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    Lucca Summer Festival 2024, the most important music festival in Italy, held since 1998 in Lucca, will take place during the month of July, 2024.

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    LUCCA SUMMER FESTIVAL – SHORT HISTORY

    Lucca Summer Festival 2024

    Lucca Summer Festival 2024

    The first edition of the festival was held in 1998, when Bob Dylan, George Benson and Joe Cocker attended the event. In 1999, Elton John, Backstreet Boys and Pat Metheny performed on stage.

    In 2000, the most important artists performing at the festival were Joe Cocker, Alanis Morissette, The Cranberries, Buena Vista Social Club, Ray Charles, Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, and Lionel Richie.

    In 2001, the headliners were The Eagles, George Benson and Neil Young.

    The 2002 edition of the Lucca Summer Festival welcomed the performances of Jamiroquai, Paul Simon, David Bowie, Rod Stewart and Oasis.

    In 2003, Elton John performed again, together with Alanis Morissette, Simply Red, and Diana Krall.

    In 2004, the lineup of the festival included The Black Eyed Peas, Michael Bublé, Dido, Alicia Keys, Peter Gabriel and Pink.

    On the stage of the Lucca Summer Festival 2005 performed George Benson, Lauryn Hill, Jamiroquai, Youssou N’Dour, and James Brown.

    For the 2006 edition of the festival, were invited Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Santana, Massive Attack, Placebo and Simply Red.

    In 2007, the most important names performing at the event were John Legend, Elton John, Dionne Warwick, Norah Jones, Ricky Martin, George Michael, and Joss Stone.

    In 2008, Sheryl Crow, Erykah Badu, Ennio Morricone, Alicia Keys, and Leonard Cohen attended the festival.

    On July 5, 2009, the Dave Matthews Band held a concert of over three and a half hours, the longest performance of their career.

    Piazza Napoleone

    Piazza Napoleone

    Between 2010 and 2016, important artists performed at the festival, such as Joe Cocker, B.B. King, Liza Minnelli, Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Nick Cave, The Prodigy, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Billy Idol, and Tom Jones.

    On September 23, 2017, the historic Rolling Stones concert was held, which established the attendance record for this event, of about 55,000 people.

    In 2018, the Lucca Summer Festival received the visit of Gorillaz, Lenny Kravitz, Gianni Morandi and Norah Jones, and in 2019 of Take That, Sting, Scorpions, and Tears for Fears.

    Due the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 edition of the festival was postponed first to 2021, and then to 2022.

    The lineup for the Lucca Summer Festival 2022 featured artists such as Liam Gallagher, Kasabian, John Legend, Robert Plant, Ben Harper, and Justin Bieber.

    In 2023, artists like KISS, Simply Red, Bob Dylan, Placebo, Norah Jones, Lil Nas X, The Chemical Brothers, and Robbie Williams performed on the stage of the festival.

     

    LUCCA SUMMER FESTIVAL 2024 – THE LINEUP

    So far, the artists confirmed for the Lucca Summer Festival 2024 are:

     

    LUCCA SUMMER FESTIVAL 2024 – THE VENUES

    Piazza dell’Anfiteatro

    Piazza dell’Anfiteatro

    The concerts of the Lucca Summer Festival 2024 will be held, as usual, in the historical center of the city.

    The main venues of the event are Piazza Napoleone, Piazza San Martino or Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, or the former Balilla Field (Campo Balilla), located outside the historic walls of Lucca.

    The most important venue of the Lucca Summer Festival 2024 will remain Piazza Napoleone, also known as Piazza Grande, the main square of Lucca.

    The square is located inside the city walls, about 650 meters away from the Lucca railway station, or about 10 minutes on foot.

    The former Balilla Field is a former sports field located between Viale Giosuè Carducci and the 16th-century walls of the city. The Lucca railway station is located about 500 meters away.

    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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