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Taking part at the "Valle d'Itria"
Internazional Music Band Festival

Find here all the information for music bands and mojorettes taking part to the Festival

How to join the Festival

Each year the “Città di Cisternino” Music Association selects the music bands that send their registration form for participation. The selection is carried out by a qualified jury of experts.

Applications are open: download, fill in and send us the registration form by 29th February 2024.

Conditions of the stay

  • You can only benefit from the special conventions for full-board accomodation proposed here by the organisers.
  • The cost of the full-board accommodation is € 180.00 per person, for the whole period of 3 days. There is the option of exenting your stay in Cisternino, at the same conditions, subject to availability.
  • The fee includes full-board accommondation throughout the course of the Festival at the Hotel “Lo Smeraldo” in Cisternino.
  • Given the favorable deal in high season, some rooms will have three and four beds.
  • The return trip and all transfers on site are at your expense.
  • 1 free guest for every 25 people.
  • Upon confirmation, we require a deposit of € 1000.00 by bank transfer (IBAN: IT08A0860779170001000711929 account name: ASSOCIAZIONE MUSICALE “CITTA' DI CISTERNINO” – VIA FIUME 46/A – 72014 CISTERNINO).
  • Interested groups are required to send a short CV of the group and digital photos.
  • Participation in the festival is subject to seat availability upon confirmation.
  • It should be noted that the festival is a non-competitive event, only intented for entertainment.
  • Participating groups will find a stage equipped with lights, mixer, music stands, and a jazz drum.

For any information

Associazione Musicale "Città di Cisternino" APS Via Fiume 46/A, 72014 Cisternino (BR)
Tel. +39 3491143278
Facebook: Festival Internazionale Bande Musicali “Valle d'Itria”
Instagram: festivalbandevalleditria

Festival And Stay Programme

Internazional Festival Music Bands Valle'Itria - Cisternino

Friday 19th July

Arrival at hotel in the morning; 1pm lunch; 6.30pm dinner; 8.30pm parade (about 15 minutes each) and stage exibition (about 15 minutes each) of all music groups around Cisternino.

Internazional Festival Music Bands Valle'Itria - Alberobello

Saturday 20th July

Breakfast at the hotel; 9.30am tour of Alberobello (UNESCO site); 12pm visit and taste menu aperitif at Upal Vinery Coop of Cisternino; 1pm lunch; 7pm dinner; 8.30-12am stage concert of all music groups (about 30 minutes each) and award ceremony for all participants with commemoration plaques.

Internazional Festival Music Bands Valle'Itria - Polignano

Sunday 21st July

Breakfast at the hotel; 9.30am guided tour of the Cisternino old town or nearby towns (Ostuni, Polignano a Mare, etc.); 1pm lunch; 7pm dinner, 9pm street-parade in Cisternino old town.

Internazional Festival Music Bands Valle'Itria - Mare

Monday 22nd July

Breakfast and departure.

The programme for the stay is intended as draft and will be finalised with participants at a later date.
When visiting towns that are over than 100km far from Cisternino, such as Lecce or Matera, a packed lunch will be provided. It's worth noting that the seaside and local beaches (such as in Fasano or Ostuni) are also feasable and worthwile destinations to consider during your stay.