Lordi and Mike and the Mechanics, among others, will hold separate concerts in Malta
The Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici launched the programme of events for Rock’N Malta 2023, a fund managed by Festivals Malta to incentivise artists and promoters to invest in the rock genre and all its subgenres.
Minister Bonnici explained that following a call for applications issued in July 2022, the agency received a very positive response, out of which 20 applicants were successful and will benefit from this fund.
“Since the festival was launched in 2017, Festivals Malta has supported numerous local artists and event organisers in the production of rock concerts and rock subgenres. The festival has not only supported local artists but has also helped organisers host various renowned artists from the international rock scene” Dr Bonnici concluded.
Festivals Malta Chairman Aaron Zahra said that “through the Rock’N Malta Fund, Festivals Malta is investing in the local rock industry, with the aim of helping artists who are starting their musical career, to establish themselves in the sector while reaching new audiences through the international acts that already have a large following locally and internationally. I encourage the public to attend and participate in these events.”
Annabelle Stivala, CEO of Festivals Malta outlined the programme of events which will take place between March and December 2023. She stated that through this fund the Agency is helping the industry evolve and elevate the quality of events produced through the support of local artists and event organisers by alleviating some of the financial burdens that come with producing events.
The Rock’N Malta 2023 programme of events will be as follows:
Lordi – March
Dark Malta – April
Music Playground – Between April and September
Rock the South 10th Edition | A symphonic rock show – May
Kunċert Rock | Gogol Bordello – June
John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest – July
Plaguefest – August
Venti Music Fest | The Creepers – Blues in Malta – September
Rock Wired – October
A Symphonic Rock Show and Choir – November
The Gozo Youth Orchestra – November and December
The Travellers Christmas Concert – December
Mike and the Mechanics | Rock in the Forest | Steven Rothery | Alan Parsons – Dates will be announced later this year.