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Lucca Summer Festival 2024, Italy

8 June - 24 July

One of the highlights of the Italian festival season is the Lucca Summer Festival

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One of the highlights of the Italian festival season is the Lucca Summer Festival held in the beautiful Tuscan town. This year Ed Sheeran and Duran Duran will be performing.

The music festival is held within the ancient walls of Lucca which create a magical backdrop for this musical spectacle. The concerts are held in the Piazza Napoleone in the heart of the old town (see main photo).

History of the Lucca Music Festival

The original festival was held in 1998 with Bob Dylan headlining. In the past Elton John, David Bowie, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton and Ed Sheeran have performed.

Elton John performing at the Lucca Summer Festival 2019
Elton John performing at the Lucca Summer Festival 2019

Lucca Summer Festival 2024 LineUp

This year confirmed artists include: Ed Sheeran (8 and 9 June), Rod Stewart (7 July), Lenny Kravitz (12 July), Diana Krall (15 July), Sam Smith (20 July) and Duran Duran (21 July). You can see the full line up for the 2024 Italian music festival here.

When is the 2024 Lucca Festival Held?

The festival consists of a series of concerts running from 8 June to 24 July. We recommend you check out the official website listed below.

Lucca Summer Festival Tickets

Tickets for the Lucca concerts 2024 can be purchased for the summer festival Lucca here.

Accommodation in Lucca

There is plenty of high quality accommodation in the town. Located in the heart of Lucca, Grand Universe Lucca is a five-star luxury hotel that strives to provide guests with an immersive Italian experience. It comes highly recommended.

Getting to Luca

You can easily reach Lucca by train. It is about a 15 to 20-minute ride from Pisa, or an hour and 20 minutes from Florence.

Festivals in Italy

Lucca is by no means the only place to celebrate a festival in Italy. Read our guide to Unmissable Italy Festivals.

Things To Do in Tuscany

For more ideas on things to do in Tuscany, check out the official local tourism website. Alternatively you can follow Hazel Holloway as she spends Four Days in Pisa and Florence.


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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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