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DUDES!

the Surfer Joe Summer Fest is back! This is the greatest event with audience and bands coming from all over the world to enjoy a 3-days full immersion in instrumental surf music.

The program of 2014 is really exploding with activities for fans and people who is just getting closer to this musical genre.

So no excuses to miss the show... this is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

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CONCERTS OF SURF BANDS
instrumental (this is surf music, please), some faces you know already, some are new and of course the SJSF has always given space to new and unknown bands with great success

Exhibitions
mainly related to surf & guitars, showcasing amps and instruments, old and new

Vendors: an intense market with stands selling records, various merchandise and clothing
Seminars: to understand what surf music is, guitars and drums, from the musicians perspective

Projections: latest movies regarding surf music

Food & Drink: yes, of course, you are at the Surfer Joe Diner, what would you expect?


ALL AGES - FREE ENTRY


NORTH SEA SURF RADIO

2013 has been a great year for surf music, also thanks to the launch of this radio, streaming from Netherlands and offering 24/7 instrumental surf. Professionally directed and programmed by Niels Jansen, DJ and drummer of the Dutch band The Phantom Four, it is a real reference for all surf music fans worldwide. The SJSF features and promotes the radio locally, plus it will be possible to listen to specials about the festival beforehand.

www.northseasurfradio.com



LIVE CONCERTS & DEEJAYS 2014


(B) 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR - ONLY SHOW IN ITALY
(USA) CALIFORNIAN GIANT SURF MUSIC MONSTERS
ONLY SHOW IN EUROPE
Full line up: DAVE WRONSKI + DUSTY WATSON + SAM BOLLE
(USA) YES! THE MAN WHO INVENTED SURF MUSIC
(USA) MODERN SURF MASTERS FROM SAN FRANCISCO
(NL) THE WALL OF SURF SOUND FROM AMSTERDAM!
(DK) FANTASTICALLY CRAZY SURF COMBO
(IT) SIXTIES INSTRUMENTAL SPAGHETTI SURF
(D) CUTTING EDGE SURF MUSIC FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
(D) EXPLOSIVE POWER SURF COMBO
(SRB) THE PROGRESSIVE & INNOVATIVE SOUND OF THE SURF
(E) TRADITIONAL SURF MUSIC SPANISH STYLE
(S) LIVE ON STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME
(D) ROCKIN' INSTRUMENTALS SINCE 1999
(CH) ROCKIN' THE HOUSE WITH HIS SHOOTING BEAVERS
(UK) HIGH VELOCITY LOW FIDELITY INSTRO TRIO
(IT) MANDARINE SURFERS
HOSTS OF THE SHOW

MR. UNSTEADY FREDDIE (NYC)
With Surfer Joe since 2008!


LORENZO SURFER JOE
International Surf Music Ambassador



DISC JOCKEYS

Friday 20th - Night
DJ PHANTOM (Netherlands)
Instrumentals, Modern Surf
Drummer of the Phantom Four and head of North Sea Surf Radio

Saturday 21st - Night
Lukino UNGAWA & BUDDY MORROW
Everything that goes from 50s to 70s, beat, surf, garage, rock 'n' roll, exotica
The greatest Italian underground DJs



Sunday 22nd - Day
DJ UNDERTAKER (Sweden)
King of 50s oriented rock 'n' roll & rockabilly


Sunday 22nd - Night
TROPICALIA (Italy)
A unique mix of Calypso, Brazilian Funk, Afrobeat, Mambo Ska & Carribean Vibes
This is going to keep you dancing all night!


DAILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY 19
21.00 TBC Festival opening with DJ set and live concert. To be announced.
FRIDAY 20
19.00   Dinner projection about SJSF
21.45 Main Stage MONOKINI
22.30 Tiki Stage EL RAY
23.15 Main Stage THE PHANTOM FOUR
00.00 Tiki Garden DJ PHANTOM
SATURDAY 21
12.00 Tiki Garden Tiki Workshop - How to carve a Tiki statue
12.30 Ungawa! Tiki buffet super deal for all the festival fans.
Projection of REVERB JUNKIES
14.30 Ungawa! Symposium on FENDER STRATOCASTER. Free entry, subscription required.
17.30 Ungawa! Seminar on SURF GUITAR.
Hosts: Paul Johnson, Martin Razorblades, Dave Wronski, Paul Beatie.
19.30 Tiki Stage THREESOME
20.15 Main Stage THE BRADIPOS IV
21.00 Tiki Stage PAUL JOHNSON & FRIENDS
21.45 Main Stage THE PYRONAUTS
22.30 Tiki Stage THE RAZORBLADES
23.15 Main Stage FIFTY FOOT COMBO
00.30 Ungawa! THE SURFITES
00.30 Tiki Garden DJ SET LUKINO + BUDDY MORROW
01.15 Ungawa! Open stage SURF JAM SESSION
SUNDAY 22
12.00 Tiki Garden Tiki Workshop - How to carve a Tiki statue
12.30 Ungawa! Tiki buffet super deal for all the festival fans.
14.30 Ungawa! Symposium on FENDER PRECISION BASS. Free entry, subscription required.
17.00 Ungawa! Projection of POUNDING SURF. Introduction by Paul Johnson.
17.30 Ungawa! Seminar on SURF DRUMMING.
Hosts: Dusty Watson, Boris, Lorenzo Surfer Joe, Tim Stephenson.
17.30 Tiki Garden DJ SET UNDERTAKER
18.30 Tiki Stage WATANG!
19.30 Tiki Stage THE WATERBOARDERS
20.30 Tiki Stage TONY DYNAMITE & THE SHOOTING BEAVERS
21.30 Tiki Stage LOS DERRUMBES
22.15 Main Stage BANG! MUSTANG
23.15 Main Stage SLACKTONE
00.00 Tiki Garden DJ SET TROPICALIA

Welcome to the 3rd edition of the
SURFER JOE GUITAR RUMBLE
The Surfer Joe Guitar Rumble will be part of the festival. This is a major "event inside the event" as the Rumble is the biggest and most complete showcase of Fender guitars from private collection, presenting any guitar and bass produced between 1941 and 1974.

The single-owner collection of Mr. Flavio Camorani is an incredible show where you can learn about the instruments, discover and... PLAY them to taste their sound value.

You can also participate to the symposiums about Stratocaster guitar and Precision Bass in which you can find out things that very few people know about the instruments and their history, with the possibility of interacting and asking questions.

Link: www.flaviocamorani.it
GET IN... THIS IS ALSO FREE!

The access to the exhibition is via the Ungawa Tiki Bar, upstairs the Surfer Joe Diner. Once you are in, you find all the series of Fender guitars, ordered by production year, model and color. For each year you can look at the corresponding Fender catalog, passing through Fender advertising, merchandise and collectibles.
Next to the guitars you find a selection of Fender amplifiers, Brownface, Blackface, Tweed & more. If you are interested then in trying some of the instruments you are given the chance to do it. Reverb tanks will not be missing!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: due to the value of the instruments it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to be careful and always ASK the personnel before grabbing a guitar...


SYMPOSIUMS - WHAT NOBODY EVER TOLD YOU ABOUT FENDER

Mr. Flavio Camorani has spent many years researching about Fender guitars, sometimes literally scratching old instruments to see what was under the paint! So he is personally hosting 2 seminars during the SJSF, Fender Precision Bass and Fender Stratocaster, getting into historical and technical details of the construction, underlining differences and specifications between models and series. This are NOT meeting just for guitar freaks: we guarantee they are incredibly informative and interesting, also because they are discussed over the REAL instruments taken from the collection.

THE PARTICIPATION TO THE SYMPOSIUMS IS FREE, but a subscription is necessary for the organization. Please fill this form quickly and let us know if you are in. You can of course participate to both symposiums.
Your name


Symposiums you want to attend
Fender Precision Bass
(Saturday 21 June - h 15.00)
Fender Stratocaster
(Sunday 22 June - h 15.00)



SEMINARS ON SURF GUITAR AND DRUMS


This is a new thing for the Surfer Joe Festival: we are talking about the RUDIMENTS of surf guitar and drums. We go through the basic aspects of playing the instruments, the key features, the details of the most typical methods. Something you know, something you want to know more about, but very interesting indeed for all surf music fans and musicians! - FREE ENTRY

SATURDAY 21st - SURF GUITAR - h 17.30
Demonstrators: Paul Johnson (USA - Belairs, PJ & The Galaxies, Packards), Dave Wronski (USA - Slacktone, Jon & The Nightriders), Martin Schmidt (D - Razorblades), Paul Beatie (USA - Pyronauts)


SUNDAY 22nd - SURF DRUMMING - h 17.30 (anticipated by the projection of the movie Pounding Surf)
Demonstrators: Dusty Watson (USA - Slacktone, Dick Dale, Jon & The Nightriders), Boris (D - Twang Marvels, Bang Mustang), Tim Stephenson (USA - Pyronauts), Lorenzo Surfer Joe (IT - Independent, various bands)



THE ART OF TIKI CARVING


You will get to see this show again, the live Tiki carving from our friends Alex ThalHofer (D) and Stefano Cudia (IT). Not only you see them transforming a piece of wood into a statue, but also you can admire the amazing custom job done at our Ungawa Tiki Bar and you can BUY some of their products.

THE TIKI WORKSHOP

Alex & Stefano will show you their techniques to carve and finish a tiki statue, explaining how to use the tools and the inspiration for the job.
Another cool activity to attend on Saturday and Sunday at 12pm.

For information please write to: info@surferjoemusic.com



VENDORS - MARKET PLACE - MERCHANDISE


We always offer a cool area where you can find various merchandise related to music, records, memorabilia, vintage clothing and accessories. This year the vendors are going to be in the Garden, surrounding the Tiki stage.

The records vendors at the SJSF specialize in surf, rock 'n' roll, garage, exotica, but you can also find blues, jazz and classic rock. We are mostly talking about vinyls of course.

THE SURFER JOE MUSIC STORE

It is the fulcrum of the vendors area as it is where you find the merchandise of the performing bands plus a big collection of surf music for sale. Not only records but also books, posters and tshirts.

This stand represents the SURFER JOE MUSIC STORE, a new online shop for surf music (launch on January 2014).

For information please write to: info@surferjoemusic.com

CONFIRMED VENDORS 2014

Records
Andrea e i Suoi Vinili
Flowers Vinyl Records
Misty Lane

Clothing
Fermata D'Autobus
Flowers Vintage Room
Old Man Rock Fashion
Accessories
Quincas

Instruments
Levrier GuitArt



HOT TO GET TO THE FESTIVAL


Coming to the festival is very easy as Livorno is well located on the coast of Tuscany easily reachable from any direction and transportation.
Address: TERRAZZA MASCAGNI, LIVORNO

BY FLIGHT
Fly to PISA INTERNATIONAL (PSA). Once you are in Pisa you need to get a train or a public transportation to get to Livorno. It is about 20 min. driving. Pisa is served by most low-cost airlines from Europe, check Ryanair, Easyjet, Germanwings for example.
Useful (the best) link: www.kayak.com

BY CAR
Take highway A12 direction south, you see the signs pointing to Livorno. Exit Livorno and follow the motorway until LIVORNO SUD. Exit there and follow the directions to the ACQUARIUM. The festival IS there.
Useful link: www.viamichelin.com

BY TRAIN
Look for station LIVORNO CENTRALE. Once in Livorno you can get a BUS, line #1, to reach the Terrazza Mascagni and the Acquarium. It is about 10 min. driving.
Useful link: www.trenitalia.com
A way to save $$$: CARPOOLING
Autostop 2.0 - Drive one car, spend less money
www.carpooling.it

It is already 2 years that we collaborate with Carpooling for promoting this way of traveling. It is simple and quick: you register to their web site and you see who is doing your same way on the trip. If you find someone you can ask to jump in their car and share the travel costs. Check it out!


OUR LOCATION - TERRAZZA MASCAGNI - LIVORNO


FOOD & DRINK


Useless to say more here... Just see our Surfer Joe Diner web site and you know what we are talking about.

www.surferjoe.it

We are an American style diner serving burgers, salads, international meals and lots of cool stuff. The only club dedicated to surf music!

Open from 10am to late night.

During the festival there is a HOT DOG stand in the garden for a quick snack and 2 outdoor full bars.

TIKI LUNCH

Saturday & Sunday
h 12.30 at Ungawa Tiki Room
Extra our normal restaurant service we are organizing a lunch for all festival fans at the Ungawa Tiki Bar upstairs the Diner. This is going to based on a special festival menu at the most convenient price. Our purpose is to enjoy the time together while ready for the day full of activities!

FREE movie projections during lunch
Saturday: REVERB JUNKIES - Sunday: TBC

For information please write to: info@surferjoemusic.com - RESERVATION is recommended

WHERE TO SLEEP


AFFILIATED HOTELS

HOTEL GRANDUCA ★ ★ ★ ★
They have been working with us since 2011, it is a great historical structure downtown Livorno in front of the Port. Availability for any kind of room including small flats. Very good restaurant too.
Address: Piazza Giuseppe Micheli, 16-18 - 57123 Livorno
Tel: +39 0586 891024/5/6 - Link: www.granduca.it

MORE ACCOMMODATIONS

Livorno is quite a small town and distances are not big. But there is a good amount of hotels and b&b to ask for an accommodation. Using the usual online search engines like www.booking.com certainly gives you good results and rates.

Click for a predefined search in Livorno
CLOSEST HOTELS

As this is a frequent inquiry we receive,
we answer here once and for all.

GRAND HOTEL PALAZZO ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
www.grandhotelpalazzo.com

HOTEL GIARDINO ★ ★ ★
www.parkinghotelgiardino.com

HOTEL BOSTON ★ ★ ★
www.bostonh.it

HOTEL NAVY ★ ★ ★
www.hotelnavy.it

CONTACT US

Associazione Culturale
SURFER JOE MUSIC
Via Montebello 59
57127 Livorno - Italy
C.F. 92104730491
P.IVA 01658350499

Contact person:
Lorenzo Valdambrini

Tel: +39 347 5143166
info@surferjoemusic.com
www.surferjoemusic.com



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