In Chiasso, it’s time for Festate – music and culture from around the world

After two years of detention, he returns VACATIONthat Chiasso festival, which has enchanted the city’s streets since 1990 and starts the summer. This year reaches a special milestone, namely thirtieth editionto be kept on June 17 and 18, 2022a historic two-day event that will host some of the best artists from World Music International.

For 2022, the theme chosen is ritmI in passing, an expression that suggests the desire for normality and rebirth by offering a taste of the world’s cultures and the opportunity to reflect on topics such as integration and inclusion. Two days of music and fun in an atmosphere of carefree serenity and optimism also thanks to the generous initiative of Chiasso Municipality to celebrate this thirtieth edition by making available participation for all.


To start the setup, at City Hall Square in Chiassobecomes the young French-Swiss artist Danitsa that after several concerts across Europe will perform on the festival stage and mix different musical influences such as Soul, Funk and Hip-hop. Later, the group of musicians became known as Bab L’Bluz which will mix traditional music with the most current rhythms by proposing a union of different styles from different continents. Saturday night will be marked by voice and music from Tamikrest, a group of young people who fought for the independence of their country and through Ishumar music, will express their endless desire for a free world. The audience will then be accompanied by New folk song company born in 1970 and bears the values ​​and spirit of the Campania people. Impossible to give up the end of the evening with performances by local musicians and DJ sets until late in the evening.

Celebration 2022

Bab L’Bluz

The thirtieth edition of FESTATE will coincide with the anniversary of National Refugee Day to which a lead role will be reserved within Chiasso’s two days through testimonies, photographs and traveling poems to make refugees’ feelings and stories known up close.

So FESTATE is not just a festival where you dance, sing and escape from the monotonous reality, but it is an inevitable event to be able to combine the love of music with the desire for relationships, new friendships but also to find, as well as an opportunity to be able to talk about reality and be personally involved in the events that involve our territory.

FESTATE 2022 is made possible thanks to the department of cultural activities in the municipality of Chiasso with the support of the Republic and the canton of Ticino – Swisslos Fund, AGE SA, Chicco d’Oro and Securitas. Official partner of RSI Swiss Radiotelevision, which will broadcast the concerts live on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the square in Chiasso.

Celebration 2022

New folk song company

PROGRAM – AGAINST HOLIDAY 2022 world and ethnic music (S. Pietro di Stabio)

Friday, June 10, 2022

  • White spirit Drom, 20.30
  • Mamaliga Orchestra, 22.30

Saturday, June 11, 2022

  • Massimo Giuntini and Willos, 20.30
  • Grand Bal Dub, 22.30

PROGRAM – HOLIDAY 2022 (Town Hall Square, Chiasso)

Friday, June 17, 2022, at 21.00


  • BAB L ‘BLUZ (Morocco, France)

Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 21.00



PROGRAM – SCENAOFF (the square behind the town hall, Chiasso)

Friday, June 17, 2022

Saturday, June 18, 2022




Saturday, June 18, 2022

  • read poetry Through your eyes17.00, Piazza Indipendenza
  • interview Afghanistan beyond borders, Filippo Rossi And Ali Soroush18.30, Foyer Biograf Teatro Chiasso
  • Photo exhibition Art beyond borders17.00, OSAR Stand, Piazza Indipendenza
  • presentation of the OSAR 2022 campaign22.45, the main stage Festate

Mattia Cammarota

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