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Do you want to see The Good The Bad & The Queen, !!!, CSS, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and dozens more for free?

It may be time to move to Tuscany in that case. A few weeks ago, there was a discussion here (well, here) about ticket prices for Irish festivals and mention was made of Italian festival Arezzo Wave. Well, it’s back. …

Wed, May 30, 2007, 09:44

   

It may be time to move to Tuscany in that case.

A few weeks ago, there was a discussion here (well, here) about ticket prices for Irish festivals and mention was made of Italian festival Arezzo Wave.

Well, it’s back. It has a new name (Italia Wave Love Festival), a new location (it’s now in Florence) and new dates (July 17 to 22nd). Besides a rake of Italian bands, Italia Wave will also see performances from CSS, The Good The Bad & The Queen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tinariwen, Nitin Sawhney, Mika, Scissor Sisters, Cassius, Jimi Tenor and tons more.

Italia Wave will also feature the Elettrowave club nights, the Toscana Wave new band stages, the ClassicWave programme with a focus on Ligeti, the CultWave film, theatre and comic stages plus a load of workshops, seminars, talks by important people (Bob Geldof is mentioned) and some of the best slow-food chefs in Tuscany showing off their wares.

Best of all, admission is free provided you’re in the venue before 9pm. Turn up after 9pm and it will cost you a tenner. Sure, the flight over will cost you more than that.