30 - 31 Oct 2015
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Water Rats


Malta Takes London is now in its third edition, and has blossomed from a budding 6-act event into a 2-night concert which boasts no less than 11 acts.

Back in 2013, the idea was for a two-band gig to feature London based all-Maltese band Canvas Wall alongside Malta’s country-hopping alternative band nosnow/noalps, who at the time were on a European tour. With the rallying of Jane Doe, Cable35, Carrie Haber and Dana McKeon, the event’s appeal had been boosted even further. It reeled in a vibrant audience of ex-pats and locals to the legendary venue Water Rats in King’s Cross.

The positive response had inspired the staging of last year’s September edition, also held at the same venue. Carrie Haber, Dana McKeon, Berne, The Cosmic Erotic, Fuzzhoneys and Yews, alongside Canvas Wall and nosnow/noalps, took to the stage once more, and nosnow/noalps also took the opportunity to give their acclaimed Go Go Go Go EP an official UK launch. The 2014 edition had instigated a strategy where there was none, triggering a plan that aims to develop this event further in years to come.

In the here and now however, this year’s edition will be spanning over two nights on the 30th and 31st October – yes, we’ve got a Halloween thing going too.

Created by musicians for musicians in 2013, the aim of Malta Takes London is to connect with artists who are interested in collectively putting on an awesome live performance that will also act as a showcase for Maltese talent. Also featuring two Maltese DJs to round off the second night, Malta Takes London 2015 marks the beginning of something that is already far bigger than what it had started out as. If you’re in London when we’re there, feel free to swing by for a taste of Maltese music and hospitality!

Malta Takes London 2015 will feature Federica, Pyramid Suns, Tara, The Busker, Canvas Wall, Rob Harbour, Berne, Jane Doe, Dana McKeon, Carrie Haber, nosnow/noalps and DJs Michael Bugeja and KNTRL.

This event is supported by the Cultural Export Fund (Arts Council Malta), Maltesefood2UK.com, Kinnie, Cisk, Amrita Footcare & Wellness Centre, No Sweat Productions, Zion Bar, Sun Sounds Malta and Rockna.

For more information, visit the Malta Takes London website.

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