The concept behind this year’s Carnival visuals was primarily inspired from current events. It portrays the current situation in a comic scenario that through its humour provides a beacon of hope.

The beloved King Carnival finds himself front and centre in this year’s concept, as he is prepared to save Carnival which is currently at the mercy of COVID-19. Our hero is dressed for the occasion, sporting an elaborate carnival costume symbolising Carnival’s effort to rise above the current situation. Vaccine in hand, together with his trusty ‘Booster’, he is prepared to be rid of the virus which has been holding him back, once and for all!

While this year’s edition of Il-Karnival ta’ Malta will be different from the grandiose event we are used to, Carnival enthusiasts will still enjoy this cultural tradition though an alternative programme which celebrates carnivalesque installations, costumes and photography. This year’s concept shows our culture’s perseverance to persist despite the current situation, with King Carnival nearing his triumph over COVID-19 thanks to the vaccine.  

Eric Leone

Concept Creator