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The Surfer Joe Summer Festival exists since 2003 and showcases surf bands from all over the world.
It is a great event to enjoy good music and have fun with exhibitions and various attractions related to
surf, vintage, records, memorabilia, clothing and motors.
June Thursday 24 | MERCATINO AMERICANO
STAZIONE MARITTIMA - PORT OF LIVORNO
The historic "Mercatino Americano" (American Market) is, since after the war, a meeting point for people looking for American items and memorabilia.
Once well known nationwide because of the possibility to buy authentic American gadgets (very hard to find during the 50s and 60s), the "Mercatino Americano"
will make a very interesting location for the grand opening of the new Summer Festival. Surrounded by booths selling any kind of merchandise,
we will have bands playing surf music, dj set and bar/restaurant service up tp midnight.
June Friday 25 to Sunday 27 | OTTO E MEZZO STUDIOS
VIA FABIO FILZI, 1 - LIVORNO
The festival will move in its main location, a fantastic big events area only 5 minutes far from the sea with any possible facility close by.
With a capacity of almost 3.000 people (we need to fill the place... so do not miss the show...) you will get 3 days of incredible surf music, dj sets, exhibitions, records, vintage stuff,
cars & much more! This will be huge.
Let's start the day with the first Italian project dedicated to Ukulele music.
AMBASCIATORI DELL'AMORE (Italy)
A non-surf act from a super fun band playing classic 60s Italian hits. You cannot miss these guys.
Here comes a band with a refreshing surfing sound mixed with sci-fi and twist.
THE WET-TONES (Italy)
One of the best Italian surf combos playing groovy instrumentls, amazing tunes and revisited classics.
WADADLI RIDERS (Italy/Antigua)
As the only surf band formed and active in the Caribbean, here's the most classic Jaguar's surf sound!
EL RAY (Denmark)
Modern style, great versatility with an eye at the classics, enjoy one of the top European surf bands.
LOS STRAITJACKETS (USA)
This IS the greatest instrumental rock band in the world! Wearing their famous lucha libre masks and playing their
custom made DiPinto guitars, thay are ready to make a blast at the festival!
June Sunday 27 | OTTO E MEZZO STUDIOS
Today's deejay: LUKINO (Ungawa Tiki Bar - Italy)
MULE SKINNERS (Italy)
Another non-surf start of the day bringing coutry to the Surfer Joe's.
A new band showcasing the great, traditional surf sound.
Cool looking combo presenting surf music in "hula style".
KING KONGS (Germany)
Wild, original, absolute fun with this surf band from the German (?) jungle.
LOS KAHUNAS (Argentina)
First time touring Europe, the world acclaimed surf band from Buenos Aires will entertain you with their fantastic music!
THE RAZORBLADES (Germany)
Energy, movemenent and a very heavy attitude towards the surf sound are the main features of this surf band, leaded by the Incredible Mr. Smith on guitar.
For the 3rd time live at the festival, this is the most requested surf band in the world. Dave Wronski on guitar, Sam Bolle on bass
and Dusty Watson on drums with explain you very well what modern surf music looks like!
Come and enjoy the many vendors and companies that are showcasing at the festival! Here's what is going to happen
in the exhibition area of the Surfer Joe's...
Ladies & gentlemen: Roger Hinds and the shaper factory! One of the greatest shapers worldwide will be present with
all the Bear team to showcase and demonstrate how to build a surfboard. Further info coming up in the next days... www.bearsurfboards.com
Talking about surf we have to mention our friend Dr. Ank, coming again this year to present his boards.
Welcome also to Street People selling snow, skate and surf accessories.
And don't forget to follow the activities of OvOteam Surf School.
You can try and buy guitars, effects and more from the vendors at the festival, representing several brands
(Fender, Gibson, Mosrite, Di Pinto, Danelectro, Reverend, Eastwood, Airline):
Indy Guitar Voltage,
Levrier Guitart Clinic
Merchandise? Everything you need is here. Check out the offers and promos of REDartwork and the quality
CD products of Discolaser. And what about books, CDs and vinyls? See the selection of
Andrea Ariani and Lucabeat.
You will find nice girls at the festival to let you try the new refreshing Vivident Cube: don't miss it! www.vivident.it
Vintage clothing: at the festival you'll find that too with vendors of dresses, shoes, glasses and accessories:
Fermata D'Autobus (check their base shop at Mercatino Americano on thursday!),
We know you always wanted to try the Segway: this is your chance! Ask the personnel at the festival and get a ride.
American Cars, but also bikes, trikes, trucks, vans... well, whatever smells like American engines!
We will accept with pleasure also Volkswagen Beetles and any vintage vehicles in general (pre 1965).
A dedicated area will be prepared, fenced and secured for the occasion, you will check-in at the American Meeting stand.
The participation is FREE so come to show your car for 4 days of fun! We also evaluate collaborations with verious car clubs.
How to get to the festival
Pisa Airport "Galileo Galilei"
There are international routes directly from the US and Europe. The airport is approx. 20 minutes from Livorno.
Trasportation is available outside the airport (taxis, car rentals) or at Pisa's train station. Local trains between Pisa and Livorno and quite
frequent throughout the day.
Livorno is a small town. The thursday location Mercatino Americano is at the PORT. The weekend location Otto e Mezzo Studios is a great new events area close to the sea and to the entrance in Livorno.
The address is Via Fabio Filzi: check your navigator and focus on your destination. Here's the Google map.