This Weekend In Malta Is Jam-Packed With Awesome Events

From reggae to heavy metal, Malta's got what you want


With the amount of awesome events happening this weekend, even the weather shouldn't hold you back. 

There's literally something for everyone. Are you into reggae, heavy metal, electro, or alternative rock? Maybe you are more into 80s fun, or are just excited for the postponed Carnival.

Whatever it is, here's some of the best events happening this weekend.

Friday 16th February:

A night dedicated to Bob Marley

It's all about Bob Marley at Marley Fest 2018. Featuring 12 hours of reggae, 3 stages, and over ten performers at Surfside, this is an event dedicated to celebrating the life, legacy and music of the late great king of reggae music.

An Analogue Agenda

Shutter is back with Faddy and Sado for a night full of acid, house and electro. As always, put on your raving shoes and get ready for a night of Mayhem.

All about the alternative

The Velts are back for their first live performance of the year, and they are back with Ze Heckler spinning an abundant platter of tunes on the night.
€6 at the door, and doors open at 9pm.

Saturday 17th February:

Metal in your face

The bi-annual Shellshock Metal Fest returns with one of their biggest line-ups ever. With its philosophy of being true to the metal genre, opening its doors to local acts and keeping ticket prices at the possible lowest, it is one of the most awaited local metal festivals on the island. Entrance is €18, there will be 14 bands and doors open at 2pm.

A live battle of pictures and sounds

Virgil Widrich, an Austrian filmmaker and director known for his experimental films and multimedia works, presents Icon Island: a performance of carefully selected images will be projected as a ‘live’ mix, accompanied by electronic music by Maltese artist Sonitus Eco.

80s vs 90s 

Żiblata is back with a night dedicated to the 80s and 90s. Hosted by the Cryptic Street girls and their guests Yews, Uma and Steve Meli on the decks, make sure you show up in your best 80s or 90s costumes

Sunday 18th February:

Get It closing party

Get it Sundays at the Villa are coming to a close, and they are going out with a bang! Catch Cheryl Balzan and the Busker for the final night, and best of all, it's free entrance!

BONUS: Postponed Carnival

Last week's insane weather led to the postponement of Carnival till this weekend. And even though it is forecast to rain on Sunday, it seems like they are going ahead with the main event. 

Saturday: Go to St. George's Square in Valletta in the afternoon for The Children's Carnival.

Sunday: Head to St Anne's Street in Floriana from 2pm for the Gran Defilé 


What events will you be attending this weekend?

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Written By

Johnathan Cilia

Johnathan is interested in the weird, dark, and wonderful contradictions our late-capitalist society forces upon us. He also likes music and food. Contact him at [email protected]