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In addition to headliners Cigarettes After Sex, Editors, Liam Gallagher and Patti Smith, the main stage on the Rotonda del Lungomare will also host Julielle, JoyCut, King Hammond & The Rude Boy Mafia and Kalàscima. New to this year’s event is the stage at Villa Peripato, with concerts by Clock DVA, Giunto di Cardano, James Senese and Napoli Centrale, Ensi with Johnny Marsiglia, GioEvan, The Woodstock Special Project Band, La Municipàl and Asian Dub Foundation.
Here is the complete line-up of live shows scheduled from June 7 to 9 at Medimex 2019, the International Festival & Music Conference promoted by Puglia Sounds to be held in Taranto from June 5 to 9. The announced headliners Cigarettes After Sex and Editors (June 7), Liam Gallagher (June 8) and Patti Smith (June 9), will be joined by other acts on the main stage on the Rotonda del Lungomare, at the opening of the three evenings: June 7, Julielle, June 8, JoyCut and King Hammond & The Rude Boy Mafia, and June 9, Kalàscima. Presale tickets and subscriptions for the three evenings are available via the vivaticket circuit.
New this year, the stage of Villa Peripato will host, at the same time as the main stage, two evenings of free concerts on 7 and 8 June. On June 7, Clock DVA, Il Giunto di Cardano, James Senese with Napoli Centrale and Ensi with Johnny Marsiglia will be on stage, while GioEvan, the Woodstock Special Project Band, La Municipàl and Asian Dub Foundation will perform on June 8.

The Program of main stage concerts opens Friday, June 7, at 20:00, with a date of the “Aliens and Flowers” Tour of Salento-born musician Julielle (real name Giulia Migliore) with her most refined electro pop music.
At 21:00 spotlights on the pop dream of the American Cigarettes After Sex, the Texan band (based in New York) that has become a major ‘word of mouth’ phenomenon on the indie scene also thanks to the and dozens of millions of views on youtube. Their self-produced debut single, “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby”, has reached a total of 46 million, “Affection” more than 23 million views???.. In 2017 their ” large ” format debut with an album named after the group.
At 22h30 Editors will take to the stage. The newly formed post-punk band has recently released “The Blanck Mass Sessions”, a record with a more electronic and experimental version of some tracks from the album “Violence” of 2018, as they were originally designed by producer Blanck Mass.
Saturday, June 8, always on the main stage, the evening opens at 20:00 with Bologna-based JoyCut, a dark wave band that performed last year at the festival of Robert Smith from the Cure. They will be in Taranto with their first work “Komorebi” under the direction of Asato Sakamoto that they presented at the Venice Music Biennale. At 21.00 the English King Hammond & The Rude Boy Mafia will take to the stage with their upbeat rhythms-based Caribbean groove.
At 22.15 Liam Gallagher’s long-awaited live performance will take place in Taranto just the day after the release in the United Kingdom and Ireland of “Liam Gallagher: As It Was”, a documentary on the adventure of the English musician as a soloist after his experience with Oasis, an adventure started with the album “As You Were”. Liam Gallaghe will play some tracks of this album on the stage of the Rotonda del Lungomare along with some of the great hits of his former band.

Sunday, June 9, all gets started on the main stage with the K Tour of Kalàscima, a group taking their personal sounds around the world and redesigning tradition with an urban and contemporary touch. At 21.30 p.m. the live of the “rock priestess” Patti Smith.Taranto will “revive” with her the historic concerts of Bologna and Florence that in 1979 marked a comeback of the great rock music rallies after the season of “accidents”.
The particularly rich Villa Peripato Stage Program includes Friday, June 7 at 20:00, the British Clock Dva, the followers of the Kraftwerk school; at 21.00 the Kadima Live of Il Giunto di Cardano, an alternative music band from Foggia with psychedelic nuances. At 22.00 saxophonist James Senese presents “Aspettanno ‘o tiempo” with the historic group Napoli Centrale made up of Luigi De Rienzo (bass), Agostino Marangolo (drums) and Ernesto Vitolo (keyboards). At 23.00 last set of the evening with rappers Ensi and Johnny Marsiglia and their show of pure freestyle.
On June 8, at 20.00 always the stage of Villa Peripato hosts the show “Capta – Tornate superrumani”, a concert specially designed for the Medimex by singer-songwriter, poet and street artist Gio Evan, who will be on stage with his band and with Roberto Dellera (bassist of Afterhours) and Enrico Gabrielli, multi-instrumentalist, writer and record producer aka Enro Winston. At 21:00 appointment with the Woodstock Special Project Band composed by the Bari group The Good Ole Boys and the artists Giò Sada, Erica Mou and Nabil of Radiodervish, all together for a tribute to the fiftieth anniversary of the historic American festival. At 22.00 on the stage, with the Bellissimi DifettiTour, La Municipàl, the group from Salerno of the brothers Carmine and Isabella Tundo with their crepuscular pop style. At 23.00 the Asian Dub Foundation closes the Program. The historic group with their unmistakable sound that is a mixture of jungle, bass lines indu-dub, punk rock guitars, sitar and Indian samples, which saw the return of bassist and founder DR DAS and singer Ghetto Priest, will “revive” the cult album “Rafi’s Revenge” in Taranto.
The artists Julielle, Joy Cut, King Hammond & The Rude Boy Mafia, Kalascima, Clock DVA, Il Giunto di Cardano, James Senese & Napoli Centrale, Ensi, GioEvan, The Good Ole Boys with Erica Mou, Nabil and Giò Sada, La Municipal and Asian Dub Foundation were selected through an Open Call addressed to Italian and international music operators.

Medimex is Project of Puglia Sounds, the Programme of the Puglia Region for the development of the regional music system. The Project is implemented with Teatro Pubblico Pugliese within the framework of the Development and Cohesion Fund 2014-2020 – Patto per la Puglia – Area of Intervention IV “Tourism, Culture and Enhancement of Natural Resources. www.pugliasounds.it.

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