Pennabilli is a medieval town and of a rare beauty in the green heart of Italy, it hosts over two hundred masters of entertainment who will come from all over the world to impress and amaze all those coming to visit.
Since 1997 Pennabilli houses the International Festival of Street Art “Artisti in Piazza”. From the first edition, the event has become one of the most important events planned in Italy. 60 international companies (over 200 artists) of theater, music, new circus, street art, are invited by the organization. For each edition, the program is renewed at 90%, there are about 400 reruns of the shows during the festival, it is estimated a turnout of about 40,000 people. For the realization of the festival is employed a staff of about 300 people. The festival will include performances and concerts by professional companies of street art in all its forms. Bands representing trends and traditions from all over the world, a large space is also devoted to local and international craft with the “Mercatino del solito e insolito”. Each year are offered exhibitions and art installations.
From June 7th until the 10th, excellent musicians and excentric jugglers as well as actors, inventors, story tellers, painters, sculptors and acrobats will be the stars of one of the best European street artist events.
In just few days, 50 international companies from 19 different countries will perform in the historical centre of this beautiful Malatesta town, and in other interesting locations and areas created by the great maestro Tonino Guerra recently passed away.
The festival will take place even in the event of bad weather: shows will be held in the tensile structures in the “Palacirco” area, at Vittoria Theatre and in public venues and covered areas all around the old town centre.
The programme is free and distributed at entrances and information points, more info here.