Free concerts
on the beach of San Vito Lo Capo

Unforgettable evenings under the stars

A breathtaking location and a unique atmosphere. These are the live shows of the Cous Cous Fest, which create an extraordinary backdrop to enjoy every performance as the sun sets over the sea. With a lineup of national and international artists every year, the festival evenings become an unforgettable experience for all. We await you on the wonderful beach of San Vito Lo Capo to experience unforgettable nights of music and fun.

Great artists, great emotions

An inseparable duo, that of live shows and the Cous Cous Fest. Over the years, the festival stage has welcomed an incredible variety of talents: from leading exponents of world music to the great names of Italian music, to international pop stars. The magic of concerts on the beach stage during the Cous Cous Fest is a unique experience that combines music with the beauty of the sea and the energy of the crowd.
The beach of San Vito Lo Capo offers a spectacular backdrop, with its golden sand, crystal-clear waters, and the scent of the sea in the air. At sunset, as the stage lights up and the music begins to resonate, a unique atmosphere is created that enchants everyone. Access to the concerts is free, making it possible for everyone to participate and enjoy the music. The beach provides ample space to accommodate a large audience, creating an atmosphere of celebration and sharing.

Artists

List of artists who have performed over the years

Africa Mandigue (2016)
Africa Unite (2007)
Agricantus (2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2022)
Akkura (2005)
Akua Naru (2018)
Akik El Sikameya (2006)
Alfio Antico (2003)
Alsarah e the Nubatones (2018)
Annalisa (2016)
Archinué (2014)
Babil on Suite (2015)
Bandabardò (2009)
Beppe Grillo (2018)
Big Band (Scuola europea d’Orchezza Jazz Dusko Gojkovic) (1999)
Bisca (2003)
Bonanova (1999, 2000)
Bonova (2000)
Brama, Eman e Cordio (2022)
Caparezza (2015)
Cammurria (2019)
Carmen Consoli (2010, 2023)
Carmen Ferreri (2018)
Chiaramonte (2010)
Cinzia Leone (2004)
Claudio Coccoluto (2014)
Coexist (2014)
Coma_Cose (2023)
Cordepazze (2009)
CT Lab (2005)
DAM (2007)
Daniele Sepe (2003)
Dargen D’Amico (2022)
Dj Click feat. Gnawa Njoum (2006)
Dj Click feat. Tziganadia & Amrat Hussain Gypsy Trio (2010)
Dj Ringo e Giuseppe Scarpato Power Trio (2019)
Dounia (2006)
Duin (2010)
Elio e le storie tese (2015)
Edoardo Bennato (2012, 2016)
Ermal Meta (2018, 2022)
Eugenio Bennato (2022)
Famiglia del Sud (2009)
Fanfara Station (2018)
Fabrizio Moro (2017)
Fiorella Mannoia (2012)
Francesco De Gregori (2013)
Francesco Gabbani (2017)
Frida Neri (2011)
Gabin Dabiré feat. Le Balentes (2005)
Gemitaiz (2018)
Giacomo Pilati (2010)
Giovanni Cacioppo (2015)
Giobbe Covatta (2015)
Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters (2009)
Goran Bregovic (2012)
Guidabasso (2003)
Ilene Barnes (2005)
Irene Grandi (2014)
Iotatola (2013)
Irio De Paula (1999)
Jaka (2014)
Jaka & Michelangelo Buonarroti Band (2012)
Jarabe De Palo (2017)
Joe Bastianich Project (2017)
Joe Shoed and the K.Toots (2014)
Jumpin’ Up (2013)
Kachupa (2016)
KettyPassa e Toxic Tuna (2013)
Kaloma (2010)
Khaled (2007)
Lautari (2009)
Le Balentes (2005)
Le Formiche (2013)
Le Vibrazioni (2018)
Lello Analfino (2010, 2012, 2019, 2022, 2023)
Lello Analfino e Tinturia (2019)
Lidia Schillaci & Women Orchestra (2023)
Lo Stato Sociale (2023)
Luca Carboni (2016)
Mahmood (2019)
Mario Fargetta (2017)
Mario Venuti (2012, 2017)
Marracash (2015)
Mascarimirì (2008)
Massimiliano D’Ambrosio (2011)
Matranga e Minafò (2018)
Matrimia (2014)
Max Gazzé (2012, 2013)
Med Free Orkestra (2022)
Merce Fresca (2011, 2012)
Miele (2016)
Mistura (2004)
Mou (2003)
Muchachito Bombo Infierno (2011)
Negramaro (2005)
Nigge Radio (2014)
Nino Frassica (2017)
Nour Eddine (2000, 2001, 2006)
Noemi (2019)
Nuklearte (2002, 2004)
OM (2009)
Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio (2008)
Orchestra Notte Della Taranta (2022)
Pablo Rabito (2011)
Perturbazione (2014)
Piero Pelù (2022)
Pino Daniele (2014)
PuntInEspansione (2011)
QBeta (2001, 2010)
Raul Paz (2005)
Raiz (2023)
Riserva Moac (2005)
Rumba de Bodas (2015)
Sasà Salvaggio (2007, 2014, 2019)
Samuel (2017)
Sciroccu (2008)
Sergio Vespertino (2019)
Sicily Stars (2008)
Sikania (2019)
Simona Molinari (2023)
Skarafunìa (2010)
Slivovitz (2003)
Sud Sound System (2010, 2013)
Sudd MM & Anita Vitale (2007)
Sun (2000)
Tamuna (2015)
Taragnawa (2003)
Tarantolati di Tricarico (2009, 2014, 2023)
Tinturia (2000, 2013, 2014, 2019)
Tribù Zulu (2003)
Upanishad (2002)
Vinicio Capossela (2015)
Weltalabyrint (2006)

Lineup

List of performances by year

1998

Edition without performances

1999

Noujoum El Fane, Big Band (Scuola europea d’Orchezza Jazz Dusko Gojkovic), ‘Nni Lusinghi, Irio De Paula, Bonanova, Cohiba Orquestra

2000

‘Nni Lusignghi, Tinturia, Nour Eddine, Enzo Avitabile, Bonova, Sun, Marco e Peter

2001

Qbeta, Nour Eddine, Agricantus, The Third Planet

2002

Nuklearte, Upanishad, Agricantus

2003

Daniele Sepe, Slivovitz, Guidabasso, Mou, Alfio Antico, Tribù Zulu, Bisca, Taragnawa, Capuano Kosentia

2004

Nuklearte, Kaas, Enzo Avitabile, Agricantus, Cinzia Leone, Nemas, Mistura

2005

CT Lab, Gabin Dabiré feat. Le Balentes, Raul Paz, Akkura, Negramaro, Ilene Barnes, Riserva Moac

2006

Dounia, Akim El Sikameya, Dj Click feat. Gnawa Njoum, Avion Travel, Weltalabyrint, Nour Eddine

2007

Sudd MM Anita Vitale, DAM, Africa Unite, Khaled, Agricantus, Sasà Salvaggio

2008

Sicily Stars, Mascarimirì, African Headcharge e Adrian Sherwood, Frank London, Boban Markovic e Roy Paci, Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, Sciroccu

2009

Famiglia del Sud, OM, ‘Nkantu d’Aziz, Negrita, Tarantolati di Tricarico, Lautari, Giuliano Palma & the Bluebeaters, Bandabardò, Cordepazze

2010

Skarafunìa, Kaloma, Duin, Chiaramonte, ‘Nkantu d’Aziz, Giufà, Sud Sound System, Daniele Silvestri, Carmen Consoli, Dj Click feat. Tziganadia & Amrat Hussain Gypsy Trio, QBeta & Lello Analfino, Skarafunia, Opera teatrale “Minchia di Re” di Giacomo Pilati

2011

Orchestra Popolare Rosa Parks, Pablo Rabito, PuntInEspansione, Merce Fresca, Frida Neri, Subsonica, Alex Britti, Modena City Ramblers, Agricantus, Muchachito Bombo Infierno, Mau Mau, Filippo Canino

2012

Merce Fresca, Max Gazzé, Baciamolemani, Edoardo Bennato, Fiorella Mannoia, Goran Bregovic, Tarantanera, Jaka & Michelangelo Buonarroti Band, Ipercussonici, Mario Venuti

2013

KettyPassa e Toxic, Tinturia, Le Formiche, Jumpin’ Up, Beirut World Beat, Adels, Francesco De Gregori, Max Gazzé, Sud Sound System, Iotatola, Malmaritane, Balkan Grill feat. Dj Pravda e Berna Chef

2014

Archinué, Perturbazione, Nigge Radio, Sasà Salvaggio, Jaka, Ernesto Maria Ponte, Coexist, Pino Daniele, Irene Grandi, Tinturia, Tarantolati di Tricarico, Matrimia, Joe Shoed and the K.Toots, Claudio Coccoluto

2015

Tamuna, Caparezza, Giobbe Covatta, Babil on Suite, Elio e le storie tese, Vinicio Capossela, Marracash, Rumba de Bodas, The PopShock, Giovanni Cacioppo

2016

Kachupa, Miele, Alvaro Soler, I Soldi Spicci, Annalisa, Luca Carboni, Edorardo Bennato, Paolo Simoni, Africa Mandigue, Roberto Lipari

2017

Jarabe de palo, Levante, Nino Frassica, Mario Venuti, Fabrizio Moro, Samuel, Niccolò Fabi, Francesco Gabbani, Joe Bastianich Project, Mario Fargetta, Paolo Migone

2018

Le Vibrazioni, Carmen Ferreri, Beppe Grillo, Fanfara Station, Alsarah e the Nubatones, Gemitaiz, The Kolors, Ermal Meta, Akua Naru, Matranga e Minafò

2019

Noemi, Boomdabash, Sergio Vespertino, Cammurria, Sikania, La Municipàl, Lello Analfino e Tinturia, Mahmood, Dj Ringo e Giuseppe Scarpato Power Trio ft. Filippo La Mantia, Sasà Salvaggio

2020

Skipped edition

2021

Reduced edition without performances

2022

Dargen D’Amico, Eugenio Bennato, Antonella Ruggiero e I Musicanti, Med Free Orkestra, Ermal Meta, Piero Pelù, Lello Analfino, Orchestra Notte Della Taranta, Shantel, Agricantus, Brama, Eman e Cordio

2023

Carmen Consoli, Tarantolati di Tricarico, Lidia Schillaci & Women Orchestra in “Futura. Donne per Lucio”, Raiz, Rosa Folk Fest (Lello Analfino, Olivia Sellerio; Pietro Adragna, Peppe Cubeta, Salvo Piparo), The Kolors, Lo Stato Sociale, Coma_Cose, Kia Party (Stef Burns, Neja, Radio 102.5), Simona Molinari