Jim Carroll

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Italians really do it better

Readers may recall me raving last year about Italia Wave, one of Europe’s friendliest and best value music festivals. It’s on again this year (July 16 to 19), this time in the seaside town of Livorno on the Tuscan coast. …

Wed, Apr 9, 2008, 15:13

   

Readers may recall me raving last year about Italia Wave, one of Europe’s friendliest and best value music festivals.

It’s on again this year (July 16 to 19), this time in the seaside town of Livorno on the Tuscan coast. Over 100 acts will be playing (The Chemical Brothers and The Verve are their big names at the moment) and there will be loads of music, literature, cinema, theatre, electronic and digital culture stuff happening all day and night.

The best thing about Italia Wave (besides the weather, the food and the location)?

Most parts of the program will be free of charge. The day-time stages and events will have free access, while tickets for the Main Stage ill be 10 to 20 euros (depending on the day and the time of entrance) and 10 Euros for Elettrowave (the festival’s all-night dance stage)