Since 2005, Locus festival has always distinguished itself with a perfect balance between quality and popularity of the proposals. Locus has an evident global inspiration developed with love and dedication throughout all these years. Everything in Locus, from the name, the logo, the poster art and the local context is “glocal”; in the enhancement of the site is open to the whole artistic, tourism awareness, overcoming geographical boundaries, personal, economic, stylistic.
The program of the XIII edition of Locus Festival represents the confirmation of Locorotondo’s Festival progressive and international character.
One of the “Most beaufitul villages in Italy”, in a territory summing what of the most magical and suggestive atmosphere Puglia has to offer, prepares itself again to host geniuses and signficant experiences of the worldwide contemporary music scene, announcing the complete line up of the edition taking place in Locorotondo from the 9th of July to the 12th of August:
BONOBO, NICCOLÒ FABI, BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE, YUSSEF KAMAAL, THE HELIOCENTRICS, BOKANTÉ, ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT, DAYMÉ AROCENA, DEPRODUCERS.
The 1st of June there will be a live preview, at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, with JUNUN, the musical project involving Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead, Shye Ben Tzur and The Rajasthan Express.
A very sophisticated artistic line up that reflects the actuality of the best British and American music, combined with important Italian experiences, offering a wide-ranged stylistic approach with a soul and organic thin common thread.
From Bonobo’s “intelligent” electronic music to Heliocentric’s cosmic funk, through the deep African jazz soul of (Snarky Puppy’s Michael League) Bokanté and Daymé Arocena (incredible Cuban singer produced by Gilles Peterson), from Yussef Kamaal ‘s young urban London jazz to American black music new leader Robert Glasper Experiment (a real Locus symbol), ending with italian projects as Deproducers (with their live “Botanica” set) and the great Niccolò Fabi celebrating twenty years of carrer.
The Locus experience will be completed with meetings and cultural focuses, bike rides, cinema and all the ingredients of Puglia’s summer: high-quality food, fine wines, great walks in the charming historic center, with peacefulness of the districts and the liveliness of the near beaches.
Locus means place, and the name of the town of Locorotondo express the circularity of the historic center and the global inspiration of the festival. The suggestion that characterize the XII Edition is “Genius Loci” meant as the spirit of a place, which Locus has always been developing with international music, in harmony with the territory, environment and experience.
A solid fan-base of loyal users, knows well that on Locus Festival there is always something interesting to discover. Often, in these ten years, Locus Festival have programmed artists before they reached global popularity (Aloe Blacc, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Luca Sapio, Raphael Gualazzi, Robert Glasper, Laura Mvula, Jacob Collier) as well as many italian pop artists qualitatively worthy of Locus (Franco Battiato, Malika Ayane, Sergio Cammariere, Nina Zilli, Mannarino …). Young stars such as Kings Of Convenience, Snarky Puppy, Kamasi Washington, Esperanza Spalding and Seun Kuti but also old lions like Gil Scott-Heron, Enrico Rava, Mulatu Astatke … and so many other greats like David Byrne, Paolo Fresu, Vinicio Capossela, Cody Chesnutt, Stefano Bollani, Gregory Porter, Sly & Robbie, Dj Premier … just to name a few. There have been also djs like Rob Garza from Theo Parrish, Thievery Corporation, Nicola Conte, Gilles Peterson, and intriguing vanguard proposals as Nils Frahm, Floating Points, Thundercat, and The Bad Plus.
Prepare your trip
BY CAR: FROM BARI: – Taking the SS 16 (sea front) with output in Fasano and taking the 172 Dr. – Taking the SS 100 with the output in Turi and than taking the SS 172 (state highway of Trulli) FROM TARANTO: – Taking the SS 172 Dir. FROM LECCE-BRINDISI: – Taking the SS 379 with output in Fasano and taking the 172 Dr.
BY PLANE: AIRPORT: – Bari-Palese about 75 km – Bari- Casale about 55 km
BY TRAIN: RAILWAY: – From Bari taking the Ferrovie dello Stato (F.S.) with stop in Fasano, than getting the bus for about 13 km – From Bari it also possible to take the Ferrovia Sud Est (F.S.E) with stop in Locorotondo – From Taranto taking the Ferrovia Sud Est (F.S.E) with stop in Locorotondo – From Lecce-Brindisi taking the Ferrovie dello Stato (F.S) with stop in Fasano, than getting the bus for about 13 km
Il Locus festival si svolge ogni estate a Locorotondo, uno dei Borghi Più Belli ‘Italia” nel cuore di quell’area della Puglia denominata come Valle d’Itria: una destinazione turistica che negli ultimi anni ha vissuto una straordinaria crescita riflessa nel numero di presenze e awareness su scala nazionale.
I LUOGHI DEL LOCUS FESTIVAL
- Main stage per i grandi live – Piazza Aldo Moro, Locorotondo BA
- Mavù Club per gli eventi a pagamento – Contrada Mavugliola, 222, Locorotondo BA
- Locus Focus per incontri e conferenze – Centro storico di Locorotondo BA