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Application Form Price: 125 € Date: 23 - 26 September, 2023
Location: VALLETTA, Malta
Director: WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 December, 2022
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.


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 23 - 26 Septembar 2023 

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.

Today Malta

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)



Friday 23th 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 24th 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 25th 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 26th 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.


- In twin room per person €170

- In triple room per person (3 adults) €155

- In quadruple room per person (4 adults) €150

- In triple room per person (2 adults and a child - 4 to 11 years old) €140

- In quadruple room per person (2 adults and 2 children -4 to 11 years old) €125

- For extra persons, who are not performers (friends, family, etc) there is a €5 supplement per person per night.

3***star Hotels affiliated

-  San Anton Hotel:

- The Bugibba Hotel:

- Santa Maria Hotel:

- The St George Park Hotel


This Package includes:

- 3 nights accommodation in a 3 star standard Hotel

-  Half board basis – excluding drinks (buffet breakfast, buffet lunch or dinner)

-  Tourist tax

-  Transfers from the Airport/ Harbour to the Hotel – arrival and departure

-  Transfers from Hotel for all performances

-  Assistance by our personnel

-  Festival registration fee


* If due flight itineraries or else if you prefer so, you will have to spend extra nights, arrangements can be done

* Included in this package/price is one transfer for the group to & from the airport to the hotel. No transfers can be made for participants arriving at different times but we can arrange upon request.

* The choice of hotel is subject to availability.

* Each group is responsible for air fair /transportation to Malta

There are many low cost air company fligh to Malta like Wizz Air and others



NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                   Published on 25 April 2019


MALTA is amazing island in the Mediterenian sea. Wonderfull place with great sands beaches and many attractions. Festivals in Malta are support by municipality in Valleta. 

"Festival in september gathering more than 500 participants from 11 countries in the world. 11  groups performed at the open stages of International Festival for folklore groups.This festival is mostly for folk and danceensembles .Festival director notes that the event is considered successful in every aspect - from welcoming participants to their departure: "We organize free transfer from the airport to the hotel for groups that arrive by plane.Also free transfer from the hotel to the festival venue.I want to thank all the participants for the way they have responded to our demands and for the shows offered to the public. We're waiting for you on a new edition of the International Malta Festivals". During the spare time the participants have beach time, boat trip to the small island GOZO and visited POPEY villige.

Malta festivals are in April and October each year and you can book on the page of WOFA


Reviews from the groups: 

This festival has review of 11 groups and average estimation is VERY GOOD - 8.5/10
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

"We build bridges from nation to nation"