Locus Festival

Locus Festival is held annually in Locorotondo between July and August. A solid fan-base of loyal users, knows well that on Locus Festival there is always something interesting to discover. Often Locus Festival have programmed artists before they reached global popularity (Aloe Blacc, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Luca Sapio, Raphael Gualazzi, Robert Glasper, Laura Mvula) 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, 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 … just to name a few. There have been also djs like Rob Garza from Thievery Corporation, Nicola Conte, Gilles Peterson, and intriguing vanguard proposals as Thundercat, Austin Peralta and The Bad Plus.
Locus is started from a local dimension in 2005, in the small and cozy historic center of circular Locorotondo, but now with an evident global inspiration developed with love and dedication throughout these ten 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.