Marzamemi Festival Debuts in Richmond, Bringing a Taste of Sicily This Summer

photo Pier Averara

On the 20th of February 2024, a vibrant new festival experience is set to grace South West London’s Old Deer Park in Richmond, promising a delightful weekend filled with delectable cuisine, captivating music, chic interiors, and much more. Marzamemi, named after a picturesque village in Sicily, aims to celebrate the rich culture of Italy, offering attendees a taste of its culinary delights and the vibrant spirit of its people.

Attendees can look forward to indulging in a sumptuous array of Italian treats, including take-home deli goods from Lina Stores, freshly shucked oysters by The Oyster Society, mouthwatering pizza from West London’s Base Face Pizza, savory delights from Crosta & Mollica, delectable arancini by Arancina, and tantalizing granita and gelato by The Sicilian Deli. To add a touch of the Amalfi Coast charm, Malfy Gin will be serving up special cocktails, while The Little Orange Van will be on hand to serve Aperol Spritz throughout the weekend.

In addition to the culinary delights, Marzamemi will offer a stellar lineup of live musicians and DJs, including a special performance by UK Garage royalty Sweet Female Attitude, renowned for their hit song ‘Flowers.’ Other artists gracing the stage include in-demand DJs Emily Rawson, Fabienne, Super K, Just Hannah, Kamilla Rose, Sax by Taurean, Star.One, and That’s Amore, with more acts to be announced soon.

For those seeking a moment of relaxation, Marzamemi will feature a Gioia beauty tent offering luxurious treatments such as blow dry bars, manicures, massages, and festival glam makeovers. Festival-goers can also immerse themselves in a treasure trove of summer designs at the homeware spaces by Ceraudo, showcasing handpicked pieces from local suppliers and tastemakers.

With festoon lights, olive trees, and beautifully decorated tents, Marzamemi promises to transport attendees to the idyllic shores of Southern Italy. Families can enjoy a host of activities, including an artist-commissioned inflatable ‘ocean’ and beach, silent cinema, disco, and a fancy dress area inspired by traditional Sicilian costumes.

photo Pier Averara

Founder Emily Ceraudo expresses her excitement, stating:, “I am thrilled to bring Marzamemi to my hometown of Richmond. The festival is a celebration of my Italian heritage, and I cannot wait to share the beauty of the island with my local community through food, drink, fashion, music, and more. I look forward to bringing a slice of Sicily to London for years to come.”

Tickets for Marzamemi start at £55 per adult and £15 per child, with SUPER! VIP tickets available from £75.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the official website. The festival will be open from 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday, July 6th, and 10 am to 8 pm on Sunday, July 7th, 2024.