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The Surfer Joe Summer Festival is the largest gathering of surf music fans in the world. It is a great occasion for those who share the love for this unique music to meet new and old friends from all over the planet.

This is a 4-day immersion into the world of instrumental surf music with an intense program of concerts, seminars and various attractions, all happening mere steps away from the Mediterranean Sea along the beautiful coast of Tuscany.

Since 2003 there have been 13 editions of the festival without any musical compromise. The SJSF proudly keeps things authentic and offers a screenshot of the global surf music scene by showcasing many of its best bands.
June 20-23 2019 / Livorno / Italy
Terrazza Mascagni c/o Surfer Joe Diner




GET YOUR TICKET

VIP € 100
Weekender € 60
Daily € 20
Night € 10

Ticketing partner: TicketOne
Online pre-sale fees may apply




Once again the event will be streamed live on Facebook
at the Surfer Joe Music page


PROGRAM OF THE EVENT
click on the names to link to the respective web pages

Hosts of the show: Lorenzo "Surfer Joe" (Italy)
Jonpaul Balak (USA)
Ralf Kilauea (Germany)


What can I attend to with my ticket 
The afterparties on Friday and Saturday night always require an extra ticket.


THURSDAY 20 Which ticket should I buy?

FREE
ADMISSION
Tiki GardenConcert9pmI FAT TONES (Italy)
10pmTHE GHIBLIS (Italy)
11pmATOLLO 13 (Italy)
DJ Set12amMZ. SIREN (UK)


FRIDAY 21 Which ticket should I buy?

VIP

includes exclusive brunch
Tiki RoomSymposium12pmDon Diego presents "Country & Rockabilly VS Surf"
What are the differences between the styles and how one influenced the other.
Symposium1pmThe Spaghetti Western Story: Hosted by FABIO MEINI
Let's discover this music, when and how it was born, through the records that define it.
Symposium2pmRecording Spaghetti Western: Hosted by ERIC PENNA
What is the recoding approach to this music and how you get that special "vibe".
VIP,
Weekender,
Daily
Tiki RoomSpaghetti
Western
Afternoon
3pmREQUEL (Italy)
4pmDOME LA MUERTE E.X.P. (Italy)
5pmTRABANTS (USA)
Tiki GardenConcert6pmTOPDROP (Italy)
6.40pmTHE LOCALS (Italy) - Set #1
7pmRPS SURFERS (Israel)
7.40pmTHE LOCALS (Italy) - Set #2
8pmTHE SONORAS (Mexico)
8.40pmTHE LOCALS (Italy) - Set #3
VIP,
Weekender,
Daily, Night
Tiki GardenConcert9pmDURANGO 14 (Spain)
10pmDIRTY FUSE (Greece)
11pmATOMIC MOSQUITOS (USA)
12amTHE TREMOLO BEER GUT (Denmark)
Afterparty
FREE ADMISSION
Tiki RoomConcert1amLOS COGUAROS (Italy)
The reverb side of the Don Diego Trio
Tiki GardenDJ Set1amMartin Hemmel aka LEMON SQUEEZER


SATURDAY 22 Which ticket should I buy?

VIP

includes exclusive brunch
Tiki RoomConcert12pmTBC
Symposium1pmItalian Surf Music Story: hosted by WHITE SEED
A trip into the Italian surf music wave to find out if there has ever been one.
Symposium1.30pmThe Art of STEPHEN BLICKENSTAFF
Meet & greet with the great American artist. Stuff for sale and posters signing.
Concert2pmI SURFONIANI (Italy)
VIP,
Weekender,
Daily
Tiki RoomSymposium3pmSurfing VS Surf Music: Hosted by LUCA BATTISTINI
Analysing the history of the sport and the music to understand why at some point they split.
Meet & Greet3.45pmFracesco Ciaponi presents AMAZING SURF LOGOS
4.15pmAll About INSECT SURFERS: Dave Arnson
Not many bands arrive to 40 years and Dave will tell how it was when he started and what was around him.
Tiki GardenConcert5pmDEL-TOROS (Netherlands)
6pmPAR AVION (USA)
7pmTHE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA (Brazil)
8pmTHE PHANTOM DRAGSTERS (Spain)
VIP,
Weekender,
Daily, Night
Tiki GardenConcert9pmMOMS I'D LIKE TO SURF (France)
10pmTHE KILAUEAS (Germany)
11pmTHE BRADIPOS IV (Italy)
12amINSECT SURFERS (USA)
Afterparty
FREE ADMISSION
Tiki RoomConcert1amTHE SONORAS (Mexico)
2amTHE HICADOOLAS (Germany)
Tiki GardenDJ Set1amLUKINO UNGAWA & BUDDY (Italy)


SUNDAY 23 Which ticket should I buy?

VIP

includes exclusive brunch
Tiki RoomDJ Set12pmLukino Ungawa
Symposium1pmTiki Cocktails DIY: Hosted by MARIE KING & RAN MOSESSCO
Wanna prepare great cocktails at home? We will tell you how just using everyday products and tools.
Concert2pmMOLOKAI COCKTAIL (Italy)
VIP,
Weekender,
Daily
Tiki RoomSuper
Trad Surf
Rotation Set
3pm
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6pm
SURFER JOE (Italy)
THE KILAUEAS (Germany)
THE BRADIPOS IV (Italy)
Tiki GardenConcert6pmKILLERS FROM SPACE (USA)
7pmTHE GUANTANAMOS (Italy)
8pmI SURFONIANI (Italy)
VIP,
Weekender,
Daily, Night
Tiki GardenConcert9pmTRABANTS (USA)
10pmSURFER JOE (Italy)
11pmEL ZEB (Belgium)
12amLES AGAMEMNONZ (France)
Afterparty
FREE ADMISSION
Tiki GardenDJ Set1amSNOOPY (Italy)


BUY THE V.I.P. TICKET and get full access
V.I.P. includes brunch and exclusive activities
for Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 12pm and 3pm.
Only 100 available - Hurry up!


Once again the event will be streamed live on Facebook
at the Surfer Joe Music page


VIP
SURF BRUNCH

Meeting surf friends from everywhere does not happen too often, that's why the brunch is the perfect occasion to spend some time together enjoying the exclusive events of the Tiki Room!

We are offering a different buffet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 12pm. Coffee is included with free refill.
TIKI DRINKS

Ungawa! was the pioneer of tiki bars in Italy and a reference for cool music. Since it joined Surfer Joe in Livorno we have continued this experience with the same energy in our Tiki Room.

The tiki culture is well known as "the art of drinking" and so we are glad to offer some tiki cocktails at our bar. Besides the classic Mai Tai do not miss to try our original drinks: WIPEOUT, SURFER GROG and ITALIAN ZOMBIE.


TIKI CARVING

After a few years, tiki carvers have become a steady presence at the festival. A group of artists transforming pieces of wood into statues and artefacts during the time of the event.

Everybody is free to admine the craftsmenship and ask questions about their techniques, it's simply amazing!

This year we will have:
Thaly (Germany)
Tiki Campese (Italy)
L.Wood (Switzerland)
Andrea Cecconi (Italy).


SURFER JOE STORE

As a great source for modern and classic surf records, the store will also be present with a booth selling CDs, vinyls and merchandise of the performing artists.

You are invited to send us pre-orders that you will be able to pay and collect directly on site.

www.surferjoestore.com


FAMILIES ARE WELCOME

Kids are always welcome here, help spreading surf music to new generations!
RESTAURANTS

At the Surfer Joe Diner and Food Truck you can find a large menu including burgers, salads, finger food, meals and sweets. There are veggie and vegan friendly offers too.

The kitchen will be open from 10.00 to 1.00 no-stop during the festival days. Please be advised that it will NOT be possible to reserve a table.

And remember... we are open in Lucca too! About 45 min from Livorno, Lucca is a very nice town with lots of history and certainly it's a great tourist attraction in Tuscany. If you are planning to have a tour around while you are in Italy, don't miss to visit us there.

www.surferjoe.it







GET YOUR TICKET

VIP € 100
Weekender € 60
Daily € 20
Night € 10

Ticketing partner: TicketOne
Online pre-sale fees may apply




VIP
TIKI COCKTAILS D.I.Y.

I am not a bartender and I have basic common liquors at home, but I like tiki cocktails.

What can I do?

This is when the pros come in to help! And in this case you can really tell you will get helped by some of the very best around.

They will present some drinks you can easily prepare at home with everyday ingredients.

MARIE KING queen of the tiki cocktails and manager of the legendary Tonga Hut in North Hollywood, L.A.

RAN MOSESSCO rum expert from San Diego, CA, and creator of his own signature cocktail, the Reverb Crash.


VIP
DON DIEGO presents
"Country & Rockabilly VS Surf"

Diego is a great country and rockabilly player from Italy. Always on tour with his band in Europe and USA, he has become a steady support for many legendary musicians in the scene.

Also Diego is involved in several educational projects and has an alternative surf band line-up called THE COGUAROS, so he will illustrate the technical differences between surf and other guitar styles.

Get in touch with Don Diego via Facebook


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SURF MUSIC IN ITALY

People ask if in Italy there has ever been surf music and the answer is certainly yes! Before and after Pulp Fiction many surf bands were formed and some are still very strong now.

White Seed is writing a book about this and he has been collecting detailed information for years. We will go through this and compare the local scene with the rest of Europe and USA.

Contact White Seed via Facebook


THE LOCALS

Let's add a touch of beach music to the festival with this new band dedicated to recreate the magic of the Beach Boys "Party".

Formed by members of the local 90s band The Pipelines, they will perform 3 semi-acoustic sets in the garden.




SURFING VS SURF MUSIC

Why did surfing and surf music split in 1963? What has changed in the attitude of the surfers from the 50s? It's interesting for one time to see who the surfers are and how their lifestyle has influenced the music.

LUCA BATTISTINI is a local surfer and a musician, also he is involved in various activities around surfing. He will host an open discussion about this subject analysing sport, music and movies industries from the 50s to present day.

VIP
The Art of
STEPHEN BLICKENSTAFF

Meet & greet with this great artists from USA who will tell his story and showcase artworks done throughout the many years of activity: free illustrations, posters and album covers.

Stephen is the master of monsters!
Facebook / Instagram




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SPAGHETTI WESTERN

Join us for this Spaghetti Western afternoon, let's see the history of this sub-genre so much loved and discussed!

FABIO MEINI is almost an "authority" in this, a well-known Italian researcher and cinema fan. He will guide us through images and sounds, listening to the main recordings that created the myth.

Contact Fabio via Facebook



Following this, it will be interesting to see how to record in studio this music, what elements and techniques are necessary, and for this ERIC PENNA will be an appropriate teacher. Leader of Trabants from Boston, Eric is a collector of European music and music producer involved with TV and soundtracks.

Contact Eric via Facebook

Eric's latest production for Ace Records dedicated to 60s French instrumentals:
cyclone-gallic-guitars-a-go-go-1962-66



And we could not miss of course the live action with 3 bands firmly into instrumental music inspired by Spaghetti Western. This is going to be amazing!


THE INSECT SURFERS
40 years of instrumentals

Not many bands achieve this goal and stay alive for so long, but the Insects have always remained on top of the wave with their psychedelic and rocking approach to instrumental surf music.

It's time to celebrate with legendary DAVE ARNSON and find out all about how and when he started!

Contact Dave via Facebook




GET YOUR TICKET

VIP € 100
Weekender € 60
Daily € 20
Night € 10

Ticketing partner: TicketOne
Online pre-sale fees may apply
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