Lucca Summer Festival 2019
Unique Italian dates, great concerts under the stars of one of the most beautiful Tuscan towns
From 28 June 2019 to 29 July 2019
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From June 28th to July 29th, the Lucca Summer Festival 2019 will once again brighten up the summer evenings of one of the most charming Tuscan cities with concerts that, for over twenty years now, have been bringing the best of the national and international live music scene to Tuscany. Now in its 22nd edition, this musical event has become a true 'cult' among the Italian summer events: every year, thousands of spectators from all across the country flock to Piazza Napoleone for the Lucca Concerts: a series of unmissable events. As for several years now, some of the concerts will be held in the magical atmosphere of the ancient walls of Lucca.
LUCCA SUMMER FESTIVAL 2019 PROGRAM
Once again, this year’s edition of the Lucca Festival has a few aces in the hole, such as Elton John who in Lucca will perform in the evocative setting of the ancient walls. Among the summer Lucca events, attracting many fans of the British singer, this one will be among the most hotly anticipated! Another gem taken from the magic cauldron of the Summer Festival 2019 is the Scorpions Lucca concert. Don't miss it because it will be the only Italian date on their tour. The calendar of the Lucca Summer Festival is full of unique opportunities for all music lovers, so start digging into the dates of the Summer Festival Lucca 2019 to pick your favourites. Get down to work whilst there are still tickets: the Lucca Summer Festival tickets literally sell like hot cakes!
- Friday, June 28: Take That (21.00, Piazza Napoleone)
This year the band celebrates the 30th anniversary of their career with a tour that will bring Take That to Lucca with a live performance full of their biggest hits.
- Saturday, June 29: Ennio Morricone (21.00, Historical Walls)
The great composer has included Lucca among the three dates of his farewell concert tour. Say farewell at the Lucca Summer Festival to Ennio Morricone in the magical location of the historic walls, and listen to him perform live his great masterpieces for the last time.
- Sunday, June 30: De Gregori & Orchestra (21.30, Piazza Napoleone)
De Gregori in Lucca will show up accompanied by an orchestra of 40 pieces to perform his greatest hits with a symphonic twist.
- Friday, July 5: Toto (21.30, Piazza Napoleone)
Yes, there will also be the legendary Toto at the Lucca Summer Festival 2019! Few other groups have managed to leave a more indelible mark on the music scene. If you are looking for a concert that will stay with you forever, Toto in Lucca are perfect: imagine what it’s like to listen to ‘Africa’ or ‘Rosanna’ live...
- Saturday, July 6: Calcutta (21.30 Piazza Napoleone)
If you want to hear the classic Italian hit ‘Il cuore a mille' then you should not miss the Lucca Summer Festival Calcutta concert! The singer-songwriter from Latina, one of the new protagonists of the Italian music scene, will propose the songs of Calcutta in Lucca that made him famous such as ‘Paracetamolo’, ‘Gaetano’ and ‘Pesto’.
- Sunday, July 7: Elton John (21.30, Historical Walls)
Elton John at the Lucca Summer Festival is undoubtedly one of the hot dates of the 22nd edition. An artist who needs no introduction will stop in the Tuscan city, where he has already performed 6 times! A farewell concert in Lucca to Elton John, in the evocative setting of the historic walls, which will retrace the performer's incredible 50 year-long career.
- Wednesday, July 10: Tears for Fears (21.30, Piazza Napoleone)
Who, apart from the youngest readers, doesn’t remember songs like ‘Shout’ or ‘Sowing the Seeds of love’? The Tears for Fears in Lucca will present again their most famous songs to the delight of all the ‘80s and ‘90s teens.
- Friday, July 12: New Order and Elbow (20.30, Piazza Napoleone)
The Lucca Summer 2019 also offers an unmissable "double bill" where, in the same evening, you can listen to the New Order, one of the most influential bands of the 80s, and the Elbow, one of the most fascinating groups of contemporary music. The Lucca Summer Festival 2019 New Order is the only Italian date on their tour.
- Saturday, July 13: Mark Knopfler (21.00, Piazza Napoleone)
The legendary Dire Straits guitarist with his 10-piece band is another ‘90s concert of the Lucca Summer Festival 2019 line-up! In Lucca Mark Knopfler will present his new album as well as revive the great successes of his career.
- Tuesday, July 16: Eros Ramazzotti (21.30, Piazza Napoleone)
Eros Ramazzotti arrives in Lucca with his 'Vita ce n'è tour' after having touched North and South America with a concert that will mix the great successes of the past with the songs of his last album.
- Friday, July 19: Salmo and Maneskin (21.00, Piazza Napoleone)
The Maneskin in Lucca with Salmo promise an evening that will range from the latest rock trends to the best of rap.
- Saturday, July 20: The Good the Bad and the Queen (21.00, Piazza Napoleone)
This date of The Good the Bad and the Queen in Lucca is the only Italian date for the supergroup with Damon Albarn (Gorillaz frontman), Simon Tang (Verve guitarist), bassist Paul Simon of the Clash and drummer Tony Hallen who also played with Fela Kuti.
- Friday, July 26: Gemitaz (21.30, Piazza Napoleone)
Concerts in Lucca 2019 include another foray into the rap genre with Gemitaz in Lucca, one of the most popular Italian rappers.
- Saturday, July 27: Scorpions (21.30, Piazza Napoleone)
In Piazza Napoleone for the Lucca Summer Festival there will be another truly legendary band that has produced iconic pieces such as "Still loving you" or "Wind of Change". What to add? Buy your ticket!
- Monday, July 29: Sting (21.30, Piazza Napoleone)
There will also be Sting at the Lucca Summer Festival among the artists of the rich program of this edition. On this tour the Police frontman will re-propose the most beautiful and most loved songs. What is your favourite?
Do you still need more names to make up your mind and buy your Lucca Summer Festival 2019 tickets? There’s definitely something for you in this year’s Lucca 2019 program. The only thing left is for you to plan your stay in Tuscany, for example by booking one of our tours in Florence. This way, you can spend the day enjoying the treasures of this magical city and keep the evenings for some wild partying to the sound of the most iconic bands of our century!
Period: From 28 June 2019 to 29 July 2019
Event location: Lucca
Contacts: Lucca summer Festival 2019 tickets and info: www.luccasummerfestival.it
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