[Festivals Stories] Locus Festival
Despite the pandemic, Locus didn't stop but managed to reinvent itself. Being able to run a "limited edition" in 2020, with strict limitations and new rules to consider, was an important signal. Locus Festival has always been an international festival, but the health emergency made us reconsider the usual artistic proposals.
This didn't stop us. We succeeded in bringing into the line up established and well-known Italian artists along with new artists who have performed to wide acclaim. We had great success with the audience and we are very happy with the overall edition.
As always, the festival was able to focus on a high quality artistic proposal, enhance the wonderful places of the Itria Valley and focus on multidisciplinarity. Locus is a festival that creates ties, as the multiple winner of Grammy Awards Robert Glasper - who performed in three different editions in Locorotondo - would tell, along with all the people choosing to reach Puglia also from abroad in search of a happy place with music, quiet and wellness.
The strongest bond built by Locus Festival is with the Apulian territory, in a love story that has lasted since 2005. Characterised by the cummerse - the sloping roofs that overlook many houses in the historic centre - Locorotondo is the home of Locus: a wonderful circular jewel that dominates the Itria Valley, a territory that touches the borders of the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto, where, in the shadow of the trulli, the different souls of Puglia meet in a harmonious mix made of sea, countryside, delightful villages and Mediterranean cuisine.
If Valle d'Itria is today recognised and appreciated, it is also because of the beneficial effect of a festival like Locus, which has been able to take the best ingredients from its land to create a winning formula open to the world. In the next few years we expect to become an ever bigger festival, ever more attentive to the territory, able to diversify services and manage an ever-increasing number of audiences, treasuring the lessons we've learnt from the terrible situation lived in 2020.
More information: www.locusfestival.it
(General Editor: Simon Mundy)
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