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ROCK THE SOUTH - press release

Rock The South 2024: Unveiling Our Explosive Lineup!

We are thrilled to announce the landmark 11th edition of Malta’s foremost alternative music festival, Rock The South, set to ignite the stages at Zion bar in Marsascala from May 3rd to May 5th, 2024! prepare to immerse yourself in three days of electrifying performances, vibrant atmosphere, and unforgettable experiences.

Rock The South has become synonymous with celebrating the best of local and international music, and this year, we are proud to present our most explosive lineup yet. From emerging talents to established acts across two stages, our carefully curated roster promises something for every music lover!

Highlights of our 2024 lineup include:


The experimental noise duo formed by Wayne Adams and Igor Cavalera, is set to electrify the stage as headliners of Rock The South Malta. Renowned for their experimental soundscapes and relentless energy, Petbrick promises an unforgettable performance that pushes the boundaries of conventional music. With Igor Cavalera's return to the festival after his electrifying performance in 2021, fans can anticipate a unique blend of experimental noise and a fusion of punk, industrial, and electronic vibes!

Dolls For Idols

Get ready to dance and rock out because Dolls for Idols are back! Emerging from the alternative scene back in 2009, this dynamic trio created a buzz with their infectious blend of electronic synths and punk-driven hooks. Malta's music scene couldn't get enough of their energy, and soon they were building hype across Europe. Dolls for Idols’ triumphant comeback after a decade long hiatus is ready to bring their fresh tunes and electrifying live performances back to the stage at Rock The South!


Often credited with the revival of Maltese sung pop music, Brikkuni has been making waves since their seminal 2008 debut "Kuntrabanda." Their genre-bending pop/rock/punk hybrid transformed them into a local cult phenomenon, ushering in a new wave of Maltese alternative music in its wake. With captivating storytelling and thought-provoking lyrics, Brikkuni's energetic performances have garnered them a dedicated fanbase both locally and internationally.

Waq Waq Kingdom

Waq Waq Kingdom, the brainchild of Shigeru Ishihara (DJ Scotch Egg) and Kiki Hitomi (King Midas Sound), blends elements of electronic music, dub, and experimental sounds into a mesmerizing sonic journey. Their boundary-pushing approach to music has garnered them acclaim and a dedicated following worldwide.


JOON is the electronic solo project by Maltese songwriter and producer, Yasmin Kuymizakis. With ethereal vocals, celestial synths, and self-directed music videos inspired by B-movie tropes, JOON immerses listeners in a world of dreamy mysticism. Her debut album 'Dream Again' was released on Italians Do It Better in 2021, delivering a fusion of cushioned beats, woozy electronic layers, and messages of hope. In 2023, JOON's captivating artistry gained further acclaim as she embarked on a direct support tour alongside Future Islands and performances at renowned festivals like Corona Capital in Guadalajara (Mexico), sharing the stage with esteemed artists such as Thundercat, Pussy Riot, Poolside and Regina Spektor.


Forsaken, one of Southern Europe’s longest standing and premier doom metal outfits, will be performing at Rock The South Malta’s 11th Edition! Over their many years of plying their trade on stage, Forsaken built a strong reputation as a powerful and emotionally charged live doom act. Apart from countless local gigs and European tours, the band played in various reputable heavy metal festivals all over Europe. Captivating audiences with their dark and atmospheric sound since the early 1990s with powerful vocals, crushing riffs, and haunting melodies, Forsaken has established themselves as pioneers of the genre, earning them a dedicated following worldwide.

And many more exciting acts!

In addition to the stellar live band performances, Rock The South 2024 promises a unique Silent Disco experience, with the return of ‘Versus’ DJ’s playing out the end of the night! Powered by White Noise, dance the night away under the stars on your own personal dance floor.

Whether you're a seasoned festival-goer or looking for a new adventure, Rock The South guarantees an unforgettable experience - Stay tuned for further announcements, ticket details, and exclusive updates by following us on social media @rockthesouthmt or visiting our website

Rock The South Organisation

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