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Caro Emerald and Lisa Stansfield headline McArthurGlen’s Summer Music Festival across Italy

July 8, 2013 Shopping No Comments Email Email

McArthurGlen’s world-class Summer Music Festival will launch at McArthurGlen’s Italian Designer Outlets on 20 July, with this year’s exceptional line-up headlined by Caro Emerald, whose chart-topping single, Tangled Up, is Europe’s summer music sensation.

McArthurGlen’s Summer Music Festival takes place across its five Italian centres this July

McArthurGlen’s Summer Music Festival takes place across its five Italian centres this July

McArthurGlen’s Summer Music Festival will offer 13 free evening concerts during the summer weekends of July at McArthurGlen’s five Designer Outlets in Italy: La Reggia Designer Outlet near Naples (where the festival will be held on 20-21 July), McArthurGlen Castel Romano near Rome (20-21 July), McArthurGlen Noventa di Piave near Venice (26-27 July), Barberino Designer Outlet near Florence (27-28 July) and Serravalle Designer Outlet near Milan (24-28 July). During the Summer Music Festival, shoppers at McArthurGlen can also experience late-night shopping until 11pm each night.

Taking to the stage, together with Caro Emerald, are: internationally renowned Lisa Stansfield, with her seductive soulful vocals; James McCartney, the singer songwriter son of Beatle Paul McCartney; established Italian stars such as Simona Molinari; US jazz legend Chick Corea; Chiara Galiazzo, the winner of the latest edition of X-Factor in Italy; and Tania Maria, the queen of Brazilian music.

Eric Decouvelaere, Managing Director, McArthurGlen, says “This year’s Summer Music Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before. The link between fashion and music has always existed. For us, it’s also about creating a fun and exciting atmosphere at our centres, and there is no better way to do this than our annual Summer Music Festival in Italy. What we wanted to do this year was to bring well-known, established artists with the best of the young emerging talent.”

During McArthurGlen’s Summer Music Festival, shoppers can shop until 11pm

During McArthurGlen’s Summer Music Festival, shoppers can shop until 11pm

The edgy sounds of Amsterdam-born Caro Emerald, whose latest album The Shocking Miss Emerald was released on 13 May, will open the Summer Nights Festival at La Reggia. Also taking to the stage at La Reggia will be James McCartney, and X-Factor finalist Jury and emerging young talent Chiara Galiazzo.

A star all over the world, with several number one hits, Lisa Stansfield will hold her first concert at McArthurGlen Castel Romano on 21 July, performing such popular ‘80s and ‘90s tracks as All Around the WorldThe Real Thing and So Natural. The previous evening’s entertainment is led by Simona Molinari, with her sensual mix of bossanova, jazz and pop, and with Jury and James McCartney, who launched his first full-length album this month, once again taking to the stage.

Lisa is also the headline act at McArthurGlen Noventa di Piave on 26 July, when James McCartney will also be performing, and followed on 27 July by Malika Ayane, and an opening act by Jury.  She will then be at Barberino on 28 July, taking to the stage one day after Simona Molinari.

Fitting the tradition, the long summer of concerts will draw to a close at Serravalle Designer Outlet with the Summer Jazz Festival, now in its 9th edition, and the Summer Music Festival.America jazz myth Chick Correa opens the Festival on 24 July, with virtuoso French accordionist Richard Galliano on 25 July, and on 26 July, the queen of Brazilian music, Tania Maria. The Festival ends on a high note with Lisa Stansfield taking to the stage on 27 July, with an opening act by James McCartney, while on 28 July Simona Molinari will be performing, together with Jury.

For those fans looking to see their favourite artists close up, McArthurGlen is holding an online contest to win front-row seats, access to the VIP lounges to meet the stars themselves and gift cards of Euro1,000 to spend at McArthurGlen’s Italian Designer Outlets.

McArthurGlen Group

McArthurGlen Group is Europe’s leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets. The Group, which currently has 21 Designer Outlets, introduced the concept of designer outlet retailing to Europe in1995. Consumers visiting McArthurGlen’s Designer Outlets are attracted by the year-round savings of 30-70 per cent on the most sought-after brands in luxury, designer and high street fashion. McArthurGlen’s portfolio currently offers nearly 6.5 million sq ft of retail space, with 2 million sq ft of new space under way, including McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumünster near Hamburg, due to open in autumn 2012, as well as centres in planning in Vancouver, Ghent and two in France.

For more information, please visit www.mcarthurglen.com

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