(by Edoardo Cavalli) RTL 102.5’s Power Hits Estate, the most anticipated musical event of the Italian summer, is on its way! On Tuesday, August 29th, at the Arena di Verona, the grand show of Italy’s foremost radio broadcast will bring to the stage all the songs that have dominated radio airplay to declare the Power Hit of the summer of 2023.
Taking the stage will be all the most beloved artists and the most played songs on Italian radio.
Here is the lineup announced for RTL 102.5’s Power Hits Estate 2023:
ACHILLE LAURO AND ROSE VILLAIN – ALFA – ANGELINA MANGO – BLANCO – BOOMDABASH FT. PAOLA & CHIARA CICCIO MEROLLA – COEZ AND FRAH QUINTALE – COLAPESCE DIMARTINO – CRISTIANO MALGIOGLIO FT. BUNGARO EMMA – ERNIA WITH BRESH AND FABRI FIBRA – FABIO ROVAZZI AND ORIETTA BERTI – FEDEZ, ANNALISA, ARTICOLO 31 IRAMA AND RKOMI – JAIN – LAZZA – LEVANTE – MARCO MENGONI AND ELODIE – MERK & KREMONT – MR. RAIN AND SANGIOVANNI – PINGUINI TATTICI NUCLEARI – PURPLE DISCO MACHINE AND KUNGS – RHOVE – ROCCO HUNT SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS – TANANAI – THE KOLORS – TOMMASO PARADISO & BAUSTELLE – YUNGBLUD.
But it doesn’t end here, on the stage of the Arena di Verona, there will be plenty of big surprises with many other Italian and international artists!
The seventh edition of Power Hits Estate at the Arena di Verona sold out within a few days after ticket sales opened, an extraordinary success that confirms the incredible appeal of the event and its status as one of Italy’s main musical events.
This year too, the collaboration between RTL 102.5 and EarOne continues. EarOne is the company that publishes real-time data on the most played tracks by radio and TV broadcasters in Italy, for the creation of RTL 102.5’s charts.
Starting from Monday, June 19th, within the context of Power Hits Estate 2023, two charts by RTL 102.5 have been initiated, divided as follows: the weekly chart, which determines the top-ranked song of each week, and the general chart, which crowns the Power Hit of summer 2023, that is, the winning song of the RTL 102.5 Power Hits Estate 2023 award.
Developed in collaboration with EarOne, these charts are based on listener votes, weighted with radio airplay data gathered by EarOne, considering a representative sample of over 150 radio stations, including national, regional, and local ones. RTL 102.5 listeners can express their preferences on the charted songs, and the votes will be recorded through the RTL 102.5 Play platform. To participate, registration with the MyPlay Community is required. Each user can cast one vote per day, valid for both charts. Regarding the weekly chart, votes expressed in the current week will contribute to forming the ranking for that week during the voting process.
On August 29, 2023, the Power Hit of Summer 2023 will be announced, namely the winning song of the RTL 102.5 Power Hits Estate 2023 award, during the grand live show of Italy’s foremost radio broadcast, broadcasted live from the Arena di Verona.
Several other awards will be presented during the evening, directly by the associations FIMI, PMI, and SIAE:
The RTL 102.5 Power Hits Estate 2023 – FIMI award, for the best-selling Italian single from June 16 to August 24, 2023 (Gfk data); the RTL 102.5 Power Hits Estate 2023 – PMI award, for the most played independent single on the radio from June 19 to August 25, 2023; the RTL 102.5 Power Hits Estate 2023 – SIAE award, for the most performed song at all music events in Italy from June 19 to August 25, 2023; the RTL 102.5 Power Hits Top Album 2023 award, for the best-selling album from August 26, 2022, to August 24, 2023 (Gfk data).
For the seventh consecutive year, the Arena di Verona will host the 7th edition of Power Hits Estate. The Arena, with its unparalleled history and beauty, which has seen the greatest artists in the world perform, once again confirms itself as the ideal venue for Italy’s foremost radio broadcast’s grand show. RTL 102.5’s Power Hits Estate brings together the summer’s most popular hits and the most successful artists for an evening filled with music, emotion, and lots of fun.
It will be possible to follow Power Hits Estate 2023 starting from 8:45 PM, live on radio and TV on RTL 102.5 (channel 36 on digital terrestrial, 736 on Sky), on Radio Zeta (channel 266 on digital terrestrial, 735 on Sky), on the RTL 102.5 Play platform, on Sky Uno, NOW, and on TV8.