Visitors will be able to wander along the kilometre-long Norton Street, which will be transformed into a bustling marketplace. Children will also be well catered for with heaps of activities and things to do.
This festival has been running since 1986, when the idea was to imitate the festivals which are held in Italy, along Norton Street in Leichhardt. Of course, at this festival, there will be a huge array of activities and things to do and these include:
11.00 am - Scott Gooding - Whirlpool Ambassador 11.30 am - Feature chefs from Channel 9's Family Food Fight 12.30 pm - Francesco Zarrella - Making cheese
12.30 pm - Paolo Gatto and Stefano Brombal - north versus south chef battle
1.15 pm - Gina Ottaway - Masterchef top 12 for 2018
2.00 pm - Vincenzo's Plate
2.30 pm - Celebrity Chef Luca Ciano
3.00 pm - Nicole Brampton - Capriccio
This year there will be three stages for the entertainment.
10.00 am - MC Welcome - James Liotta
10.00 am - Italian choir - Coro D'Abruzzo, Sydney
10.30 am - Tarantella - VDC Academy
10.40 am - Matthew Dal Cin
11.10 am - Danni Da Ros - The voice of Australia
11.50 am - MC James Liotta
12 noon - Sylvana Bonacci
12.40 pm - Arturo Toscani
1.20 pm - Anthems - Italian Bilingual School
1.30 pm - Official speeches
1.50 pm - Italian Bilingual School performance
2.10 pm - Cosima Devito - Australian Idol
2.50 pm - Chris Ninni - The Voice Australia
3.30 pm - MC James Liotta
3.50 pm - Tony Sergi
Entertainment Stage - Norton Plaza
11.00 am - Fortissimo
11.40 am - Tarantella with Shine dance Academy
12 noon - Progetto Battisti
12.40 pm - Wests Tigers mini cheerleaders
1.00 pm - Nadya & The 101 Candles
2.05 pm - Nadya & The 101 Candles
2.50 pm - Fratelli Del Sud
2.50 pm - Fratelli Del Sud
3.10 pm - The Baci Trio
4.00 pm - Elizabeth Smyth
4.15 pm - The Baci Trio
Dance Stage and Kids Stage
11.00 am - Dorothy Cowie school of dancing
11.30 am - Ceroc and Modern Jive Dance Company
12 noon - Next Move
1.00 pm - Kid a Performing Arts Co.
1.30 pm - VDC Academy
2.00 pm - Capitana
3.00 pm - Wests Tigers mini cheerleaders
Another big part of this fest is the Auto Fest. This is a wonderful display of Italian cars and motorcycles and is a collection of vintage, classic and contemporary cars, scooters and bikes. Some of the brands here include Moto Guzzi, Vespa, Ducati, Fiat, Lancia, Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and Lamborghini - WOW! This will be a display to behold...
It is always held in conjunction with the Norton Street Italian Festa and will be at Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton St, Leichhardt. If you happen to have a suitable vehicle, you can participate free in this event.
PLEASE NOTE: Images in this article are from last year's event, and the same stallholders will not necessarily be there this year.
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