Rockin' 1000

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The Rockin' 1000 is a group of rock musicians from mainly Italy and a few from other countries such as Canada, Mexico, England, Belgium Spain, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia, USA and Germany, Greece, France, Sweden, Bulgaria, Russia . As the name indicates, over a thousand musicians play and sing simultaneously at their concerts. The home of the organization is in Cesena in Italy, originally assembled in July 2015 as a stunt to get the Foo Fighters to visit their hometown, which finally happened on 3 November 2015.[1][2]

They are now an established presence, and have made subsequent appearances. They have been described as the "biggest band in the world."[3][4]

They were originally organized in a crowdfunding effort by Fabio Zaffagnini. Their initial performance in 2015 was made under the direction of Marco Sabiu.[5]

They played an 18-song concert on 24 July, 2016, in Cesena, in the Stadio Dino Manuzzi in front of an audience of around 15,000 people.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Biggest Band In The World – Italy's Rockin'1000 Founder Fabio Zaffagnini On Foo Fighters, Viral Success And Their Mad Live Show". NME. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  2. ^ Jack Shepherd (4 November 2015). "Foo Fighters play 27-song-set to the 1000 'Learn to Fly' rockers in Italy". Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  3. ^ "David Bowie's 'Rebel Rebel' Song Performed Live by 1,000 Musicians". Music Times. 2016-08-02. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  4. ^ "Watch David Bowie's 'Rebel Rebel' Performed by 1,000 People". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  5. ^ "Foo Fighters Promise to Visit Italian Town After Viral Video". Retrieved 2015-08-02.

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