Tuscan summer really gets rolling when numerous events dedicated to national and international music start cropping up. Each year, tourists from all over the world indulge in a vacation centered on art, nature, and frequently, top-level concerts in the region.
Each year Lucca Summer Festival is one of these highly anticipated Italian musical events. It usually takes place in Lucca's Piazza Napoleone throughout the month of July.
Since 1998, many bands and famous singers - both national and international - have performed on this stage, from Bob Dylan to James Brown, from Mark Knopfler to Jamiroquai. There have also been names like Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Ennio Morricone and many others. In 2017, the main band performing was the legendary Rolling Stones; in 2018 Roger Waters held a concert on the historic walls of Lucca. The same year featured, among others, the Hollywood Vampires, Gorillaz, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Lenny Kravitz and Queens of the Stone Age.
Here's the 2020 programme:
June 13 Paul McCartney
June 26 Nick Mason's saucerful of secrets
June 27 Beck
June 28 Liam Gallagher
July 4 Lynyrd Skynyrd
July 5 John Legend
July 7 Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
July 17 Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
July 18 Cat Stevens
July 19 Liam Payne with Elodie
July 24 Paolo Conte
July 25 Céline Dion
July 26 Brunori Sas
July 27 Patti Smith