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KARNIVAL TA' MALTA              

24 - 28 FEBRUARY 2017

Under the artistic direction of Jason Busuttil

In Malta, the roots of Carnival can be traced back to the early 1400s, although it was the Knights of the Order of St John that endowed the national festivities with spectacle and pageantry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

GĦANAFEST                

19 APRIL & 23, 24 & 28, 29 JUNE 2017

Under the artistic direction of Renzo Spiteri

Għanafest celebrates the diversity of Mediterranean and world music, bringing together a rich programme of għana (Maltese folk music), Maltese bands and international world music acts. Għanafest is a multinational get-together, an event that celebrates multi-ethnicity and cross-border collaborations.

 
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NOTTE BIANCA                     

7 OCTOBER 2017

Under the artistic direction of Sean Buhagiar

Notte Bianca, Malta’s beloved nightlong arts and culture festival sees the capital’s streets and cultural venues come alive thanks to a carefully designed programme of events offering a variety of entertainments and experiences.                                                                                                                                                             

MALTA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL    

19 & 20 MAY 2017

Under the artistic direction of Renzo Spiteri

The Malta World Festival (MWMF) celebrates the beauty of cultural diversity, the exchange and dialogue of people’s roots and the vitality that is borne out of such experiences and expressed through the powerful medium of music.                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

MALTA JAZZ FESTIVAL

20 - 22 JULY 2017

Under the artistic direction of Sandro Zerafa

Valletta’s magnificent Grand Harbour sets the backdrop to the Malta Jazz Festival. This event has become a byword for high-calibre performances which delight jazz aficionados and lay persons alike.                                                                                                             

 

MALTA INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

23 JUNE - 15 JULY 2017

Under the artistic direction Michelle Castelletti

Featuring a varied programme of theatre, music, dance and visual arts and offering a broad range of genres and artistic forms, the festival is held mainly in open-air venues in Malta’s warm summer nights. The Festival also includes a number of residencies & workshops with some of its international guest.                                            

 

SUMMER CARNIVAL   

18 - 20 AUGUST 2017

Under the artistic direction of Jason Busutill

In Malta, the roots of Carnival can be traced back to the early 1400s, although it was the Knights of the Order of St John that endowed the national festivities with spectacle and pageantry.                                                                                                                                               

THE THREE PALACES FESTIVAL

3 - 12 NOVEMBER 2017

Under the artistic direction of Peter Manning

Music of quality and distinction. The Three Palaces Festival, has been building a tremendous following allowing the world’s greatest artists and younger generation musicians to come and celebrate together with us all on Malta during the festival month of November.