This year’s Notte Bianca, when museums big and small open their doors and streets fill with various performances, will see legendary acts teaming up with international artists. That October night, five main music stages in Valletta will be featuring a diverse musical assortment. Notte Bianca will also feature theatre and dance performances, slackline acrobatics, workshops, poetry, flamenco, clowning, burlesque, science, clay, film, and more.

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Notte Special, at St George’s square, will host the main stage of the event, featuring nosnow/noalps, Toploader, Emma Muscat with special guest Biondo and Tenishia featuring members from local Tribali. Rock & Metal enthusiasts can visit Notte Metal, which features local artists Beheaded. Others can let loose to the Rastafari rhythms of Notte Reggae who will feature UK two-tone giants The Selecter along with local mainstays The Riffs and newcomers Manatapu amongst others. Notte Folk will include performances by Skals, UK based I am Willow, Claire Tonna, and Etnika, topped off with a gig by renowned Italian singer-songwriter Vinicio Capossela. The Notte Electronic stage, is headlined by German legendary pioneers Tangerine Dream with Stimulus Timbre, Cynga and Fabricka.

Director of Festivals Malta, Annabelle Stivala believes “There is no better way to experience Valletta! Our unique capital city which this year is also the European Capital of Culture, yet again becomes a stage for an extraordinary programme.”

Notte Bianca will take place on Saturday 6th October 2018. The audience is invited to follow the event on social media to best understand how to experience the events. More information on the programme and the venues is on the official website.