The 20th edition of Porto Antico Estate Spettacolo arrives in Genoa, the event is one of the most important and varied of the genoese summer.
In about two months it offers a lot of performances distributed among 4 different locations: Arena del Mare (capacity 5000 people), Piazza delle Feste (covered outdoor theater for over 500 people seated) and Isola delle Chiatte (floating stage for theatrical and musical performances suspended on the sea).
This is the 20th year of activity of the festival. Since the beginning, it has hosted many great arstists, both italian and international, many already popular and many new talents. During these 20 years the festival has grown, with bigger structures, concerts and a richer offer which includes any kind of shows.
GOA BOA FESTIVAL
From the 5th of July to the 6th of August, Arena del Mare hosts the Goa Boa Festival, with many concerts:
- 5 July: Calcutta, Mecna, Giovanni Truppi
- 9 July: Gazzelle, Eugenio In Vi Di Gioia, Fulminacci, Sem
- 17 July: Fast Animals And Slow Kids, Rancore, Giorgio Canali, Ophelya, Giungla
- 18 July: Carl Brave, Alfa, Dutch Nazari, Pnksand, Ghemon, Dola, Olly, Fadi
- 19 July: Max Gazzè, Dimartino, Rovere, Eugenia Post Meridiem, Emmanuelle, Dellacasa Maldive
- 20 July: Salmo, Quentin40, Massimo Pericolo, Speranza, Fuera
- 21 July: Izi, Ernia, Priestess, Maggio, Irbis37, Tauro Boys
LIVE IN GENOVA
At Arena del Mare, two concerts of Live in Genova:
- 6 July: Irama
- 12 July: J-Ax + Articolo 31
A special edition dedicated to rock music, at Arena del Mare:
- 14 July: Steve Hackett , “Genesis Revisited Tour”
- 16 July: Jethro Tull, “50th Anniversary Tour”
PALCO SUL MARE FESTIVAL
Palco sul Mare starts on July the 20th, with author music, quality cover and a bit of irony:
- 20 July: a homage to the movie "The Commitments" by The Zena Soul Syndicate (Piazza delle Feste)
- 21 July: homage to Fabrizio De André, “Si chiamava Faber”, by Federico Sirianni (Piazza delle Feste)
- 22 July: “Stand Up & Songs” by Ruggero dei Timidi (Piazza delle Feste)
- 23 July: homage to the great concert of Woodstock, “Woodstock 50th - Il concerto”, by Aldo De Scalzi and Toolittletime Band (Piazza delle Feste)
- 30 July: homage to The Beatles, with “Abbey Road Studios” by Reunion (Piazza delle Feste)
- 6 August: I Pirati dei Caruggi, “Invexendo” (Arena del Mare)
GEZMATAZ FESTIVAL & WORKSHOP
Gezmataz Festival & Workshop is a jazz festival with a focus on percussions, with 5 shows in Piazza delle Feste:
- 24 July: Mike Stern - Dave Weckl Band
- 25 July: Jakob Bro Trio
- 26 July: Egm Trio (Peter Erskine, Eddie Gomez, Dado Moroni)
- 27 July: Big Band Unigezz - Trilok Gurtu
- 28 July: Doc Concert, “Unforgettable"
SEA STORIES FESTIVAL
Sea Stories is a festival that combines theatre and music, dedicated to the sea, with many shows at Isola delle Chiatte:
- 3 August: Balletto Teatro Torino, "Aqua 2.0”
- 10 August: Lorenzo Malvezzi , "Il Vecchio e il Mare"
- 11 August: Jenny al molo delle puttane
- 23-27 August: Igor Chierici, “Ulisse”
- 16 July: the Filarmonica Sestrese with the opera “Carmina Burana”, in Piazza delle Feste
- 28-30-31 July, 1 August: festival Ti Porto all’Opera by Teatro Carlo Felice, with “La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi at Arena del Mare.
- 29 July: Gran Galà Lirico, which closes the Genoa International Music Festival, in Piazza delle Feste.
- 4 August: Symphonic Concert by Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice, "Concerto di Mezza Estate", at Arena del Mare.
TI RACCONTO UNA FIABA D'ESTATE
Three appointments with the festival dedicated to children, at Isola delle Chiatte:
- 30 June: Cappuccetto Lupo Rock
- 8 July: Attenti al lupo e alla capretta
- 13 July: L’ultimo segreto di Houdini
RIDERE D’AGOSTO…MA ANCHE PRIMA
Four appointments with music, dance and irony:
- 11 July: the Compagnia R. Paganini in “Il lago dei cigni” (Piazza delle Feste)
- 14 July: Oblivion in “The human jukebox.2” (Piazza delle Feste)
- 15 July: Moni Ovadia and Dario Vergassola in “Un ebreo, un ligure e l’ebraismo” (Piazza delle Feste)
- 2 August: comedy show by Bruciabaracche (Arena del Mare)
Third edition of Cine&Comic Fest, the festival dedicated to comics and cinema, with Zerocalcare as Artistic Director:
- 5 July: Dive sul mare – guest: Ilenia Pastorelli at Isola delle Chiatte (8 pm)
- 6 July: Zerocalcare & Bevilacqua: dal fumetto all’animazione, in Piazza delle Feste (8:30 pm) - Dive sul mare - guest: Isabella Ragonese, Isola delle Chiatte (7:30 pm)
- 7 July: Dive sul mare - guest: Linda Caridi, Isola delle Chiatte (7:30pm)
- 8 July: Supereroi Italiani – guest: Luca Argentero in Piazza delle Feste (8:30 pm)
- 18 July: Porto Antico Prog Fest hosts many artists from Liguria, such as La storia dei New Trolls and Lattemiele 2.0 (Piazza delle Feste)
- 19 July: Porto Live Metal Fest hosts Death SS, Antropofagus, Black Oath, Damnation Gallery, Choas Factory and No Regrets (Piazza delle Feste)
- 31 July: at Balena Festival, the raggae band Easy Star All Stars (Piazza delle Feste)
- 3 August: the band D.O.C.-Direzione Ostinata e Contraria presents “Viaggi e Miraggi”, a charity concert for Associazione Gigi Ghirotti ( Piazza delle Feste)
- 4 August: Genova HipHop Festival Summer Edition, concert by Colle Der Fomento (Piazza delle Feste)
- 5 August: "Up & Down", a show by Paolo Ruffini, with a special company of actors with Down Syndrome (Arena del Mare)