Updated: Apr 29, 2020
With Covid-19 measures making it impossible for festivals and events to go on, the Għanafest team at Festivals Malta managed to transform the popular cultural festival into an online week-long event.
Given the recent developments with Covid-19 and restrictions imposed on social events, the Għanafest team decided to adapt their usual 2-day festival programme into a week-long activity-packed online event.
This year’s edition of Għanafest, which is being referred to as Għanafest Online Festival, will be streamed on the Festivals Malta website as well as the Għanafest Facebook Page between Monday 8th and Saturday 13th June. The festival will feature various Għana watch parties, workshops with Maltese artisans featuring the interesting craft of musical instrument making, exclusive performances from local bands such as Bernie and Pod, il-Lapes, Sterjotipi an exlusive live session from Skald giving us a glimpse of their upcoming new album, and a special gastronomic experience with a mystery celebrity chef.
“The inspiration behind Għanafest Online was spurred by the need to beat the boredom and to fight social alienation. We are so excited to be able to bring this wonderful festival into your homes!”
Artistic director of Ghanafest
This jam-packed programme will surely keep you entertained while you stay safe at home! If you haven’t yet liked our Għanafest Facebook page, do it now here and keep an eye open during the coming weeks as the page will be constantly updated with activities and competitions and information on how YOU can be part of this year’s online festival.
“The Għanafest Online programme was carefully designed to balance out entertainment and education, resulting in a dynamic line-up of various activities that celebrate local talent and cultural heritage.”
Director of Festivals Malta
Make sure you tune in to the Għanafest Facebook page for all the latest updates about this year’s special edition!
Photo credits in respective order: Skald - Notte Bianca (Focus by Mr V), Bernie & Pod, Il-Lapes, Sterjotipi