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Locus festival 2024, the full line-up!

By Locus 2024 eng

20 great events for the 20th year of the Locus Festival in Puglia, from June 28th to August 14th 2024, with a special extra happening on October 8th.
In Bari, Alberobello, Minervino Murge, Ostuni, Fasano, Locorotondo.


A glorious story that has spanned throughout two decades with music and voices hosted from all over the world, from courageous discoveries and anticipating times and fashions. A story engraved in the red earth, in the white lime and in the rough stone of a territory that was unexplored and that has now become the place to be for everyone that is looking for summer’s high musical quality: Puglia. A story to honor with a new, unforgettable line-up.
The twentieth edition of the Locus Festival, a bastion of the Italian musical summer and a forerunner of the Apulian Renaissance, is taking place from June 28th to August 14th

To celebrate this incredible milestone, the festival born in Locorotondo (BA) that has been putting Valle d’Itria on the maps of all musical lovers, chooses “It Was Written” as inspiring claim, referring to the seminal second album of Nas, one of the headliners of this 2024 edition.

The secret of Locus longevity is the perfect fusion between worldwide high profile artists and the best italian acts, in an explosive and original mix between past, present and future.
This is why for the twentieth year Locus Festival offers its audience an exceptional program for an unforgettable and more-than-ever high artistic relevant happening.
As always, the line-up boasts brilliant stars of world music such as Nas (exclusive Italian summer show), Toto, Marcus Miller, Robert Plant, Simple Minds, Glen Hansard, (the return of) Fat Freddy’s Drop, Yussef Dayes, Meute, Channel One and selected and inspired choices among the most innovative in the international panorama such as Deena Abdelwahed, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Coco Maria.
Added to these international names is the quality of Italian acts such as Subsonica, Calcutta, Vinicio Capossela, Salmo & Noyz Narcos, Colapesce Dimartino, Fulminacci, Cosmo and some of the freshest innovations from Bel Paese such as Daniela Pes, Hate My Village, Bassolino, Serena Brancale, Matteo Mancuso, okgiorgio, TY1 and the local legends DJ Tuppi & Moddi MC. Furthermore, thanks to the collaboration with the longstanding Radio 2 show Musical Box, hosted by Raffaele Costantino, Locus will welcome two amazing international gems such as Galliano and Kassa Overall and two emerging Italian realities such as Coca Puma and Massimo Silverio. A program of four concerts which will be covered by the national radio RAI Radio2.

On this XX edition Locus will guide the audience on a must-see musical journey through some of the most beautiful locations in Puglia.

As usual, the city squares and masserie of Locorotondo – the historic home and driving force of Locus – will be the place to be for the August climax, but in the previous weeks the festival will explore some of the most recognizable and identifying glimpses of the region.

It all starts at the end of June with some of the most recognizable places of Bari, from the wonderful Petruzzelli Theater which has flourished again in all its beauty, to the historic Fiera del Levante, which has always been the cultural and commercial bridge connecting the city to the world. In July we continue the journey between the hinterland and the sea: Largo Martellotta and the wonderful Trullo Sovrano, in the heart of the historic Trulli Center of Alberobello (UNESCO heritage site since 1996), will host an extraordinary first time of Locus festival in the “Capitale dei Trulli”; the historic Tenuta Bocca di Lupo in Minervino Murge (BT), nestled in the vineyards of the deepest and most ancestral Murgia; Foro Boario in Ostuni (BR), with a unique view of the “White City”; the central square of the historic center of Fasano (BR), the “living room” along the trulli coast.

Locus Festival will also live through two exhibitions.
“Andy Warhol. Life, Pop & Rock” In Alberobello, celebrating the marriage between the festival and the city of Trulli, for an exhibition produced by Bass Culture srl and Rjma Progetti culturali, with the support of the Municipality of Alberobello and in collaboration with Locus Festival Association.
It will be open to the public from May 18th to October 20th 2024. Through a large selection of 150 works from private collections, the exhibition trackes the entire artistic and human evolution of one of the greatest, multifaceted, loved, discussed and influential art figures of our time.

To further seal this twentieth edition, Locus will celebrate also with a photographic exhibition called “LOCUS ROTONDUS 2005-2023”: a traveling journey through various places in Locorotondo (Piazza Aldo Moro, Largo Mitrano, Largo Mazzini , FSE Station, Laboratorio Urbano G-Lan and Masseria Ferragnano), the same places that has hosted and that has changed with the festival throughout the years.

The end will be sealed with one last great show on October 8th at the historic Petruzzelli Theatre: after the love the city of Bari has shown last summer during a memorable performance, Locus Festival will host the first show of the new tour Italian of Robert Plant with the Saving Grace project, together with Suzi Dian (vocals), Oli Jefferson (percussion), Tony Kelsey (mandolin, baritone and acoustic guitars), and Matt Worley (banjo, acoustic guitars and baritone, cuatro).
A musical journey between folk, spiritual and blues music, inspired by the dreamscape of Welsh marches, discovering the musical influences of one of the most iconic frontmen in the history of music.

Once again but more than other times, Locus Festival celebrates its first twenty years and projects itself into the future from 2024 and beyond, with a very high profile line-up.
A story that was born from a dream twenty years ago that today represents the pride of a territory and the visiting card of the Italian musical summer.

YUSSEF DAYES at the Locus festival 2024, is the first headliner announced on August 11th in Locorotondo

By Locus 2024 eng

The prodigious drummer YUSSEF DAYES is the first headliner announced for August 11th in Locorotondo, in the XX edition of the Locus festival.
Emerging into the vibrant London scene with projects such as United Vibrations and Yussef Kamaal, Dayes’ profile has grown enormously and his 2023 album ‘Black Classical Music‘ is an absolute masterpiece, No. 1 for sales on Bandcamp and double nominated at the Brit Awards.

This is the line up of Yussef Dayes Experience for the Locus festival, at the moment the only one gig in Italy
Yussef Dayes ~ Drums
Rocco Palladino ~ Bass
Venna ~ Saxophone
Elijah Fox ~ Keys & Synthesizer
Alexander Bourt ~ Congas & Percussion

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2023 was a real breakthrough moment for Yussef Dayes, propelling the versatile, multi-instrumentalist, drummer and composer further into the spotlight off the back of his debut solo studio album ‘Black Classical Music’, with collaborations like Masego, Chronixx, Jamiliah Barry, Tom Misch and more. The record was #1 best seller on Bandcamp and Dayes has since been nominated for not one, but TWO Brit Awards.

The record was featured in the year’s best lists from the likes of Spotify, NPR Music, Rough Trade, BBC Radio 6 Music, Boston Globe, PopMatters, AllMusic, Loud and Quiet, Brooklyn Vegan, Treblezine, KCRW, WRTI, Qobuz as well as being featured on Channel 4 News and across 75+ editorial playlists across DSPs.

We saw Dayes go from strength to strength; selling out the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London during the sold out UK, US, Australia & Latin American tours, releasing a second breathtaking live performance session ‘Live From Malibu’ which has hit over 1M views, following on from the ‘Live at Joshua Tree’ EP. Ending 2023, Yussef became the first ever solo drummer to headline a viral Colors
show performance, which has amassed over 3.2M views in the space of 3 weeks, as well as performing on BBC’s Later With Jools Holland. [all linked below]

Last year, Dayes was seen producing and performing on Sampha’s latest record Lahai on ‘Spirit 2.0’ and ‘Sensory Nectar’, as well as ‘Potentially The Interlude’ for Noname’s most recent album, Sundial. Previously working with the likes of Kali Uchis, Wizkid and Kehlani, his list of collaborators continues to blossom.

Being highly connected with the fashion world, Yussef has worked hand in hand with Virgil Abloh on Louis Vuitton and Off-White, as well as working with the likes of Marni, Lacoste and many others; a highlight was composing the soundtrack to the Mens Spring/Summer 2021 Louis Vuitton Show in Tokyo.

It was written! Locus Festival turns 20, and celebrates this 2024 edition, promising to be even more surprising than the previous. In Bari, Fasano, Ostuni, Locorotondo from June 28th until August 14th.

By Locus 2024 eng

Locus Festival turns 20, and celebrates this 2024 edition, promising to be even more surprising than the previous.

The secret recipe for Locus’ longevity is the perfect fusion between the magnificent territory it lives in and a very high quality line-up, capable of including international high-profile artists along with the best names in the Italian scene into an explosive and original blend between past, present and future.

The path of the twentieth edition begins to take shape with the first announced acts:
this years edition starts from Bari with the big comeback of Calcutta on June 28th with the highly anticipated new album “Relax” and hosting for the first time two italian rap heavyweights, Salmo & Noyz Narcos, on June 29th, touring with their powerful joint album “CVLT”. 
In the same night (June 29th) and in the same city (Bari), the magnetic Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor Glen Hansard will present his new album “All That Was East Is West Of Me Now”.
On June 30th legendary Simple Minds and their Global Tour will close Bari’s leg of Locus Festival, playing their unforgettable classics all the way to the new album.

And then we’re thrilled to host a world-class band that has played on over 5000 albums (including Michael Jackson’s Thriller), with over 200 Grammy Awards nominations for the: Toto, live in concert in Ostuni on July 22nd.
Fasano will then host on July 27th a true black music legend, one of the most influential and iconic jazz/funk bassists in the world: Marcus Miller.

The first guests announced for Locorotondo‘s leg are equally exciting: the traditional week of consecutive events in Masseria begins on August 7th with the return of the Locus-favourites New Zealanders Fat Freddy’s Drop and ends on August 14th for an exceptional pre-August holiday party with the incredible “techno marching band ” Meute, all the way from Hamburg.  NY Legend, King of Rap – NAS will join Locorotondo’s lineup on his only Italian date on August 12th.
It Was Written” is the name of Nas’s second and seminal album, which marked his final international success. The achievement of Locus was also already written from the beginning, and we were able to read it. Year after year, the festival has grown organically in Puglia together with its audience, partners, artists and the territory hosting it.
Follow us to continue growing together.

GLEN HANSARD on June 29th in the Petruzzelli Theater, Bari, for Locus festival 2024

By Locus 2024 eng

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Singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, voice and guitar of The Frames, founder together with Marketa Irglova, of THE SWELL SEASON, winner of the Oscar in 2008 with ‘Falling Slowly’, best original song from the film ‘Once’, Glen Hansard returns to Italy to present All That Was East Is West Of Me Now, the new album released on October 20, together with the most famous songs from his repertoire.

The singer-songwriter’s first album in over four years, it follows a period in which Hansard moved between collaborations with Eddie Vedder and Cat Power and live performances with The Frames and Markéta Irglová/The Swell Season.

All these experiences helped give direction to All That Was East Is West Of Me Now, an album that is at times noisy and meditative, sprawling and hypnotic, definitely Hansard’s rockiest album since The Frames’ Burn the Maps.

All That Was East Is West Of Me Now was born from a series of five concerts organized by Hansard by word of mouth in his small local pub during November 2022. “A song becomes what it is only through testimony” – he said – and in the presence of an audience “the song finds a different path”. At the end of the residency, the album took shape and recording began with long-time collaborator David Odlum in his studio on the outskirts of Dublin.

The title derives from the “sudden awareness that there is more behind than ahead” and suggests an investigation from a great height, taking into consideration the terrain covered and yet also what is yet to be discovered. While the passage of time may be a central theme, these eight tracks focus more on the promise of the future than thoughts of regret or nostalgia.

SIMPLE MINDS at Locus festival on the Bari seafront, on 30 June 2024

By Locus 2024 eng

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The legendary Simple Minds will be in Bari on 30 June 2024, for the twentieth edition of the Locus festival, exclusively for the whole of southern Italy.
The Apulian capital thus becomes a stop on the Global Tour 2024, a world tour that will bring Simple Minds to play in front of more than a million people, presenting songs from the latest album alternating with their great classics, unforgettable songs such as “Promised You a Miracle”, “Glittering Prize”, “Someone Somewhere in Summertime”, “Waterfront”… and many more fan favorites

The twentieth edition of the Locus festival will begin in style with three days of great music on the Rotonda of via Paolo Pinto in Bari: Calcutta on Friday 28 June, Salmo and Noyz Narcos on Saturday 29, and Simple Minds on Sunday, as well as a special surprise in Petruzzelli Theater which will be revealed later.

Other dates already announced for Locus 2024 are Toto in Ostuni on 22 July, Marcus Miller in Fasano on 27 July, and finally Fat Freddy’s Drop on 7 August and NAS on 12 August in Locorotondo, both in the rich program that will take place in Masseria Ferragnano in the first half of August. Many more important announcements are on the way. It is possible to follow all the updates on and on the official social channels.

Locus festival 2024 arrives in Fasano on July 27th with Marcus Miller, one of the greatest bass players in the world, an icon of jazz, funk and soul

By Locus 2024 eng

Another great name and a beautiful square for the Locus festival 2024. On July 27th MARCUS MILLER, one of the greatest and most influential jazz/funk bassists in the world, arrives in Fasano (BR) Italy!
Marcus is also an extraordinary and prolific producer, multi-instrumentalist and composer. His numerous collaborations speak for him: Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, George Benson, Aretha Franklin, Brian Ferry, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Herbie Hancock and Carlos Santana… just to name a few, they shaped his musical environment and they made him an icon of jazz, funk and soul music.

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After Herbie Hancock’s memorable performance last year, the welcoming square of Fasano hosts another legend of the great American black music, to worthily celebrate the twentieth edition of the Locus festival.

Marcus Miller in Fasano on 27 July joins the other Locus dates already announced: Calcutta in Bari on 28 June, Toto in Ostuni on 22 July, Fat Freddy’s Drop on 7 August and NAS on 12 August in Locorotondo… and many other announcements will follow soon. Updates, info and links to tickets on the website

Quarantacinque anni di attivita’ e due Grammy Award: sono solo alcuni dei riconoscimenti riconosciuti a Marcus Miller nel mondo, ai quali si aggiungono le collaborazioni con i più grandi del jazz, da Miles Davis a Herbie Hancock. Marcus Miller ha fatto la storia come uno dei i più grandi bassisti jazz del mondo.

Descritto come uno degli artisti più influenti del nostro tempo, Marcus Miller è diventato famoso come bassista nella band di Miles Davis negli anni ’80. Conosciuto per le sue fluide capacità di improvvisazione e la predilezione per il funk e il jazz contemporaneo, il suo stile distintivo è caratterizzato da una combinazione unica di funk, groove e soul.

Marcus non è solamente un bassista, ma è anche un creatore, produttore, polistrumentista e un compositore straordinario e prolifico. Le sue numerose collaborazioni parlano per lui: Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, George Benson, Aretha Franklin, Brian Ferry, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Herbie Hancock e Carlos Santana, solo per citarne alcuni, hanno plasmato il suo ambiente musicale e lo hanno reso un’icona della musica jazz, funk e soul.

Nella sua carriera, Miller è stato selezionato come Artista UNESCO per la Pace, diventando portavoce del progetto Slave Route. Bass Player Magazine lo ha incluso anche nella sua lista dei dieci musicisti jazz più influenti di questa generazione.

Chiunque abbia ascoltato la musica di Miller o assistito ai suoi concerti dal vivo sa che si troverà di fronte ad un’esperienza davvero straordinaria: il suono potente del basso jazz/funk si manifesta in tutta la sua potenza con una musica che può oltrepassare i confini, portando il jazz verso nuovi orizzonti.

Toto live in Ostuni (BR) on July 22nd, for the twentieth anniversary of the Locus festival. A legendary band and a new location are added on the Locus 2024 road map

By Locus 2024 eng

A legendar band in suggestive white city of Ostuni (BR) with the Foro Boario location, has been added added to the road map being defined for the Locus festival 2024 on the 22th of july. TOTO is one of the most important groups in the history of contemporary music, an all-star band that has played on over 5,000 albums (including Michael Jackson’s Thriller), with over 200 Grammy Award nominations.
Steve Lukather’s dream team will bring his many hits, indelibly imprinted in the rock and pop culture of recent decades, to the twentieth edition of Locus


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The news that the American band will perform in Puglia next summer , is one of those destined to bring enthusiasm among fans of good music and the Locus festival. Because you can’t miss the opportunity to listen to songs like Africa, Hold the Line, Rosanna or Georgy Porgy in the magical atmosphere of Ostuni.
Toto will arrive in Italy in the wake of a live album, With a Little Help From My Friends, released a few years ago.
The album, recorded in Los Angeles, represented the opportunity for Steve Lukather, Joseph Williams and David Paich to introduce the new lineup composed of incredible musicians such as John Pierce, Robert ‘Sput’ Searight, Steve Maggiora, Dominique ‘Xavier’ Taplin and Warren Ham.

NAS at Locus festival! The king of rap arrives in Locorotondo (BA) on August 12, for his only Italian concert of 2024.

By Locus 2024 eng

Great news for all Italian rap fans: NAS, one of the most historic names in the hip hop world will be in Italy next August 12th in Puglia, on the occasion of the Locus festival. A D’Alessandro e Galli production, exclusively nationally in Locorotondo (BA).
Tickets available on Dice and Ticketone.

NAS will be one of the main guests of the twentieth edition of Locus, and will perform in the historic location of Masseria Ferragnano in Locorotondo in the heart of Puglia. Among the other names announced for Locus 2024 to date are the New Zealanders Fat Freddy’s Drop, again in Locorotondo on 7 August, and Calcutta on 28 June in Bari.

And just the beginning of a series of sensational announcements that will continue in the next few days, for a program similar to that of previous years: individual special events between June and July in various locations in Puglia, and the heart of the festival in Locorotondo in the first half of August.

Fat Freddy’s Drop from New Zealand, return for the twenty years of the Locus festival, on 7 August 2024 in Locorotondo

By Locus 2024 eng

Fat Freddy’s Drop are a very important name in the Locus festival history. Present in the first edition of 2005 as complete newcomers, they grew up together with the festival, to become one of the most loved and followed live bands in the world. Returning for the first time after 19 years for a memorable event last July, they couldn’t miss our twentieth anniversary in 2024, and on the occasion they will present a new album in preparation.

On August 7th, in the heart of the Locus festival, the New Zealanders Fat Freddy’s Drop are the first name announced of a rich program, which will continue until August 14th, in Masseria Ferragnano in Locorotondo

Tickets for the FFD will be on sale as early as 11:00 on Friday 24 November 2023, on the Dice and Ticketone platforms.