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ABOUT SUMMER JAMBOREE ON THE LAKE

All set to launch Rock’n’Roll in the charming surrounds of Lugano, Summer Jamboree on the Lake is the vintage event ready to take the banks of the Ceresio by storm. The event will take place for the first time in Switzerland from 9 to 12 June 2022.

A new opportunity for 40s and 50s enthusiasts to unite with a carefree happy-go-lucky public in search of good-times and that little something extra than your average holiday.

The Summer Jamboree on the Lake presents a prestigious programme of events worthy of the extraordinary era to which it pays homage, including live Concerts, a Dance Camp with top international teachers, a Vintage Market with countless hand-selected traders, a Burlesque and Cabaret Show, and much much more…

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EVERYTHING THERE IS TO SEE AND DO AT THE FESTIVAL

In the heart of Ticino 4 days of free concerts with extraordinary international artists prove that Rock’n’Roll is still alive and kicking in all its many guises: R’n’R, Swing, Country, Rockabilly, Rhythm’n’Blues, Hillbilly, Doo-wop, Western swing.

Dancers, DJs, and top bands from all around the world pay homage to an awe-inspiring era immortalised in joyful, carefree rhythms. Not to miss unique concerts, one-off performances, and unforgettable good times. Don’t miss your chance to immerse yourself in the music and lose yourself in the dance, be it Swing, Rock’n’Roll, or Rhythm’n’Blues!

Free Dance Lessons to learn the basics of swing and take those all important first steps onto the dancefloor… After-parties to carry on dancing all night long. A collection of the “crème de la crème” of international dancers and teachers on hand for beginners and seasoned dancers alike for an unforgettable 4 day experience. 

An extraordinary opportunity to meet, and learn first hand from the best swing dancers in the world.

During the 4 days of Festival there will also be the Summer Jamboree on the Lake Dance Camp. A phenomenon in itself, the dance camp provides full immersion into the various dances born of swing and rock’n’roll music with some of the best teachers on the scene worldwide.

Swing Dance Fever is rife the world over, and events are not in short supply, however the Summer Jamboree on the lake Dance Camp is without doubt one of the most prized events of the year for all swing dance-aholics.

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The Vintage Market is jam-packed with modern antiques, memorabilia, and collectible items: clothing, shoes, accessories, authentic originals and mind-blowing reproductions.
A vintage treasure hunt with bargains and goodies galore! Join the vintage revival and get the 50s look!

The festival will coincide with the exceptional exhibition ROCK’N’ROLL IS A STATE OF THE SOUL. The immersive exhibition runs from 2 to 9 June 2022 in Villa Ciani, Lugano. Don’t miss it!

The Burlesque Show at Summer Jamboree on the Lake. The art that mixes sensuality, vintage aesthetics, and cabaret, with a wicked sense of humour, first came to Italy in 2005 thanks to the Summer Jamboree. And the Festival continues to host artists from all around the world performing this niche and sexy art which alternates moments of seductive provocation with comedy and tease. The finest international artists enact their theatrical performances at exclusive locations at the Festival.

The American Classic Car Cruise & Park for pre-1969 American automobiles.
In honour of all classic car fans and owners of a fabulous pre-1969 American ‘Oldtimer’, the Summer Jamboree presents the Rockin’ Car Park, a parking area dedicated to these beautiful vintage machines. Over time this remarkable gathering has developed into an magnificent showcase of pre-1969 American automobiles to be lovingly gazed at and admired in all their multi-coloured glory.

World champions and world class swing dancers and teachers show us how it’s really done. Watch their graceful poise and contagious joyful energy as they showcase the evolution of dance from the 20s through to the 50s; Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Balboa, Lindy Hop, Tap (known in Italy as Tip Tap), Solo Jazz, Jive, Boogie Woogie… And with an incredible team of top international DJs providing tens of hours of Record Hops around the delightful city and lake of Lugano, you too will have the chance to social dance to your heart’s content.

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festival locations

The Summer Jamboree on the Lake international festival will take place in Lugano.

The 4-day event honoring the 40s and 50s American dream will be based along the lakeside and in various spots around the town. 

Piazza della Riforma and Parco Ciani will each host a stage, and will be connected by a car park for pre-1969 American cars on the lakeside;  the Vintage Market will brighten up Piazza Manzoni with vintage and retro clothing stands, street food & drink can be found in Piazza Manzoni and Parco Ciani, and Record Hops with the best vintage DJs, will keep Piazza della Riforma and Parco Ciani a-moving and a-grooving from morning till night.

THE COMPLETE PROGRAM

Rockin’ Village 10.00 – 01.00
Vintage Market: Piazza Manzoni
Park Auto USA pre 1969: Riva Albertolli (Lungolago)
Park Moto Vintage, Custom & Cafe Racer: Piazza Rezzonico
Street Food & Drink: Piazza Manzoni, Parco Ciani

Parco Ciani
12.00 – 13.20 DJ Rocketeer
13.20 – 14.40 DJ Mickey Melodies
14.40 – 16.00 DJ Queen of Vinyl
16.00 – 17.00 Soundcheck
17.00 – 18.45 DJ Big 10 Inch
18.45 – 20.30 DJ Jay Cee
20.30 – 21.45 THE REVOLUTIONAIRES UK
21.45 – 23.30 DJ Shuffle DeLuxe
23.30 – 01.00 DJ At’s Crazy Record Hop

Villa Ciani | Via Canova
10.00 – 23.00 ROCK’N’ROLL IS A STATE OF THE SOUL
Mostra fotografica immersiva | Immersive Photographic Exhibition

Main Stage | Piazza della Riforma
16.00 – 17.00 Soundcheck
17.00 – 18.00 DJ Mickey Melodies
18.00 – 19.00 Lezione di ballo gratuita | Free dance lesson
19.00 – 20.30 DJ Rocketeer
20.30 – 22.00 DJ Queen of Vinyl
22.00 – 23.30 ONDREJ HAVELKA and HIS MELODY MAKERS
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23.30 – 01.00 DJ Big 10 Inch

Centro Esposizioni | Via Campo Marzio
Dance Camp & Boot Camp
10.00 – 13.30 Lindy Hop Boot Camp
14.30 – 18.00 Boogie Woogie Boot Camp
11.15 – 18.00 Dance Camp Lindy Hop, Balboa, Boogie Woogie, Collegiate Shag, Solo Jazz

Info & Registration: 9.30 – 11.00

Rockin’ Village 10.00 – 01.00
Vintage Market: Piazza Manzoni
Park Auto USA pre 1969: Riva Albertolli (Lungolago)
Park Moto Vintage, Custom & Cafe Racer: Piazza Rezzonico
Street Food & Drink: Piazza Manzoni, Parco Ciani

Parco Ciani
12.00 – 13.00 DJ At’s Crazy Record Hop
13.00 – 14.00 I BELLI DI WAIKIKI
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14.00 – 15.00 DJ Jay Cee
15.00 – 16.00 DJ Shuffle DeLuxe
16.00 – 17.00 I BELLI DI WAIKIKI ITA
17.00 – 18.00 Soundcheck
18.00 – 19.20 DJ Big 10 Inch
19.20 – 20.40 DJ Queen of Vinyl
20.40 – 22.00 DJ Mickey Melodies
22.00 – 23.15 CAT LEE KING AND HIS COCKS DE
23.15 – 01.00 DJ Rocketeer

Villa Ciani | Via Canova
10.00 – 23.00 ROCK’N’ROLL IS A STATE OF THE SOUL
Mostra fotografica immersiva | Immersive Photographic Exhibition

Main Stage | Piazza della Riforma
15.30 – 17.00 Soundcheck
17.00 – 18.00 DJ Mickey Melodies
18.00 – 19.00 Lezione di ballo gratuita | Free dance lesson
19.00 – 20.30 DJ Rocketeer
20.30 – 21.45 TOMMY HUNT
USA*
21.45 – 23.30 DJ Big 10 Inch
23.30 – 00.45 RAY COLLINS’ HOT CLUB DE
00.45 – 01.00 DJ Queen of Vinyl

Centro Esposizioni | Via Campo Marzio
Burlesque, Music and Dance
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23.30 – 01.00 DJs Jay Cee & Shuffle DeLuxe

01.00 – 01.30 Burlesque Show
01.30 – 02.00 DJs Jay Cee & Shuffle DeLuxe
Ingresso CHF 20 | Admission CHF 20

Centro Esposizioni | Via Campo Marzio
Dance Camp & Boot Camp
10.00 – 13.30 Lindy Hop Boot Camp
14.30 – 18.00 Boogie Woogie Boot Camp
11.15 – 18.00 Dance Camp Lindy Hop, Balboa, Boogie Woogie, Collegiate Shag, Solo Jazz

Info & Registration: 9.30 – 11.00

Rockin’ Village 10.00 – 01.00
Vintage Market: Piazza Manzoni
Park Auto USA pre 1969: Riva Albertolli (Lungolago)
Park Moto Vintage, Custom & Cafe Racer: Piazza Rezzonico
Street Food & Drink: Piazza Manzoni, Parco Ciani

Parco Ciani
12.00 – 13.00 DJ Big 10 Inch
13.00 – 14.00 I BELLI DI WAIKIKI
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14.00 – 15.00 DJ Jay Cee
15.00 – 16.00 DJ Shuffle DeLuxe
16.00 – 17.00 I BELLI DI WAIKIKI ITA
17.00 – 18.30 Soundcheck
18.30 – 19.00 DJ Queen of Vinyl
19.00 – 20.15 CRYSTAL BE & DON DIEGO TRIO ITA
20.30 – 22.00 DJ Mickey Melodies
22.00 – 23.15 GREG & THE FRIGIDAIRES ITA
23.15 – 01.00 DJ Rocketeer

Villa Ciani | Via Canova
10.00 – 23.00 ROCK’N’ROLL IS A STATE OF THE SOUL
Mostra fotografica immersiva | Immersive Photographic Exhibition

Main Stage | Piazza della Riforma
15.30 – 17.00 Soundcheck
17.00 – 18.00 DJ Shuffle DeLuxe
18.00 – 19.00 Lezione di ballo gratuita | Free dance lesson
19.00 – 20.15 DJ Rocketeer
20.15 – 21.30 DJ Big 10 Inch
20.30 – 21.45 THE VELVET CANDLES
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21.45 – 22.30 DJ At’s Crazy Record Hop
22.30 – 23.00 DANCE SHOW
23.00 – 23.30 DJ Jay Cee
23.30 – 00.45 CHARLIE GRACIE
USA*
00.45 – 01.00 DJ Mickey Melodies

Centro Esposizioni | Via Campo Marzio
Music and Dance

23.30 – 00.45 DJ Big 10 Inch

00.45 – 02.00 DJ Queen of Vinyl
Ingresso CHF 15 | Admission CHF 15

Centro Esposizioni | Via Campo Marzio
Dance Camp & Boot Camp
10.00 – 13.30 Lindy Hop Boot Camp
14.30 – 18.00 Boogie Woogie Boot Camp
11.15 – 18.00 Dance Camp Lindy Hop, Balboa, Boogie Woogie, Collegiate Shag, Solo Jazz

Info & Registration: 9.30 – 11.00

Rockin’ Village 10.00 – 01.00
Vintage Market: Piazza Manzoni
Park Auto USA pre 1969: Riva Albertolli (Lungolago)
Park Moto Vintage, Custom & Cafe Racer: Piazza Rezzonico
Street Food & Drink: Piazza Manzoni, Parco Ciani

Parco Ciani
12.00 – 13.40 DJ Queen of Vinyl
13.40 – 15.20 DJ Jay Cee
15.20 – 17.00 DJ Rocketeer

Villa Ciani | Via Canova
10.00 – 23.00 ROCK’N’ROLL IS A STATE OF THE SOUL
Mostra fotografica immersiva | Immersive Photographic Exhibition

Main Stage | Piazza della Riforma
15.00 – 16.00 Soundcheck
16.00 – 17.00 DJ At’s Crazy Record Hop
17.00 – 18.15 THE JETS UK
18.15 – 19.30 Saluti e chiusura DJ

Presenta | MC Nina Havel
*House band: THE GOOD FELLAS ITA

EVENTS MARKED IN RED ARE TICKETED

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from 9 to 12 June

Transport

HOW TO GET HERE

Here are all the directions you need to get to the Summer Jamboree on the Lake in Lugano. What are you waiting for?!
Whether you’re coming from down the road, or the other side of the world, come and experience the joyful 40s and 50s Americana atmosphere first hand!

By Plane

The closest airport is Milano Malpensa. It is 60km (60 mins) away from Lugano.

Bus: There is a shuttle service from Malpensa airport to Chiasso, Mendrisio, and Lugano.
Taxi: Taxi ranks can be found in Arrivals on the ground floor at door 6 of Terminal 1 and door 4 of Terminal 2.

By Train

Lugano is well connected with many cities (including Milan) by rail.
The railway station is only 10 minutes from the city centre so well within walking distance. Alternatively you could catch a FUNIBUS; the funicolare runs continuously from 5am to 12am and gets you to Piazza Cioccaro in approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds.

By Car or Bus

From Milan: take the autostrada A9 dei Laghi towards Como-San Gottardo, or autostrada A8 towards Varese-Stabio (Gaggiolo). Recommended exit: Lugano SUD.

From Zurich: take the autostrada A2 towards San Gottardo-Chiasso-Italia.
Recommended exit: Lugano NORD. 

Bus: There is a shuttle service from Malpensa airport to Chiasso, Mendrisio, and Lugano.

By Motorcycle

From the north: from the north of Switzerland it’s possible to arrive in Ticino via the scenic route, take advantage of breathtaking Alpine views and pass through Sempione, Novena, Lucomagno and San Bernardino. 

From Milan: take autostrada A9 dei Laghi towards Como-San Gottardo, or autostrada A8 towards Varese-Stabio (Gaggiolo). Recommended exit: Lugano SUD.

From Zurich: take autostrada A2 towards San Gottardo-Chiasso-Italia.
Recommended exit: Lugano NORD.

Oldtimers

Go cat go with your Oldtimers!

Come to the Summer Jamboree On The Lake with your pre 1969 American car and discover the benefits in store for you.

Click “request pass” to register for your OldTimers Pass and access the exclusive Rockin’ Car Park.

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Faq

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here you will find all the answers to commonly asked questions about Summer Jamboree on the lake

The Summer Jamboree is happy to respond to individual requests and meet specific requirements wherever possible to make your experience at the Festival of 40s and 50s American music and culture a positive and memorable one.

FAQ

The first edition of the Summer Jamboree on the Lake will take place from 9 to 12 June in Lugano, in the heart of Ticino, Switzerland.

It is free to attend the outdoor concerts, the Dance Show, and other programmed outdoor events. Only the Dance Camp, Burlesque & Cabaret Show, and the photography exhibition are ticketed.

Click here https://www.luganoregion.com and find accommodation in Lugano that best suits your needs so as not to miss the Summer Jamboree on the Lake.

Yes of course! Go to our Oldtimers section and request your exclusive pass to access the American Classic Car Cruise, the Rockin’ Car Park, and other benefits during the Festival.

During the Summer Jamboree our merchandise is available exclusively at our pop-up store. Alternatively you can access our official online shop all year round. Just click here!

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