Music Show Milano will be held at Palazzo del Ghiaccio and Frigoriferi Milanesi.
The Palazzo del Ghiaccio in Milan is a beautiful Art Nouveau building in the Porta Vittoria area commissioned by Count Alberto Bonacossa – several times a national figure skating champion – and inaugurated on December 28th 1923.
With its 1,800 square meters, the Palace was, at the time, the main covered ice track in Europe and one of the largest in the world, while the imposing covering in iron, wood and glass was a happy meeting of virtuosity architectural and engineering rigor. The important restoration, completed in 2007, has recovered the pre-existing functions of the building, redeveloping and rationalizing the spaces from an architectural point of view.
In eighty years of activity, the Palace has hosted many of the most important Milanese agonistic events, not only on ice, but also boxing, fencing and basketball; it was also home to amateur sports activities, entertainment events, fashion shows and film screenings.
It has also been home of extraordinary musical events: the concert of Pink Floyd and Rolling Stone in the ’70s, the debut place of Adriano Celentano (an Italian icon of the beat generation) at the “Italian Festival of Rock and Roll” of 1957, the “Six days of the Song”, with other famous voices such as Mina, Giorgio Gaber, Enzo Jannacci and Luigi Tenco.
Together with the adjacent more recent structure of Frigoriferi Milanesi, the location can accommodate up to 18,000 people for a total of 54,000 square meters of exhibition space.