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Thank Malta for the music

8th April 2009 Print

Looking for more than year round sunshine and delicious cuisine from your holiday destination? Malta promises a summer packed with fantastic musical events to satisfy all musical tastes, and with three hour Air Malta flights from all over the UK, you simply have to hop onboard and prepare to thank Malta for the music!

Visitors can soak up the colourful atmosphere with a variety of live outdoor concerts and events. From 3 to 8 July, gig lovers can sing their hearts out to performances at the unmissable Isle of MTV Festival, climaxing in a fantastic open-air free party at Granaries Floriana. And judging by last year’s headliners including Lady Ga Ga and NERD, this year’s event is sure to be equally memorable.

Clubbing fans had better whip out the glow-paint as the legendary Creamfields is transported to Gianpula Fields on Malta for two days only on 15 and 22 August. Meanwhile, sister island Gozo stages the Gozo Music Festival featuring both local and international acts on 22 August for its eighth year running.

For a more relaxing vibe, follow the smooth sounds of the Malta International Jazz Festival, which has returned to its former glory this year with the help of talented Maltese jazz guitarist, Sandro Zerafa. Set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Grand Harbour from 16th to 18th July, this event is a must visit.

With double daily Air Malta flights direct from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, a daily service from Manchester, three weekly flights from Birmingham International and one flight a week from Glasgow, getting to Malta is easy. In-flight entertainment, hot meals, complimentary drinks, and a generous 20kg luggage allowance means that the musical extravaganza can begin at take off!

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