La Prima Estate signs its second edition and returns in the last two weekends of June (16-17-18 and 23-24-25) at Lido di Camaiore (Lucca) in one of the places that have made the history of Italian tourism, that Versilia so loved by artists and intellectuals who have made its beaches iconic. Six days and 24 artists – the last of which will be announced surprisingly in the next few days – to live an experience that goes beyond a simple musical review. More than a festival, a holiday is in fact the title with which it presents itself.
If last summer the audience applauded (among others) The National and Duran Duran, passing through Anderson Paak and Bonobo, this year for the only Italian date there are giants such as Jamiroquai, Bon Iver, Metro Boomin, Alt-J , Bicep, Chet Faker, Japanese Breakfast. Again, they enrich the line up Nas, Geolier, Kings of Convenience and Nu Genea. The Dardust phenomenon, BigMama, the Nation of Language (also exclusively for La Prima Estate), ELE A and Elasi are the five new names that are added today to an already rich billboard capable of looking at the great international and national artists without forget the news of the moment, navigating between genres, entertainment and research with the ability to conquer multiple generations. Four artists take the stage every day – outlining different days that go from the most indie moment to the most electronic one, passing through rap and hip hop – maintaining a strong overall identity thanks to a never predictable line up that looks to quality and intercepts the most strong in the standings without falling into the obsession of the stream.
The program of the event
The First Summer begins Friday 16th June with the evening dedicated to rap and hip hop, a small festival within the festival: four different styles and voices, passing from New York to Naples in a matter of hours. On stage the legend of American rap Nas, or The King of New York, the rapper who in his 30-year career – from his fulminant debut “Illmatic” to today – has collected successes and collaborations, passing from Ms. Lauryn Hill to Eminem. Preceding him: the champion Bassi Maestro, who is entrusted with the opening of the evening, and Noyz Narcos, one of the increasingly popular names in the rap scene. With them also the young Neapolitan phenomenon Geolier, who has just come out with six new songs in “The courage of children – Act II”.
Saturday June 17th the best of indie music takes the stage with Bon Iver, or the undisputed kings of the stars and stripes genre – led by Justin Vernon – two Grammy Awards under their belt and four cult albums in the drawer.
The Kings of Convenience anticipate them, with their perfect sound to listen to on the front lawn at sunset; and the experimental pop of Japanese Breakfast, arriving from Coachella and Glastonbury. Guinevere opens the evening, a local jewel and one of the brightest, between folk and reminiscences of Radiohead.
Sunday 18 June the weekend ends with an electronic and electric day. The protagonists are the Bicep, who sign a DJ set between house, techno and world music; and Dardust, one of the most popular Italian pianists in the world of the new generation, exceptional author and producer, promises to enchant the audience with a show with an evocative name: Electronic Set – Left Hemisphere. A dimension of psychedelic club notes and images: accompanied by a visionary samurai, you enter a layered electronic rave. The Nation of Language lands from New York with their mix of synth pop and new wave with a wholly contemporary spleen; while Elasi – singer-songwriter, producer and DJ from Alessandria – brings to the stage a multifaceted and whimsical performance between nu jazz, funk and experimental electronics.
The second weekend opens Friday 23 June in the name of eclecticism with Alt-J, the British alternative rock cult band whose latest album “The Dream” was named one of the best of 2022 and Chet Faker, the Australian artist who masterfully mixes electronic , soul and trip hop to songwriting. Alongside them are Just Mustard, a new and already very popular Irish band between shoegaze and post-rock with industrial reverbs and the viral jazz of DOMi and JD Beck, a surprising duo discovered and produced by Anderson Paak.
Funk and soul warm up Saturday June 24th and deliver the perfect notes to let loose. After a five-year wait, Jamiroquai and their soul-soaked funk are back for their only date in Italy, among the most innovative and pioneering English bands of recent times. More Mediterranean atmospheres for Nu Genea and their inflamed contaminations, while Studio Murena presents a brilliant mix of jazz and hip-hop and the Italian-Canadian multi-instrumentalist Bruno Belissimo proposes an Italo-disco that oozes funk, irony and the scent of summer .
The First Summer closes Sunday June 25th the exclusive set for Italy of Metro Boomin, the most important producer and beatmaker of new urban music, at the age of 29 already in the pantheon of the best trap producers of all time for having redefined the direction of hip hop, on stage also the young rapper BigMama, one of the most interesting musical discoveries on the Italian scene in recent years. Talent, awareness and experimentation for Ele A – born in 2002 – fresh out with the new EP “GLOBO”: a dimension of interlocking rhymes on beats that exude old school hip-hop.
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