With schools opening their doors after the summer break and University Freshers’ Week kicking off next Monday, you’d think this weekend would be a quiet one. Well, think again.
In between all the scheduling clashes, the only problem you’re going to have is choosing where to go. Here are the biggest events going down this weekend.
No, that’s not some tribute band. The actual Hives are coming to Malta and putting up a massive performance at the Aria Complex, and they’ll have local heavyweights The Beangrowers and NoSnow/NoAlps opening for them.
If you’ve ever liked a song with an electric guitar on it, this is the place to be on Friday.
This weekend marks one year since The Thirsty Barber opened its doors and liquor cellars, and the prohibition-themed lounge bar (which is cheekily disguised as a barbershop) will be celebrating in style on Friday.
Kersten Graham and Steve & The Dodos will putting up live performances throughout the night, which is planned to evolve into a fully-fledged, Willy Wonka themed party.
The sixth edition of SITC sees Valletta transform into an interactive city full of exciting exhibitions and entertaining experiments. One major attraction is Light Pushes Stuff, an interactive moving light sculpture (and a Malta first) courtesy of Late Interactive, the audiovisual wizard duo behind some of Malta’s coolest concerts.
If you’re not convinced yet, this is what happened the last time Late Interactive took to the streets of Valletta:
The launch party of No Good Club, the hottest new streetwear brand on the island
After a long hiatus which saw the brand practically reinvent itself, No Good Club is set to take the streets of Malta by storm. The brainchild of Jon (half of the legendary DJ duo Mathematikal), NGC has become less of a streetwear brand and more of a way of life.
This Saturday, New York Best will be hosting a pop-up store for NGC, along with special offers on apparel and music. Maltese hypebeasts, this is the place to be this weekend.
Anyone who’s a fan of metal and rap in Malta knows very well who ClubMurder are. With a sound that has gradually evolved from the 00s and a decade-long reputation of being one of the biggest names in the industry, ClubMurder will be releasing their self-titled album this Saturday at The Garage, the coolest new venue for the Maltese rock scene.
And not just any reggae bar either, but Zion, the Marsaskala bar which has steadily become one of the most popular venues on the island.
This weekend isn’t all about cool obscure events taking things to a whole new level, and there’s even something for lovers of the mainstream rock hits which dominated radio stations worldwide for decades. And it’s not just any other event; it’s Rockestra, the island’s largest event for rock covers and big local names.
Get ready to belt out your favourites one more time, this time in a crowd of thousands and all for the good cause of raising funds towards the Malta Community Chest Fund.
Time flies when you’re having fun, and we can’t believe Lollipop has already managed to put up ten entire nights this year. After their success at this year’s Sickfest, the fab guys over at Lollipop seemed to have really taken a liking to Tigullio, because they’re returning to the Spinola club this Saturday. This weekend’s edition will also feature the Lollipop DJs dropping tunes back-to-back for the first time ever.
Remember: free lollipops at the door.
Two of the alternative music scene’s biggest promoters, Trackage Scheme and Hairyamp Promotions, are putting up Nil By Mouth, one night of everything that makes 2017 a very interesting year for lovers of non-mainstream music.
Featuring everything from legendary 80s indie band The Wedding Present to Dutch festival-headlining electronic duo Weval, NBM has something for all the alternative lovers out there. It will also feature big local names like The Velts, Fabricka and KNTRL, because that’s just how we do it.