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The most important international event dedicated to street music and art in Italy

Historic centres

Milano (MI), Comacchio (FE), Lugo (RA), Ferrara (FE)

The "Ferrara Buskers Festival" is the most important international event dedicated to street music and art in Italy.

With its beautiful landscape, Ferrara - a World Heritage City on the UNESCO list - offers a 200,000 square metre stage for a thousand artists who will perform in more than 100 free shows a day.

But before taking over the streets of Ferrara, this event will go to Milan for the first stop of the Ferrara Buskers Festival On Tour®, on Thursday, August 20, from 6pm to 8pm. 20 groups of invited musicians will perform outside between piazza Duomo and the Castello Sforzesco.

Among these, 4 groups are from Belgium, the guest nation this year, while the other 16 are from various European countries and also South America, Russia, Canada, Australia and even the most obscure corners of the globe.

After the amazing Milan preview, the magic caravan of music on the road will move, on Friday, August 21, to the bridges and canals of Comacchio (FE), on August 22 and 23 to Ferrara, on August 24 to Lugo (RA) then returning, with the participation of more than a thousand musicians, to Ferrara's historic center from August 25 to 30.

Along the streets of the Ferrara Buskers Festival® you can find the most unusual instruments, from ancient traditional ones from "lost" places or new sound contraptions made by creative talents, and the most surprising musical experimentations, the new trends in music.

Furthermore, for the fifth consecutive year, the Ferrara Buskers Festival® will collaborate with the EcoFestival project, with many initiatives so that this festival can be held and enjoyed in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. There will be a particular focus this year, in line with the themes of EXPO, on the reduction of food waste with activities that will involve the food stands tied to this event.

All of the shows are free. Donations may be made to the musicians.

The detailed program of the event is on the official website.

Date: the event will be held from Aug 20, 2015 to Aug 30, 2015

Event timetable: August 20th in Milan; August 21st, 9pm in Comacchio; August 24th in Lugo; August 22nd and 23rd and 25th-30th in Ferrara: workday shows from 6.00 pm to midnight. On Sunday, August 23rd and 30th from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Entrance: free entry

To facilitate staying in Ferrara during this event, conventions have been established with the various accommodation structures and tourist packages have been specifically designed for this event with many advantages for visitors. For information, check out the website in the section “Info Turistiche” (tourist info).

Information and Booking Centre

Associazione Ferrara Buskers Festival
via dei Romei, 3 - 44100 Ferrara - Phone: 0039 0532 249337 - Fax: 0039 0532 249751
Weekday timetable:

from mon. to sat. h 9-13

Weekend timetable:


By Ferrara editorial staff (Aug 13, 2019)

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