added: 1 Aug 2014 // by: Alex Butler
With the festival grounds offering majestic views and a breathe-easy environment in the ancient town of Massa Martana in sunny Umbria, the Umbria Rock festival is set to be a weekend to remember.
There will be performances from mod legend Paul Weller, Peter Hook (of Joy Division and New Order), The Kaiser Chiefs, The Charlatans, The Cribs, BMX Bandits and many more, plus electro giants The Basement Jaxx.
Making this a truly international festival, organiser and music aficionado Yash Bajaj is thrilled to welcome Chinese indie band Rebuilding the rights of Statues (Re:TROS) to the stage. There will be homegrown talent too - Filippo Graziani, son of the unforgettable Ivan Graziani, plus the winners of a local competition for Italian indie bands.
Bringing the international festival culture to Italy, a country that for decades has provided fertile soil for self-expression and idiosyncratic culture. This is the motherland of some of the world's most iconic creations in art, music and cinema.
And now it's home to another cultural phenomenon that's sweeping the international music community: the magic of setting up camp to completely immerse ourselves in a weekend of music, film and like-hearted souls.