Neapolitan Live was launched in 2011 by Ciro Romano, a former corporate lawyer and Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Universal Music International. Since starting Neapolitan music Ciro has gone on to launch three festivals.
The first, Love Supreme, was launched in 2013 and is Europe's largest outdoor jazz festival with an attendance of close to 50,000 people across the weekend. The Huffington Post declared it "the best new festival in the UK" and the Guardian called it "the Jazz world's Glastonbury.” Love supreme was the first multi-day greenfield jazz festival in the UK.
Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace (a UNESCO world heritage site) followed in 2015. A joint venture with Universal, the event has featured artists such as Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Gary Barlow, Noel Gallagher, Nile Rodgers, Ludovico Einaudi and Max Richter amongst others and is widely considered the premier stately home summer concert series in the UK.
In 2020, Neapolitan partnered with U-Live and Tortoise Media to launch KITE, a first of it's kind festival of music and ideas to be held in the stunning grounds of Kirtlington Park. The first edition of the festival will be held on on the 12th-14th June 2020 and feature Grace Jones, Jon Ronson, Gregory Porter, Philip Pullman, Mavis Staples, David Miliband and many others across the weekend.READ MORE