Over 50 events are programmed this year under the theme South.
The inaugural and closing events are centre on Neapolitan culture, with a special tribute to Eduardo De Filippo to open the festival on 21 June and a concert by the S. Carlo Orchestra to close it.
The music section includes concerts by an impressive number of orchestras; The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra (5 July) the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Harding (18 July), the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra conducted by Zhang Guoyong (25 July), Genoa’s Carlo Felice Orchestra (11 Aug) the Filarmonica del Regio di Teatro di Torino (24 Aug), the Armenian National orchestra (30 Aug) the Orchestre National de France conducted by Daniele Gatti (6 Sept) and Martha Argerich performing with the Brazilian Neoijba Orchestra (14 Sept).
The festival also features jazz and pop and world music. In the dance section the Alvin Ailey II company performs The Next Generation of Dance (5 Aug) and Les Trockadero de Monte Carlo perform on 22 Aug.
Starting this year the Ravello foundation is commissioning its poster for festival from an international artist (shades of Spoleto in its earlier years). Chinese illustrator Wang Guangyi has won this year's commission. The festival takes place overlooking the Amalfi coast in Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone and the Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium, which was inaugurated in 2010.