The concerts not to be missed in Florence
All the great live music dates to mark your calendar
Concerts always bring big names on the Italian and international music scene to Florence. So that you don't risk missing any of the big events on the schedule, here is an extensive reminder of the concerts in Florence in 2023 to plan your agenda for the coming months.
The Cascine Park and Visarno Arena are at the center of the summer music and entertainment scene. Guests already announced are The Who on June 17 and Maroon 5 on June 18.
After being long delayed due to Covid, finally on June 21 Tiziano Ferro brings his music to the Stadio Artemio Franchi for a show that promises to be incredible.
LA PRIMA ESTATE
From 16 to 25 June, Lido di Camaiore will host La prima estate 2023, the festival that this year has several names representing several musical genres, including rap and trap. Among the names already announced are Bon Iver and Kings of Convenience on 16 June, Bicep and Dardust on 17, Alt-j and Chet Faker on 23, Jamiroquai and Nu Genea on 24, and Metro Boomin and BigMama on 25 June.
The 42nd edition of Pistoia Blues returns from 5 to 12 July. It begins on 5 July with the multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd, followed on 7 July by Steve Hackett, guitarist of Genesis (7 July), on 8 July Baustelle arrives, on 9 July it is the turn of Wolfmother - Dirty Honey - Ana Popovic. Damien Rice closes on 12 July.
Music and shows, themed festivals, a sports area, cinema and sport on the big screen, meetings, children's entertainment and much more, in the heart of the Cascine Park, in Florence, for the 2023 season of Ultravox Firenze. Kraftwerk (7 July), John Cale (13 June), Tinariwen (14 June), Verdena (28 July), Carl Brave (10 July), Ernia (14 July), Naska (16 June) will be on stage at the Amphitheatre delle Cascine, Bresh + Neima Ezza (21 June), Nait + Silent Bob (22 June), BNKR44 (23 June), Rancore (25 June), Nobraino (28 June), Nitro + Kid Yugi (29 June), Dardust (8 September), Lucio Corsi (9 September).
Musart Festival returns again this year to animate Piazza Santissima Annunziata from 15 to 26 July. The Florentine kermesse offers a refined programme of concerts, shows, visits to places of art, exhibitions and screenings and opens again this year with Roberto Bolle and Friends. It then continues with Venditti and De Gregori on 17 July, violinist David Garrett on 18 July, Marco Masini arrives on 19 July and Drusilla Foer on 20 July. On 24 July it is the turn of Madame while on the 25th it is the turn of Stewart Copeland, legendary drummer and founder of the Police.
LUCCA SUMMER FESTIVAL
Once again this year, many names and stars will bring their shows to the Lucca Summer Festival stage from 29 June to 28 July. Kiss celebrate 50 years of their career on stage on 29 June, on 1 July it is the turn of Simply Red, on 6 July Bob Dylan arrives, on 12 July it is the turn of Sigur Ròs and on the 13th Placebo. And again Onerepublic on 16 July, Lil Nas X on the 20th, The Chemical Brothers on the 23rd, Blur on the 28th, while Robbie Williams arrives on 28 July.
MONT'ALFONSO SOTTO LE STELLE
The charm of centuries-old Garfagnana strongholds marries music, theatre and literature. Gianni Morandi (2 August), Alice sings Battiato (22 August), Edoardo Bennato (16 August), 40 Fingers (7 August), Max Angioni (17 August), Roberto Mercadini (29 July), Paolo Hendel (25 July), Jonathan Canini (10 August) and Marco Travaglio (4 August) are just some of the protagonists of Mont'Alfonso sotto le stelle, the festival scheduled from 20 July to 22 August in ancient fortresses and natural settings in the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.
ANDREA BOCELLI AT THE TEATRO DEL SILENZIO
Like every year, Andrea Bocelli returns to the beautiful setting of the Theatre of Silence in the hills of Lajatico (Pisa) for two incredible concerts, on 27 and 29 July.
On Sept. 10, the great music of Lazza, fresh from his success at the Sanremo Festival, arrives at the Decibel Open Air Festival in Florence.