The "Samara Festival" in Civita d'Antino
Come into Marsica and discover the beating heart of Abruzzo

The "Samara Festival" in Civita d'Antino

The subscriptions to the festival of unreleased music are closed, and there are more than 150 musicians from all over Italy. 20 musicians will play live for the Samara Festival. The subscriptions to the national music festival organized by “Arezzo Wave” were closed on the 16th of June, at 11:59 p.m.

The SA.MA.RA. (“Santa Maria, ricordi e accordi”) will take place on the 30th of July 2022, in the town made famous by the Scandinavian painters lead by the master Kristian Zahrtmann at the beginning of the last century. The show will take place in the historical center, on a big lawn at 1000 mts of altitude.

There will be more than 150 musicians with more than 300 unreleased songs. The jury will listen and select the best ones, and just 20 artists will be able to play during the semifinals and the finals. The jury will be composed of musicians, politicians, and writers. The winner will be awared with €500, the chance to sing a contract with independent label “Anima Dischi”, as well as the possibility to directly access to the regional phase of the Arezzo Wave Love Festival 2023.

During the evening, will be awarded the plaques dedicated to “Franco Califano”, “Franco Battiato”, “Palazzo Ferrante”, “Alberto Di Fabio” and “Luca Piccone”. 

During the festival, you will also find small photo exhibitions, theatres vignettes, book presentations, art markets, and street food. The festival is organized by the Animus Lab and Palazzo Ferrante associations with the funds of the Regione Abruzzo and sponsored by the town of Civita d’Antino, the district of L’Aquila, ANCI, and UNCEM.

The "Samara Festival" in Civita d'Antino

Artists on the "sbruzzo terrace"

Civita d'Antino