The Mellieħa Local Council returns with the ninth edition of the Mellieħa Nights, which will be taking place from the 29th till the 31st July.
This series of activities has become a highly anticipated annual event that attracts thousands of people to the locality of Mellieħa, where locals and tourists alike enjoy the best elements of this seaside community. This event has its place set in the Maltese cultural calendar, and is supported by the Malta Tourism Authority and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Local Government, together with a number of corporate sponsors.
There will be a spectacular concert by The Beaters – a Beatles Tribute Band – on the 29th July. Entrance is free and the performance will be held in the Mellieħa Parish Square.
On the 30th and 31st July, the main roads and squares in Mellieħa will be pedestrianised for a varied programme of events, ranging from arts, music, culture, kids’ animations, sports and food.
This year’s event will for the first time see the introduction of a total of six stages, comprising of a folk stage, a classical rock stage, a junior stage, a jazz corner and the Marian Sanctuary, together with the main stage. Musical attractions will include top local artists and bands such as a Serata Italiana by the Paul Abela Big Band, and other acts such as The Fourth Fret, Brooke and Band, and The Crowns.
There will also be a record number of local and international artists who will be exhibiting their works and paintings. An art exhibition of top local artists will be on show in the Sanctuary Courtyard, where one can enjoy the best local artists’ work under the stars.
This year’s motorsporting event will feature static car and motorcycle displays, drifting races and also an off-roading show. The static display will feature local high-end cars as well as old trucks and fully restored old traditional Maltese buses. The drifting races and the off-roading display will see two very interesting scenarios where professional drivers will show off their skills in a controlled environment.
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieħa, which is over two thousand years old, will be open to the public and hosting choral concerts in the sacred environment. The World War II Shelters will be open, where a very interesting exhibition will be held and guided tours will be offered to all visitors.
The Mellieħa restaurants will also be offering a unique gastronomic experience of various menus, created specially for this occasion. The main roads will be set up with tables and chairs al fresco for their patrons to enjoy these lovely nights without missing out on the entertainment.
For the benefit of those who’ll be attending, the Mellieħa Local Council shall be providing a free Park & Ride service. This will be offered from the ex-Belleview area, and will be available both before as well as after the event.
For more information, visit the Mellieħa Local Council website.