AngelicA - International Music Festival - 32th year

01 May 2022 - 31 May 2022
Bologna, Italy
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The Angelica project, which includes not

only the International Music Festival but also a record label, i dischi

di angelica, has tried in the course of the years to join pleasure to

research in the field of music. A continual “de-contestualization” of

place and time, a diversified and ever-changing programming, had made it

possible to present an “apparently radical” music (radical also because

it is rarely performed), in a climate where “conservation” was the rule

to follow. Also due to a strongly lacking involvement of Italy’s music

institutions, Angelica has always tried to stimulate musical life in

this sense especially in its parent city, Bologna. It has also hosted

round tables and meetings of all kinds in order to create a forum in

which to explore the problems afflicting music today. Angelica, born

1991 (first edition) in the month of May. To briefly run through its

life would be like making a catalogue of its problems, of the

difficulties encountered, of suffered pleasure; it would be a

reconstruction of the story of a never-defined and changing identity.

Angelica has always tried to offer different aspects and dynamics of

music, not only because of the fundamental importance of “variety” in

music(al) “life”, but also to approach music differently with each

edition, in order to express a less didactic and cold musical

understanding and replace it with a more emotional one. Angelica seeks

to represent every kind of musical research that moves in

non-conventional circles, and that freely makes use of all the materials

supplied by the different musical traditions. “International Music

Festival”, it has always been expected that we give a more extensive

definition of music: an open indication that would contain the variety

that is music, with a focus on research, discovery. The mouvement of

Angelica displays a will for “hybridization” within the vision of

music’s present. Hybrid Angelica?. The question is made possible by the

aspects that characterize Angelica’s personal story. Angelica hosts

authors who have worked to free music from “classification”, to keep it

moving, through creativity, invention, and exploration. Music moves.

Space and time expand inexplicably. Angelica: a portable theatre,

strolling. A wish to thank all those visible and invisible that have

helped Angelica grow. (A concert is not the record.)

Practical info

Pricerange per day

10 to 25 euro


Partner hotel , Youth hostel , AirBnb


Fast snack

Main target group

16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o , Above 50 y/o

Directions & transport

Car park , Train/tram/bus , Airport (max 20km)


City center

Average attendence per day

500 to 2000 attendees

Art disciplines

Music , Classical Music , Jazz , Electronic Music , Early Music

Support for disabled people