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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;

    June 28: Liam Gallagher, in Piazza Napoleone;

    July 4: Lynyrd Skynyrd, in Piazza Napoleone;

    July 17: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, in Piazza Napoleone;

    July 18: Yusuf Cat Stevens, in Piazza Napoleone;

    July 24: Paolo Conte, 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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    6 Reviews on “Lucca Summer Festival 2020”

    1. Rossana Rocchini Lucca Summer Festival 2020
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      Hello. Do you have any information for people who hold tickets for LSF 2020? If the event is cancelled how do we get refunds?

      1. ITALYscapes Post authorLucca Summer Festival 2020

        Hello, Rossana! Unfortunately, we do not have any information regarding this issue. The organizers or the ticket vendors should provide this information…

    2. Ivana Lucca Summer Festival 2020
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      Hello, I cannot find that information and it would be useful to know – we bought tickets for Paul McCartney and booked a room and were ready for the best concert in years, but is it now cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic? What is the situation now in Italy and do you guys know is everything cancelled or not?

      1. ITALYscapes Post authorLucca Summer Festival 2020

        Hi, Ivana! There is currently no official announcement regarding the cancellation of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020, but there is a good chance that the festival will be postponed. As of yesterday, April 24, the concert of Celine Dion was postponed, and the same thing will probably happen with the concert of Paul McCartney.

      2. Robin Lucca Summer Festival 2020

        Hello Ivana,
        Like you, we bought tickets for Pail McCartney and this event is now cancelled. It appears TickeOne is trying to offer vouchers for other events by way of refunds. I just wondered what your experience has been. Regards, Robin

    3. Margaret Lucca Summer Festival 2020
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      We saw New Order/Elbow concert there and have never been to a more beautiful venue. The acoustics were phenomenal. We are waiting to see the complete lineup for this summer. When does the final list arrive?

        1. Mariella Lucca Summer Festival 2020

          Hello , I have 2 tickets for Celine Dion . Do you know when the concert is rescheduled to ? And is it possible to get a refund? Thanks

          1. linda l thomas Lucca Summer Festival 2020

            We have tickets for Cat Stevens. Will this take place? If not, how do we get refunds here in the USA?

    4. 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.

        1. John Glanville Lucca Summer Festival 2020

          Thanks. Are they moving some outside due to anticipated crowd size? The intimacy of the Piazza helped make it special I thought. JG

    5. 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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