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THE LONG JOURNEY OF LOCUS FESTIVAL 2021 HAS SUCCESSFULLY ENDED. 20,000 ATTENDANCE IN 15 HAPPENINGS WITH 11 SOLD OUT SHOWS ARE THE FRAMES OF A CONTINUOUSLY GROWING EVENT DESPITE THE HARD MOMENT IN THE LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY. WE’LL SEE YOU AT THE XVIII EDITION IN LOCOROTONDO, BETWEEN THE END OF JULY AND MID AUGUST 2022.

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The long and intense program of Locus festival 2021 – open eyed music – ended on 29 August with the finissage of the amazing “Muse” exhibition by Guido Harari.
A journey through Puglia between Murgia, Valle d’Itria, the Adriatic coast and the region capital, which began among the vineyards of the official partner Tormaresca on  24 July in Minervino Murge (BT) with Venerus, 
which went live after that with 24 shows in 9 evenings at Masseria Ferragnano in Locorotondo (BA), three concerts in the Archaeological Park of Egnazia and two other events in the center of Fasano (BR), up to the last live concert in Bari, in the unusual and prestigious square of the Basilica of San Nicola, with the show of Andrea Laszlo De Simone and his “Immensità Orchestra” .
With 11 sold-out evenings and a total of 32 shows, the initial program was entirely realized with few exceptions (UK’s Sons of Kemet are already reconfirmed for next year), totaling 20,000 entrances of which 18,000 paying audience.
Throughout the month of August thousands of people also enjoyed the photographic exhibition “Muse” by Guido Harari in the historic center of Locorotondo. It is the photography of a growing festival, despite the major limitations imposed on the industry by the emergency that has been lasting for two years now.

“Compared to the past, the exponential growth of the paying audience allows us to grow in quantity and quality of the shows, as well as representing a great signal of trust and maturity of the audience, which is extremely encouraging for the future. We are already working for the eighteenth edition, which will always have the municipality of Locorotondo as its heart between the end of July and the first half of August, and which we plan to expand and spread to other places and cities of our beautiful Puglia “, quoting Gianni Buttiglione, artistic director of the festival.

But Locus is not just music, this year saw the related activities increasing, making the festival a unique experience for the most loyal audience as well as for tourists and casual visitors.
In addition to the great exhibition “Muse”, the photographer Guido Harari held a workshop with 20 participants engaged in reportage and portraits during the events of the festival, the interactive installations by the artists of Futuro Arcaico opened to the public the precious location of the Archaic Garden in Masseria Ferragnano involving thousands of spectators.
Ten “Locus experiences” also involved hundreds of users in excursions, tastings, cycle tourism and other experiences in the Itria Valley.

The large spaces of Masseria Ferragnano, in addition to the live shows, the catering activities, the market exhibitors, also hosted a space that has scheduled six meetings with the artists, three talk shows and four film screenings.
The event saw a heterogeneous and very high quality line-up performing, where new names of the jazz and international black music scene alternated with young talents from our home and giants of Italian music, a perfectly gender-balanced line-up , the result of joining the Keychange movement, for a more open to women music industrya nd to all artists and professionals who suffer discrimination based on gender, race and culture.In alphabetical order: ANDREA LASZLO DE SIMONE, ANY OTHER, ARIETE, C’MON TIGRE, COLAPESCE DIMARTINO, COMA COSE, CRISTINA DONÀ, DIODATO, FABIO CINTI e ICO MAGNA GRECIA, FRAH QUINTALE, FRANCO D’ANDREA & DJ ROCCA, FRIDA BOLLANI MAGONI, GIANLUCA PETRELLA “COSMIC RENAISSANCE”, GINEVRA NERVI, GUIDO HARARI, IL QUADRO DI TROISI, IOSONOUNCANE, JAMES SENESE NAPOLI CENTRALE, KETY FUSCO, KEIYAA, KOKOROKO, LAURA AGNUSDEI, LICIA LANERA, MAKKOX, M¥SS KETA, NICCOLÒ FABI, POPULOUS, POST NEBBIA, SAMUELE BERSANI, STUDIO MURENA, VENERUS, WILLIE PEYOTE, WHITEMARY.

A festival made possible by the organizers in Bass Culture Srl, the 50+ persons involved, the tech crew, the insiders and thanks to the contribution of public and private partners.

Canceled the Sons of Kemet show at Locus, along with all the Italian dates of the band

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Unfortunately on August 12 we have to give up the Sons of Kemet show!
The English band canceled the entire Italian tour, due to travel difficulties following the increase in infections in Europe. The other two shows scheduled for August 12, James Senese Napoli Centrale and Laura Agnusdei, have been confirmed.
Follow us for more info on the date.

Here is the official statement of the band:

It is with a heavy heart that we will unfortunately have to reluctantly pull out of all the Italy shows. Italy has not been added to the green list today, the band is not fully vaccinated and can’t afford to quarantine either end. We are all truly devastated about this as the band was excited to play these shows.

The Locus Festival preview of July 16th with Devendra Banhart, is postponed to the summer 2022

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Due to the ongoing pandemic we are forced to postpone the upcoming Devendra Banhart events planned for this Summer.
Tickets will remain valid for the new 2022 dates, to be announced soon.
For the gig of 16 July 2021 in Trani, for those who wish, it is still possible to request a refund at the presale circuit used: through the DICE.fm app or on the Ticketone.com website, until 26 July 2021.


 

DEVENDRA BANHART – Locus festival preview – postponed to 2022 (date TBA)
Pre sale tickets will be soon available on DICE.fm and Ticketone.it

Locus Festival’s preview with Venerus, July 24th in Minervino Murge (BT) at Tenuta Bocca di Lupo

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Locus Festival’s preview on the 24th of July! Venerus presents his new album Magica Musica, in a very charming place:
Tenuta Bocca di Lupo in Minervino Murge, between Tormaresca’s (official partner) vineyards and cellars. Tickets are already available on DICE.fm and Ticketone.

After the great show last year, Andrea Venerus (born 1992) comes back at Locus festival on the wave of the surprising debut album.
Magica Musica”, released in February 2021 on Asian Fake, contains 16 tracks, 12 of which are co produced with Mace, and grants diverse featurings: Frah Quintale, Calibro 35, Rkomi e Gemitaiz on the microphone, Crookers, Tommaso Colliva, Vanegas, amanda lean & not for climbing on the productions.
Anticipated by  “Canzone per un amico” and “Ogni pensiero vola”, “Magica Musica” shows the facets of an artist that is refusing boundaries, fusing R ‘n B sounds with electronic landscapes in a very new and innovative pop key.
“Magica Musica” is a “track by track” surprise. Venerus’ songwriting and his extremely elegant ability,  brings the listener into a real space-time travel conducive to his live performance, a dream experience.

After the preview, Locus Festival will take place in Locorotondo and other Apulian places from July 30th to August 29th, with an “open-eyed” extensive and various programme.
The whole calendar, along the programs and activities, will be released by May.

Locus festival takes a pledge with Keychange for the gender equality in the music industry

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Locus festival supports the Keychange movement, for a music industry more open to women and to all artists and professionals who suffer discrimination based on gender, race and culture. Our pledge with Keychange in the next editions is to have at least 50% of women and gender minorities among the artists on stage.

Why a pledge?

Representation of women and gender minorities in the music industry remains very low in all European countries. Across the participating countries’ collecting societies, women represent 20% or less of registered composers and songwriters. Earnings for women are even lower and women and gender minorities are underrepresented in leadership roles across the industry and on stages at festival programmes.
The Keychange Pledge represents a collective effort to change this landscape. Through the Keychange Pledge, Keychange is building a network of music festivals and organisations who are committed to achieving and transforming representation throughout the music industry.

More info https://www.keychange.eu/

APULIA MOMENTUM A FILM BETWEEN DOCUMENTARY AND VIDEO ART, TRAVELING WITH THE BAND CALIBRO 35 IN PUGLIA DURING THE STRANGE SUMMER OF 2020.

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Thursday 26 November 2020 at 06:00, “APULIA MOMENTUM” will be officially premiered online by DICE TV. It’s a film by the videomaker Marica De Michele, halfway between documentary and video art, showing unusual details and landscapes of the Puglia region, south Italy, throughout the story on the road of the band Calibro 35 in the strange summer of 2020, both live and in the studio.

It is indeed a strange moment when Calibro 35 had to promote their new album “Momentum“: in a summer suspended between limited openings during the Covid-19 health emergency, the band hailing from Milan arrives in Puglia for two shows, one in Fasano (BR) for an exclusive streaming performance among the Archaeological excavations of Egnazia, and the other in Valle d’Itria at Locus festival in Locorotondo (BA).

After that, the tour continued in the heart of Salento territory, for a recording session at Sudestudio in Guagnano (LE). The psychedelic sound textures of Calibro 35 and the physicality of their intense and solid live sessions, thus become the occasion for the videomaker Marica De Michele (born in Puglia but for years resident and artistically active in Holland) to rediscover the territory of her roots with a close look, expanding and contracting it in motion along the music.

The engaging soundtrack of this journey of senses, it’s also enriched by the original music of the Apulian band Saint Voyage, written specifically for the film. Music that in APULIA MOMENTUM often blends with the natural sounds of the earth, in a continuous swing between the parallel worlds of music and matter. A journey through fragments of the ‘Apulian ingredients’, highly rich in poetic visions, in details becoming large scenarios and earth, sea, sky and dry stone walls with hills in the background.

APULIA MOMENTUM was produced by Bass Culture srl together with Calibro 35, as part of “Programmazione Puglia Sounds Producer Italia 2020/2021”, with the support of “REGIONE PUGLIA– FSC 2014/2020 – Patto per la Puglia – Investiamo nel vostro futuro”.


APULIA MOMENTUM

Written, directed & edited by: Marica De Michele
Produced by: Bass Culture srl
In collaboration with: Calibro 35 & Record Kicks
Music by: Calibro 35 e Saint Voyage
Film production assistance & audio mixing: Gijs Brink
Audio mastering: Michele Mongiello
Created for: “Programmazione Puglia Sounds Producers 2020/2021”
Supported by: “REGIONE PUGLIA FSC 2014/2020 Patto per la Puglia – Investiamo nel vostro futuro”

SOLD-OUT EVENTS, GREAT EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES, A MAGICAL ATMOSPHERE: IT’S BEEN A SUCCESS BEYOND ALL LIMITS FOR THE LOCUS FESTIVAL 2020 LIMITED EDITION. SEE YOU IN LOCOROTONDO FOR THE XVII EDITION, FROM 31 JULY TO 15 AUGUST 2021, WISHING BETTER TIMES FOR THE WHOLE MUSICAL FIELD.

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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.