Italy’s ice music festival hopes to raise climate change awareness

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After 9,000 hours of work, organizers of Italy’s Ice Music Festival on the Presena Glacier built a 300-seated igloo to house 54 concerts that will be performed using instruments made of ice.

Concert-goers sit on their icy seats at zero degree temperatures inside the igloo and listen to a wide range of musical renditions.

The concert is organized partly to draw attention to climate change.
Italy’s Presena Glacier has lost over a third of its volume since 1993 and needs a thermal sheet in the summer months to cover its surface in order to stop any more of the ice melting.

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