Festivals you do not want to miss in Malta & Gozo this year

The islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino are ever popular destinations for a traditional holiday in the sun. Boasting over 300 sunny days a year and 12 Blue Flag beaches, this set of islands really does tick every box when it comes to beach holidays. But this is just the beginning, once the sun sets; the islands comes alive, especially in summer when a host of electronic dance festivals take place and attract hordes of music loving sun-seekers.

Annie Mac Presents: Lost and Found

When? 3rd-6th May 2018
Where? St Paul’s Bay
Who? Jamie xx, Diplo, The Martinez Brothers 
How much? From £119

Returning for its fourth year, the popular Lost and Found festival brings together the biggest names in the UK dance scene with a helping of grime and hip-hop. Artists on this year’s line up include Jamie XX, Diplo and The Martinez Brothers with more to be announced.

The festival transforms Malta into an electronic paradise over one sunny weekend in May, with the Friday even featuring a beach party with appearances from Jamz Supernova and Stefflon Don. 

Isle of MTV

When? 28th June
Where? Floriana
Who? Like Mike, Dimitri Vegas
How much? Free

With past performers including The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Martin Garrix and many more, it’s no surprise that Isle of MTV is returning for what will be its 12th consecutive year. Artists already on the bill for this year include Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike who are sure to bring the house down.

With the event being completely free, tickets can sell out quickly so don’t miss out on what promises to be another great year and join the other 50,000 music fans in this open-air venue.

Glitch Fest

When? 14th-16th August
Where? Gianpula
Who? Nina Kraviz, Floorplan
How much? £63

Following on from two successful editions, Glitch Festival will be back bigger and better than ever before this August. The Gianpula fields are the perfect back drop to this unique electronic music festival, which attracts fans from all over the world.

Nina Kraviz and Floorplan are just some of the names who will take to one of the three stages which include a rooftop pool stage and a secret vault.

ABODE On The Rock

When? 8th-11th June
Where? Gozo
Who? Richy Ahmed, Infinity Ink
How much? From £49


This year, ABODE is hosting its first ever international festival weekender on the unspoilt island of Gozo. ABODE On The Rock promises a non-stop weekend of beach, boat and night-time parties featuring performances from Richy Ahmed, Infinity Ink and Sidney Charles among many more.

Your festival ticket includes entry to all parties, including the opening party and with temperatures reaching the high 20s; you’ll even come back with a golden tan.  


Do these music festivals take your fancy? Book your holiday to Malta & Gozo here


Written on 19th March 2018 by

Joshua Carry-James

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