Get ready to experience the ultimate celebration of Sicilian culture, because the Sicily festival is back from the 20th of April to the 23rd of April 2023 in London and is better than ever! This year, we, Hospitalian, are delighted to be an official partner for the event.
From street performers to Michelin-starred chefs, the festival showcases the best of the best in the world of entertainment, food, and hospitality. So, pack your bags and get ready to immerse yourself in the Sicilian way of life at the Sicily festival – a truly unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss!
Sicily Festival, the must-attend food & drink festival, is coming to London from April 20th to April 23rd at the Business Design Centre in Islington and promises to be a feast for the senses. Since its first edition in 2016, SicilyFEST has become a staple of the London event scene, drawing crowds of foodies and culture enthusiasts year after year.
Arancini, panelle, fritto misto, cannoli, pistachio, Sicilian chocolate, 100%made in Sicily liqueurs, gin and soft drinks, plenty of fresh pasta options, not forgetting a range of gluten free, vegan and veggie dishes: savour the flavours of Sicily with delectable food from the island’s rich culinary heritage.
Enjoy them with a range of exceptional wines from the region, and relish the perfect harmony of taste and aroma. A unique Wine Experience, a special event within the wider one, will also take place during the course of the 4-day-event. Attendees will be guided through the flavours of some of the best Sicilian wineries: Pietradolce, Marchesi di Rampingallo, Baglio Oro and Tenute Lombardo. Complementing the wine will be an exclusive appetiser, specially crafted by Sicilian chefs. Salute!
In collaboration with APCI UK (Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani – UK Chapter) and UK Confederation there will be cooking masterclasses presenting traditional Sicilian recipes revisited and presented in a modern, contemporary way. Some of the masterclasses will also feature top Chefs Theo Randall, Loredana Crisafi, Vittorio Meli and Carmelo Carnevale. But the fun doesn’t stop there! SicilyFEST also features an interesting musical line-up.
Sud Sound System will be performing on Thursday with their distinctive beat mixing reggae and Southern Mediterranean vibes. On Friday Lello Analfino, solo singer from the band Tinturia, will take the stage and present his classic repertoire of pop music with Sicilian folk elements while Vincenzo Spampinato, Sicilian songwriter, will delight the audience with traditional folk music, on Saturday attendees will appreciate a DJ-set with “180GR experience” and an exclusive preview of the Sicilia Jazz Festival with a unique performance of Sarah Jane Morris & Daria Biancardi & Band. On Sunday morning Davide Shorty, a young Sicilian pop songwriter, will present his latest work. Over the whole 4 days, you will definitely also be dancing to some music from Jerry Prestigiacomo, aka Licht, our resident DJ.
We believe in giving back to the community by working together with local organisations, so you’ll also find a children’s corner run by UK charity Children Do Matter in collaboration with toy brand Marioinex. Bring the whole family to SicilyFEST and don’t miss your chance to experience this amazing culinary journey. Get your tickets now and prepare your taste buds for a trip to Sicily without ever leaving London.
Let’s raise a glass to good food, good wine, and good times at SicilyFest 2023!
Ticket prices on the door: Single-day admission is 4,50£
4-days admission 12£
Wine experience + admission 30£