Luke Brincat addresses homophobia after Miss Malta cat walk

Luke Brincat addresses homophobia after Miss Malta cat walk
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After showcasing Lumija Swimwear on a Miss Malta catwalk, dancer and model Luke Brincat took to social media to address some of the comments directed at him. 


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Luke had revealed that for the first time in is life he’d be walking a catwalk showcasing the local brand’s swimwear. 

‘Representing fierce. Representing sexy. Representing chunk. Representing controversy. Representing myself’ he wrote. 

However, following some hateful comments, Luke addressed the situation writing: ‘You’d expect homophobia from the men but so far so good… this one’s for the ladies…’ 

‘Y’all following a beauty pageant that’s promoting world peace – but some of you ladies can’t  even keep the peace in a comment section’.

‘Self expression and creativity is not always easy to understand especially in a medieval minded island such as Malta.. so instead of wasting time writing a pointless comment that nobody cares about use that time to upgrade your mindset to 2023.’ 

Luke, who is also the dance director at DanceLab, thanked all those who supported him for this massive step in his dream. 


Maltese Australian drag race driver Sam Fenech dies in drag race accident

Maltese Australian drag race driver Sam Fenech dies in drag race accident
Jan 10 2023 Share

Maltese-Australian professional drag racer Sam Fenech sadly passed away when his car flipped over a barrier and smashed into a camera tower at 320km/h. 

Fenech was competing in the New Year Nitro race at Willowbank Raceway, west of Brisbane, before 7pm on Saturday when, according to DailyMail, lost control f his Chevrolet Camaro in front of a crowd. 

Despite being treated by paramedics at the scene, he unfortunately passed away soon after. It was also revealed that the 55-year-old race driver was involved in a similar incident at the Sydney Dragway in January of 2019. 

Fenech had hit the tyre barrier at the end of the braking area when his parachutes failed to eject after the 410km/h. However, he had walked away from the car unharmed.

Unfortunately, the latest incident cost Fenech his life, leading to a flood of tributes pouring in. The accident itself was also shocking for viewers, but many remembered Fenech for his love of the sport and continuous striving. 

He was also honoured as a loving family man who did everything to help those around him. Condolences to all his loved ones. 


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Netflix drops ‘You’ Season 4 Trailer returning February 9th

Netflix drops ‘You’ Season 4 Trailer returning February 9th
Jan 10 2023 Share

Netflix has officially dropped the trailer for the fourth season of its hit series drama ‘You’, and this time around, it’s main character Joe Goldberg the one who is being stalked. 

Following last season’s ending, with Joe *SPOILERS* faking his own death and resurfacing as ‘Professor Jonathan Moore’, Joe’s plans to lay low go array as people around him start getting murdered. 

Fans are really excited to see the how return and even see the tables turned on the protagonist as he gets a taste of his own medicine.

The first part of the season is set to release on Netflix on February 9th 2022 with the first batch of five episodes. In typical Netflix fashion, part two will drop a month later on March 9th so that fans can get the answers they crave. 


2006 Eurovision winners ‘Lordi’ will be performing in Malta this March

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Rock’N Malta 2023 calendar of events launched

Minister for the 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.

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