by Contributing Author
Malta’s Floriana Granaries, the island’s largest public square, sits in the shadow of the neoclassical St. Publius Parish Church, meticulously restored after its destruction by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. The square was once vital for the archipelago’s survival, but now, in peacetime can be enjoyed by all as a stage for large events and gatherings. Musicians like Elton John, Rod Stewart, and Ronan Keating have all performed at the Floriana Granaries.
This September, on this web page, the square will host three major events, starting with Malta Rocks, a concert showcasing Malta’s homegrown talent.
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On the 17th of September, Malta Rocks Will Feature Destiny Chukunyere, the Island’s Very Own Eurovision Winner
Destiny Chunkunyere, the beloved Maltese performer famed for winning Junior Eurovision in 2015, will perform for one night only at Malta Rocks, alongside other island acts, including The Rifff’s, Red Electrick, and Tribali.
Malta’s Tourism Authority CEO Johann Buttigieg said that the event will be the ‘first chance for some of Malta’s finest to come together on one platform.’ It’s hoped that the concert will revitalize the island’s local entertainment industry, after a year’s worth of lockdowns and suspended tourism.
The event promises to be one of the most exciting in many years. Because of the calibre of the performers in attendance, tickets will sell out fast.
Following Malta Rocks will be an equally exciting event, the world-famous BBC Concert Orchestra, back in Malta for their second year.
On the 24th of September, It’s A Kind of Magic – The Queen Story Will Be Hosted by Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet
The BBC Concert Orchestra will be performing It’s A Kind of Magic – The Queen Story. The performance will tell the story of the legendary British band Queen through their music, and the music of artists credited with inspiring them. Hosting the event will be Tony Hadley, Spandau Ballet’s lead singer. Not only will the iconic pop singer be hosting, but he will also lend his voice, and perform one of Queen’s greatest hits.
The lineup of Queen hits scheduled to be performed includes Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Somebody to Love, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Tickets are limited for this one-off performance.
The concert will be followed several days later by Pete Tong Classics and the internationally acclaimed Heritage Orchestra.
Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics on the 28th of September, Conducted by Award-Winning Maestro Jules Buckley
Pete Tong Classics promises to be a musical extravaganza, with some of the electronic genre’s most iconic songs making comebacks. The event’s schedule includes performances of Classic House, Ibiza Classics, and Chilled Classics. The award-winning Heritage Orchestra will lend their talent and instruments, conducted by British-born maestro Jules Buckley.
This evening of classical electronic music will rock the Granaries, sending summer out in style.
Malta’s COVID Policy
The events in Malta taking place this September have all been carefully arranged to limit the spread of COVID-19. Each event will limit groups of people to six. In addition, bubble systems have been introduced limiting the number of people that can freely mix. The 18 airlines that fly into the archipelago will require proof of vaccination before you can board your flight. You can find a full list of Malta’s up-to-date COVID information by visiting this link.
If you’re a fan of award-winning music and good weather, then this September is a great time to visit Malta.