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    The English singer Paul McCartney will perform on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in the former Campo Balilla, alongside the City Walls of Lucca. The concert is part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2020.

     

    THE ARTIST

    Paul McCartney gained worldwide fame as the vocalist and bassist for the Beatles. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

    In 1970, McCartney debuted as a solo artist with the album McCartney. Throughout the 1970s, he led Wings, one of the most successful bands of the decade, with more than a dozen international top 10 singles and albums. Since 1989, he toured as a solo artist, and in 1993, he formed the music duo the Fireman with Martin Glover from the Killing Joke.

    Paul McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. He has written or co-written 32 songs that have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was included twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of the Beatles, in 1988, and as a solo artist, in 1999. He received 18 Grammy Awards.

     

    THE FESTIVAL

    The first edition of the Lucca Summer Festival was held 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.

     

    THE VENUE

    The former Balilla Filed is located near the historical center of Lucca, between the Viale Giosuè Carducci and the 16th-century walls of the city. Starting with the post-war period, it was used as a sports field, where the local soccer championships were held. For several years, it has been used as a park.

    The closest bus stop is Carducci 1, located near the field, on the bus Lines 5, 6, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, LAM BLU, LAM ROSSA and LAM VERDE. The Lucca railway station is located about 500 meters away.

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