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FESTIVALS MALTA


Festivals Malta has a vision, mission and strategy for all of Malta’s festivals falling under its auspices. In line with goals set by Arts Council Malta, it shall endeavour to shape Malta’s cultural development through all the performing arts, and to develop a financially sustainable ecosystem that entertains, enriches and inspires performers and audiences alike.

 

FESTIVALS MALTA


Festivals Malta has a vision, mission and strategy for all of Malta’s festivals falling under its auspices. In line with goals set by Arts Council Malta, it shall endeavour to shape Malta’s cultural development through all the performing arts, and to develop a financially sustainable ecosystem that entertains, enriches and inspires performers and audiences alike.

 

 
 
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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.


KARNIVAL TA' MALTA

KARNIVAL TA' MALTA

9 - 13 FEBRUARY 2018

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.


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MALTA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

18 & 19 MAY 2018

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. 


GĦANAFEST

GĦANAFEST

1 & 2 JUNE 2018

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.


MALTA INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

MALTA INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

29 JUNE - 16 JULY 2018

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. 


Jazz Festival

MALTA JAZZ FESTIVAL

16 - 21 JULY 2018

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 JAZZ FESTIVAL

SUMMER CARNIVAL

17 - 19 & 24 - 26 AUGUST 2018

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.                   


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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. 


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ROCK 'N MALTA

VARIOUS DATES

Under the artistic direction of Lou Bondi

Rock 'n Malta is an annual series which celebrates rock music in all its genres. This initiative will be promoting local rock bands and supporting the Maltese rock scene in general.