Maltese Musical Festivals and Festas

Maltese Musical Festivals and Festas

For such a small island , Malta knows how to enrich with cultural events, entertain with musical events leaving space for all the traditional events and festas.

Why not think of a holiday to Malta, planning around one of these events.

Malta’s annual International Arts festival, hosts events including virtuoso music performances, dance and well established international acts at various venues in Valletta. This takes place each year from the middle of June to middle July

Carnival ta’ Malta The carnival is both a religious and cultural event, held during the week leading up to Ash Wednesday, and typically includes masked balls, fancy dress and grotesque mask competitions, lavish late-night parties, a colourful, ticker-tape parade of allegorical float presided over by King Carnival (Maltese: ir-Re tal-Karnival), marching bands and costumed revellers.

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Ghanafest, Malta’s prime platform for folk musicians and singers to expose their talents to wider audiences, with a Maltese and Mediterranean context. Local and international bands and artists will perform music inspired by the salt of the land, annually during June

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Malta Jazz festival, one of the most important European jazz festivals. It is a musical event held every July, organised by the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts. The festival has been held annually since 1990 outside the Our Lady of Liesse Church, on the Valletta waterfront

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Notte Bianca, is one of Malta’s biggest annual arts and culture festivals. For one special night every October, Notte Bianca lights up the Valletta cityscape with a spectacular celebration that is open to the public free of charge. State palaces and museums open their doors to delight patrons with visual art exhibitions and theatre performances. Streets and piazzas are transformed into venues for open-air performances and concerts, while many cafés and restaurants extend their opening hours. The entire city of Valletta, from City Gate to Fort St Elmo, comes alive for Notte Bianca,

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The Three Palaces, taking place from the 1st to the 10th November, the Three Palaces Festival will once again see the participation of artists of exceptional talent from around the world.These renowned artists will perform within the beautiful setting of three of Malta’s historical Baroque palaces together with the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta, a World Heritage city. Guitar, Voices, Tenor, Cello, Violin, Trumpet & Brass ensemble what a wonderful festival collection!

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Isle of MTV Malta.  is annual music festival organised by MTV in Malta. … Celebrating its 13th year, this year sees Dutch EDM prince Martin Garrix and Grammy-nominated New Yorker Bebe Rexha take to the stage. This festival is sometime during the June/ July summer holidays.

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Festas, events are among the most traditional celebrations in Malta and are celebrated in each village during the summer months . These feasts combine colourful lights, band music ( local village brass bands compete with each other), noisy and bright fireworks displays, and a crowd of hundreds spilling out of bars onto the noisy streets in celebration. It’s an unforgettable experience of food, drink, music and fanfare