Heritage Malta has issued a press release clarifying some concerns raised regarding their event featuring DJ Denis Sulta at Mnadjra Temples.
Yesterday, District, in association with Heritage Malta and Mixmag, announced that they would be hosting an event in which they would record a one-hour performance by world-renowned DJ Denis Sulta at Mnajdra Temples.
The event would feature 60 selected guests and would be streamed on Mixmag, a worldwide electronic dance and clubbing media brand which has around 1.2 million followers on YouTube and 1.6 million followers on Facebook.
However, the event received some serious backlash online after people started raising concern over the venue chosen and the event’s potential ramifications on the 5,000-year-old structure.
In the wake of this, Heritage Malta has issued a press release addressing some of the concerns that were raised by the online community.
“The event featuring DJ Denis Sulta is not taking place within the Mnajdra Temples but outside the site. It will not be a party, but simply a recording not longer than an hour,” said Heritage Malta.
“The UNESCO World Heritage Site is only being used as a backdrop during a one-hour live streaming event by Mixmag.”
Heritage Malta also went on to explain how the organisers of the event have made several restrictions to the level and type of sound and lights that can be used during the event in order to safeguard the temples.
The decision was also made not to have an audience at the event and will just feature DJ Denis Sulta performing music with Mnajdra Temples as the background.
“There will be no access to Mnajdra Temples at any time,” Heritage Malta assured.
District has since issued a separate statement addressing some of the finer details including how there was going to be ‘only cold lighting’ as well as ‘no heels or flip flops’ and ‘no alcohol or cigarettes’ at the venue.