Sydney A Band For All Occasions at Kings Cross Festival

Viva the band will be performing at Sydney’s legendary Kings Cross. “The Cross” is noted as one of the most diverse and thriving communities in all of Sydney.

So that Sydney residents and visitors can enjoy and acknowledge the benefits the "Cross" provides to the identity of Sydney, the City Of Sydney will be sponsoring a delightful Street Festival at Kings Cross on 10th December 2005 . The adopted festival theme is “KingsXmas on the Edge…where all your Santa’s come at once”

The Festival will commence at 11am and close at 10 PM . There will be a motorcade of special Santa’s at the start of the opening ceremony. The festival will be officially opened at 12.30pm by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore MP.

Special presentations will include a special troupe of ‘Twisted Santa’s’ Biker Santa, Cocktail Santa, Backpacker Santa, Gym-Fitness Santa, Tattoo Santa plus others, all of whom will be located throughout the festival zone. The Festival will showcase a variety of quality local restaurants, including the best pizza in the world - award winning Hugo’s Bar Pizza, Arun Thai, Doma (Czech), Il Fagiano, Malabar (Indian), Sirocco, Two Chefs on Stanley, Unas and Zachary’s. The Soho Bar & Lounge, The Empire, Vegas Hotel and Crest Hotel are setting up large outdoor bars where food will also be served. Festival Day will showcase the very best on offer from Kings Cross, Darlinghurst, East Sydney and Potts Point.

With Darlinghurst Road Kings Cross closed to traffic the festival area will encompass both Fitzroy Gardens and Kellett Place, the festival area will incorporate an Arts, Craft & Gift market, market stalls, plant and flower market, loads of restaurant food stalls, outdoor bars and beer gardens, roving performers, and a main staging area with live music, choirs, youth groups, dancers and DJ’s – plus a very special Children’s’ Christmas Party in Santas workshop in Fitzroy Gardens.

Entertainment will include the most appropriate and ever popular Viva the band with their “continental” presentations of music from such diverse cultures as French, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian, Brazilian, Gypsy Jazz, Zydeco, Latin, Salsa and typical American swing, jazz and cabaret show tunes.

Viva the band is very popular at Jazz festivals and community events for their rich diverse repertoire of music, presented with musette accordion, bass, guitar, congas, percussion and two delightful vocalists who harmonize French and Spanish songs. They are often called upon to perform at cultural events and “French” themed functions.

Viva the band will be appearing at Kellet place at 12.30pm and at the Crest Stage at 2pm.

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