Following the success of the last few years, Malta, as with most other countries, has a New Year’s Eve national celebration which is suitable for the whole family. There is something quite magical about New Year’s Eve.
Our idea is to contribute to this magical, festive atmosphere through a series of incredible activities, which will take place at various strategic locations around the capital. These celebrations are being organised by the Valletta Local Council, in collaboration with G7 Events and are supported by the Valletta 2018 Foundation, Ministry for Tourism and the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government.
St. George’s Square will host the main stage and will see the very best of Malta’s top local artists, including Red Electrick. At the core of the popular songs that have made them a household name is a genuine love of music. Their music is influenced by both the bluesy swagger of 70s rock and a more contemporary lilt that flaunts as much groove as it does grit, all delivered with a ray of Mediterranean sunshine that probably explains the upbeat feeling their music effortlessly projects.
The event will also feature the Versatile Brass, an ensemble of top notch professional musicians. Their vast repertoire ranges from Classic to Pop, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Latin, Funk, Rock’n’Roll tunes, performed by special guests Glen Vella, Ludwig Galea, Martina Borg and Glorianne Arpa Belli. After that, the night will be in the hands of presenters and DJs Pierre Cordina and Clint Bajada who will play some of the best hits of 2014. This will be followed by a spectacular 3D Architectural Mapping Projection on the façade of the Palace which is a result of a collaboration between Valletta 2018 Foundation and MCAST. Then, it’s up to the innovative DJ Brass Fusion to welcome in the New Year with their lively and powerful performance.
At Teatru Rjal, DANUSAN will produce an end-of-year comedy show. The comedians will take you through a sensational end-of-year journey. The show will also feature some spectacular musical numbers. The shows in Teatru Rjal will run on the hour starting from 9.00pm. A kids’ area will be set up in De la Valette Square.
The massive audio visual countdown, which will also include stage pyrotechnics and fireworks will include a 3D Architectural Mapping Projection Countdown Show. This is an innovative technique which has risen in popularity in recent years across the world. This Show has been developed by a group of MCAST students who have been supported by the Valletta 2018 Foundation. The technique, which involves the use of high powered projectors, allows for the projection of audio visual animations onto the façade of the Grand Master’s Palace in St. George’s Square which create the illusion of distorting space and 3D effects.
So, here’s an event for the whole family to enjoy on New Year’s Eve.