08 - 18 Jul 2016
All Day


The 11th edition of the Malta International Arts Festival, which will be held from the 8th till the 18th July, will see the participation of renowned international and local artists, who will be presenting different art forms of exceptional quality.

The artistic team, which includes Ruben Zahra, Francesca TranterRiccardo Carbutti and artistic director Dr Michelle Castelletti, have worked together to create a varied programme, to appeal to many people interested in different things, including music, dance, theatre, installations, film, literature, poetry, site-specific work and more.

Performers are invited to send submissions to perform in the Young Performers Platform. One of the largest ventures in the festival will be the creation of its own choir for a very special event where Grammy-Award winner Arvo Pärt, one of the world’s most loved and respected composers, will be welcomed as a guest.

This year’s festival will continue to build on and develop the successes of previous editions, in particular when it comes to the participation and involvement of the audiences and society as a whole.

BANDLI, which will be set up at Pjazza San Ġorġ throughout the duration of the festival, will consist of eight swings, each triggering sounds of different instruments which will be assigned to them, allowing this interactive structure to function like a music ensemble that is brought to life through the engagement of the public.

Further details will be published every Friday, with the complete programme unveiled by the 4th May. Early bird tickets will be available from this day till the 7th June, and regular tickets will be available thereafter.

For more information, visit the Malta Arts Festival website.