Music is back this summer in Malta!
Finally you can get your groove back on, strut your stuff, shake your booty and get on down on the dance floor!
Here's a run down of the top 10 festivals hitting the Maltese shores this summer!
Annie Mac Presents: Lost & Found Festival
Festival lineup: Annie Mac, Katy B, Ben Hemsley, Gorgon City, CamelPhat, DJ EZ, Denis Sulta.
Annie Mac's Lost and Found kickstarts summer in Malta with her Lost and Found takeover. If disco, dance and grime is your thing then the Lost & Found Festival is for you. This is a multi location festival spread across 3 days, clubs, boats, beaches and castles will host you for what will be a truly sun-drenched dancers paradise.
When & where: 1-4 June 2022; Various
World Club Dome Malta
Festival lineup: Headliners - Lost Frequencies, Steve Aoki, Robin Schulz
3 days of sun, sea and dance! Dubbed as the "worlds biggest dance party" the famed EDM brand World Club Dome sets up stall in Malta with its top DJ's. Party by day at the official beach club - Bora Bora Resort, enjoy a day at sea with a party boat cruise around Sliema and the harbours, by night party in Malta's best open air night spots, Gianpula and the iconic Cafe Del Mar.
When & where: 5-7 August 2022; Various
Festival lineup: Amelie Lens, Ben Klock, Daria Kolosova.
One of the newest festivals on the block, Glitch promises sun-kissed house and disco by day, and techno by night. At only 5 years old, the electronic music festival has already brought big names to the island including Jon Hopkins and Marcel Dettman. All playing with a stunning backdrop of cultural ruins and beautiful beaches.
When: 13-16 August 2022; Various
ABODE On The Rock
Celebrated London promoters ABODE make their way to Gozo for the third time this June. bringing with them the supreme sounds they've built their reputation upon. Think beautiful crystalline coastlines, immaculate beaches, serene sunsets, accompanied by DJs spinning house and techno.
When & where: 16-20 June 2022; Gozo
Malta Music Week
Festival lineup: TBA
Club nights, beach parties, and street concerts—all these will help you prepare yourself for the coolest party of the year—the Isle of MTV, which pre-pandemic was held annually in Malta. The line-up of renowned international musicians will perform live at various locations. So don't miss the best week for clubbing and entertainment in Malta.
When & where: Approx 12 July - remain watchful of the Isle of MTV build up. Various
Drumcode Festival Malta
Festival lineup: Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, ANNA, Maceo Plex, Chris Liebing.
Founded by Adam Beyer, Drumcode are now one of the world's most instantly recognised techno brands.. Adam and Drumcode will be making their first visit to Malta this summer with a top-tier lineup of electronic music. Over 40 artists will play across 8 curated stages during this 4 day festival.
When & where: 15-19 September 2022; Valetta
Festival lineup: TBA
Rescheduled from 2021, Summer Daze brings to the island the best of the world's electro, pop and house to Gianpula Fields at Ta'Qali and also the iconic beach club Café del Mar, - you can expect to see giants such as David Guetta, Loco Dice, Tyga and James Arthur and with Creamfields and BBC Radio's R1Dance on hosting duties, you know you are in for a ball!
When & where: Dates for 2022 TBA; Ta Qali and Cafe Del Mar
Isle of MTV Malta Festival
Festival lineup: Headliner - DJ marshmellow
Isle of MTV is back! Previous years have welcomed Lady Gaga, Calvin Harris, Snoop Dog and Kid Rock to the stage in Floriana's iconic Il Fosos Square. This marvellous open air concert is the culmination to Malta's Music Week.
When & where: 19 July 22 - The Granaries, Floriana, Malta.
Festival lineup: GDC vs NEXTMEN, Panda Dub, Opal Ocean and Tribali.
Celebrate "music, diversity and life" at this alternative music festival! Featuring 5 music stages, a gem of a Jamming area and over 100 acts from around the World, with an eclectic music fusion of World Music, Ska, Funk, Blues, Reggae, Alternative Rock, Dub, Hip-Hop, Psychedelic Trance, Techno, Acid, House, Electro, Drum ‘n’ Bass and more.
But. Earth Garden isn't just about the music. It’s also very much about cultural diversity, community, healing, creativity and inspiration. The Festival offers an International Food-Court, Healing, daily workshops, a colourful & diverse Ethnic Market, a large naturally shaded campsite and a Fun Park.
When & where: 3-5 June; Ta' Qali National Park
Malta International Jazz Festival
Festival lineup: John Schofield, Richard Bona and Alfredo Rodriguez, Joel Ross and Danny Grissett Trio.
This is a long standing music festival for all lovers of Jazz! First staged in 1990, the Malta Jazz Festival is now a key date in the island's music calendar. The grand finale of the week is held in a beautiful acoustic location at stunning Ta' Liesse right on the waterfront in Valletta.
When: 11-16 July 2022; Phoenicia Hotel and Valetta Waterfront