Co.As.It. Sponsored Festa Main Stage

(Subject to change)

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1MC Welcome - Nino Lo Giudice10:00AM
2Italian Choir - Coro D’abruzzo Sydney 10:00AM
3Tarantella – VDC Academy 10:30AM
4Matthew Dal Cin10:40AM
5Grace Rizzo11:25AM
6Arturo Toscani 12:10PM
7Anthems - Italian Bilingual School [IBS]12:55PM
8Official Speeches 1:00PM
9Italian Bilingual School [IBS] Performance 1:15PM
10Chris Ninni [The Voice Australia]1:30PM
11Claudia Migliaccio [The Voice Australia]2:15PM
12Italian Pop Dance – VDC Academy3:00PM
13Paige Jeffrey3:10PM
14Matthew Dal Cin3:55PM
15Closing 4:45PM

The Norton Plaza Entertainment Stage

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Fortissimo Italian Choir11:00 -11:40
2All About Swing11:40 - 11:50
3Pat Capocci12:00 - 13:10
4Wests Tigers Mini Cheerleaders13:10 - 13:20
5Marsala13:30 - 14:40
6Tarantella with VDC Academy14:40 - 14:50
7Claudio Sgaramella14:55 - 15:10
8Jazz Al Dente 15:20 - 16:30
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Francesco Spataro – Aperitivo, Pizza Masterclass11.00am
2Nonna Franca & Alegra Locantro Celebrating Grandparents Day Abruzzese style11.30am
3SBS Italian - Marco Lucchi & Davide Schiappapietra, Time to celebrate Italy and enjoy la dolce vita12.00am
4Vincenzo's Plate - Celebrity Online Sensation, Italian Food Ambassador and Online cook extraordinaire12.30pm
5Mitch & Mark from the BLOCK, Porking around and how to cook the perfect pork chop1.00pm
6The Italianos Luciano & Martino (MKR 2016), Questi Ragazzi will entertain and delight your senses with Gnocchi and Ricotta Balls1.15 pm
7Enzo Guarino – Casa E Cucina & Vincenzo Riemma – Napoli Centro — Traditional Napolitano & Pizza Fritte 2.00pm
8Celebrity Chef Luca Ciano, 'Parmigiano Reggiano Masterclass’, the King of Cheeses in 3 ways with Prosciutto di Parma, perfectly matched with Birra Moretti2.30pm
9Carmel Ruggeri & Annalia Gatto, A journey of Sicilian delights3.00pm
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Rozelle Public School10:30 - 10:50
2Strathfield South Public School Tarantella Dancers10:50 - 11:00
3Dorothy Cowie School of Dancing11:00 - 11:20
4Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company11:30 - 11:50
5Next Move12:00 - 12:45
6VDC Academy13:00 - 13:30
7Highland Dance Group13:45 - 14:15
8Beats 905 Performing Arts14:15 - 14:30
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1MC Welcome - Nino Lo Giudice10:00AM
2Italian Choir - Coro D’abruzzo Sydney 10:00AM
3Tarantella – VDC Academy 10:30AM
4Matthew Dal Cin10:40AM
5Grace Rizzo11:25AM
6Arturo Toscani 12:10PM
7Anthems - Italian Bilingual School [IBS]12:55PM
8Official Speeches 1:00PM
9Italian Bilingual School [IBS] Performance 1:15PM
10Chris Ninni [The Voice Australia]1:30PM
11Claudia Migliaccio [The Voice Australia]2:15PM
12Italian Pop Dance – VDC Academy3:00PM
13Paige Jeffrey3:10PM
14Matthew Dal Cin3:55PM
15Closing 4:45PM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Garden Games competitions11:00
2F45 Training - workout for kids of all ages11.30
3Wests Tigers Mini Cheerleaders12:00
4Yaama dance group12.30
5Kaos Killers13:00
6Garden Games competitions13.30
7Tarantella with VDC Academy14:00
8Garden Games competitions14.30

Community Stage

Community Stage is under the Rotunda in Pioneers Park

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Rozelle Public School10:30 - 10:50
2Strathfield South Public School Tarantella Dancers10:50 - 11:00
3Dorothy Cowie School of Dancing11:00 - 11:20
4Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company11:30 - 11:50
5Next Move12:00 - 12:45
6VDC Academy13:00 - 13:30
7Highland Dance Group13:45 - 14:15
8Beats 905 Performing Arts14:15 - 14:30

Bendigo Bank Stage

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Garden Games competitions11:00
2F45 Training - workout for kids of all ages11.30
3Wests Tigers Mini Cheerleaders12:00
4Yaama dance group12.30
5Kaos Killers13:00
6Garden Games competitions13.30
7Tarantella with VDC Academy14:00
8Garden Games competitions14.30

2019 Entertainment

The schedule for this year is starting to form and there will be some fantastic new features to appeal to the whole family including 3 entertainment stages, Auto Festa (the largest collection of Vintage, Classic and Contemporary Italian Motor cars and bikes ever assembled in NSW) In addition there will be all the favourites including carnival rides, jumping castles, puppet shows, roving minstrels and stilt walkers, animal farms and face painting, dancing competitions, fantastic free cooking demonstrations and acts on stage to take your breath away

2019 Festa Entertainment Bios

­Jazz al Dente

This quirky outfit is dedicated to retro Italian jazz, pop and cinema from the era of La Dolce Vita.

Come party Italian style, with this cheeky collaboration between chanteuse Courtney Severini and Jess Ciampa, bringing to life the music of Rosemary Clooney, Nino Rota and Renato Carosone.

Marsala

Marsala covers some of the best music from Italy, Colombia, Brazil, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Russia, France, Cuba, Spain, Zimbabwe…

They do Gypsy Music, Tango, Salsa, Samba, the African Township thing, French Rap, Italian Jazz, Tom Waits songs, Russian Folk songs… anything to make audiences feel passionately and dance beautifully. They create passion and romance where ever they go. Audiences can’t help but dance and fall in love with each other’s traditions.

Marsala is more of an institution than a band. It brings together the life work and study of some outstanding musicians. They bring together knowledge and understanding of various traditions and continue to explore and present ‘the world’ in music.

Pat Capocci

Hard working and relentless determination are just two characteristics that can be attributed to Pat Capocci. Since forming nearly 10yrs ago, Pat Capocci has emerged as one of Australia’s most respected practitioners of Rockabilly and Roots music.

His ‘all or nothing’ mentality has gained him respect on both a national and international level. Undoubtedly being one of Australia’s hardest working bands, it is no wonder why all ages and subcultures across the world admire the energy and passion fuelled music that is Pat Capocci.

Pat’s unique style and charisma combined with his natural song writing ability has seen the combo transcend the typical novelty of the genre. Pat’s writing style blends a unique feel of western swing, jazz, country and blues, and in the same way that all iconic artists have, Pat has used the genre as a launching pad, deepening and broadening the integrity and timelessness of the music.

Pat’s energetic fusion of guitar greats such as Charlie Christian, Johnny Guitar Watson, Merle Travis, Django Reinhardt and Grady Martin, paired with great passion and determination, show exactly why Pat is regarded as one of Australia’s best modern Practitioners of Rockabilly music.

Fortissimo!

Sydney performer and singing teacher Nadia Piave presents Fortissimo! A choir that embraces the romantic within, the Italian that lives in the heart of us all… In fact, if your favourite Auntie’s best pummarola sauce could sing, we think it would be Fortissimo!

Their songs range widely from Italian traditional to English folk songs, baroque madrigals, the occasional retro pop song, World songs, and songs by the great composers. And, just like every great Italian chef they improvise too!

Bravissimo, Bellissimo, Fortissimo! …Gently simmering on the Sydney singing scene since 2006!

Jazz al Dente
Marsala
Pat Capocci
Fortissimo
Jess Ciampa (playing with Marsala and Jazz al Dente)