6 SPECIAL SUMMER EVENTS IN MALTA

No, the General Election is not one of them…

I’ve never been one to shy away from a political debate. If anything, I have always been a firm believer in being politically active; after all, that’s what being part of a democracy is all about… But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to experience some peace and quiet in the lead-up to the General Election, which is highly likely to be one of the most fiercely contested yet.

So, if like me, you want something to look forward to that doesn’t involve Sajmin or Cowseff, here it is:

Malta Fashion Week & Awards: In just a few weeks’ time, all the glitz and the glamour of Malta’s fashion elite will once again be unleashed for this year’s edition of Malta Fashion Week, which will culminate with the Malta Fashion Awards. It’s not really my thing BUT it always looks like fun.

 

Earth Garden: So, when the Election does come, head for the safety of Ta’ Qali’s National Park. There will be a Roots Stage with artists from all across the world; the Electronic Sphere with projections and a dance floor; an Enchanted Forest with Healing Fields; and a totally new area called Strawberry Hill, playing loads of genres of music. Most importantly, however, there will be a food court and a lack of die-hard partisan supporters.

 

Valletta Film Festival: Right up my street, this festival is great for all cinema lovers… Duh! As Malta’s largest film event, it will show 40 feature films and 25 short movies at various venues. So, grab a drink from the bar, sit down and enjoy some cool movies in peace and quiet.

 

Isle of MTV: The annual appointment with some of the world’s biggest music stars will be back – this year with the Chainsmokers, DNCE and Jonas Blue – and there are more acts still to be announced. Naturally, prepare to be surrounded by some 35,000+ people, but it’s well worth the agony!

 

FESTA: Get ready to party your socks off at Malta’s first-ever gay party festival, featuring a Lollipop Outdoor Party, a NaviGAYt Boat Party by Beatbears and the Gay Pride Party by S2S Events… Honestly, there’s not much to say about this apart from the fact that it promises to be AMAZING.

 

Malta Jazz Festival: Star jazz artists, Al di Meola, Antonio Sanchez and Mark Guiliana will be gracing the stage in Valletta this July! Oh, now that’s what I call a line-up, a celebration of jazz diversity!