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February 9, 2022

Estate Fiorentina 2022 pays homage to Erriquez of Bandabardò

From June 1 to September 30 many literary events and 15 major festivals will animate the city

Record budget that rises up to almost 1.5 million euros, the tribute to Enrico Greppi aka Erriquez, focus on books and literature, and then the return of the 15 major festivals, a review of the Eighties. These are the salient features of the Estate Fiorentina 2022: the resolution has been approved by the municipal council and the notice to access the contributions will be online in mid-February on the civic network of the City.

The 2022 edition of the Summer will take place from June 1 to September 30 and will be dedicated to Enrico Greppi, aka Erriquez, Florentine singer-songwriter and musician co-founder of the musical group Bandabardò, who died prematurely on February 14, 2021: taking up a verse of the artist, the Summer will be entitled "Tre passi avanti..." and the inaugural concert of the festival will be dedicated to him, with the involvement of the components of Bandabardò and national and/or international artists who intend to pay tribute to him.

Erriquez

"We are very proud - said the mayor Dario Nardella - that an event like this has been so consolidated over the years and has managed to become known and appreciated even outside the borders of Florence."

The announcement includes three sections: widespread cultural and artistic events with free admission; widespread cultural and artistic events with paid admission; and three major thematic events with free admission. In addition to the already mentioned inaugural concert for Erriquez, there is also a review dedicated to the Eighties, with a series of cultural and artistic events able to recreate atmospheres and suggestions of new wave music and to remember the creativity of that decade that involved various artistic expressions (theater, fashion, photography, art), and the project "Literature 1922-2022" conceived on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the birth of six of the greatest writers and intellectuals of the Italian twentieth century, born in 1922: Luigi Meneghello, Beppe Fenoglio, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Raffaele La Capria, Giorgio Manganelli and Luciano Bianciardi, with a series of events such as literary meetings, lectio magistralis, readings, performances, musical concerts and artistic collateral events in order to transmit with contemporary languages this literary legacy to the new generations.

Estate fiorentina piazzale Michelangelo

As for the announcement, this will privilege, in addition to the quality of the artistic proposal, the decentralization in the neighborhoods, the ability to play young people, elderly and disabled, to promote issues such as the environment and less touristy places, the events scheduled in August.

In addition, there will be a review dedicated to the promotion of reading organized by the Directorate of Culture and called 'The squares of the books' that will involve the Florentine libraries in meetings and debates in various places in the city.

Then the usual 15 major festivals will return, already selected and that will take place until 2023: Florence Jazz Festival; Secret Florence, Apriti cinema; Genius loci; Florence from above; Musart; Florence Dance Festival; Concerts on the parterres; The city of readers; Festival au desert; Lattexplus; Copula mundi; Florence Folk Festival; Brass week festival; Cirk Fantastik. 

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