Effetto Venezia 2018

Enjoy the 33rd edition: market stalls, music and shows along Livorno’s channel’s

From 01 August 2018 to 05 August 2018

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Everything is now ready for one of the most awaited Livorno events in 2018. The characteristic district La Venezia Nuova lends itself to welcoming the 33rd edition of Effetto Venezia that, from August 1st to 5th, will see performances, concerts, exhibitions and interesting cultural events alternate... As usual, there will be stalls selling handcrafted objects and antiques, as well as enticing food stalls and various dining options. In addition, for the occasion, the locals will lay outdoor tables giving guests the opportunity to dine outdoors. Do not forget that Livorno is also home to the famous Tuscan fish soup, so much so that in mid-June the 'Cacciucco Pride', a gastronomic festival-contest fought with ladles, takes place. Look for one of the 'restaurants with 5 Cs' that, apart from the correct spelling of the dish, offer the real recipe of d.o.p. cacciucco. You'll be left licking your lips... and your ears too! Livorno all lit up for the celebrations will contribute in making you enjoy a lively and romantic evening worth remembering.

For more than 30 years, this great event has brightened up the summer of Livorno: a lively popular festival for young and old where local artists perform, as well as important national and international artists. The numbers of Effetto Venezia 2017 speak for themselves and are proof of the event’s growing success! Plus, Effetto Venezia's Facebook profile has gone from 840 likes in 2012 to more than 40,000 now! Not to mention the 145,000 visitors, more than 100 shows distributed in more than 20 locations and 49 places where to eat! So waste no time and get organized to take part in the unmissable Effetto Venezia that in 2018 promises to repeat the great success of the previous years.

The theme of the Effetto Venezia Festival 2018 will be 'Land of Talents, culture and sport...' and will develop around various initiatives aimed at paying tribute to the city's sport history and to the Olympic and Italian athletes who have distinguished themselves with their deeds. The traveling exhibition set up at the Livorno Museo della Città and coming from the Museo del Calcio Figc is also linked to the Effetto Venezia 2018 Theme where you will find many memorabilia of the greatest football legends. The new Livorno exhibition space was inaugurated in April 2018, and the Effetto Venezia program 2018 will not disappoint you! The Effetto Venezia Livorno 2018 program has not yet been fully released, but we already know that musicians of the likes of Zen Circus and Lo Stato Sociale will perform. For the latest updates and for all the Festival Livorno 2018 dates, we recommend checking the official website to keep up with the latest news on the Livorno Concerts 2018 .

So, let's take a look at the Livorno 2018 dates of the musical events that will all take place on the big stage set up in Piazza del Luogo Pio and that will all be completely free!


  • Stato Sociale Concert - Thursday 2nd August at 21.00 - Main Stage (Piazza del Luogo Pio)

The group that became famous through Sanremo 2018 will arrive in Livorno, promising to make the whole crowd dance with their hit 'Una vita in vacanza'! So, Lo Stato Sociale at Effetto Venezia promise an evening of fun and joy, but also leaving some food for thought as in their style! The very young indie group was formed in Bologna in 2009 and after several additions reached today’s composition: DJ of Radiocittà Fujiko, Alberto Cazzola, Lodovico Guenzi and Alberto Guidetti, Enrico Roberto and Francesco Draicchio. Concerts of Lo Stato Sociale are always incredibly varied events where music mixes together with many other stimulating elements. If you watched Sanremo, just think of Paddy Jones's performance: ballerina in amazing shape despite her age! After the release in May 2018 of their latest single 'Facile', which also features Luca Carboni, they promise a summer tour where there will be 'confetti, balloons, karaoke and many surprises'. In their own words they will be 'two hours of music, with a lot of stuff to sing along to and see and an important structure'. In short, Livorno’s Stato Sociale concert will be a unique opportunity to not miss: take part in one of the most entertaining events of Effetto Venezia 2018!


  • Zen Circus concert - Saturday 4th August at 21.00 - Main Stage (Piazza del Luogo Pio)

Among the concerts of Effetto Venezia, Zen Circus are undoubtedly among the most anticipated guests! Fresh from their latest work, the album ‘Il Fuoco in una stanza', released in March 2018, the Tuscan band formed in 2009 is one of the most representative groups of the Italian rock scene. The group is composed by Appino (Guitar and vocals), Ufo (guitar) and Karim Qqru (drums), and they will galvanize the audience as always at concerts of Zen Circus: energetic and adrenaline rock for a truly unmissable evening. The music Zen Circus live play is proper 90s beats, a true dream team of rock that has been enriched by collaborations with the likes of Brian Ritchie (Violent femmes) Kim and Kelley Deal (Pixies, Breeders), Jerry Harrison (Modern Lovers, Talking Heads), and Giorgio Canali (CSI, Rossofuoco). Fun fact: did you know that the album 'Andate tutti affanculo’ (excuse the bad language but that’s the title!) includes a song called 'Pisa merda'? (Excuse us again....!) Well, considering the eternal struggle between Livorno and the city of the leaning tower, who knows if they will play it during the concert! It would certainly be cheered for in Livorno.... A little less by the Pisans who will certainly take part in the event. When in doubt when you see the Livorno Zen Circus concert, don’t take sides!


Among the events in Livorno 2018 do not miss Effetto Venezia, from August 1st to 5th in the Pentagono del Buontalenti. Are you wondering how to get to the Effetto Venezia venues? Panic not, the city has several car parks and also a shuttle service that will leave during the festival from the Modigliani Forum. In order to get the best out of this experience, we recommend booking one of our hotels in Livorno and enjoying five evenings of music and fun!

If you have some free time, take a look at our section on excursions departing from the Port of Livorno: you will find many suggestions on how to visit the most characteristic places of Tuscany!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 01 August 2018 to 05 August 2018

Event location: Livorno

Contacts: more info on the official website www.livorno-effettovenezia.it

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