Thursday, July 17, 2014

Collisioni Festival: Pure Monkey Business

Collisioni Festival, Italian literature and music jubilee on the hills gets going 18th July in Barolo. This pretty and tiny place is perfectly nuzzled in the wine and truffle region of Piedmont in north Italy. There’s an impressive “old school” music line-up, with the father of grunge himself, Neil Young and the sweet Suzanne Vega set to appear. At the other spectrum, Italian indie musicians new to the genre should be a treat.

There are a host of detailed driven activities for just about everyone this year too. Wine/food enthusiasts (especially those on a budget) this year get fashionable food trucks serving up gourmet Italian food. Also encounters with chefs, wine producers and experts in the industry will engage with the public over a glass of top notch wine.

Interviews with authors, artists, poets and rappers will feed the brainy types, and mommas and poppas toting kids also have a space dedicated solely for bambini, Collisioni Kids. A host of demonstrations and laboratories are planned, which Pirouette Press will be at to participate! It’ll be pure monkey business Sunday...