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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.