Music Festivals in Malta – what’s on this year


Malta is hot for so many reasons. Yes, the weather is pretty great; it never really strays far below 16°C during the winter months and it reaches peaks of around 35°C in July and August. Old school cultural charm, beautiful scenery and friendly locals are just the beginning.  It’s bang on trend, especially for students and twenty-somethings who like their electronic dance and chart music.

Despite becoming known as a hot music festival destination right now, it’s still something of a well-kept secret… now’s the time to go!

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Check out some of the hottest music festivals in Malta…

Isle of MTV Festival

When? 23rd-27th June 2017

Where? Granaries, Floriana in Malta

How much? Entrance to the festival is free

With the likes of Martin Garrix, N*E*R*D, Akon, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, Jessie J, Rita Ora and Rudimental gracing the stages in previous years, Isle of MTV has a line-up of all the big’uns. Crowds of 50,000+ music fans flock to the open-air stage during the festival… so don’t miss out!

Who’s performing? Four huge acts have been announced to perform on the Isle of MTV stage this year, The Chainsmokers, Don Diablo, Kungs and Cheat Codes…

Glitch Festival

When? 7th-8th September 2017

Where? Gianpula Fields, Rabat

How much? €64.90 (Standard 2-day), €69.90 (VIP 2-day) 

Glitch Festival had an extremely successful debut last year and 2017  is lining up to be just as great. Malta provides the perfect backdrop as electro-music fans from all over Europe come together to lap up the last of the summer sunshine. With multiple stages and a diverse range of artists performing, this is a festival you don’t want to miss out on… 

Who’s performing? Jon Hopkins, Maceo Plex, Ben Klock, Dax J, DJ Seinfeld and Cain are just a handful of names who are performing at this year’s festival. 

GrooveFest 2017

When? TBC

Where? Gianpula, Malta

How much? £69 (Early Bird), £89 (Standard), £149 (VIP)

Previously held only at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, GrooveFest is a dance music festival with tropical flavour. After a successful 2016, Malta is bringing back  GrooveFest for another unforgettable year. Gianpula is one of the best nightclubs in the Mediterranean or for an Ibiza-style experience, Cafè Del Mar is an open-aired beach-club space allowing you to party into the sunset.

Who’s performing? The 2017 line up is yet to be announced but with last year’s names including Apollonia, Andrea Olivia, Art Department, Chez Damier, Davide Squillace, Guti (live), Kerri Chandler, Jamie Jones, MK, Route 94, Detroit Swindle, Hot Since 82, Matthias Tansmann, we’re sure the wait will be worthwhile…

Do these music festivals in Malta take your fancy? Book your holiday to Malta here, or take a look at this page for some party holiday inspiration.

Written on 18th April 2017 by

Kiran Flynn