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The first edition of the festival was held in 1998, when Bob Dylan, George Benson and Joe Cocker attended the event.
Over time, important artists performed on the stage of the festival, such as 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 July 5, 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, the historic Rolling Stones concert was held, 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.
Due the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 edition of the festival was postponed to 2021, and then to 2022.
So far, the artists confirmed for the 2023 edition of the Lucca Summer Festival are:
- July 15: Celine Dion, in the former Balilla Field.
The concerts are usually held in the historical center of the city, in Piazza Napoleone, Piazza San Martino or Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, or outside the historic walls of Lucca, in the former Ballila Field. 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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