Discover Gozo With These Unmissable Summer Events In August!

Jul 27 2023 Share

If you’re looking for a perfect destination to spend your summer days filled with vibrant culture, delicious food, and unforgettable entertainment, look no further than Gozo! Whether you’re a foodie, a culture enthusiast, or a music lover, our picturesque sister island has something special in store for you.

Malta International Food Festival (Gozo Edition)

On Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August, head over to the lively Xewkija Square for the much-awaited Gozo Edition of the Malta International Food Festival. This gastronomic extravaganza will tantalise your taste buds with 100 international plates from all corners of the world. With music, entertainment, and a dedicated children’s area, the festival promises a delightful experience for the whole family.

Wirja Santa Marija 2023

Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and local craftsmanship of Gozo at the Wirja Santa Marija 2023, a three-day event happening from August 13th to 15th. Stroll through the stalls and indulge in the flavours of Gozo while admiring the talent of local artisans. For a truly authentic experience, don’t miss the captivating livestock displays and family-friendly folklore-inspired entertainment that will surely transport you back in time.

Xlendi Sunset Festival

Get ready for a magical evening at the Xlendi Sunset Festival on Saturday, August 13th, held at the beautiful Xlendi Promenade. As the sun dips below the horizon, enjoy an enchanting musical lineup featuring Airport Impressions, Michela, Denise, Miggy, and Zrinz.

Gozo Film Festival

From Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August, the historic Cittadella in Gozo will be the centre of attention as the Gozo Film Festival commences. Celebrating the art of filmmaking, this free event showcases the talents of local and international filmmakers. Diverse genres and compelling stories will be screened for public viewing, giving you a chance to enjoy outstanding films in a truly unique setting.

Levant Gozo Music Fest

End your August on a high note at the Levant Gozo Music Fest on September 1st, featuring an incredible lineup including Mae, Junior B, Musea Orchestra, and Tribali. Dance the night away in the vibrant atmosphere of Xewkija as this music festival promises to be a celebration like no other, bidding farewell to the summer season with style.

All these thrilling events are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ministry for Gozo and various local councils. Gozo’s commitment to promoting culture, arts, and entertainment is evident in the diverse range of events they have lined up for August.

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80s And 90s Music Festival Comes To Kirkop Tomorrow!

80s And 90s Music Festival Comes To Kirkop Tomorrow!
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The 80s and 90s Music Festival, a highly anticipated musical extravaganza, will take place in Ħal Kirkop on Friday, July 28, 2023. Organized by K Music Events for the seventh time, in collaboration with the Banda San Leonardu (VO/0266), the festival aims to bring together music enthusiasts from all walks of life in support of the Inspire Foundation, a leading organisation dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities.

Featuring a diverse range of artists and bands, including Modern Talking Reloaded, one of the biggest Modern Talking tribute bands from around the world, the 80s and 90s Music Festival promises an unforgettable experience for attendees while raising funds and awareness for the Inspire Foundation. With an emphasis on inclusivity and accessibility, the festival aims to create an environment where everyone can come together and enjoy the magic of live music.

The Inspire Foundation has been transforming lives since its establishment in 2009. Through a wide range of programs and services, the organisation works tirelessly to empower individuals with disabilities and provide them with opportunities for independence, education, and social integration, enabling them to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Attendees of the 80s and 90s Music Festival can look forward to an electrifying atmosphere filled with captivating performances by Alex Reflex Grech, Sue Mifsud, and Renato Vella. From all-time favourite tracks to emerging artists, the festival offers something for everyone, encompassing a variety of musical genres. Attendees will have the chance to relish in their favourite melodies, discover new artists, and create lasting memories while making a positive impact.

In addition to the musical showcases, the 80s and 90s Music Festival will feature a range of activities for attendees to enjoy. From interactive stands to delightful culinary experiences, there will be something for everyone to savour during the festival. The festival also proudly supports local vendors, showcasing the vibrant culture of Ħal Kirkop.

While admission to the 80s and 90s Music Festival is free, donations to the Inspire Foundation will be gratefully accepted. For more information, interested individuals can visit the Facebook Event page.


Aliens? Whistle Blower Claims US UFO Programme Under Oath

Aliens? Whistle Blower Claims US UFO Programme Under Oath
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In a remarkable congressional hearing on July 26, 2023, a former American intelligence official, David Grusch, revealed that the US government had conducted a “multi-decade” program to collect and reverse-engineer crashed UFOs. 

Grusch, who led analysis of unexplained anomalous phenomena within a US Department of Defense agency until 2023, disclosed that “non-human” beings had been found, marking a high-profile discussion on the issue of alien life.

The hearing was triggered by Grusch’s claims in June, suggesting that the government was secretly concealing alien spacecraft. He reiterated some of these claims under oath during the hearing and filed a whistleblower complaint in 2022, stating he was denied access to classified government UFO programs.

During the hearing, Grusch stated that he faced severe retaliation for his allegations, both professionally and personally. 

He also confirmed having knowledge of individuals being harmed or injured in government efforts to withhold UFO information.

Apart from Grusch’s testimony, three retired military veterans testified at the hearing, warning that UFO sightings pose a national security problem, and the government’s secrecy has hindered understanding of the issue. 

Lawmakers emphasized the importance of transparency and encouraging reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena.

Despite the lack of government officials testifying at the hearing, the topic of UFOs continues to garner significant interest, with ongoing calls for more investigations and disclosure.


Bolt To Suspend People From Scooter Use For Reckless Driving

Bolt To Suspend People From Scooter Use For Reckless Driving
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Bolt Malta are set to introduce suspensions from scooter use for unsafe and reckless driving of the vehicles. 

Forming part of the Scooter Safety Pledge, Bolt will be introducing the Reckless Rider Score, the ‘industry’s first comprehensive system of evaluating riders’ behaviour with the aim of tackling unsafe scooter riding habits.’ 

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‘It is part of the Scooter Safety Pledge, a document that provides transparent information on Bolt’s safety initiatives, committing to guidelines that will further strengthen scooter safety standards across the industry.’ 

In a statement, Bolt expressed that it ‘takes the safety of its users very seriously, even if they don’t see the danger themselves. Therefore, the multimodal mobility platform took a strong step in upgrading its customers’ safe riding experience by launching its in-house developed rider scoring system.’ 

The system evaluates a rider’s behaviour based on a wide set of inputs collected from Bolt’s scooter features and sensors. This includes abrupt breaking, skidding, collisions and illegal parking. 

The user’s riding behaviour is evaluated after every 5 rides, with the feature tested in Belgium, Germany and Portugal and now going live in Malta.