June in Milano

The season of great live events begins: concerts, DJ sets, outdoor festivals and Pride parades. Here’s what not to miss


June signals the beginning of Milano’s concert season as music lights up the city’s arenas. From the San Siro stadium to the racetracks, the stage will be set for major international artists throughout the summer: Taylor Swift, Green Day, Doja Cat and Travis Scott, to name a few. What’s more, live events will take place in and around the Castello Sforzesco plus concerts on the rooftops of Piazza Duomo, numerous outdoor shows and screenings as part of Milano è Viva, and Milano Pride’s vibrant colours that will not only provide the traditional parade and rainbow squares in Porta Venezia but also a pop-up sports area beneath the Arco della Pace.

Summer Concerts

From Rock to Pop, Latin to Classical: the summer concert season in Milan has begun

The lights of San Siro Stadium will shine bright for seven nights, from June 7th to 20th, to welcome Vasco Rossi and his legion of faithful fans before making way for Negramaro on the 22nd. On June 24th and 26th, Sferaebbasta’s trap paves the way for Italian rap legends Club Dogo on June 28th. Max Pezzali’s 90’s nostalgia will claim the stage from June 30th to July 2nd, but the eyes of the world will be on Taylor Swift’s only Italian dates of her already iconic Eras tour, on July 13th and 14th.


Concerts will also be taking place at the SNAI San Siro and La Maura racetracks. Following Metallica and Lana del Rey’s recent appearances, the I-DAYS independent music festival continues with Green Day on June 16th and Doja Cat’s eclectic hip-hop on the 27th. Ligurian rapper Tedua makes two appearances on the 29th and 30th.


Fiera Milano Live gets in on the action when it hosts gothic metal band Evanescence on June 12th before Salmo and Noyz Narcos tour with their new album on the 15th. Get your fix of dance music when Milano sees the return of Gigi d’Agostino and Paul Kalkbrenner on June 21st and 22nd.


If you love Latin music, you’re in luck! The Latin Festival is back and, this year, will be taking place at the new Ticketmaster Arena. It kicks off on June 9th, the same day in which La Scala Philharmonic performs its free concert in Piazza Duomo for the Concerto per Milano. On this occasion, Maestro Riccardo Chailly conducts his 135-musician orchestra in a tribute to great cinema. The program comprises pieces from Schindler’s List, Indiana Jones, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Il Gattopardo and much more.


On the occasion of the concerts, the M1 and M5 underground lines are upgraded and open until late at night: download the ATM app to buy your ticket and receive notifications on traffic status, and find out the timetables of the undergrounds and night buses.

Milano è Viva – Summer at the Castello

From June 21st

Milano è Viva provides an incredible array of outdoor shows across the city, from pop, electronic and classical music to theatre, cinema and dance events. Tickets are either free or at a reduced price.


The programme starts with Arianteo, Milano’s open-air cinema, on June 1st at Fabbrica del Vapore and CityLife, and on June 7th at Chiostro dell’Incoronata. The line-up includes the best films of the Autumn and Winter seasons, such as The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer, Anatomy of a Fall by Justine Triet, Poor Things by Yorgos Lanthimos and There’s Still Tomorrow by Paola Cortellesi. 


Castello Sforzesco is the beating heart of the Milano è Viva initiative, hosting the Estate al Castello programme every evening in the Cortile delle Armi from June 21st to September 8th. It will be inaugurated on June 21st with a concert by Ariete, followed by theatre performances such as La storia di Milano in 50 minuti on June 23rd. 


The complete Milano è Viva schedule will soon be available.

Pride Month

From June 1st to 30th, citywide events. Parade: June 29th

Festivals, theatre shows, stand-up comedy, exhibitions, talks and sporting events: this is Milano Pride 2024. Leading up to the final parade on June 29th, which will start from Via Vittor Pisani in front of Central Station and will wrap up at the Arco della Pace stage, lots of events will tinge the city with the colours of the rainbow.


Porta Venezia is the traditional epicentre of Pride month, and its three Pride Squares (Lavater, Lazzaretto, and Santa Francesca Romana) will be open from June 26th to 28th. Throughout the city, there will be film festivals such as Queer Bodies baby! at Mare culturale urbano and Meteore Fest at BASE, comedy shows at Area Zelig, exhibitions such as the one showcasing amateur photography of Pride 2023, conferences on civil rights and concerts (don’t miss Gossip on June 23rd at Circolo Magnolia).


On the weekend of June 22nd- 23rd, Pride Sport Milano transforms the Arco della Pace square into a multi-sport arena with tournaments, events, music, DJ sets and open-to-the-public culture. The event closes on June 30th at Teatro Elfo Puccini with Sempre Liber3, the theatrical evening dedicated to queer art in all its performative expressions.

On the rooftops or by the pool

The rainbow district, the epicentre of Pride Month - along with Chinatown, Navigli, and Isola - are amongst the places in Milano where people usually meet up for a pre-dinner drink. But the aperitif ritual, from June to September, will also be taking place on the Duomo’s own rooftops, poolside (the chic Franco Parenti Theatre’s Bagni Misteriosi announced its exciting reopening for the summer season from May 31st to September 15th) and in many outdoor venues along the Martesana canal.


For a stunningly romantic sunset like no other, the Terraces of the Cathedral reopen in the evenings with live musical accompaniment and guided tours every Thursday from June 6th to September 12th (last elevator ride up is at 20:00).

Triennale Summer 2024

From June 4th to September 30th. Terraforma EXO, June 15th and 16th

Make sure to keep your evenings free from June 4th onwards when the Triennale Milano’s garden hosts a series of concerts, DJ sets, screenings and shows.

The Triennale Estate programme begins on June 4th with the retro-futuristic sounds of Il Quadro di Troisi while, on the 22nd, the Scottish Indie band Arab Strap takes to the stage. On June 15th and 16th, Triennale Milano and the surrounding Parco Sempione will set the stage for concerts, performances, audiovisual installations and Terraforma EXO’s sound walks. 

SENSTATION SUMMER: The Sports Village in Piazza Duca d’Aosta

From June 13th

This summer, sport in the city has a brand-new home: the Senstation Summer village in Piazza Duca d’Aosta, directly in front of the Central Station. Here, you can watch UEFA EURO 2024 matches, get inspired by Casa Azzurri and cheer at the Inline Freestyle Skating World Cup.


Kicking off on June 13th, a replica of Casa Azzurri - the fan zone and press centre that will accompany the national team in Germany - will be set up in Milan, the only one of its kind in Italy. You can celebrate the national team and its illustrious history by enjoying a free and interactive exhibition. Next door, you can make yourself at home in the Fan Zone, Milano’s largest lounging area from where you can cheer on the Azzurri alongside other fans. Watching football can be nerve-wracking, so refreshments, snacks and play areas are provided to ease the tension with some light-hearted fun.


Believe it or not, it’s not all about football this summer: from June 13th to 16th, the Sport Village will host one of the two Italian stages of the Inline Freestyle Skating World Championship - the Hero Battle Cup. Make the most of this unique opportunity to watch incredible tricks and stunts by 260 top athletes, from 20 different nations, up close. They’ll compete in six disciplines: Speed, Classic, Battle, Pairs, Slide and Free jump.

Fancy getting involved in the village activities? Grab your wheels of choice and have a spin on the skate park that will be set up especially for this occasion. It will be a unique opportunity to have fun in one of Milano’s top skater hot spots. 


Free entry

Village opening hours: every day from 14:30 to 23:30

Opening hours on June 13th: from 14:30 to 18:00

Hero Battle Cup hours: from June 13th to 16th, from 08:00 to 20:00

Milano Fashion Week Men's

From June 14th to 18th

Men’s Fashion Week makes a comeback in June with numerous debuts and the return of many big names, including Moschino. The programme comprises 84 events divided between fashion shows, presentations and much more. 
Canali celebrates its 90th anniversary, while MSGM organises a co-ed runway show for its 15th anniversary. Make sure you visit the wonderful Palazzo Giureconsulti, where you can feast your eyes on the work of Scandinavian designers.

You can follow the shows on milanofashionweek.cameramoda.it, the purpose-built platform that will host Milano’s digital fashion weeks, as well as being streamed on a large LED screen in via Dante 17.


If you want to explore the world of fashion throughout the month, there are three exhibitions dedicated to this theme: From the Heart to the Hands. Dolce&Gabbana at Palazzo Reale until July 31st, Aldo Fallai for Giorgio Armani: 1977 / 2021 at Armani/Silos until August 11th, and Yohji Yamamoto at 10 Corso Como until July 31st.