Location: VALLETA, Malta
Application Deadline: 30 January, 2020
With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk ensembles, Choral groups, Ballroom dance teams, art schools, Music theatre, modern dance teams, orchestras and majorette teams), (children and youth groups) to participate on XI MALTA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC &DANCE FESTIVAL from 25 - 28 Septembar 2020
Malta, with its strategic position at the center of the Mediterranean Sea, has always been a crossroad for exchanges of cultural diversity, also due to so many Nations who have ruled over this country along its history. This is why the island's folklore tradition is very old, strong and widespread. The aim of this International Festival is to make sure that the different folk traditions from all over the World meet up in Malta, for a reciprocal cultural exchange and enrichment.
Malta is also definitely one of the most important countries in Europe’s tourism sector. Rich in history and charm, with a great sense of hospitality towards visitors and above all with a warm temperate climate. During the free time, participating groups will have the chance to relax and explore the various unique cities and villages of this magical island full of history. Hence we would like to invite you to discover this reality, perhaps at the most beautiful time of the year.
The first two editions of this festival were a huge success with the participation of several groups from several European countries, such as Italy, Austria, Spain, Estonia, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia and of course from Malta and Gozo.
During the 4 days of this International Festival, parades and performances will be held in various locations around the island of Malta.
The artistic programme consists of outdoor parades and standing performances. During the parades the groups will perform with their own instruments. During the standstill performances, which will be held in the main squares, the Organisation will provide the audio system, compatible with CD and pen drive and 5 microphones to amplify the various instruments / voice (if these are required)
DRAFT FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
Friday 25th September
Arrival of all International folklore groups in Malta. Transfers from the Airport
to the Hotel, situated at Bugibba/Qawra/St.Paul’s Bay/St. Julian’s – the most
touristic venues of the island
In the evening, all groups will perform at a particular town, together with Maltese folk groups.
Saturday 26th September
In the morning, groups can opt for an optional cultural excursion to one of the most beautiful places of Malta.
In the evening, all groups will perform in another Maltese town, together with Maltese folk groups.
Sunday 27th September
In the morning, all International Groups will parade along the main streets of the capital city of Malta – Valletta.
Following the Parade, there will be the presentations to all participant groups by the Maltese Authorities and the Festival Organisation.
Monday 28th September
Departures of all International Folk Groups.
If a group has an early arrival or a late departure, we can organise other optional cultural excursions, such as the ones to the Three Cities, Mdina – the old capital of Malta or else to Marsaxlokk – The fishing village… and other wonderful locations.
The programme of performances can be adapted in due course. Final programme can be issued only after having confirmations of all participating groups including also the Malta ones. Each group is responsible for airfare/transportation to Malta.