The program of the XIII edition of Locus Festival represents the confirmation of Locorotondo’s Festival progressive and international character.
One of the “Most beaufitul villages in Italy”, in a territory summing what of the most magical and suggestive atmosphere Puglia has to offer, prepares itself again to host geniuses and signficant experiences of the worldwide contemporary music scene, announcing the complete line up of the edition taking place in Locorotondo from the 9th of July to the 12th of August:
BONOBO, NICCOLÒ FABI, BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE, YUSSEF KAMAAL, THE HELIOCENTRICS, BOKANTÉ, ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT, DAYMÉ AROCENA, DEPRODUCERS.
The 1st of June there will be a live preview, at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, with JUNUN, the musical project involving Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead, Shye Ben Tzur and The Rajasthan Express.
A very sophisticated artistic line up that reflects the actuality of the best British and American music, combined with important Italian experiences, offering a wide-ranged stylistic approach with a soul and organic thin common thread.
From Bonobo’s “intelligent” electronic music to Heliocentric’s cosmic funk, through the deep African jazz soul of (Snarky Puppy’s Michael League) Bokanté and Daymé Arocena (incredible Cuban singer produced by Gilles Peterson), from Yussef Kamaal ‘s young urban London jazz to American black music new leader Robert Glasper Experiment (a real Locus symbol), ending with italian projects as Deproducers (with their live “Botanica” set) and the great Niccolò Fabi celebrating twenty years of carrer.
The Locus experience will be completed with meetings and cultural focuses, bike rides, cinema and all the ingredients of Puglia’s summer: high-quality food, fine wines, great walks in the charming historic center, with peacefulness of the districts and the liveliness of the near beaches.
Locus means place, and the name of the town of Locorotondo express the circularity of the historic center and the global inspiration of the festival. The suggestion that characterize the XII Edition is “Genius Loci” meant as the spirit of a place, which Locus has always been developing with international music, in harmony with the territory, environment and experience..