Some of the world’s biggest pop acts and DJs are locked in for the second ever edition of Summer Daze Malta. The newly expanded event will take place on August 11-17 at various venues across the idyllic Mediterranean island.
With the event in collaboration with Creamfields and BBC Radio 1 Dance, house duo The Martinez Brothers kick off proceedings on August 11 with a performance in partnership with well-known Malta clubbing brand GRINGOS.
Meanwhile the main events will take place over August 14-15 at the Ta Qali National Park – which hosted Rita Ora last year – with underground legends in the form of Paul Kalkbrenner, Loco Dice, Green Velvet, BBC Radio 1’s Monki and local favorite Carl Bee all scheduled to play.
The following day sees the line-up shift towards more pop-focused acts, with the likes of David Guetta, Tyga, James Arthur, Danny Howard, Alle Farben, Tenishia and a slew of local artists all making an appearance. In collaboration with VisitMalta Events, tickets for both main events are entirely free.
The following day, Christian ‘Bobo’ Vieri, the former Italy international striker, will be soundtracking a sunset pool party at the Medasia beach club, while there is also a Vida Loca showcase at the island’s UNO nightclub.
Summer Daze will return to UNO the following day for the closing event, with house music royalty Roger Sanchez set to headline alongside Miami-based DJ Kristen Knight, for a party in association with ZIGGY.
Building on the success of its maiden year, Summer Daze Malta has stepped things up for 2019, with a serious line-up of local and international talent set to soundtrack parties in multiple locations across the island.
Carlo Micallef, Deputy CEO & Chief Marketing Officer Malta Tourism Authority, stated: “Over the past 3 years the Mediterranean Islands of Malta and Gozo have managed to develop and grow a year round calendar of top quality events to rival any other tourism destination in Europe. Famous international artists are being attracted to Malta to join Maltese counterparts in first rate, music, cultural, contemporary arts, gastronomic and sports festivals that are a spectacle to attend and enjoy or even join in. The hot bright summer months in Malta lend themselves brilliantly to music and sea sport events of international repute and the Summer Daze Malta Festival is firmly establishing itself as a highlight in Malta’s Summer.”
Michelle Buttigieg, North American Representative for the Malta Tourism Authority, said: “We are excited to announce the second year of Summer Daze Malta with some of the world’s biggest pop acts and DJs performing, this should be a huge draw for millennials from the US & Canada. This year the festival will attract even more North American Tourists.”
Check https://www.visitmalta.com/en/events-archive for the full calendar of events
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