The Lucca Summer Festival is truly the highlight of the summer in the city of Lucca. With local and international tourists coming to the Tuscan city from June until the end of July to enjoy a mix of different musical genres, Lucca has become a buzzing city destination for music lovers.

The one thing that is for certain, is that Lucca has become a hotspot in the summer months, not only for its Tuscan charm and proximity to larger cities like Florence and Pisa but also for the Lucca Music Festival. In this article, we will highlight the lineup for the 2024 Summer Festival in Lucca and give you some pointers for booking your tickets and making your reservation for accommodations with Lucca Apartments and Villas.

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The Origins of The Lucca Summer Festival

The Lucca Summer Festival began in 1998 and takes place within the heart of the city, with the main stage located at Piazza Napoleone, surrounded by medieval walls all around the square. The festival has a mix of artists and musicians from different musical genres, such as pop, rock, jazz and even classical. Previous Lucca Summer Festival performances have included international stars like Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan to local Italian singers and musicians such as Vasco Rossi, and Ligabue.

Every summer, the historic city of Lucca in Italy transforms into a hotspot of music and culture, thanks to the Lucca Summer Festival. This event has grown to become one of Italy’s most anticipated music festivals, attracting concertgoers and artists from all over the world.


The Magic of The Lucca's Festival

Every summer, the historic city of Lucca in Italy transforms into a hotspot of music and culture, thanks to the Lucca Summer Festival. This event has grown to become one of Italy’s most anticipated music festivals, attracting concertgoers and artists from all over the world.

The Lucca Summer Festival 2024 has an impressive lineup that blends legendary artists and contemporary stars, all ready to hit the stage against the backdrop of Lucca’s stunning medieval architecture. Different venues throughout Lucca will host concerts, both indoor and outdoor, with the main stage usually reserved for more popular artists in the Piazza Napoleone, but many other stages and smaller venues will also host more intimate performances.

What really makes this summer-long concert festival special is the fact that it takes place within the historic city walls of Lucca. As a visitor, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. Explore the city’s history, architecture and museums during the day, or take a trip out to the countryside and visit a vineyard to later return in the evening for a spectacular concert experience.

The Lucca Summer Festival is a unique event that we recommend you see at least once in a lifetime.

Stars of the Lucca Summer Festival

The 2024 edition of the festival already has an impressive lineup of Italian and International performers. 

Stars like Ed Sheeran will return to the festival with his ‘+ – = ÷ x Tour’ (The Mathematics Tour), and is scheduled to hit the stage at the Mura Storicheon on June 8th and 9th. Rod Stewart, another major international star, will perform on July 7th, giving fans a night of nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll. 

The festival will also host music icons such as The Smashing Pumpkins with special guest Tom Morello on July 6th, Lenny Kravitz on July 12th, Diana Krall on July 15th and Sam Smith on July 20th…just to name a few!

You can check out the other performers confirmed to play at the Festival this summer and buy tickets through the Lucca Summer Festival 2024 official website. If you are in Lucca and wish to check out a concert, you can buy tickets in person at the official ticket office at the Summer Festival Point in Piazza el Giglio.


Exploring Lucca During the Festival

Apart from the concerts of the Lucca Summer Festival, is the city of Lucca itself. Known for its history, culture, and gastronomy, the city centre is within the well-preserved Renaissance walls. The city’s heart is in the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, where the ancient Roman amphitheatre is located. Because the piazza has a unique form, it is now bustling with cafes and shops. A special activity for those looking to see the stunning views of Lucca and the surrounding Tuscan landscape, we suggest going to the top of the Guinigi Tower. You can climb to its rooftop garden for some amazing vistas! The Cathedral of San Martino is another must-see stop, famous for its artworks and the mysterious Volto Santo di Lucca, a crucifix carved shortly after the resurrection of Christ which is said to be responsible for many miracles.

Another must-do while in Tuscany is to eat! And eating your way through Lucca begins on Via Fillungo, where you can find many trattorias and gelaterias serving up local specialities, such as Tortelli Lucchesi, and the more traditional sweet bread, Buccellato. For wine enthusiasts, many vineyards are found nearby with plenty of organised day-tours available.

Many other day trips are available nearby to cities like Florence, Sienna and Pisa. You can even venture out towards the coast to enjoy some time at the beach during your summer holiday.


Making Memories at the Lucca Summer Festival

The Lucca Summer Festival 2024 has a stellar lineup set for this year. The city of Lucca is waiting for you and promises an unforgettable holiday. Whether you’re there for the legendary musicians, the historical setting, or the culture, the Lucca Summer Festival is set to create memories that will last a lifetime.
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If you are planning to attend the Lucca Summer Festival, or visiting Lucca in general during the summer months, it’s wise to book accommodation well in advance. There are many options with Lucca Apartments and Villas, which range from luxurious apartments in the city centre to grand villas along the nearby countryside that are perfect for larger groups and families. A useful tip for festival goes is to stay within walking distance of the festival’s venues. This allows for an easy commute and more time to enjoy the event and the city.