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AUM’s Top Summer Music Event Picks in Malta

At the American University of Malta, we want to make sure that while you are enrolled in one of our degree programs, you are living the Mediterranean experience to its full potential.

"What’s a typical Mediterranean lifestyle like?" you might ask. The approach is one that tops off a hard day's work with celebrations and fun, and Malta is no stranger to this vibrant style of life!

Before the new scholastic year kicks off in the fall, this island can offer you a summer brimming with entertainment events. Nightlife in Malta is always active, especially in summer. Whether it’s a classical music event like Joseph Calleja’s annual concert or the Isle of MTV, Malta has a lot to offer.



  1. Isle of MTV – The Biggest Free Live Music Show of the European Summer

Dear Avid Party-Goer,

The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Jason Derulo, Jess Glynne, Martin Garrix, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessie J, Will.I.Am, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Lady Gaga, The Black-Eyed Peas, Enrique Iglesias, are some of the chart-topping big names in the pop-music industry that have rocked the Isle of MTV stage.

The Isle of MTV always features a week-long schedule. From June 27th to July 1st, you can attend anything from sunset beach parties to night clubs. This year’s main headlining acts will be Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. The event attracts over 50,000 visitors and it's the hottest party of the summer, prior to the commencement of another scholastic year at the university.


  1. Joseph Calleja – The Golden Voice of Malta


Dear Classical Admirer,

If you’re into classical music or have a penchant for orchestra symphonies, then this is the right event for you. Joseph Calleja, a Maltese tenor of international acclaim, will be headlining this prestigious event in Malta. Since 2009, this annual concert has been accruing popularity and many more international singers are signing up to join Calleja on stage.

Michael Bolton, Lucio Dalla, Ronan Keating, Gigi D’Alessio, Zucchero, Anastacia are amongst the international singers that, to date, have accompanied Calleja to grace the stage. Every year, the Maltese ambassador, Joseph Calleja, invites a special guest, and this year is no exception. Eros Ramazzotti will be joining Joseph Calleja at The Granaries in Floriana, along with a local children’s choir consisting of 500 singers, supported by the impeccable Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. This concert will be held on July 21st, 2018.


  1. L-Imnarja Summer Folk Festival – A 500-Year-Old Event!

Dear Culture Enthusiast,

If you’re in Malta during the summer, there is a high probability that your stay will coincide with a village festa or two. Yes, that’s right, during nearly every week of the summer, a Maltese village organizes a feast celebrating their own patron saint. Such feasts feature fireworks, music festivals, processions, stalls selling traditional delicacies, and other lively entertainment. ‘L-Imnarja’ is one of the biggest festas. This feast commemorates St. Peter and St. Paul and it's one of Malta’s oldest feasts to date.

L-Imnarja which falls on the 29th of June is really popular, apart from it also being a public holiday! One can attend this folk festival, which is held at Buskett Gardens and attracts several locals and visitors. L-Imnarja is one of the Maltese celebrations not to be missed!



  1. Malta Jazz Festival – Bringing Malta onto The Global Jazz Scene!

Dear Jazz Hands,

If you love jazz music, this festival is one to look forward to. Organized July 16th through the 21st, this year’s festival is a must! The Malta Jazz Festival has been hosted for 27 years and it is one of the most prestigious summer European jazz festivals.

Chick Corea, Christian McBride, and Karism Ziad are some of the familiar names that are appearing on the roster for this year's edition. During this week of high-flying musical virtuosity, one can admire Valletta’s magnificent Grand Harbor as the backdrop.  With the historical setting and top-notch performers, this festival will be a highlight among this summer's events.



  1. Malta International Arts Festival - An Exciting Artistic Program

MIAFDear Art Aficionado,

From June 29th to July 15th, Malta hosts the Malta International Arts Festival.  This event includes: site-specific curation, music, visual arts, theater, dance, opera, installations, films, community projects, as well as participatory events! This year’s highlight is the grand concert by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at the Manoel Theatre.

This arts festival is part of Malta’s prestigious cultural calendar and brings several art forms together under one roof. Having multiple performances targeted at various audiences, this arts festival has something for everyone.

Experience live music entertainment, culture and plenty of sunshine while in Malta. These events will happen prior to the commencement of another semester at the American University of Malta. If you're up for a summer of fun before taking up your studies at AUM, now is your chance!



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