Sat 1 October 2022

About Notte Bianca

Organised by Festivals Malta Notte Bianca is one of Malta’s biggest annual arts and culture festivals. For one special night, every first Saturday of October, the Valletta cityscape lights up with a spectacular celebration of the arts that is open to the public free of charge. Valletta’s streets, piazzas, churches, state palaces and museums are transformed into venues for a myriad of live performances and concerts, while many cafés and restaurants extend their opening hours. The entire city of Valletta, from City Gate to Fort St Elmo, comes alive for Notte Bianca, guaranteeing a memorable night that truly holds something for everyone.

 

Originating in Berlin in 1997 with the Notte Lunga dei Museii, followed by Paris and Rome, the Notte Bianca has gained enormous popularity as a showcase of performing arts in unusual locations throughout the capital city. It offers a vast and innovative program of roaming and site-specific projects, with many of Valletta’s churches, state palaces and museums opening their doors to music, dance, theatre, the visual arts, literary events and the digital arts. Notte Bianca highlights the close bond between Maltese artists and audiences while forging international collaborations. At Notte Bianca, every which way you turn, you are bound to stumble upon another festival treat.

PROGRAMME 2022

7:00pm, 9:00pm

Venue: Tritoni Square         

Route: Alternative

Trakadum 

7:00pm - Leaving from Tritoni

9:00pm - Leaving from St John Square to Laparelli Gardens

Dance to the beat with Trakadum. A percussion band march from Tritoni Square to the Alternative stage at Laparelli Gardens! You can also find them roaming around in Valletta – just follow the beat of the drums!

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8:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:00pm

Venue: Laparelli Gardens

Route: Alternative

Down to Earth

8:00pm - Manatapu

9:30pm - Tribali

11:00pm - Fakawi

An alternative journey of music! Join us at Laparelli Gardens for a celebration of unity and diversity through the colourful sounds of ManaTapu, Tribali, and Fakawi. A unique opportunity to experience laser shows, surreal visuals, and interactive acts before the end of summer. We bet you don't know how to reach the venue! No worries, meet us at Tritoni Square at 7.00pm sharp and Trakadum will lead the way to Down to Earth!

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7:00pm, 9:00pm

Venue: St Catherine of Italy Church

Route: Classics

Barokk Għall-Kwiet

Baroque music during Notte Bianca! The musical expression of brilliant composers, which was a form of entertainment of the aristocrats of the 17th century. And our audiences shall be treated as such! The magnificent portico of St Catherine’s of Italy Church shall come to life.

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7:30pm, 9:00pm

Venue: Church of the Circumcision of our Lord (Jesuits)

Route: Classics

L-Orkestra Għand il-Ġiżwiti

The St Paul Metropolitan Orchestra will be performing at the Jesuits' Church, in Merchant Street, Valletta, for a star studded evening of light music at NOTTE BIANCA 2022, featuring Sopranos Karen Darmenia and Francis Catherine Farrugia, Baritone Louis Andrew Cassar and the orchestra's Three Tenors Angelo Muscat, Charles Vincenti and Andrei Daranyi, under the direction of Mro Mark Agius.

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7:30pm, 9:00pm

Venue: St James Church

Route: Classics

The Valletta Recitals

The Valletta Recitals is a special preview of an upcoming series of performances titled Valletta Resounds. Held at the majestic Church of St. James, the performance elegantly strings together the church’s ornate charm married with theatrical storytelling and timeless classical music from the baroque period.

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8:00pm, 10:00pm

Venue: Castille Square     

 

Route: Classics

The Three Sopranos

A thrilling 45-minute concert of classical-crossover music with 3 sopranos and orchestra featuring Nadia Vella, Stefania Grech Vella, and Christine Dalli.

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8:45pm

Venue: Teatru Manoel

Route: Classics

The Opera Locos

A comic opera show where five exceptional lyrical singers perform some of the most well-known opera hits sometimes combined in a clever and original way with rock and pop classics.

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7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm, 11:00pm

Venue: Valletta Campus Theatre

Route: Dance

The Dance Hub

7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm, 11:00pm

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7:30pm, 9:00pm, 10:30pm

Venue: Hastings Gardens

Route: Dance

Flamenco Roots

The rhythmical sounds of the flamenco sandalo are back. Flamenco is, by far the most popular artistic expression of the Spanish culture. And we love it! International guitarist Alejandro Gomez, Maltese, and Spanish Artists will come together to portray the purest form of flamenco without shrillness.

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8:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm

Venue: National Museum of Archaelogy     

 

Route: Dance

UNight

Bringing together artists with Mediterranean, African, and Arab origins through dance, percussion, and fashion in a colourful palette of the Gran Salon at the National Museum of Archaeology. An interdisciplinary performance to celebrate and explore similarities in our differences and the unity in our diversity.

in collaboration with Heritage Malta

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7:45pm, 8:45pm, 9:45pm

Venue: Tritoni Square

Route: Dance

Share-a-Bank

7:45pm, 8:45pm, 9:45pm

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7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm

Venue: Auberge d’Aragon (Ministry of Justice)

Route: Dance

Allegria

Alegria will be showcasing rhythmic flamenco beats with hefty footwork to Maltese folk music.  Like Flamenco singing and lament, Alegria will also be accompanying ‘Għana’ with graceful movements including ‘manton’ (shawl) and ‘abanico’ (fan).  This evening promises to be vibrant in colour, sound, and vision.

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Alternative every 30mins (7:00pm to 0.00am)

Venue: Tritoni Square

Installations

Għall-Belt

A nostalgic installation featuring 5 traditional Maltese buses restored to their former glory ornate the newly re-embellished Triton Square.  The installation will be the backdrop for various performing arts projects such as street theatre and dance. If you’re coming to Valletta through the main entrance, take a walk around the fountain, and you won’t regret it!

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7:00pm - 0:00am

Venue: Tritoni Square

Installations

Merħba

25 LED arches adorn the entrance to Valletta, spanning over 7 meters wide and with arches positioned 1 meter apart, ‘Merħba’ offers a unique and surreal experience that alters perspective and welcomes our patrons to the 15th edition of Notte Bianca.

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7:00pm - 0:00am

Venue: Castille Square

Installations

Colour Wheels

Maltese pyro technicians are, without any doubt, the masters above all. They create mesmerizing tableaus of colourful designs. The Catherine wheels, also known as ‘ġiġifogu’, derived from ‘giochi di fuoco’, were our inspiration to create the ‘Colour Wheels’ artistic lighting installation. While visiting Castille Square, look out for our take on the ‘ġiġifogu’. A safe, playful, and excellent instamoment with your loved ones during Notte Bianca!

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7:00pm – 0:00am

Venue: Castille Square

Artisan Market

L-Artiġjanat

Visit immersive stalls with an all-encompassing artisanal market.

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7:00pm – 0:00am

Venue: Castille Square

Educational Campaign

Sort It Out

Sort It Out initiative is Malta’s successful awareness promotion of municipal waste separation and recycling through an educational campaign.

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7:00pm – 0:00am

Venue: Central Bank

Exhibition - Guided Tour

Merħba fil-Bank Ċentrali

7:00pm - 0:00am

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7:00pm – 0:00am

Venue: St John’s Cathedral

Exhibition - Guided Tour

Kont Taf?

7:00pm - 0:00am

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4:00pm onwards

Venue: Upper Barrakka Gardens

Route: Kids

KukkuŻejt

The Grand Master is proudly riding his merry horse. He is obsessed with telling his story to the children while strolling through the passageways around the Upper Barrakka Gardens. We cannot tell you what happens next, but we can surely tell you that a variety of imaginary characters, puppets, magic, and surprises are hidden in the trees for the young ones!

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4:00pm onwards

Venue: Upper Barrakka Gardens

Route: Kids

Darbtejn Insiru Tfal

‘Darbtejn insiru tfal’ promises to be a lively interactive session between children and the guardians accompanying them. Through games, dance, crafts, and animation - parts of the Upper Barrakka Gardens will be full of colour and full of activities.
 

Children attending ‘Darbtejn insiru tfal’ will get a hands-on experience doing crafts and personalizing their own large butterfly which they can wear and run around with along the streets of Valletta.

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4:00pm onwards

Venue: Upper Barrakka Gardens

Route: Kids

Ġnien Maġiku

Seven magicians of Ring 202 Malta are performing at Ġnien Magiku at the Upper Barrakka Gardens. Each magician shall entertain children with a variety of colorful and entertaining shows joined by a group of other artists with their world of games during the entirety of the evening.

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6:45pm, 8:50pm

Venue: St Paul's Street (Roaming)

Route: Music

Ġejja l-Banda

….and what a memorable summer! A colourful, enjoyable season of festas, our pride, our national heritage, the celebration of our talented local artists in all forms of creativity.

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7:00pm, 9:00pm

Venue: Tritoni Square

Route: Music

Dak Kien Żmien!

Dancers, percussionsists, brass musicians, lights, colours and much more will feature during the Guggen band’s, marching parade. Join the fun as the band marches along the streets of Valletta performing popular music through the ages!

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7:00pm

Venue: Teatru Manoel

Route: Music

Qu4ttro

Four voices and four unique acoustic guitars, each in its own genre, poker is formed by Manfredi Tumminello, Claudio Terzo, Umberto Porcaro, Ferdinando Moncada, veterans of the stages as soloists or with their respective bands. A lively and sparkling show, full of musical virtuosity.

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7:00pm

Venue: Roaming

Route: Music

Il-Festa

Bringing in the essence of Maltese festas, discover the tradition of the national celebrations in this one-of-a-kind presentation.

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7:00pm - 8:00pm

Venue: Castille Square

Route: Music

Skald

Local contemporary folk band Skald performs a number of original songs from the album KURA as well as new material and songs that will be released just a week before Notte Bianca. Definitely not one to be missed!

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7:30pm

Venue: Pjazza Teatru Rjal

Route: Music

Il Mare Minore

Mare Minore is a European project aimed at showcasing Sardinia’s unique cultural traditions through musical expression and the writings of some of the greatest Sardinian authors and poets. The performers will try to relate the languages of music and other artistic disciplines to each other, favouring their contamination and making music an expressive, narrative and social amplifier to reach its main aesthetic figure.

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7:30pm, 9:00pm, 10:45pm

Venue: Pjazza San Ġorġ

Route: Music

Main Stage

7:30pm – Klinsmann

9:00pm – The Mel Collective ft. Matthew James & Karin D

10:45pm – The Kolors

Join us for a celebration of music at St George’s Square starting with Klinsmann, The Mel Collective featuring Matthew James and Karin D and closing off with a grand finale with this year’s highly anticipated headlining act, the Italian pop-rock band – THE KOLORS!

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8:00pm

Venue: Market Square (Is-Suq tal-Belt)

Route: Music

Dipinto di Blu

An 8 piece band and 4 singers interpret beloved Italian classics, including the music of recently deceased musical legends. Sing along with us for an unforgettable evening full of nostalgia!

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8:00pm, 10:00PM

Venue: Roaming

Route: Music

Brijju

8:00pm - Leaving from Tritoni Square to St John Square

10:00pm - Leaving from St John Square to Freedom Square

Featuring the traditional Maltese Kannizzata used during festas, this project delivers a roaming street performance, which includes a Maltese band and Samba Rhyhms.

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8:00pm

Venue: Muża

Route: Music

Is-City Project

Honouring the late Maltese jazz icon, Charles 'is-City' Gatt, Dominic Gatt performs Charles' pieces in a personal euology. "Thank you, Charles, for always being an inspiration, a source of knowledge, and a respectful friend”.

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8:00pm - 11:00pm

Venue: Archbishop Street

Route: Music

Il-Mużika Evergreen

Join in for a live celebration with street music, bringing in a joyous and energetic atmosphere for all!

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8:00pm

Venue: Roaming

Route: Music

Band Tinto Brass

8:00pm - Leaving from South Street

Tinto Brass Street Band is a musical project that draws directly from the sound of New Orleans Jazz filtered through personal artistic experiences, pulling out a totally original and recognizable sound.

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8:30pm

Venue: Pjazza Teatru Rjal

Route: Music

The Two Moons

The Two Moons is a theatrical storytelling show with live music, built on narrative and poetic texts in Italian and Arabic from ‘The Thousand and One Nights’, interpolated by Italian poems and arias from the 16th and 17th centuries. It also features an accompaniment of music from the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean traditions.

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9:00pm onwards

Venue: Upper Barrakka Gardens

Route: Music

Country Garden

A show dedicated to all country music lovers! Country Garden features international backing band Salt Creek in collaboration with local country stars Marisa Damato and Marty Rivers, who will interpret a wide range of beloved country classics.

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9:00pm - 10:00pm

Venue: Castille Square

Route: Music

SterjoTipi

SterjoTipi perform a vibrant selection of Maltese and International songs including one of their new songs, which is to be released in October 2022!

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9:00pm, 11:00pm

Venue: St Lucia Street

Route: Music

Tat-Taraġ

9:00pm – George Curmi Pusé

11:00pm – Freddie and Friends

A double bill of shows from local favourites, violin virtuoso George Curmi Puse’ and his five piece band, and our very own king of rock’n roll Freddie Portelli.

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9:30pm

Venue: Pjazza Teatru Rjal

Route: Music

Ivan Grech u l-Voca

Together with his band, singer Ivan Grech will be performing an unprecedented full live concert with the VOCA choir, made up of seasoned choristers for a special night.

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10:30pm

Venue: Castille Square

Route: Music

Versatile Brass

A spectacular brass band concert at Castille Square featuring the musical stylings of Versatile Brass!

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11:00pm

Venue: La Valette Band Club

Route: Music

Brass Party

The brass section of the La Valette Philharmonic band, under the direction of Mro. Dominic Darmanin, will be performing various sing-alongs in the iconic palazzo of the La Valette band club. Come and enjoy this evening while relishing a drink in a typical Maltese band club atmosphere during this 2-hour event. One can also visit the recently refurbished halls situated on the 1st floor of the band club premises.

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7pm onwards

Venue: Sala San Duminku

Route: Music

Science in the City (SITC)

TBC

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10:00pm, 11:00pm, 12:00am

Venue: The Splendid

Route: Red

Pastażuni

Naughty and how!....A raunchy musico-literary evening, based on the comic pen of Trevor Zahra, interpreted by Joseph Galea and Ċikku l-Poplu, for an adult audience only in the heart of Strada Stretta.

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10:30pm

Venue: Market Square (in front of Is-Suq tal-Belt)

Route: Red 

Umberto Porcaro

An exponent of the contemporary blues scene in Italy and Europe, Umberto Porcaro will immortalise blues and root tunes through the magic of his masterful guitar playing.

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11:00pm

Venue: Freedom Square

Route: Red

Ħoss Kuban

8 local musicians will join forces to entertain you with the smooth sounds of jazz. Featuring Gregory Camilleri on piano, Warren Galea on Guitar, Anthony Saliba on bass, Manuel Pulis on drums, Adrian Galea Lucas on congas, Joseph Camilleri on timbales, Adrian ir-Russu Brincat on Trumpet and Walter Vella on saxaphone and flute.

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7:00pm

 

Venue: Roaming

Route: Theatre

Karcocha

Meet Karcocha, a contemporary harlequin that has left crowds in awe all over the world. Dressed as a clown and speaking through his whistle Karcocha entertains spectators and by-passers with his quirky humor, interacting with everyone who crosses "his street".

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7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm

Venue: Church of Our Lady of Pilar

Route: Theatre

X-VOTO

Notte X-Voto is a short comedy in Maltese, written and directed by Joseph Galea, and adapted by Antoine Farrugia. A star-studded cast of local actors remind us of the importance of habits and traditions that are part of our culture in the most inconspicuous venue. The pilar church will be roaring with laughter.

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7:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm

Venue: Roaming

Route: Theatre

Napuljun

7:00pm - At Independence Square 

8:30pm - At Merchant Street)

9:30pm -At Independence Square

Il-Bawxata ta Napuljun is a production in Maltese based on an original script by Brian Bonnici. This representation of the street theater brings us together with the character of Napoleon Bonaparte who, despite his greatness and wisdom, the Maltese still found a way!

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7:15pm, 8:15pm, 9:15pm

Venue: Tritoni Square

Route: Theatre

Xarabubbles

An interactive bubble show full of slapstick humour, tricks, comedy music, and of course bubbles! An interactive event for all the family, where the audience is encouraged to get on the bus and interact with the actors, be part of the show, watch various bubble tricks and produce their own giant bubbles!

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Notte Bianca 2022 Edition

Forewords

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Antoine Farrugia

Artistic Director

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Annabelle Stivala

Festivals Malta CEO

ALTERNATIVE

Bringing together local favourites in the ethnic scene, the Alternative route presents an epic mashup of rhythms. A fantastic end of summer gathering calling all free spirits to the Laparelli Gardens down under, which will be transformed into a surreal tableau. If you don’t know how to get there simply tag along and follow Trakadum as they lead the way from Pjazza Tritoni.

Projects in this Route: Trakadum, Down to Earth (Featuring: Manatapu, Fakawi and Tribali).

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Projects in this Route: Trakadum, Down to Earth (Featuring: Manatapu, Fakawi and Tribali).

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CLASSICS

A route designed for the love of classical music, set in the perfect environment of our capital’s extraordinary architecture. The Classics route presents a creative take on the classical music genre with a variety of projects that celebrate the great masters.

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Projects in this Route: Barokk Għall-Kwiet, The Valletta Recitals, The Opera Locos, L-Orkestra Għand il-Ġiżwiti, The Three Sopranos.

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DANCE

The natural language of movement takes centre stage along this route. With a variety of projects across various dance disciplines, we celebrate cultures, diversity and rhythm. The Dance route explores cultural similarities and brings people together through interdisciplinary performances.

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Projects in this Route: The Dance Hub, Flamenco Roots, Share-a-Bank, UNight, Allegria.

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KIDS

Designed to entertain the most curious of minds. The projects in this route are fantastical, magical, and above all incredibly fun and mesmerising. Suitable for all the family.

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Projects in this Route: KukkuŻejt, Darbtejn Insiru Tfal, Ġnien Maġiku, Xarabubbles.

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RED

The daring red route will highlight the sultry side of Valletta, with projects that tease your senses through sensual music and adult themes. Parental guidance for this route is advised.

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Projects in this Route: Umberto Porcaro, Pastażuni, Ħoss Kuban!

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KIDS

The Theatrical route has a comic twist with some performances finding their place at the most inconspicuous of venues and others roaming the streets of Valletta with an element of improvisation that is part and parcel of Street Theatre.

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Projects in this Route: Umberto Porcaro, Pastażuni, Ħoss Kuban!

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MUSIC

Probably one of our busiest routes, and presenting a diverse selection of genres, the Music route is a popular favourite. From Jazz to Blues, Country to Classic Maltese songs, Cuban music, Italian favourites, Brass bands, Rock’n Roll and Pop music to mention a few. You are sure to find an act that amuses you. Scattered all over Valletta, the Music route culminates on the mainstage and ends with a bang, with our headlining artists.

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Projects in this Route: Dak Kien Żmien!, Ġejja l-Banda, 4ttro, Il-Festa, Il Mare Minore, Is-City Project, Għadhom f’Qalbna!, Band Tinto Brass, Briju, Skald, Il-Mużika Evergreen, The Two Moons, Country Garden, Tat-Taraġ, Ivan u l-Voca, Versatile Suq, Sterjotipi, Brass Party, Mainstage (Featuring: Matthew James and Friends, Klinsmann, The Kolors).

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 ROUTES

 ALTERNATIVE 

 CLASSIC 

 DANCE 

 KIDS 

 RED 

 THEATRE 

 MUSIC 

01

ALTERNATIVE

Bringing together local favourites in the ethnic scene, the Alternative route presents an epic mashup of rhythms. A fantastic end of summer, calling all free spirits to the Laparelli Gardens down under, which will be transformed into a surreal tableau. If you don’t know how to get there simply tag along and follow Trakadum as they lead the way from Pjazza Tritoni.

Projects in this Route: Trakadum, Down to Earth (Featuring: Manatapu, Fakawi and Tribali).

02

CLASSICS

A route designed for the love of classical music, set in the perfect environment of our capital’s extraordinary architecture. The Classics route presents a creative take on the classical music genre with a variety of projects that celebrate the great masters.

 

Projects in this Route: Barokk Għall-Kwiet, The Valletta Recitals, The Opera Locos, L-Orkestra Għand il-Ġiżwiti, The Three Sopranos.

03

DANCE

The natural language of movement takes centre stage along this route. With a variety of projects across various dance disciplines, we celebrate cultures, diversity and rhythm. The Dance route explores cultural similarities and brings people together through interdisciplinary performances.

 

Projects in this Route: The Dance Hub, Flamenco Roots, Share-a-Bank, UNight, Allegria.

04

KIDS

Designed to entertain the most curious of minds. The projects in this route are fantastical, magical, and above all incredibly fun and mesmerising. Suitable for all the family.

Projects in this Route: KukkuŻejt, Darbtejn Insiru Tfal, Ġnien Maġiku.

05

THEATRE

The Theatrical route has a comic twist with some performances finding their place at the most inconspicuous of venues and others roaming the streets of Valletta with an element of improvisation that is part and parcel of Street Theatre.

Projects in this Route: Napuljun, X-VOTO, Karcocha.

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RED

The daring red route will highlight the sultry side of Valletta, with projects that tease your senses through sensual music and adult themes. Parental guidance for this route is advised.

Projects in this Route: Umberto Porcaro, Pastażuni, Ħoss Kuban.

07

MUSIC

Probably one of our busiest routes, and presenting a diverse selection of genres, the Music route is a popular favourite. From Jazz to Blues, Country to Classic Maltese songs, Cuban music, Italian favourites, Brass bands, Rock’n Roll and Pop music to mention a few. You are sure to find an act that amuses you. Scattered all over Valletta, the Music route culminates on the mainstage and ends with a bang, with our headlining artists.

 

Projects in this Route: Dak Kien Żmien!, Ġejja l-Banda, Qu4ttro, Il-Festa, Il Mare Minore, Is-City Project, Dipinto di Blu, Band Tinto Brass, Briju, Skald, Il-Mużika Evergreen, The Two Moons, Country Garden, Tat-Taraġ (Featuring: George Curmi Puse’ and Freddie Portelli), Ivan u l-Voca, Versatile Brass, Sterjotipi, Brass Party, Mainstage (Featuring: Klinsmann, The Mel Collective feat. Matthew James and Karin D & The Kolors.).

01

ALTERNATIVE

Bringing together local favourites in the ethnic scene, the Alternative route presents an epic mashup of rhythms. A fantastic end of summer gathering calling all free spirits to the Laparelli Gardens down under, which will be transformed into a surreal tableau. If you don’t know how to get there simply tag along and follow Trakadum as they lead the way from Pjazza Tritoni.

Projects in this Route: Trakadum, Down to Earth (Featuring: Manatapu, Fakawi and Tribali).

02

CLASSICS

A route designed for the love of classical music, set in the perfect environment of our capital’s extraordinary architecture. The Classics route presents a creative take on the classical music genre with a variety of projects that celebrate the great masters.

 

Projects in this Route: Barokk Għall-Kwiet, The Valletta Recitals, The Opera Locos, L-Orkestra Għand il-Ġiżwiti, The Three Sopranos.

03

DANCE

The natural language of movement takes centre stage along this route. With a variety of projects across various dance disciplines, we celebrate cultures, diversity and rhythm. The Dance route explores cultural similarities and brings people together through interdisciplinary performances.

 

Projects in this Route: The Dance Hub, Flamenco Roots, Share-a-Bank, UNight, Allegria.

04

KIDS

Designed to entertain the most curious of minds. The projects in this route are fantastical, magical, and above all incredibly fun and mesmerising. Suitable for all the family.

Projects in this Route: KukkuŻejt, Darbtejn Insiru Tfal, Ġnien Maġiku, Xarabubbles.

05

THEATRE

The Theatrical route has a comic twist with some performances finding their place at the most inconspicuous of venues and others roaming the streets of Valletta with an element of improvisation that is part and parcel of Street Theatre.

Projects in this Route: Napuljun, X-VOTO, Karchoca.

06

RED

The daring red route will highlight the sultry side of Valletta, with projects that tease your senses through sensual music and adult themes. Parental guidance for this route is advised.

Projects in this Route: Umberto Porcaro, Pastażuni, Ħoss Kuban!

07

MUSIC

Probably one of our busiest routes, and presenting a diverse selection of genres, the Music route is a popular favourite. From Jazz to Blues, Country to Classic Maltese songs, Cuban music, Italian favourites, Brass bands, Rock’n Roll and Pop music to mention a few. You are sure to find an act that amuses you. Scattered all over Valletta, the Music route culminates on the mainstage and ends with a bang, with our headlining artists.

Projects in this Route: Dak Kien Żmien!, Ġejja l-Banda, 4ttro, Il-Festa, Il Mare Minore, Is-City Project, Għadhom f’Qalbna!, Band Tinto Brass, Briju, Skald, Il-Mużika Evergreen, The Two Moons, Country Garden, Tat-Taraġ, Ivan u l-Voca, Versatile Suq, Sterjotipi, Brass Party, Mainstage (Featuring: Matthew James and Friends, Klinsmann, The Kolors).

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Sat 1 October 2022

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Sat 1 October 2022

The Archbishop’s Palace

7pm – 11pm

Visitors can visit many rooms in the palace including the piano nobile which includes the throne room, the historic 18th century library and the garden. The Palace is located on the lower side of Archbisop Street, near Independence Square. An exhibition of documents on the building’s history will be on display and informative talks about the restorations taking place in the building will also be held.

Palazzo Spinola

7pm – 11pm

Palazzo Spinola is one third of the original palazzo, which used to extend to Republic Street. During Notte Bianca the public will have access to the ground floor as well as first floor. This palace, is one of the earliest constructions in Valletta, and still retains most of its original features.

Stephen Cordina Perfume Atelier and Lab

7pm – 11pm

Perfume Atelier and Lab will be open to the public. Situated in the undercroft of the St Ursula convent, this site is home to the original distillery of the traditional Ilma Zahar (Orange Blossom Water), which was historically used a medicinal remedy.

Santwarju Bażilika Madonna tal-Karmnu

7pm – 11pm

Festa ċkejkna ġos-Santwarju Bażilika Madonna tal-Karmnu.

The Malta Society of Arts - Exhibition 1

7pm – 11pm

The MSA will host two exhibitions and will be open specifically for Notte Bianca. 

Time, Space ... and Palmyra - an exhibition by Henry Alamango and Galina Troizky situated at the art galleries  

The Malta Society of Arts - Exhibition 2

7pm – 11pm

Outside Looking In, an exhibition sculptures by Anthony Lucian Cauchi situated at the courtyard

022 żfinupassjoni 

A photo exhibition by photographer George Abdilla which captures dance in motion. The collection shows ten years of photographs captured from professional dance productions and dance schools.

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