A taste of the fireworks season is coming early for fans: the 17th edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival will be opening with a bang over three spectacular events in April.
Celebrating the theme of ‘Where Fire and Culture Meet’, the fireworks extravaganzas will include feats that have never been seen before in Malta and Gozo.
“The festival is one of the Malta Tourism Authority’s most popular and longest running events. This year the organisers have really outdone themselves by organising a festival that will provide the audience with a full sensory experience,” said Chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority Dr Gavin Gulia.
Saturday 21st April – Xagħra, Gozo
The opening of the festival will feature performances by Phoenix Fireworks Ltd (UK) and Rozzi Fireworks (USA) against spectacular backdrops that will grab your attention. Don’t miss the big fireworks display over the sister island.
Friday 27th April – Marsaxlokk
Renowned fireworks groups Martarello S.r.l (Italy) and St. Mary Fireworks Factory (Ħal Għaxaq, Malta) will be setting the Marsaxlokk sky alight at the second event. The night will be based on a traditional Maltese feast, where the colourful decorations and a local band dedicated to Madonna ta’ Pompei will take centre stage.
Monday 30th April – Valletta
The Grand Finale will be one for the books: fireworks will be synchronised with a live orchestra and singers who will be performing on a floating stage in the harbour. Bet you haven’t seen that one before.