Since 1998 the Stade de France has hosted more than 460 exceptional events and almost 35 million spectators.