The Surfer Joe Summer Festival exists since 2003 and showcases surf bands from all over the world. It is a great event to enjoy good music and have fun with exhibitions and various attractions related to surf, vintage, records, memorabilia, clothing and motors. It takes place in Livorno from June 24th to 27th, 2010.
Thursday 24 - Location: MERCATINO AMERICANO
The historic "Mercatino Americano" (American Market) is, since after the war, a meeting point for people looking for American items and memorabilia. Once well known nationwide because of the possibility to buy authentic American gadgets (very hard to find during the 50s and 60s), the "Mercatino Americano" will make a very interesting location for the grand opening of the new Summer Festival. Surrounded by booths selling any kind of merchandise, we will have bands playing surf music, dj set and bar/restaurant service up tp midnight.
Friday 25 to Sunday 27 - Location: OTTO E MEZZO STUDIOS
The festival will move in its main location, a fantastic big spot right on the sea and close to the little "Tre Ponti" beach in Livorno. With a capacity of almost 3.000 people (we need to fill the place... so do not miss the show...) you will get 3 days of incredible surf music, dj sets, exhibitions, records, vintage stuff, cars & much more! This will be huge.
THURSDAY 24 JUNE - MERCATINO AMERICANO - START AT 9pm
SURFIN' LUNGS (UK)
Great show with one of the coolest band in the world. Surf/punk/rock with a unique beach attitude and much much energy on stage! A superb opening of the festival.
FRIDAY 25 JUNE - OTTO E MEZZO STUDIOS - START AT 7pm
LOS BLUE MARINOS (Spain)
Crazy spanish surf'n'roll band, great impact and fun show.
THE SURFADELICS (Italy)
Exciting surf combo from Rome, one of the best new surf bands in the country.
With Simone Di Maggio on guitar, this trio knows how to join surf and rockabilly into an explosive show!
SPACE COSSACKS (USA)
The tour has been cancelled
SATURDAY 26 JUNE - OTTO E MEZZO STUDIOS - START AT 5pm
AMBASCIATORI DELL'AMORE (Italy)
A non-surf opening act from a super fun band playing classic 60s Italian hits. You cannot miss these guys.
Here comes a band with a refreshing surfing sound mixed with sci-fi and twist.
THE WET-TONES (Italy)
One of the best Italian surf combos playing groovy instrumentls, amazing tunes and revisited classics.
WADADLI RIDERS (Italy/Antigua)
As the only surf band formed and active in the Caribbean, here's the most classic Jaguar's surf sound!
EL RAY (Denmark)
Modern style, great versatility with an eye at the classics, enjoy one of the top European surf bands.
LOS STRAITJACKETS (USA)
This IS the greatest instrumental rock band in the world! Wearing their famous lucha libre masks and playing their custom made DiPinto guitars, thay are ready to make a blast at the festival!
SUNDAY 27 JUNE - OTTO E MEZZO STUDIOS - START AT 5pm
A new band showcasing the great, traditional surf sound.
Cool looking combo presenting surf music in "hula style".
KING KONGS (Germany)
Wild, original, absolute fun with this surf band from the German (?) jungle.
LOS KAHUNAS (Argentina)
First time touring Europe, the world acclaimed surf band from Buenos Aires will entertain you with their fantastic music!
THE RAZORBLADES (Germany)
Energy, movemenent and a very heavy attitude towards the surf sound are the main features of this surf band, leaded by the Incredible Mr. Smith on guitar. SLACKTONE (USA)
For the 3rd time live at the festival, this is the most requested surf band in the world. Dave Wronski on guitar, Sam Bolle on bass and Dusty Watson on drums with explain you very well what modern surf music looks like!
For further information: www.surferjoemusic.com