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    Lucca Summer Festival 2020, the 23rd edition of one of the most important music festivals in Italy, will take place during the month of July, in Lucca.

     

    THE FESTIVAL

    The first edition of the Lucca Summer Festival took place in 1998, when Bob Dylan, George Benson and Joe Cocker performed on stage.

    Over time, important names attended the festival, among which we can mention David Bowie, James Brown, Mark Knopfler, Jamiroquai, Seal, Zucchero, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Oasis, Anastacia, Giorgia, Green Day, Ennio Morricone and The Rolling Stones.

    On 5 July 2009, the Dave Matthews Band held a concert of over three and a half hours, the longest performance of their career. On 23 September 2017, it was held the historic Rolling Stones concert, the only Italian date of the No Filter European tour, which established the attendance record for this event, of about 55,000 people. On this occasion, the stage was built alongside the City Walls, precisely in the former Balilla field.

     

    THE LINEUP

    So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of the Lucca Summer Festival are:

    June 13: Paul McCartney, in the former Ballila Field;

    July 4: Lynyrd Skynyrd, in Piazza Napoleone;

    July 17: Ben Harper, in Piazza Napoleone;

    July 18: Yusuf Cat Stevens, in Piazza Napoleone;

    July 25: Celine Dion, in the former Ballila Field.

     

    THE VENUES

    The concerts are usually held outside the historic walls of Lucca, in the former Ballila Field, or in the historical center of the city, in Piazza Napoleone, Piazza San Martino or Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. Sometimes, when the audience is very large, the Porta Elisa soccer stadium in Lucca or the Pini stadium in Viareggio are used.

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    2 Reviews on “Lucca Summer Festival 2020”

    1. John Glanville Lucca Summer Festival 2020
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      We saw the concert where in the space of 1 week we saw Mark Knopfler Robbie Williams and Lenny Kravitz! All 2 days apart. Tempted to go again but the events seem spread further apart which doesn’t suit coming from Australia. I also note that not all concerts are in the city Piazza now which was what made it even more special. How do you know which events are there and which ones are in the field outside the city walls? Best music event we have seen and we have been to many. JG

      1. ITALYscapes Post authorLucca Summer Festival 2020

        Hi! The concerts that will take place in the former Ballila Field, outside the historic walls of Lucca, are the concerts of Celine Dion and Paul McCartney. In the historical center of the city, in Piazza Napoleone, will take place the concerts of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ben Harper and Yusuf Cat Stevens.

    2. Raoul Pidgeon Lucca Summer Festival 2020
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      Went to see Tears for Fears in 2019. Absolutely brilliant. We have stayed in Lucca on several occassions and had seen the music festival advertised. We saw Tears for fears were headlining. Booked our tickets and went. Turned the clock back to our youth. We are now waiting to see who is performing in 2020. We are going to make this an annual event. It was that good. We had amazing seats and views of the stage. We also enjoyed two further evenings sitting in local bars listening to our performers. Tank you to the organisers of the festival.

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