The musical programming of the 2020 limited edition Locus festival ended with a positive balance, beyond all limits. With 12,000 spectators in total, we reached the sold out in all the evenings of the festival, starting with the two initial concerts in the Archaeological Park of Egnazia with Niccolò Fabi in trio and with Vinicio Capossela, and continuing in the Masseria Ferragnano in Locorotondo with Calibro 35, Venerus , Michael League and Bill Laurance, Fatoumata Diawara, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Kekko Fornarelli, Thinkaboutit, Ghemon, La Municipal, Colapesce Dimartino, Khalab, The Comet is Coming, Lorenzo Senni, Saint Voyage, Napoli Segreta.
Great participation also in the the free side events in the historic center: the Locusfocus talks, the night screenings of the Locusmovies series, and above all the great exhibition of the photographer Guido Harari: “Sonica” remained on display until the 23th of August, inside the Perle di Memoria Museum and outside on via San Michele Arcangelo, also in Locorotondo.
We want to thank all the public who rewarded us with their presence, despite the limitations of this strange summer: mask, distance, seats also for shows that invite to the dance: a proof of great patience and responsibility by the vast majority of people.
Our thanks is also due to the institutions that have encouraged and recognized the cultural value and social role of our festival: the Municipalities of Locorotondo and Fasano, the Puglia Region, the Archaeological Museum of Egnazia.
Thanks to the private individuals who have not abandoned us despite the delicate moment for the economy: the Official Partner Tormaresca, Ferrovie del Sud Est, the main sponsors Autoclub Group, BCC Locorotondo, Marino Bus, and the main partners who worked at our side, from the ticketing of Dice, to the food & beverage of Pescaria, Eatria, Acqua Orsini, the hospitality of Tenuta Monacelle and the many partners in the area.
Impossible to mention one by one all the staff members, all the suppliers, the technicians, who worked hard to realize the little miracle of this limited edition, we will never stop thanking them, together with the many friends who have us achieved and supported in several ways.
Last bat not least the artists, because they are the ones which gives meaning to everything, and their incredible performances have been food for the souls. With them we share the destiny that unites us in this historical circumstance. The success of the Locus festival does not make us forget that our working field is on its knees, and many other events have failed to take place. Therefore, also for the Locus it is not time to celebrate, and we hope that our success will be a stimulus and hope for everyone.
Now we are at work for the 17th edition of the Locus festival, scheduled from 31 July to 15 August 2021: with the recovery of the claim “Open-eyed music” we will try to recover some of what we have lost in 2020, starting with the two dates already announced and on sale: Niccolò Fabi with the band on July 31st, and Willie Peyote on August 7th 2021. Tickets already purchased remain valid for these two postponed dates. We hope to soon confirm also other artists we had to give up this year due to the global pandemic.
Let’s stay in touch through our social networks and the locusfestival.it site for updates and upcoming previews.