9 July 2014
Whoever said a festival had to be spent for days on end camping in a muddy field? As the Summer Season in Malta has only just begun the incredible amount of events, functions, parties and festivals taking place is enough to exhaust any professional socialite. Not that I am complaining though. Who would have thought such a small island could cram in so much to do!
I am very excited about the upcoming Sliema Street Art Festival presented by Add More Colours and the Sliema local council, taking place during the 18-20th July. This year is looking set to be a be much bigger than last year with over 17 local and foreign artists such as Wild Drawing, Tony Cuboliquido, Telmo Miel, Sofles, Bond and Sea Puppy just to name a few.
Sliema, the bustling and popular tourist coastal town, becomes a blank canvas for these artists to demonstrate their abilities, surrounded by art fans, sun seekers and creative individuals.
A festival is not complete without music, and the Sliema Street Art Festival will not disappoint. During the afternoon and after the sun sets, Jules Bar will be hosting Reggae Beach, known for being really popular and lots of fun. (You really need to try their mojitos!) There will be a main stage and an alternative stage running throughout the three days full with local and international talent. Just head for the independence gardens in Sliema.
Surfers Paradise - a concept by Duncan F & Alex Thomson, is a new addition this year that will keep the festival going and will guarantee good times from morning until night. Located on the beach situated between Surfside and Exiles, directly by a natural inlet sea pool, one can expect collaborative art sessions, improvised jamming, fire dancers, fresh fruit, fine cocktails and fantastic chilled out music. It is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, socialising and soaking up the creativity. As the sun sets some of Malta's best DJ's will be taking over the sound system and will keep people smiling and moving their feet all night long.
If sunshine, art, creativity, music and live performances are your thing, you just cannot miss the Sliema Street Art Festival 2014.