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Muzika Muzika / Lordi & Evadne live in Malta / Festivals Malta what's next

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

Gianluca Bezzina, a former Eurovision participant, emerged as the winner of the third installment of Mużika Mużika on Saturday night with his song "Sabiħa," written by Joe Julian Farrugia and composed by Philip Vella.

A doctor by profession, Bezzina is no stranger to the stage, having represented Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest a decade ago in Sweden and placing eighth.

In his remarks, Bezzina expressed his surprise at winning, stating that he was content with his performance and savouring the moment.

The runners-up were Drakard and Lisa Gauci with their song 'Jekk Mhux Int,' and Jasmine Abela with 'M'hawnx Bħalek' ranked third. In addition, Maestro Ryan Paul Abela was awarded Best Musical Arrangement, and Jasmin Abela won the Best Interpretation award.

Mużika Mużika, has grown into one of the most prominent platforms for showcasing Maltese songs and artists.

The festival, held at Ta' Qali MFCC and hosted by Keith Demicoli, Moira Delia, and Claire Agius.

The last weekend of March is upon us with a major event organized by Rock 'N Malta, to be followed by another one on the following night, this time organized by the guys that brought Therion to our shores.

On the 31st March, a public holiday on the island, Rock 'N Malta presents Lordi at the Aria Complex, San Gwann.

The Finnish band was formed in 1992 by Tomi Petteri Putaansuu (Mr. Lordi) who is the band's lead singer, songwriter, and costume maker. The band first success came in 2002 with their hit single "Would You Love a Monsterman?” but are probably most famous for their triumph in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2006 with their song "Hard Rock Hallelujah".

The band’s discography boasts 17 studio albums and 3 compilations, plus numerous singles, and music videos.

On the night Damaged & Co. fresh from the launch of their debut album ‘Life’s Grand Delusion’ last February. Tickets for this event costs €25 and can be bought here.

Less than 24hours later The Garage hosts Spanish Melodic Doom/Death metal band Evadne on their second visit to Malta (having played the Malta Doom Metal Festival in 2012).

Evadne was formed in Valencia in 2003 although they performed for three years prior under the name of Hexenprozesse. Influenced by classica Doom/Death metal bands of the 90's their sound is based on melancholy, a desperate and devoted attempt to establish a sound that cries for the deepest, most arcane and saddest feelings in humans. In 2004 the band released its debut demo 'In Bitterness Of Our Souls'. The demo is currently sold out after selling all 1000 copies issued. Their first full length album was released in 2007 (The 13th Condition) and since then released 3 more, with the last one being The Pale Light Of the Fireflies on the 24th December 2021.

Chaotic Remains are the support band on the night and tickets are €10 and can be bought from the door.

Festivals Malta events for 2023, includes a new addition in November called The Early Opera and Music Festival. The calendar which started with the Valletta Baroque Festival in January, Carnival in February and Mużika Mużika in March continues with Ritmu and The Malta International Arts Festival in June, The Malta Jazz Festival and Dance Festival Malta in July, Notte Bianca in October, and The Three Palaces Festival and The Early Opera and Music Festival in November. In addition to these events, Festivals Malta is responsible for organizing five national events and backs Rock ‘N Malta events, supporting the rock community in Malta. Learn more about Festivals Malta's upcoming events here

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