In2023 the highlight of the Festa will be an exhibition by the Sbandietori e Musici di Faenza- a troupe of performers who will showcase the medieval skill of flag throwing.
Direct from Faenza in the Emiglia Romagna Region of Italy- the 12 performers including flag throwers and drummers dressed in medieval costumes will demonstrate the ancient art of tossing and twirling their flags – a centuries old skill which can really only be seen in the towns and villages of Italy.
Aunifying musical movement led by a group of young Italians from Melbourne whose hearts beat to the music they play from a time long ago, where their beloved tradition was born.
On a mission to unite all Italians in Australia with the music that helped raise them and they still love today.
Adam Cursio and his band Siesta Cartel have played at the Melbourne, Griffith and Cairns Italian Festivals, as well as many other events and functions in Melbourne.
Together they have reinvented traditional Italian music in a modern way and their live performances buzz with electric energy.
Atrue professional with a long career, Dean has a huge repertoire of both Italian and English songs.
Hugely popular as a performer at weddings, dances, concerts and festivals, Dean is an audience favorite.
Lisa Asta is also a seasoned performer with a wonderful voice and song range.
Together Dean and Lisa form the Top Shelf Duo and they are guaranteed to bring great energy and atmosphere to Festa 2023.
Liugi Zucchini is an international man of comedy magic with goofy Italian antics that entertains adults and children alike along with his live animal friends and a never ending bag of tricks and jokes. Luigi Zucchini performs ‘Spaghetti Spaghetti’ – magic mixed with amazing circus tricks, juggling, escapes, balloonlogy, live doves, cute guinea pigs and fluffy bunnies.
Luigi Zucchini has the reare ability to harness the energy of a room full of eager kids, as well as keeping parents highly amused. Packed with plenty of laughs, tricks, and stunts this show is solid entertainment from the get-go. Luigi Zucchini is a true wizard in the art of children’s theatre and entertainment.
We are delighted that James Liotta, one of the busiest MC’s with weekly shows, festivals and corporate events will be hosting our Festa.
He is one of the most popular MC’s for ITALIAN/AUSTRALIAN festivals and events right across Australia as well as major community festivals for various municipalities.
|10:00||Mass in Baromi Park|
|10:45||Procession of St Paul through Park|
|11:30||Pre entertainment (Illana Massaro)|
|11:45||Official Opening- James Liotta|
Introduction of Official Guests
Presentation to sponsors
|12:00||Mirboo North Primary School children – Tarantella|
|12:15||Top Shelf Duo -Dean Canan & Lisa Asta|
|1:00||Flag throwers from Faenza Italy|
|2:15||Spaghetti Eating / Grape Stomping comps|
|2:45||Top Shelf Duo -Dean Canan & Lisa Asta|
|3:20||Flag throwers from Faenza Italy|
The Children’s Stage Area will feature Magician Luigi Zucchini from 12.00 onwards, as well as other fun family activities.
Nonna’s Cooking demonstrations in the Marquee near Baromi Centre at 11.00am 12.00, 1.00pm and 2.00pm.
Market/Produce stalls and wineries will be open from 11.00am.
Our Festa would not be possible without the tireless voluntary work of the
Festa Committee and local service clubs, individuals and community organisations.
We also gratefully acknowledge our fantastic sponsors. Without their support there would be no Festa.
Mirboo Country Development Inc
Fontana Design – Mirboo North
Travellers Rest Hotel
Park Lane Group
Tom Cummaudo – Mirboo North
Italian Australian Sporting Club