The Rolling Stones in Lucca is a dream that comes true for many fans of the famous British band from Tuscany and Italy. The 23rd September the Lucca Summer Festival will end in style its special 20th Edition hosting one of most famous and loved bands of all times.
After three years from their last concert in Rome, the Rolling Stones come back to Italy. For this unique date of the summer tour 2017 they chose the walled city of Lucca, one of most beautiful cities of Tuscany, and famous for the second biggest comic exhibits in the world, Lucca Comics and Games.
The European Tour “Stones – No filter” follows the success of the South American tour that culminated with their first historic concert in L’Avana, Cuba, in front of more than 200 thousand people.
The Rolling Stones in Lucca: a unique location for a unique show
The location for the concert of The Rolling Stones in Lucca is unique and very suggestive: the Renaissance walls, the symbol of the town, and visited by thousand of tourists every year, which recently celebrated 500 years from their construction. It is the first time that such a big event takes place there.
The lucky fifty-five thousand people to get the tickets will crowd the green grass under the walls singing and dancing with their favorite rock n roll band. For this upcoming tour, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood are preparing a new stage and new performances.
Lucca Summer Festival
The Lucca Summer Festival is the main event of the Tuscan Summer for music and on this year falls its 20th anniversary. Music icons as David Bowie, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joe Cocker, the Eagles, the Cranberries, Toto, Simply Red, Backstreet Boys, John Legend, and my fav Arcade Fire, are only a few of the artists that played over the last two decades.
While The Rolling Stones show takes place under the walls, the main stage of the other concerts of the Summer Festival is in picturesque Piazza Napoleone, also named by locals as Piazza Grande. It was built on 1806 under the Napoleonic Empire in place of houses, post offices, salt warehouses, and even of a church, with the intent to give more importance to the Palazzo Ducale, the cornerstone of the public life in Lucca at that time.
This summer 2017 the program included international artists the likes of Pet Show Boys, Robbie Williams, Ms Lauren Hill, Green Day, Kasabian, Imagine Dragons, and the Maestro Ennio Morricone (Oscar in 2016 for the Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight soundtrack and winner of three Grammy Awards).
The edition of 2017 will end with bang with the awaited performance of the stars of rock n roll, The Rolling Stones.
Stones – No filter European tour: the dates
These are the cities where The Rolling Stones will perform this Summer and autumn with their Stones No Filter Tour:
9th September 2017 – Hamburg – Stadtpark
12th September 2017 – Munich – Olympic Stadium
16th September 2017 – Spielberg – Red Bull Ring
20th September 2017 – Zurich – Letzigrund Stadium
23th September 2017 – Lucca – Lucca Summer Festival
27th September 2017 – Barcelona – Olympic Stadium
30th September 2017 – Amsterdam – Amsterdam Arena
3rd October 2017 – Copenhagen – Parken Stadium
9th October 2017 – Dusseldorf – Esprit Arena
12th October 2017 – Stockholm – Friends Arena
15th October 2017 – Arnhem – GelreDome
19-22th October 2017 – Paris – France U Arena
The Rolling Stones will perform for the first time in Tuscany in their life. They say that Tuscany always holds a great appeal to them. As Tuscans, we are so proud to know that, and we are sure that we won’t be disappointed by their great show under the historical walls of Lucca.
If you are attending the concert you may be interested in reading our post about what to see in Lucca.
How to get there
The town is getting ready to hosts the fifty-five thousand of fans coming from all over the country. The stage is located between the Bastion of San Paolino and the Bastion of Santa Maria, in an area known with the name of ex Campo Balilla, not too far from the train station.
The best way to reach Lucca is, in our opinion, using public transport, so you won’t have to worry about finding a car space and driving after the show (when you should be tired and also a bit drunk after a couple of beers).
In case you need to use the car, more than six thousand parking lots are available between several car parking spread around the town walls. You can buy your parking lot online on Metro Parcheggi Lucca Concerto Rolling Stones. You can reach Lucca using the A11 highway. There are two exits: Lucca Ovest and Lucca Est.
Special buses will depart from the main towns of Tuscany and Italy. Here is the link where to find information about your closest point of departure, time of departures, and to buy the ticket for the bus in advance: Eventinbus.
If you prefer to catch a train, a cooperation within Trenitalia and the regional Board of Tuscany will grant special runs to reach Lucca and to leave the town after the show. Trains will be reserved to the people that have bought the train ticket in advance (online sale is available from the 9th September). Here is where you can buy your train ticket in advance.
On Saturday 23rd the number of trains will be increased from the four main train routes: Florence, Pisa, Viareggio and Piazza al Serchio/Aulla. At the end of the show, from 12.45 am to 2.15 am, up to twelve thousand people can leave Lucca by train (up to 5000 to Florence, up to 2500 to Pisa, up to 2500 to Viareggio and up to 2000 to Piazza al Serchio/Aulla).