Lovefest in Italy this July

From the morning at 10 a.m. till night the Italia Wave’s stages will enliven an unforgettable week of shows and culture in the charming Livorno, a harbor and sea-town with open-mind and true people.

The most famous Italian festival of Europe will take place in Livorno from July 21st to 25th! Italia Wave Love Festival presents a program including more than one hundred events in five days, original proposals highlighting how much diversity in the music field is lively. From China to Colombia, from Scandinavia, Nigeria, Jamaica, Japan, U.S.A., Argentina and many other corners of the world, famous or not, without forgetting the regions of our country. From the international artists to the solidarity of Emergency and Inter Campus, from the latest news of the Rototom Sunsplash Italian reggae festival, to cinema, comics, the interaction design and the European projects dedicated to cultural diversity.

Underworld, Groove Armada, Ok Go, the première of the “road concert” by Daniele Silvestri together with the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, the new works by Faithless, Editors, Jimi Tenor and Kabu Kabu, the reggae by Julian Marley, Africa Unite, Ojos de Brujo, from Venezuela for the first time in Italy Aerea Negrot at Elettrowave with Moodymann, Rhadoo and Raresh; the world music of the Medwave project, from Morocco to Algeria, from Lebanon to Spain with the music by Hindi Zahra, Amazigh, I-voice, La kinky beat; the urban cultures and the best of the hip hop music coming from Europe captained by the Italians Co’Sang within the project  Diversidad by the European Music Office.

And then the Hanggai from China, the Systema Solaria from Colombia, the Aiwa from Iraq: Italia Wave Love Festival is a five days trip around the world to discover the music, the culture and the richness of the cultural diversity.

And obviously on the Italia Wave’s stages many other Italian bands: … A Toys Orchestra, Modena City Ramblers, Brunori Sas, Sikitis, Alessandro Fiori, Bud Spencer Blues Explosion, Il genio, Andrea Chimenti, Mannarino, Virginiana Miller, My Awesome Mixtape, Après la Classe and many others together with the regional bands and the digital artists from any corners of Italy who won the contests “Italia Wave Band” and “Elettrowave Challenge”.

From the morning at 10 a.m. till night the Italia Wave’s stages will enliven an unforgettable week of shows and culture in the charming Livorno, a harbor and sea-town with open-mind and true people. Near the great music of the Wake Up Stage and Psycho Stage (every day at the Rotonda D’Ardenza near the beach from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.), the Main Stage (from 7 p.m. at the City Stadium) and Elettrowave (on Friday night 23rd from 11 p.m. at the Palamacchia Palace), every day Italia Wave proposes meetings with great protagonists and themes of our time thanks to a program conceived together with the journalist Marco Mathieu. At the Old Fortress of the town on Wednesday 21st the public can meet Laura Boldrini, the spokeswoman of UNHCR and Alessandro Bertani of Emergency who, together with the musicians Daniele Silvestri and Mario Tronco, will talk about “Migrants Emergency” and will tell about the work by the Office by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the policies concerning immigration, with the experience of the General Surgery Clinic of Emergency for migrants open in Palermo, Sicily. During the following days there will be other guests at the Old Fortress : on Thursday 22nd Boosta and Michele Dalai of the new publisher ADD Editore will talk about “rock and constitution” with the magistrate Gian Carlo Caselli, Public Prosecutor of Turin; on Friday 23rd a very famous soccer of the football team Inter for the project Inter Campus will talk about this historic social program of Inter, which has been committed for 13 years for the needy children around the world ; on Saturday 24th in association with the Ciampi Award, Italia Wave proposes a round table discussion about the singer of Livorno after 30 years from his death and about his convergences and contact points with Ian Curtis of the Joy Division, another great singer past away 30 years ago, of whom on the evening we’ll propose the movie “Control”. Finally, on Sunday 25th Filippo Giunta, the artistic director of the reggae festival Rototom Sunsplash, together with Mauro Valenti, the artistic director of  Italia Wave, and other guests and friends connected to the reggae festival which till 2009 took place in Italy, will talk about the last events that obliged the Rototom Sunsplash to move to Spain.

At the same time as the carrying out of all events of the Old Fortress, a group of comics drawers of Repubblica XL will draw some giant comic strips of a tale by Boosta and then they’ll color them together with the public for the first Facedraw of the history : a Facebook event to color a giant comics ! Every day at the Old Fortress from 5 to 8 p.m. together with other surprises too.

Every day the Old Fortress also holds a “movie strip” in association with the Mediateca Toscana Film Commission from 9.30 p.m. to 1 a.m. with the projection of a film about the theme of the “trip” and other subjects connected to the festival; then a night-time of music.

Among the innovations of Italia Wave 2010 we’ll inaugurate the Wave Corner proposing free entrance concerts from 1.30 a.m. in the charming Medicean Fortress. Andrea Chimenti with his last work “Tempesta di fiori” (Storm of Flowers) and Brunori Sas, the winner of the Ciampi Award 2009 will be two of the guests of this new section of the festival as well as the jazz project by Gianmaria Scaglia “Cube” and "La Torre Bianca" by Philopat, Andrea Scarabeli and F. Punto of the Ministri.

Finally, for all the little ones the festival offers a Kindergarten area with inflatable games open every day at the Rotonda D’Ardenza, the location where the concerts take place in the morning and in the afternoon. Furthermore, in the same place, every day, you can take part to street basket tournaments, you can do mini ramp skateboarding, windsurf, surf, canoe, stand up and sailing. On Sunday 25th a Triathlon competition will take place at the Armando Picchi Stadium and Sport Equipments of Livorno area.

Most of the shows of Italia Wave are free. You can buy the tickets for the Main stage and the Elettrowave on Ticket One, Box Office, Booking Show. From July  22nd to 25th (the first night is free) the price for the Main stage varies from 12 and 25 euro. You can buy a pass for the Main stage at 60 euro till June 30th and 70 euro from July 1st. On Friday 23rd you can go to Elettrowave at the Palamacchia palace, the price of the ticket is 20 euro only.

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