“The first summer”: the festival (almost) on the beach in Versilia

“La Prima Estate”: not just music at the Tuscan festival

The first summer” is a music festival that will be held in Lido di Camaiore (Lucca), in Versilia, from 14th to 16th June and from 21st to 23rd June.

This year, in addition to the main stage of Bussola ParkDomani, will host the new Farmaè Stage, dedicated to emerging talents and sponsored by Farmaè, a brand of the Talea Group.

The main stage line-up includes high caliber artists such as Jane's Addiction, Peggy Gou, Paolo Nutini, Fontaines DC, Michael Kiwanuka, Phoenix, Kasabian and many more.

The Farmaè Stage will see emerging artists such as THE LOVER, Marta Tenaglia, Alex Fernet, Pugni, Anna Carol and Setak.

This is the FARMAÈ STAGE calendar

Friday 14 June | THE LOVER
Sunday 16 June | MARTA TENAGIA

Friday 21 June | ALEX FERNET dj set
Saturday 22 June | FISTS – ANNA CAROL
Sunday 23 June | SETAK

Parallel to the concertscultural meetings called “The First Summer Talk Powered by Aperol” on the terrace of the Santeria Belmare bathing establishment. These meetings, conducted by the journalist Michele Boroni, will be dedicated to the presentation of six recently released musical books. Among the authors present there will be Stefano Senardi, Luca De Gennaro, Marta Cagnola, Valeria Sgarella, Massimo Oldani, Hamilton Santià and Paola Zukar. Each meeting will end with “Meet The Artists”, a moment in which Valentina Clemente of SkyTg24 will interview the artists who will perform at the festival that same evening.

This is the calendar of meetings/talks:

Let's start Friday 14 June with “Music is a flash” (Fandango) by the author Stefano Senardiwhich tells how he lived through 50 years of music, first as an enthusiast and then as a leading record producer on the national and international music scene through a thousand stories and anecdotes. Luca De Gennaro – journalist, DJ and speaker of Radio Capital (official radio of the festival) – is the protagonist of the morning of Saturday 15 June with his book “Alternative Generation” (Rizzoli Lizard) which focuses on the period 1991-1995, when underground music conquered the charts around the world and revolutionized the market.

Sunday 16 June we dive into the 60s with the Radio24 journalist Marta Cagnola And Simone Fattori it's theirs “Musicians” (Vololibero), an in-depth story co-written on musical films shot in the years of the economic boom and consumer revolution, based on the most popular songs of the time.

The following week opens with a national preview: Friday 21 June the journalist and radio speaker Valeria Sgarella presents “No Mirrors In The Dressing Room. The Story of Soundgarden” (Tsunami), in bookshops and stores from 28 June. A story through exclusive interviews with the band that lit the fuse of the explosion of the grunge phenomenon.

Saturday 22 June Massimo Oldani – journalist, speaker for Radio Capital and Italy's leading expert on black music – instead talks about the origins of the English soul of Michael Kiwanuka but also of Paolo Nutini (protagonists of the concerts scheduled for the evening).

In the end Sunday 23 June a double date: we start with the journalist Hamilton Santià and its “Under Track” (Effequ), a story that combines the events of indie music from 1994 to 2012 and shows how these have influenced the personal history of the author and the millennial generation; following Paola Zukar – manager of Fabri Fibra, Marracash and Madame – and the journalist Claudio Cabona present their book-magazine “Explicit Texts” which, through interviews and insights into censorship and its derivatives, addresses how propaganda and freedom of expression in rap in Italy and beyond.

This is the complete concert calendar

Friday 14 June | JANE'S ADDICTION – Dinosaur Jr. – Sleaford Mods – Motta
Saturday 15 June | KAMA KAMA History
Sunday 16 June | PHOENIX – 2manydjs dj set – Venerus – The XCERTS

Friday 21 June | PEGGY GOU – Anotr – Todd Terje
Saturday 22 June | PAOLO NUTINI – Michael Kiwanuka – Black Country, New Road – Swim School
Sunday 23 June | FONTAINES DC – KASABIAN – Shame- Wu-Lu