Jim Carroll

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Italians do it better

All this talk of summer festivals reminds me that it’s time to check in with our friends in Tuscany and see what this year’s Italiawave festival has to offer. Taking place in Livorno from July 21 to 25, Italiawave 2010 …

Thu, Jul 1, 2010, 12:20

   

All this talk of summer festivals reminds me that it’s time to check in with our friends in Tuscany and see what this year’s Italiawave festival has to offer.

Taking place in Livorno from July 21 to 25, Italiawave 2010 will feature performances by Underworld, OK Go, Editors, Faithless, Groove Armada, Lucy Love (we heart Lucy Love), Moodymann, JImi Tenor, Jamaica, Julian Marley, Ojos de Brujo and tons of Italian acts, including the excellent …A Toys Orchestra, White Sunset and dozens more.

Aside from the main stage stuff by night, there’s also various day stages with bands, (occasionally heated) literary discussions, comic book art symposiums and film screenings. While the large bulk of the events are free, a festival pass costs €70.

If anyone has any more info on other off-the-beaten-track European fests – ie the ones we may not have heard about, rather than the likes of Benicassim or Sziget – please post details below.

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