Saturday 17th Febuary

St Mark’s Square – Piazza San Marco

  • 2.00 p.m.
  • Signor Goldoni Carlo and the Comici company present…
  • 4.00 p.m.
  • Catwalk and Competition
  • The Godmother is…..
  • 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.
  • VENEZIA SUONA IN PIAZZA (Venice plays in the Piazza)
  • by Il Suono Improvviso
  • Performance with 8 different music bands
  • Rataplan
  • Experimental percussions
  • Officine Ritmiche (Rhythmic Factories)
  • The Officine Ritmiche aim to divulge African music by concerts, shows, music happenings, street music and events, using percussion instruments from Africa.
  • Capitan Jive
  • Stop depression! A password for Capitan Jive, whose music will not allow you to keep still. Ironic and hilarious, the 7 musically skilled band members show to what extent swing, a genre set aside for years because it did not go with the times, can still keep going in our country.
  • Banda Berimbau
  • A Brazilian percussions group of around 30 elements.
  • Stefano Sole Drum Project
  • Aquarius
  • The musical genre proposed by "Aquarius" is pop-rock from the 60s to the present day. A chorus of around 20 elements.
  • Cisalpipers + LOU-d CAGE
  • The former’s repertoire includes original compsitions by the group and traditional pieces played with pipes from Emilia, Scottish bagpipes, whistles, drums and percussions.
  • The latter make constant use of ethnic instruments and unusual soundmaking objects, creating a fusion between antique and modern, and loudly reasserting what the first pioneers discovered: ALL IS SOUND.
  • I Ragazzi del Beat (The Beat Boys)
  • Five of them, in the best traditiion of 60s bands, wearing impeccable and improbable optical style or "early Beatles" suits (one colour and contrasting edge, Korean collars) and dark sunglasses, straight from the magic Sixties.
  • 9.00 p.m.
  • Signor Goldoni Carlo and the Comici company present…
  • Roy Paci, Josh, Scalabrino, Peppe, Jah-Sazzah, Giorgio Giovannini, Massimo Pietta,
  • Gaetano Santoro, Massimo Marcer
  • A modern Fred Buscaglione, pouring forth his irony and sunny Mediterranean sound, revisited with incursions into jazz and reggae.

St Mark’s Piazzetta – Piazzetta San Marco

  • 3.00 p.m.
  • Comici in Piazza Review
  • Commedia dell’Arte Plays
  • Produced by PANTAKIN da Venezia
  • 4.00 p.m.
  • by Il Suono Improvviso
  • I Ragazzi del Beat (The Beat Boys)
  • Their trademark suits, defined "OPTICAL", their haircuts, rhythm, and exhilarating performances catch the public’s soul, bringing Beat, and most of all, the atmosphere and sunny spirit of those times, to life again.

Campo San Polo

2.00-6.00 p.m
The bewitched forest (kids activities)


Fondamenta di Cannaregio from the Guglie Bridge to Tre Archi Bridge
4.00 p.m.
by Il Suono Improvviso
Lam Trio
Jazz, blues, gospel, cajun, country and swing
Nossa Alma Canta
Brazilian music classics
La Manfrina Venetian folk group
Veneto traditional music and dances
Officine Ritmiche
African music played with percussion instruments from their countries of origin.
Oncle Archibald
Gypsy swing, American hot jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans style

Campo Bella Vienna

6.00 p.m.
(DJ Set)
7.00 p.m.
by Il Suono Improvviso
4 Tunes
Four voices (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) supported by an instrumental trio. A repertoire ranging from gospel classics passing by pop, soul and also touching on groups like U2. Along the lines of vocal groups such as Manhattan Transfer Take 6