Longlake Festival Lugano 2017. Dal 28 Giugno al 1. agosto 2017

Lake Festival: What is it about?

The only event of its kind, the LongLake Festival Lugano summer 2017 is a Festival that encloses different Festivals. Wide range of shows and attractions makes this event attractive and special.

Born in 2011, LongLake is an international event and one of the largest urban open air in Switzerland. Concerts, music for all tastes, literature, encounters, animations, theater, dance, cinema, children’s shows, urban art installations invade streets, squares and public parks, creating an intense encounter between artists and the public

The thematic strands of LongLake Festival Lugano summer 2017

The themes will guide the audience to reading the program and choosing the shows to follow! To each one of them, this is the spirit of LongLake. Below are the themes of the LongLake Festival Lugano summer 2017.

Roam Festival

Roam is dedicated to live music and will take place at Parco Ciani. The seven music nights mainly focus on the electro pop and alternative music of the moment.

Urban Art, Family, Wor (l) ds, Classic – enriched by well-established festivals such as the Lugano Buskers Festival and the Estival Jazz. Adding to the offer the LongLake plus that collects the other proposals, organized during the Festival period and which contribute to animating the summer of Lugano.


Adding to the offer, the LongLake plus that collects the other proposals, organized during the Festival period and which contribute to animating the summer of Lugano.

Classica Festival

Most concerts will be held in the historic Villa Ciani, nestled in the park. The unique and evocative location is perfect for enjoying full music.

The twenty-four Capricci by Nicolò Paganini played on an evening, Der Heyser Bulgar, the Three Sonatas and the Three Matches by Johann Sebastian Bach for Solo Violin, Funiculi-Funicula arranged by Arnold Schönberg, XIV Sequence for Solo Cello by Luciano Berio, Drexel Manuscript by Karl Friedrich Abel, Fandango by Aldemaro Romero, the Six Capriccias by François Adrien Servais for two violoncelli … are just some of the LongLake concerts!

Family Festival

Readings of fairy tales, children’s theaters, cinemas, clown show, exhibitions, and many workshops where children and teens can learn how to enjoy themselves. But also gymnastics for babies and toddlers in the crib, non-verbal actors theater and music workshops.

The hall of the City Palace of Congress, at the entrance of Ciani Park, will also host this year a small family village with many games that will be open throughout the festival.

Lugano Buskers Festival

Street performers take off at the LongLake Festival Lugano summer 2017 on the lakefront of Ciani Park.

The Buskers Festival is first of all an adventure. In fact, in a few hundred meters you can cross a virtuoso of the balloon, the floating bathtubs, a crazy funambolo, the jester, the musicians, the punks or the mad man!

Urban Art Festival

“Mascot”: DrinkingLake, a huge straw of about 7 meters, housed in the Ceresio waters. Ideally invites the audience to “dine” their fun desire. Many installations to be admired in the city such as the Coffee Time, a monumental iron skeleton of a coffeeshop, were made by Tinguely, Warhol, Banksy and the murals made with comic strips.

Lugano Wor(l)ds

Culture as a sharing of research and discoveries, in constant dialogue and confrontation, beyond prejudices and barriers. There is a need for openness between people, words and worlds, facing the challenges of life and society, where sense is increasingly confused between the senses, where theories are no longer enough and the experiences seem to be photocopied. In Wor (l) ds there is a desire for authenticity. The Festival hopes to help recover the originals, cross the various paths that have moved and move the guests. They are writers, actors, artists, literate and songwriters.

Festival Estival Jazz

All the concerts are open air, free and take place in the splendid setting of Piazza della Riforma, in the heart of Lugano. It is the most important musical event in Southern Switzerland. Some of the great talents that took part in the Festival: Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Ray Charles, Bobby McFerrin, BB King, Khaled, Miriam Makeba and many more.

Check the program on www.longlake.ch

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