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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