A most anticipated event, Rockestra is a rock concert organised by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra with the aim of raising funds for the Malta Community Chest Fund.
Under the musical direction of Sigmund Mifsud, the orchestra performs a number of songs by prominent bands such as Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Prince, Led Zeppelin and Santana amongst many others. Renowned local bands also have the opportunity to perform with a 65-piece orchestra together with a dance choreography set up by Felix Busuttil of Yada Dancers.
Local artists that have performed in the past include Paul Borg Bonaci of Fakawi, Mikaela, Matt of Red Electrick, Claudette Pace, Ira Losco and Chiara amongst many others.
The Rockestra concert is one of the summer’s most popular events and attracts thousands of music fans from all over Europe. Held at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre in Ta’ Qali, profits are donated to the Malta Community Chest Fund. The President and Mrs Abela attend this annual event which has become a staple favourite.