Malta International Arts Festival 2019: An enriching experience!

13 May 2019

Every year, the Malta International Arts Festival endeavours to enhance the cultural diary in Malta with a spectacular assortment of events, including virtuoso music performance, visual exhibitions, dance shows and established worldwide acts performing at different settings in and around the capital Valletta. This year, the festival will run from 28th June to 14th July. If you are planning your holidays in Malta during that period, keep an eye on the official page for a taste of things to come with the best in local and international arts.

What is the Malta International Arts Festival?

What started as a small group of artists has developed into an internationally renowned gathering of the top artists in their field. The festival’s agenda typically includes mesmerising performances from artists, poets, dancers, actors, musicians, authors, and more- there truly is something for everyone. If you consider yourself a creative individual or have a strong penchant for the arts, then this festival is definitely for you!

Previous exhibitors have included famous long-established names as well as fresh, young talent. The organisers' aim is not just to promote established Maltese artists but to give a platform of opportunity to those just starting in the arts industry to showcase their work in public and make it accessible to a new audience.

What’s in store?

Malta International Arts festival 2019

Image Copyright: Water Concerto Official Facebook Event

Visitors to the 2019 festival should expect to embrace themselves in a jam-packed programme of events, most of which are entirely free! 

For starters, on 28th June, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra along with the Malta Youth Orchestra will join forces to wow audiences with music by Borodin, Lecuona and Shostakovich, amongst others. However, the Official Opening will take place on 29th June, featuring a vibrant programme of percussion ensemble, string quarters, circus arts and more. 

In the following days, a variety of events will take place including a unique sunset tour-performance on a sailing boat across the Grand Harbour entitled “Harbour Odyssey”, a hypnotic concert using water as a musical instrument entitled “Water Concerto” and “FLA.CO.MEN”- a wild flamenco reinvention by world-famous Israel Galván. 

Malta International Arts festival 2019

Image Copyright: FLA CO MEN Official Facebook Event

Browse the festival’s full programme and see which events will go on top of your agenda while on your holidays in Malta!

What else?

If you like the concept of the Malta International Arts Festival, be sure to make time to unravel the rest of the Maltese Islands’ spectacular offerings. Malta is a cultural pearl; in fact, last year, Valletta enjoyed a year-long celebration of its title as European Capital of Culture 2018. Museums, art galleries, festivals, theatrical performances and concerts are just a few examples of how you too can channel your inner culture vulture while on your holidays in Malta. One highlight on Malta’s event calendar for this year is the upcoming acrobatic shows by Cirque du Soleil.  Follow our blog for the latest updates on events and activities happening on the island. 

Book your flights to Malta today and get a taste of Malta's fascinating offerings for yourself!

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