Ferrara Buskers Festival 2020

26th– 3othAugust

Given the unprecedented times, this year’s Buskers Festival will undoubtedly be different to previous years due to the precautions our town is taking. However, by popular demand, this fantastic music festival is still going ahead and promises to be an exciting and major event in Ferrara’s cultural calendar.

For safety, only musicians from Italy will be allowed to perform in Ferrara although there will also be a live streaming session performed by our International Buskers for everyone to enjoy.

Five locations in the historical city centre have been chosen to host the artists. Three concerts will be held in each of these locations every evening with a limited number of places. All the normal safety standards will be put in place to protect the audience and the artists. Concerts start at 9 p.m. onwards, although the venues open at 7 p.m. and invite people to have an aperitif and/or to sample some delicious street food. You are advised to arrive at your venue by at least 8.30 p.m.

Given the restricted audiences numbers, this year it is compulsory to book tickets in advance if you would like to come to the festival. Tickets cost €10 per person, per venue. Children under the age of 6 are free but during concerts, parents are asked to please sit children with them.

The Buskers Festival organisation does not recommend bringing babies under the age of 1 to the concerts for safety reasons.

Animals are not allowed because of limited space and the loud volume can distress them.

 

Drinks are not allowed to be brought to the festival. Each location will have a drinks stand and some will have food stands too or bars/restaurants nearby.

To book a concert go to the official website www.ferrarabuskers.com

-Select English

-Click on ‘LINE UP’ under the ‘FERRARA BUSKERS FESTIVAL’

-Scroll down and select the date and venue that you would like to book, then click ‘Prenota’.

Please note that you will only be allowed to visit one venue per evening.

 

Programme in Ferrara:

 

26th August

Opening ceremony
Promotions, sponsors & publicity in the city centre Raffaele Kohler, il trombettista di MIlano. (‘The trumpeter of Milan’)
Aperitif with the musicians (write to: accrediti@ferrarabuskers.org if you would like to save a place)
Daniele Gambini – the deaf pianist who will explain how to hear music
‘Movimentart per colorare il suo cuore’ – inauguration of an art exhibition by Andrea Spinelli & Daniela Pareschi

27thAugust

CHIOSTRO SAN PAOLO– Piazzetta Alberto Schiatti, 7
Sissos
Giorgia Job
Ambra Marie

PALAZZO ROVERELLA– Via Giovanni Boldini, 12
The Orange Beat
Level Spaces
Daiana Lou

CORTILE CASTELLO ESTENSE– P.zza Castello
Hot Club du Nax
Marco Sbarbati Duo
Beranger

GIARDINO PALAZZO DIAMANTI– Via Dosso Dossi, 8
Tutto Good Trio
Tribubu
The Trouble Notes

CORTILE PALAZZO CREMA– Via Cairoli, 13
Enrico Cipollini Duo
Ruperts Kitchen Orchestra
Cosmonautix

28th August

CHIOSTRO SAN PAOLO– Piazzetta Alberto Schiatti, 7
Tribubu
Enrico Cipollini Duo
Hot Club du Nax

PALAZZO ROVERELLA– Via Giovanni Boldini, 12
Giorgia Job
Cosmonautix
Tutto Good Trio

CORTILE CASTELLO ESTENSE– P.zza Castello
The Orange Beat
AmbraMarie
Ruperts Kitchen Orchestra

GIARDINO PALAZZO DIAMANTI– Via Dosso Dossi, 8
Level Spaces
Beranger
Daiana Lou

CORTILE PALAZZO CREMA– Via Cairoli, 13
Marco Sbarbati Duo
Sissos
The Trouble Notes

29th August

CHIOSTRO SAN PAOLO– Piazzetta Alberto Schiatti, 7
Marco Sbarbati Duo
Tutto Good Trio
Level Spaces

 

PALAZZO ROVERELLA– Via Giovanni Boldini, 12
Ruperts Kitchen Orchestra
Enrico Cipollini Duo
Tribubu

CORTILE CASTELLO ESTENSE– P.zza Castello
Daiana Lou
Sissos
Cosmonautix

 

GIARDINO PALAZZO DIAMANTI– Via Dosso Dossi, 8
The Trouble Notes
The Orange Beat
AmbraMarie

CORTILE PALAZZO CREMA– Via Cairoli, 13
Beranger
Hot Club du Nax
Giorgia Job

 

30th August

 

The music festival concludes by linking up live with Buskers in America, Australia, Norway and Hawaii. Watch and listen to concerts live- streaming from the Castle’s large screens.

Comacchio

Buskers Festival Preview

25thAugust

It is worth noting that in Comacchio there is a preview of the Buskers Festival on 25thAugust which is free.

Booking a place and choosing the venue in Comacchio is still compulsory and can be done on the official Buskers Festival website by following the instructions above.

Concerts in Comacchio start at 9.30 p.m.