Events in Florence: Concerts, Exhibitions and Fairs

Lucca Summer Festival 2023

February 15, 2023
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Are you looking for a hotel for the Lucca Summer Festival 2023? Find out about the Brunelleschi Hotel special offer for anyone who wants to take in the concerts in Lucca scheduled for 2023. All the comfort of a luxury hotel with a hearty breakfast included in the deal and the convenience of a private driver who will take you to the concert and wait to bring you back to the hotel at the end of the evening. Every year, amazing artists of international fame step onto the stage of the Lucca Summer Festival in concerts which are held within the historic city walls in Piazza Napoleone or in an arena set up next to the city walls.

The deal includes:
– stay of one or more nights in a room or suite of your choice;
– breakfast every day in the elegant Stemma and Liberty rooms;
– 1 transfer to and from Lucca and on the day of the concert.


Lucca Summer Festival 2023 Lineup

The following artists will be appearing in the Lucca Summer Festival 2023 concert lineup:

  • Thursday, June 29, starting at 9:30 p.m.: KISS, at Piazza Napoleone;
  • Saturday, July 1, starting at 9:30 p.m.: Simply Red, at Piazza Napoleone;
  • Thursday, July 6, starting at 9:30 p.m.: Bob Dylan, at Piazza Napoleone;
  • Wednesday, July 12, starting at 9 p.m.: Sigur Rós, at Piazza Napoleone;
  • Thursday, July 13, starting at 9:30 p.m.: Placebo, at Piazza Napoleone;
  • Friday, July 14, starting at 8:30 p.m.: Norah Jones, at Piazza Napoleone;
  • Sunday, July 16, starting at 9:30 p.m.: OneRepublic, at Piazza Napoleone;
  • Monday, July 17, starting at 9:30 p.m.: Pat Metheny, at Piazza Napoleone;
  • Friday, July 21, starting at 9 p.m.: Checco Zalone, at Piazza Napoleone;
  • Saturday, July 22, starting at 8 p.m.: Blur, at the ex campo di Ballila;
  • Sunday, July 23, starting at 9:30 p.m.: The Chemical Brothers, at Piazza Napoleone;
  • Tuesday, July 25, starting at 8:30 p.m.: Jacob Collier and Snarky Puppy, at Piazza Napoleone;
  • Friday, July 28, starting at 9 p.m.: Robbie Williams, at the ex campo di Ballila.

Tickets for the Lucca Summer Festival 2023

Tickets can be purchased online at or at authorized Ticket One outlets.
The ticket office in Lucca is located in Piazza del Giglio entrance S. Girolamo.
On the days of the concerts, the ticket offices are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m. for collecting reservations.
Gate opening and show start vary depending on the event.

For more information on tickets and the various types available visit the official website:

Concert transfers: from Florence to Lucca and back

  • for 1-2 people in Mercedes “Class E”
  • for 3-7 people in Mercedes “Sprinter”

Transfer* to and from the hotel to Lucca. The driver will wait until the end of the concert to bring guests back to the hotel.

On board the elegant cars, you will find:
– Wi-Fi
– Bottle of water
– Refreshing wipes

And after the concert, you can return to the hotel in Florence in comfort.
Our concierges are also on hand to help guests purchase tickets for the Lucca Summer Festival concerts. Telephone: +39 055 27370

*The transfer service will be available exclusively for the concert dates


The locations of the Lucca Summer Festival

Concerts of the Lucca Summer Festival 2023 will be held in the city’s historic center, either in Piazza Napoleone or outside the historic walls of Lucca, in the former Ballila field.

The main festival venue is Piazza Napoleone, also known as Piazza Grande, Lucca’s main square. The square is located within the city walls, about 650 meters from the Lucca train station (about a 10-minute walk).

The ex Campo Balilla is a former sports field located between Viale Giosuè Carducci and the 16th-century city walls. Lucca train station is about 500 meters away.

The history of the Lucca Summer Festival

The first edition of the festival dates back to 1998. On the evening of July 6 of that year, American artist Bob Dylan performed a concert of only voice and guitar for more than two hours. Since then, top international artists have taken the stage at the Lucca Summer Festival. Just to name a few: Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ennio Morricone, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, James Brown, Mark Knopfler, Jamiroquai, Seal, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Oasis, Anastacia, Giorgia, Green Day, Sting and the Eagles.