Sex Pistols, Patti Smith and more for Traffic Fest

(PR) Traffic is main summer music event in Turin. After just four editions it has become the most important music festival in Italy (last year it reached around 200,000 spectators), taking as well a remarkable place between the biggest live events on the European scene.

The fifth edition will take place from July 7th to 12th 2008, and it already sees confirmed shows from Sex Pistols, Wire, Patti Smith, Tricky, Battles, Soulwax, Hercules and Love Affair, Matthew Dear and Alter Ego.

Key characteristics are its being totally free, the aim to offer events that are somehow unique, the idea of making of the whole metropolitan area the scene of an intense varied program (live gigs, nightclubbing, happening, reading, cinema, art galleries), and the will to establish a tight relationship between music and other artistic forms. From this point of view the partnership with some local institutions, as the National Cinema Museum, and the Reading Society, is fundamental.

Sites of the Festival are some of the most representative places in Turin: the Pellerina Park (the biggest green area in town), Murazzi del Po (the animated city riverbank ), the post industrial area named OGR, the Isozaki Olympic Palace, the courts of Carignano Palace and of Rettorato. - more on this story

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