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Summer festivals and other upcoming events

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

Please note that these are only part of this summer's schedule, events of which we received information or invites to attend. Should you wish your event to feature on melodija.eu please send email on info@melodija.eu - Melodija Team


Malta Jazz Festival 2023

The Malta Jazz Festival spans over three days, showcasing talented musicians and virtuosos from around the world in a one-of-a-kind environment. Attendees can look forward to on-stage collaborations, instrumental masterclasses, and engaging workshops. Throughout the festival, visitors will immerse themselves in the captivating performances of renowned musicians and enjoy free events in the city centre. The festival boasts an impressive lineup of jazz artists, featuring both international sensations and local talents. Not only does it promote and uplift the local music scene, but it also fosters creative collaborations between Maltese and international artists.

The 2023 edition will be held between the 10th and 15th July.


PROGRAMME 2023

  • 10th July 2023 | 8pm

William Smith, Dean Montanaro, and Daniel Sant - Embassy Hotel, Valletta

  • 11th July 2023 | 8pm

The New York Blue Note Quintet - City Theatre, Valletta

  • 11th July 2023 | 10pm

Jam Session led by Rob Clearfield, Yoni Zelnik and Francesco Ciniglio - Offbeat, Valletta

  • 12th July 2023 | 8pm

Laurent Coq Trio - City Theatre, Valletta

  • 12th July 2023 | 10pm

Jam Session led by Rob Clearfield, Yoni Zelnik and Francesco Ciniglio - Offbeat, Valletta

  • 13 July 2023 | 8pm

Reynald Colom Quintet - City Theatre, Valletta

  • 13 July 2023 | 10pm

Jam Session led by Daniel Sant, Dean Montanaro, William Smith at Offbeat - Offbeat, Valletta

  • 14 July 2023 | 8pm

Paul Giordimania Trio - SFERA

Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

Samara Joy

Ta’ Liesse, Valletta

  • 15 July 2023 | 8pm

Carlo Muscat Kyiv Quartet

Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet

SUPERBLUE: Kurt Elling Featuring Charlie Hunter

Ta' Liesse, Valletta


More information can be found on www.maltajazzfestival.org and on +356 2339 7000



Unity concert in Kalkara

Vince Bongailas, the vice mayor of Kalkara local council, has announced an event called "KUNCERT RUH SOCJALI," which will be free for all attendees. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 1st, 2023, starting at 7:30pm, and it will be held at Misrah Archbishop Gonzi (Piazza tal-Kalkara).


The event aims to unite people through the power of music, dance, and art, showcasing various genres. The featured artists for the evening include Bongailas Band, Tattika, and Street Elements, who were finalists in Maltas Got Talent 2023.


In expressing gratitude to those who generously donated to make the concert possible, Vice Mayor Bongailas extended an invitation to the public, encouraging them to attend and contribute to the aim of this event.


Ritmu - Roots Festival Malta 2-10 June 2023

The first Ritmu Roots Festival, under the artistic direction of Andrew Alamango will take place between the 2nd and 10th of June and will include contributions from many Maltese artists, singers, and international artists of the folk and fado music genres. During this year’s festival, there will also be an exhibition commemorating the legacy of the late Mikiel Abela, known as il-Bambinu, a renowned folk singer.


PROGRAMME 2023

  • 2ND JUNE:

Għana Għand tal-Iżgej - Zejtun 8PM

  • 4TH JUNE:

Bil-Mixi Ġejt - The Life and Times of Il- Bambinu - Valletta 10AM

Lejla ta’ Fatti / An Evening of Ballads - Valletta 8.30PM - 10PM

  • 6TH JUNE:

Ethnographic Documentary: O Għana, Minn hawn għal fejn? - Valletta 8.30PM

  • 7TH JUNE:

Ħlewwa Ta’ Kitarrini - Valletta 8.30PM

  • 9TH JUNE:

Perreċ Il-Poeżija /Airing Poetry 6PM - 11PM

Kantuniera Mużika Maltija 6PM - 11PM

SALVATI 6PM - 11PM

Wiċċ Imb Wiċċ mal-Għannej / Meet the Għannej - 7PM - 7.30PM

Għana Lab Guitars - 8PM - 8.30PM

Eduardo Trassierra Duo - 8.30PM - 9.30PM

Tchavolo Schmitt - 9.45PM - 11PM


  • 10TH JUNE:

Perreċ Il-Poeżija /Airing Poetry 6PM - 11PM

Kantuniera Mużika Maltija 6PM - 11PM

SALVATI 6PM - 11PM

Making Our Collective Memory Physical - 6pm - 7pm (Children's Workshop) & 7pm - 8pm (Adults' Workshop)

A Viola Amarantina Guitar - 7PM - 7.30PM

Għana Lab Voice - 8PM - 8.30PM

Ana Margarida - 8.45PM - 9.45PM

La Mal Coifée - 9.45PM - 11PM


Tickets and information can be found here



The Malta International Arts Festival

The Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF) combines accessibility with innovation, curating an outstanding artistic program that embraces contemporary aesthetics and appeals to a diverse audience. MIAF transcends traditional performances by utilizing distinctive heritage sites as venues. While any festival can arrange a concert recital, MIAF distinguishes itself by presenting concerts inside the underground cistern constructed by the Knights in the 17th century, and by offering audiences the opportunity to enjoy a theater production aboard a stunning two-masted vessel, surrounded by the breathtaking panoramic views of Grand Harbour.


The Festival is more than just a festival; it creates an immersive "experience" where Malta serves as both the stage and the backdrop.

Music events during the festival includes:


  • M.A.D. - Music and Dance at Valletta Campus Theatre, St Christopher Street, Valletta

17 & 18 June 2023 | 8pm

A dance residency programme connecting international artists with local talent, featuring new choreographies by Ido Gidon (Israel) and Justin Roy Barker (Malta) set to a music recital by Javus String Quartet (Austria).

In Collaboration with Austrian Embassy and The NewAustrian Sound of Music

  • Guilhem Desq - Solo Hurdy Gurdy at Manoel, Valletta

21 June 2023 | 8pm

Nicknamed the ‘Hendrix of the hurdy-gurdy’, Guilhem Desq breathes new life into the mediaeval instrument by playing a variety of genres on his hurdy gurdy, including traditional European folk, contemporary rock, and heavy metal, among others.

  • Underground Valletta: In Concert Percussion - Luís Bittencourt - Entrance from Great Siege Square, in front of Courts of Justice building

23 & 24 June 2023 | 7pm, 8pm & 9pm

Percussionist and composer Luís Bittencourt (Portugal) presents a sound installation for vibraphone, glass tubes and dripping water inside a 17th century underground water cistern beneath the streets of Valletta.

In collaboration with Heritage Malta.

  • Pastorale - Malta Philharmonic Orchestra at Teatru Manoel, Valletta

24 June 2023 | 8pm

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Mro. Michael Laus presents a tour de force programme featuring two national premiers composed by Dmitri Shostakovich and Arthur Honegger, featuring Greek pianist Konstantinos Destounis. The programme also includes compositions by Maltese composers and Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, known as the Pastoral Symphony.

In Collaboration with Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Malti-Etnik

Thursday - Tritoni Square, Valletta.

Friday – Marsaskala Prominade.

Saturday – Bugibba Square

22-24 June 2023 | 8pm

A music and dance pop-up street performance bringing together locals and internationals. Happening across three localities, it creates an accessible performance for inhabitants to experience the possibility of diverse people being in harmony together in Malta. In collaboration with Dance Beyond Borders for Refugee Week Malta.

In collaboration with Dance Beyond Borders and Refugee Week Malta

Tickets and information can be found here.


Pjazza Teatru Rjal


Simply Rock


The Malta Concert Orchestra, led by Maestro Joe Brown, delivers an unforgettable evening of beloved rock favorites and timeless classics, creating another remarkable night to be cherished by all enthusiasts of rock music.



Date:2 June 2023

Time: 20:30

Venue: Pjazza Teatru Rjal

Tickets: starting from €10 (Terms & Conditions apply)


Qatt Minsija


The Malta Concert Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Paul Abela, offers a one-of-a-kind concert experience that showcases Maltese golden oldies. It transports attendees to the past, inviting them to join in and be part of this extraordinary musical journey.


Date: 23 June 2023

Time: 20:30

Venue: Pjazza Teatru Rjal

Tickets: starting from €10 (Terms & Conditions apply)


Tickets and more information for Pjazza Teatru Rjal events: https://pjazzateatrurjal.gov.mt/



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