Guide to the best music festivals of the summer

Today, the summer officially begins. It will be three months not to be missed for music lovers who, after the fluctuating period dictated by the restrictions due to the pandemic, will finally be able to enjoy a multitude of live events, with full capacity and without the obligation of a seat. So here is a small guide that brings together the best festivals of the summer 2022 .

The longest reviews

There are two longest festivals that cover practically the entire summer period: the Milan Summer Festival and the Rome Summer Festival. In the Lombard capital, many international artists will appear at the San Siro Hippodrome until September 17, including the presence of the most important rapper of the moment, Kendrick Lamar, engaged in the only Italian date next June 22: also present among the others the Killers (June 21), Stromae (July 20), Tame Impala (September 7) and Blanco (September 16-17). In the capital, however, the show will be at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, where Pixies (June 27), Deep Purple (July 2), Mahmood (July 7), Herbie Hancock (July 13), Elisa (September 21-23-24) will alternate ) and Fabri Fibra (September 26). It is also important to mention the Rock In Roma, historic event scheduled at the Capannelle Hippodrome and Circo Massimo which will host the likes of Maneskin (9 July, sold out), Ozuna and Rkomi.

Tuscany: a security between novelty and certainty

On the other hand, the proposal that has aroused the most curiosity and interest of this 2022 is Tuscan . This is La Prima Estate , an absolute novelty in the circuit of major events, staged at the Bussola Domani Park in Lido Di Camaiore (Lucca) and embellished with a varied line up of pop and alternatives. In fact, from 21 to 26 June, the on stage presence of the electronic genius Jamie but also of the 80’s British super band Duran Duran and the king of urban soul Andersoon.Paak, without considering The National, one of the indie groups most listened to in recent years.

Big names then in nearby Lucca, ready to welcome again the Lucca Summer Festival from Piazza Napoleone (25 June-30 July), an event that will involve among the most influential personalities in the world: from Justin Bieber to Liam Gallagher passing through Celine Dion, John Legend and Robert Plant. In Arezzo, many Italian artists will appear for Summer in the fortress (21 June-26 August), including Iosonouncane, Giovanni Truppi and Samuele Bersani.

The most evocative scenarios from the north and south

A great feature of the best summer music festivals , also in this 2022 , is undoubtedly the choice of location, a fundamental factor also to understand the meaning that the event wants to convey. Among the evocative scenarios it is really impossible not to mention that of the No Borders Festival, an event now in its twenty-seventh edition and set up in the Tarvisio area from 22 July to 7 August focused on music and sustainability. Among the invited artists are James Blant, Benjamine Clementine, Tommaso Paradiso and Mannarino.

We then move to the far south, specifically in the Aeolian Islands which, from 30 June to 5 July, will host the second edition of the Aeolian music Fest with Daniele Silvestri, Samuel and Ensi. Breathtaking panorama also in Syracuse for the Ortigia Sound System (28 July-1 August), an electronic music event for fine palates that has also become famous for its parties scattered both on land and in the open sea, this year animated by Tangerine Dream, John Talabot and Kelly Lee Owens. Staying in Sicily and remaining in alternative and quality territories, the appointment in Castelbuono with the Ypsigrock Festival , one of the festivalsmost important indies in Europe, for this vintage adorned among the various musicians by the performances of the Flaming Lips and the electronic music duo 2manydjs, offshoot of Soulwax.

Puglia, Capital of fun, hosts one of the best summer festivals

Instead, Puglia will be the real Capital of fun for this Summer . An impressive amount of festivals of various kinds, targets and sizes are planned in the Southeast region . The most famous is certainly the Locus Festival (June 18-September 4), organized in various locations between Locorotondo, Bari, Trani, Minvervino Murge, Fasano and Mola di Bari with a billboard marked by Caparezza, Joan As Police Woman, Brunori Sas and The List Representative. For hip-hop lovers, the Sottosopra festival will not be missed, an event set up in the heart of the nightlife in Praja di Gallipoli from 17 July 24 August with Marracash, Salmo, Golier, Capo Plaza, Massimo Pericolo and many others at the forefront. Instead, the alternative public will be happy to attend the Viva Festival in Locorotondo and Cala Masciola Savelletri (4-7 August): on stage monuments such as the Moderat, the rapper Slowthai, Floating Points and the visionary British DJ Gilles Peterson.

Who loves techno, who loves Jazz

Even fans of genres that are not very popular will certainly not be disappointed, given the programming of various high quality themed reviews. Clubbing lovers, for example, can indulge themselves at the Kappa Festival , now a fixed appointment in the techno calendar, staged at the Parco Dora in Turin from 1 to 3 July: among the most anticipated DJ producers there are Tale Of Us, Carl Cox, Peggy Gou and Amalie Lens. The Jazz lovers, in addition to the classic Umbria Jazz in Perugia (8-17 July), will be able to meet in September at Jazz Re: Foundof Cella Monte Ferrato (1-4 September), an event that takes its cue above all from the new wave that has affected the genre in the last ten years, increasingly contaminated by hip-hop, urban and acid elements. Not for nothing among the most anticipated artists are the pianist Alfa Mist and the histrionic Emma Jean Thackray.

The Grand Finale in Rome

Our little guide on the best Italian Summer Festivals  closes with a maxi appointment set for the month of September. In the capital, Rome, specifically at the historic Cinecittà studios, the Spring Attitude Festival will be organized on 16 and 17 September , an event that gathers many sub-genres while maintaining an excellent overall coherence. In fact, Nu Genea, a very famous duo famous all over the world and characterized by a revival of Neapolitan folk music revitalized in called electro funky, the instrumental band Calibro 35, the King of the alternative dance itpop Cosmo but also two cornerstones of electronics will be the match. like Ginevra Nervi and Ellen Allien. It will be a beautiful summer .

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