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Lucca Summer Festival 2023

July 1 - July 16

Elton John performing at the Lucca Summer Festival 2019

July sees one of the highlights of the Italian festival season with the Lucca Summer Festival held in the beautiful Tuscan town.

The 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 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 2023 LineUp

This year confirmed artists include: Robbie Williams (28 July), Celine Dion (15 July), One Republic (16 July) and Simply Red (1 July). You can check out the current schedule here.

When is the 2023 festival held?

Precise dates are yet to be confirmed but the festival will run from 1 to 16 July at least. We recommend you check out the official website listed below.

Lucca Summer Festival Tickets

Tickets can be purcased 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 Unmissible 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.


July 1
July 16
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Piazza Napoleone
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