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Set in the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and with year-round sunshine, it’s easy to see why the stunning Maltese Islands make for the perfect getaway. But the gorgeous islands have much more to offer than a beautiful landscape; they’re fast becoming a destination where you can party all night and recoup on the beach with a cocktail during the day, offering the perfect place to let off steam, whether you’re an exam tired student letting loose for the summer or a busy professional, seeking late night thrills in a stunning location.
This party mecca is home to a thriving and eclectic line up of music festivals that attracts a high profile line up of acts to its shores every year. There’s something for everyone, from Annie Mac’s Lost & Found festival in May – now in its 5th year – featuring a series of day and night parties in the open-air arena, to Earth Garden, at the end of May, that combines music from around the world – including Reggae, Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Trance, Techno, Hip-Hop and Electro – and celebrates cultural diversity, with daily workshops, a yoga & meditation area and an Ethnic market.
Outside the jam-packed festival calendar, Malta boasts a vast array of live music bars, pubs, nightclubs and more for you to party the night away in. You can party ’til dawn in Paceville, located in St. Julian’s or enjoy a more chilled vibe in chic cocktail bar Kingsway in Valletta.
Danced all night and still eager for adventure? The Maltese Islands have it all with scuba diving, quad biking, rock climbing and boat trips all available. Or, if you’re weary from the night before, just enjoy a cold one on the beach before enjoying the party scene all over again.
Malta has a packed calendar for 2019!
Annie Mac’s Lost & Found (2nd – 5th May)
The acclaimed DJ is back with a massive line-up of fellow dance music heavy weights. The festival takes place across four days and a series of stunning venues, including a coastline pool party and a hidden open- air arena.
Earth Garden (30th May- 2nd June)
Every music taste is catered for at this festival with 120 acts to be announced across an array of genres. There are five different music areas to explore, plus an international food court, two campsites and a fun park.
Isle of MTV (9th July)
Back for the 13th year running, the music channel brand takes Il Fosos Square by storm with a stellar mix of international stars. Previous line-ups have included Jason Derulo, Paloma Faith and Dimitri Vegas. This year’s music week will run from the 9th to the 14th of July.
Summer Daze Malta (14th – 18th August)
Topped by big name headliners from the world of EDM, house and pop music this unmissable event saw Martin Garrix, Rita Ora and Roger Sanchez fill last year’s bill.
Glitch Festival (14th – 16th August)
Glitch organisers say this is set to be the biggest instalment of their clubbing festival to date. Taking place in Gianpula, it’s framed by an iconic skyline and features a boat-party on its final day.
Elrow (14th September)
The international music festival is coming back to Malta. Known not only for electronic music but also for its colourful atmosphere it’s scooped various international awards and is set to include some of the world’s most popular DJs.
For more info visit www.maltaireland.com