On stage with international super guest STROMAE

singer-songwriter SAMUELE BERSANI and rapper MASSIMO PERICOLO


MARCO MENGONI and ELODIE super guests at the Notte della Taranta scheduled for Aug. 27 in Melpignano, Salento.

63 platinum records him, seventh consecutive #1 single on radio she, the Italian artists complete the super cast of the Concertone now in its 25th edition and directed by maestro Dardust.

Marco Mengoni, who performed this summer in the states at the San Siro and the Olimpico and will start touring again in the arenas from October 3, will perform one of the most beloved songs in Greek entitled "Klama" written by Franco Corlianò and dedicated to the theme of emigration, the feeling of those who see friends and family leaving for a distant land. Mengoni will sing in the minority language of Grecìa Salentina to highlight the beauty of the verses well known on the other Greek shore of the Mediterranean Sea.

Instead, it will be the "Pizzica di San Vito" that will give the audience of two hundred thousand the explosive performance of Elodie in the guise not only of singer but also of dancer together with the Corpo di Ballo della Taranta directed by Irma di Paola. The pop star, beloved for her versatility, who will land at the Venice "Film Festival" starring in Apulian director Pippo Mezzapesa's gangster movie "Ti Mangio il cuore," returns to Salento, a land to which she is very attached, to win over the Taranta audience.

Mengoni and Elodie will be on stage in Melpignano with international guest Stromae, Italian singer-songwriter Samuele Bersani and rapper Massimo Pericolo.

Concertone 2022 will take a journey through the best-loved hits of the two hundred thousand pizzicati expected in the square: 30 songs from the Salento folk tradition arranged in a contemporary key by master concertmaster Dardust including L'acqua de la funtana, Aria Caddhipulina, Damme nu ricciu, the powerful pizziches of San Vito, Aradeo, Ostuni, Tochiarolo, Cordella, the songs in Grico Klama, Aremu, Calinitta and in arbëreshë Ec.

Also Taranta di Lizzano, Rirollalla, Fuecu and a tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini with the text from the Italian intellectual's research "Canzoniere Italiano."

In the year of the 'triplete' between the gold disc obtained for the single 'No stress' and two more platinum discs for the album 'Marco Mengoni Live' and the single 'Mi fiderò,' the unmistakable voice of Marco Mengoni will therefore be another great protagonist of the 25th edition of La Notte della Taranta. The long night in Melpignano dedicated to the music of tradition will be enhanced by the presence of the artist who often, in his interviews, recalls the attachment, the bond with his roots, with his grandfather Sestilio: an ancient man, without knots. Staggering numbers for Mengoni, one of the most beloved and well-known artists even abroad: over 1.6 billion audio video streams, each of his songs is bound to become a hit. And it is not surprising that Dardust entrusted the singer-songwriter, the green soul of music, with a song in Grico.

It was also a golden year for Elodie, who reached a new record: the song "Tribale," certified Disco d'Oro and a super hit of this hot summer, is the Roman singer's seventh consecutive single to reach the top of the EarOne chart. The artist who has racked up a string of hits, including Bagno a mezzanotte, (double platinum) which topped the radio airplay chart for four weeks, in 2021 was the co-host of the second night of the 71st edition of the Sanremo Festival during which she won everyone over and consolidated her figure as a complete artist, capable of making entertainment not only through music. Godmother of Roma Pride 2022, a pop star in the firmament of Italian music, Elodie accepted the invitation of the maestro concertmaster and the new challenge of singing in Salento dialect.

The lyrics chosen by Dardust will also be a dancing journey entrusted to choreographer Irma Di Paola and 16 dancers. The set design, signed by Massimo Calzavara, encapsulates the message of the 2022 edition: tradition embraces contemporary language by introducing futurist visions thanks to the collaboration with Filippo Rossi professional show designer and Mauro Bubbico the anthropologist of Italian design.

Concertone La Notte della Taranta is a cultural project of musical and choreographic research produced by Fondazione La Notte della Taranta with the support of Regione Puglia, Puglia Promozione, Unione dei Comuni della Grecìa salentina, and Istituto Diego Carpitella.

Thanks to a collaboration with Acquedotto Pugliese, the Concertone area will be served by public water distribution. The Festival's mobility is zero-emission thanks to the technical support of DMJ Gruppo De Mariani, which provided the electric cars.

Taranta Solidale project continues, which in 2015 together with Granarolo distributed basic necessities for migrants hosted by Caritas of Otranto, in 2016 allowed the reconstruction of the Music School in Amatrice destroyed by the earthquake, in 2017 helped Unicef, in 2018 with Intesa Sanpaolo it purchased a platform needed by the Pediatric Oncohematology Department of the Vito Fazzi Hospital in Lecce, in 2019 again with Intesa Sanpaolo and Legambiente it allocated with RigeniAmo la Natura funds for the enhancement of 4 natural oases in southern Italy: Baia di Torre Squillace in Puglia, Dune di Sovereto in Isola Capo Rizzuto, the Oasi dei Variconi in Castelvolturno, and Costa Ionica Foce Cavone in Pisticci. In 2022 Taranta Solidale in collaboration with the Olivami Association will create the Parco della Taranta: 1,500 new olive trees in the countryside of Carpignano Salentino to help rebuild the Salento landscape. In the Taranta Garden, which can be visited, all the trees will have the names of the Festival and Concertone guest artists.



How to get to the Concertone:

By train: Ferrovie Sud Est has activated a special train service to reach Melpignano and comfortably find return trips until dawn: Notte della Taranta 2022 (


By bus: BusFor Fun from major Italian cities


With your own vehicle you will be able to reserve parking in Melpignano



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Main Sponsor: DMJ Gruppo De Mariani

Sponsor: Acqua Orsini

Official Carrier: Ferrovie Sud Est

Travel Partners: BusForFun and ParkForFun

Taranta solidarity: Parco degli Ulivi della Taranta in collaboration with Ass. Olivami