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No Humano Wins Battle of the Bands / Strummin’ Supports Foodbank / Farsons Beer Fest & Rock In The Forest!


Strummin’ Foundation presents concert proceeds to Foodbank Lifeline Foundation


In an event held at the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector in Valletta, Strummin’ Foundation presented the proceeds from last year’s annual charity concert, Turn Back Time, to Foodbank Lifeline Foundation.


Strummin’ founder Gwyneth Zammit presented a cheque of €4000 to Lisa Villette from Foodbank on behalf of the foundation, the cast and the committee. Ms Villette expressed her gratitude, urging people to recognise the importance of initiatives like the Strummin’ concert that help in more ways than one.


Ms Zammit then went on to announce the beneficiary for the 20th edition of the concert, Dr Klown. Eric Muscat, President of Dr Klown, gave an introduction to the valuable work carried out by clown doctors at Mater Dei Hospital, and how he hopes the monies collected from this year’s concert will contribute to a new preparation room for the clown doctors at the hospital.

To wrap up the evening, Mr Jean Claude Vancell presented the theme artwork and brand for the ‘Years of Gold’ concert — explaining how the valuable work and time of over 2,100 participants in the last 19 editions inspired the string graphic that will guide the audience through over 2 hours of music this November.


No Humano Triumphs at Inaugural Crowned Battle Of the Bands


In an electrifying display of musical talent, No Humano, a dynamic band composed of musicians from Colombia, Malta, and Chile, emerged victorious at the first edition of the Crowned Battle Of the Bands. The event took place on Friday, July 5th, and Saturday, July 6th, at The Garage, captivating audiences with an impressive array of performances.


The competition kicked off on Friday evening with six bands each delivering a fifteen-minute set, vying for a spot in the finals. The evening's performances were judged based on both the judges’ scores and attendees’ votes. By the end of the night, three bands advanced to Saturday’s showdown: No Humano, From Sheep To Wolves, and Captain Romance And The Danger Dogs.


Each band brought their A-game to Friday's stage, showcasing their unique styles and engaging the audience with impeccable performances. The anticipation for Saturday’s final was palpable, as the three finalists prepared to deliver even more stunning sets.


Saturday night did not disappoint. The finalists gave it their all, each band shining brightly in their respective performances. The competition was fierce, but in the end, No Humano edged out the others by just a few points, securing their well-deserved victory.


In a heartfelt post on their Facebook page, No Humano expressed their gratitude and excitement: "Thanks to everyone that believed in us! And all the bands that participated. This was an amazing experience! Now that we won we can proudly say we got ourselves a distribution deal with Kewn Records, recording sessions at Spinesplitter Studio with the great David Depasquale behind the desk and we will see you again at Farsons Beer Festival!"


The victory represents a pivotal achievement for No Humano, paving the way for them with a new distribution deal and future recording sessions. Their success at the Crowned Battle Of the Bands highlights not only their exceptional talent and hard work but also the cohesion of their diverse lineup.


Anticipation is high for No Humano's upcoming performance at the Farsons Beer Festival, where they are expected to enchant audiences once again with their distinctive sound and energetic stage presence. This international group has a promising future ahead as they continue to make a significant impact on the music scene.


Farsons Beer Festival Returns for 10 Nights of Summer Fun!


The legendary Farsons Beer Festival is making a grand return, offering ten nights of exhilarating fun this summer! Mark your calendars: the festivities kick off on July 25th and run until August 3rd, 2024, at the Malta National Park in Ta’ Qali.


The annual festival, known for its lively atmosphere, is back at a beloved location. The Malta National Park, which has recently undergone significant refurbishment, will host the event with an adapted layout to take full advantage of its improved amenities and paved flooring.


This year, the organizers are placing a strong emphasis on creating a family-friendly environment. The enhanced facilities, combined with a soon-to-be-announced lineup, are designed to delight attendees of all ages. The festival will feature live music performances, a diverse selection of beers, and an abundance of food options, ensuring that your summer nights are well-spent at the Farsons Beer Festival.


Among the participating acts this year are both new and established bands, including No Humano, the recent winners of the Crowned Battle Of The Bands. Their performance is eagerly anticipated and is sure to be a highlight of the festival.


Best of all, entry to the Farsons Beer Festival is free, so there’s no excuse to miss out on the excitement! Whether you’re a beer enthusiast, a music lover, or simply looking for a fantastic night out with family and friends, this festival has something for everyone.


Rock in the Forest 2024: A Musical Extravaganza in Chateau Buskett



Rabat, Malta – Music enthusiasts are in for a treat as Rock in the Forest returns for its 2024 edition, set against the picturesque backdrop of Chateau Buskett. Scheduled for Saturday, August 31st, this highly anticipated event promises an evening filled with classic and contemporary rock. This year's concert, in support of YMCA Malta, will feature an impressive lineup of performances, covering timeless rock classics and modern hits. Attendees can look forward to hearing iconic tracks from legendary bands such as AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Green Day, Alice Cooper, Metallica, Nirvana, and Queen, among many others.

The evening will showcase the talents of local musicians, including Georgius Mifsud (Checkmate MT) on vocals and guitars, Jean Elle Newell (Thirteen Years Later, ex-Unchartered) on vocals, David Ellul Mercer on vocals, Sarah De’ Marco on vocals, Simaria Galea on vocals, Kristina Perotti on drums and percussion, Franco Aloisio (ex Corkskrew) on drums and percussion, Cliff Smith (ex Corkskrew) on bass guitar, Sergio Bellizzi on keyboards, Max Paget on guitars, and Mario Saliba (Bletchley Park, Explicit) on guitars.

Attendees can enjoy a fully-stocked bar and restaurant, ensuring delicious food and beverages are available throughout the night. While general standing space is offered, early reservations for tables are highly recommended for those who wish to dine. Table bookings can be made via a private message on the Rock in the Forest Facebook Page or by emailing krisper01@outlook.com.

Tickets for the event are available for purchase online at Showshappening or at the door on the night of the concert. Additionally, ample parking is provided on-site for the convenience of all attendees.

Rock in the Forest 2024, co-hosted by YMCA Malta and supported by Festivals Malta, promises an evening of outstanding music, great food, and a fantastic atmosphere. This event offers a unique opportunity to experience live rock music in one of Malta’s most beautiful settings. For more information and updates, visitors are encouraged to like and follow the Rock in the Forest Facebook page.



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