Events - 31 May 2024

Synergy between culture and industry: Gesteco renews its support for the XXXIII edition of the Mittelfest

With the theme "Unrest", the prestigious cultural event based in Cividale del Friuli, of international importance, will kick off from 16 to 28 July

We are very excited to be able to support the Mittelfest for the fourth consecutive year as principal sponsor, the event that promotes the building of cultural bridges and international relations, placing Friuli-Venezia Giulia at the centre.

All the actors involved in the event were present at the press conference on May 29th, including organizers, collaborators and sponsoring companies. Alex Luci took part on behalf of Gesteco.

The many shows that will be offered in this edition aimed at the general public were presented, which include many forms of artistic expression such as music, circus, theater and dance and involve the participation of artists from 27 European countries. It reflects on themes related to human nature, conflicts and our capacity for resilience.

The artistic director of the Mittelfest, Giacomo Pedini, presented the central theme of the event's program during the press conference. This year, the theme is "Disordini" which after "Imprevisti" (2022) and "Inevitabile" (2023) ends the Chaos Trilogy, to reflect on how to face chaos and find new directions.

The event is divided into two main macro-events:

Mittelyoung (16 to 18 July)

This event, in its fourth edition, precedes the main festival and highlights a new generation of Central Europe. 9 shows will be presented, selected from a call that received a total of 250 applications from all over Europe, ranging from prose, dance, music and circus from Central Europe under 30. This year, a prize judged by a jury of experts has been established.

Mittelfest: major festival (from 19 to 28 July)

The festival will present a total of 29 artistic projects, including 15 absolute or national premieres and 7 co-productions. The activities will also continue throughout the year under the name Mittelland.

This event embodies the value of sharing and involves various actors who have collaborated for years to work synergistically, promoting values ​​of inclusion, internationalization and the highest quality. The president of the Mittelfest Association, Cristina Mattiussi, expressed gratitude to all the large "family" that supports the event over time, underlining that they are not just simple "stakeholders".

In the final greetings of the dedicated press conference, the greetings of the mayor of Cividale, Daniela Bernardi, were very heartfelt, wishing everyone a "Happy Mittelfest, with disorder that will bring order".

Sustainability as a shared value between Gesteco and Mittelfest

Since 2021, the Luci Group has supported the Mittelfest as a sponsor and, starting from 2022, has started a consultancy collaboration aimed at sustainability. Gesteco's sustainability specialists offer support to improve the performance of the event from a social, environmental and ethical point of view.