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May 31, 2021

Concerts not to be missed in Florence and Tuscany in Summer 2021

The great return of live music has finally arrived. Here is our top list of unmissable concerts

It has to be said that we have been missing a lot of music. In order not to miss anything of what awaits us in Florence and Tuscany in this great summer full of hope, here are our live performances not to be missed.



An unprecedented public success for Ultimo, the Roman singer-songwriter who will be at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on 16, 17 June and 4 August.
Between June and July the appointments continue with the 83rd Festival of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, one of the most important opera festivals in Europe. At the Teatro del Maggio, from 4 to 19 June, Verdi's La forza del destino directed by Zubin Mehta will be on stage.

Il Buono Il Brutto Ed Il Cattivo, Mission, La Leggenda Del Pianista Sull'oceano, C'era Una Volta Il West, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, Per Un Pugno Di Dollari, The Hateful Eight, C'era Una Volta In America, Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu', Malena... The extraordinary masterpieces of Ennio Morricone, a giant of music of all times, in the show The Legend of Morricone, on 23 June at the Teatro Romano in Fiesole. The same location for Vasco Brondi, on stage on 30 June for Estate Fiesolana.

There is a magical place in the Florentine hills that this summer will offer the chance to do some of the things we have missed so much this very long year, and do it in total safety. We're talking about the Villa Medicea di Lilliano wine estate and its wonderful summer offer of culinary experiences en plein air, musical aperitifs and open-air cinema. On 19 June, the Etruscan Bloom Festival preview concert in the Villa's marvellous park with violin star Dan Zhu is a must. Tickets on sale at and at box office outlets.

Ultravox Arena
This is the title of the new Florentine festival that combines music, street food, a relaxation area and much more in the now former amphitheatre and will take place at the Anfiteatro delle Cascine with the organisation of some of the most active companies in the field of events in the city (Nozze di Figaro, Prg, Music Pool, Teatro Tenda and Enrico Romero). The first confirmed dates are those of Fast Animals and Slow Kids (25 June 2021), Rkomi (26 June), Aries (8 July), Psychologists (16 July), Murubutu and Claver Gold (18 July), Coma Cose (23 July) Alice sings Battiato (25 July), Francesca Michielin (28 July), Nek (5 September), Noemi (7 September), Ernia (9 September), Piero Pelù (16 September), Umberto Tozzi (17 September), Gigi D'Alessio (18 September).

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How could we not head straight for the Lucca Summer Festival, the festival held in the heart of the city, in Piazza Napoleone. In the months of June and July in program a rich program of concerts with artists and bands of international renown. Unmissable live performances include Beck (27 June), Ben Harper (18 July), Brunori SAS (25 July), John Legend (10 July), Liam Gallagher (7 July) and Paolo Conte (24 July). 



Largo a Devendra Banhart, the most creative singer-songwriter on the American hippie-folk scene, comes to the Teatro Romano in Fiesole on 13th July. Also in Fiesole, a symbol of great singer-songwriter music in Italy. Accompanied on stage by an ensemble of six musicians, Francesco Bianconi will finally present live the songs from his first solo project "Forever", on 19 July.
From 15 to 27 July, the Musart Festival returns, with concerts by Roberto Bolle and Friends (17 July), Stefano Bollani (21 July), Luka Sulic, world cello star and co-founder of 2Cellos (22 July), Fiorella Mannoia (23 July), Vinicio Capossela (26 July) and Enrico Pierannunzi's dawn concert, which closes the festival (27 July). 


In July, the appointment is with the historic Pistoia Blues, which since 1980 has brought great performers and legends of rock and international blues to the city's historic centre.
In addition to presenting a great classic of Italian music, the father of all today's authors, Francesco De Gregori (12/7), the festival opens the doors to a new generation of musicians and lyricists who are strongly influencing the market and the public's taste with an expressive vitality not seen in years. From the Sanremo 2020 winner Diodato (15/7) to the soul of Ghemon (11/7), from the raw rock of Motta (10/7) to the electronic songwriting of Subsonica (9/7), from the new singer-songwriter/indie of Fulminacci (8/7) to the resolutely black approach of Frah Quintale and Venerus (13/7) to the experimentation of Iosonouncane (14/7).


The PECCI SUMMER LIVE event is back for the fourth time this year. Nine concerts scheduled from 10 to 20 July, in the evocative setting of the Museum's open-air theatre, for an eclectic programme that includes guests such as Calibro 35 (14/7), Little Piece of Marmelade (19/7) - directly from Manuel Agnelli's X Factor team - , Mokadelik (11/7) - authors of the music for the series Gomorra and the film Sulla mia pelle by Alessio Cremonini - , Rachele Bastreghi of Baustelle (12/7), Low Roar (15/7), Cara Calma, Puncreas (17/7), Raiz & Radicanto, Fabrizio Bosso and Luciano Biondini. 
On Thursday 15 July, in the beautiful Cloister of the Church of San Domenico in Prato, the festival organised by the 'Giuseppe Verdi' School of Music together with the Camerata strumentale 'Città di Prato' and Fonderia Cultart will open. The latter has been organising light music, rock and art concerts in Prato for many years. The programme will also present some of the concerts scheduled at the Teatro Politeama Pratese in the last season but which did not take place due to the closure of theatres: Alice canta Battiato (17/7), Paolo Benvegnù (18/7), Ginevra di Marco and Gaia Nanni (20/7), i musici di Guccini.

Festival of the Hills? Present! The festival that - for 42 years - has brought music and shows to Prato and the Prato hills keeps faith with its commitments and its formula: quality artists, enchanting scenery, tickets at symbolic prices (from 3 to 8 euros), bucolic atmospheres, happy audience.  The 2021 edition combines theatre and civil commitment, smooth sounds and Sephardic chanting, soul and songwriting: from 7 to 23 July with Riace Social Blues, Raiz & Radicanto, Dillon, Josh Rouse, Emma Tricca, Francesco Baccini, Finaz, Sirio, The Buttshakers.

This year ViviFortezza2021 brings Gianna Nannini to the evocative stage of the Fortezza Medicea, to perform in a highly anticipated "Piano Forte and Gianna Nannini - The Difference" concert on Saturday 17 July.


Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

Gianna Nannini will be in concert on Thursday 5 August 2021 at the Fortezza di Mont'Alfonso, in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (Lucca), as part of the Mont'Alfonso sotto le stelle festival.
Here are the other unmissable live performances on the programme: Friday 30 July, the Francesca Michielin concert which kicks off the festival. On Tuesday 10th August, Niccolò Fabi takes to the stage of the Fortezza di Mont'Alfonso, and finally, on Friday 13th August, the composer, conductor and pianist Giovanni Allevi will perform in a show-meeting entitled "Parole e musica" (Words and music) with the actor, presenter and director Pino Strabioli.



Live music returns to be the protagonist of our late summer in the heart of Prato with unmissable concerts in Piazza Duomo. The live not to be missed of the great festival Settembre Prato è Spettacolo? Max Gazzè on 28 August, Samuele Bersani on 31 August, PFM on 1 September, Willie Peyote on 2 September and finally Colapesce and Dimartino on 3 September.

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