2015 is the tenth anniversary of the Valletta Notte Bianca – a fantastic nighttime festival of culture and arts. On October 3rd, the city of Valletta will host an amazing night of food, fun, dancing, art and acrobats!
This festival has become one of the cornerstones of the cultural calendar in Malta, celebrating the best of Maltese culture. The opening ceremony will take place at 7 pm, when the President of Malta will officially open the festival accompanied by a number of traditional Maltese brass bands and troupes from all over the island.
Notte Bianca will see all of Valletta’s amazing churches, museums, galleries and art institutions open their doors to the public with free admission. The city will come alive with performances and events and more than 500 artists will be involved in the festival. Every year, new and innovative acts are added to the events list, and this year is no different. Among the new additions for 2015 is Karaoke ta’ Vera. This is the ultimate real time karaoke, where the public can sing the song of their choice with a live band.
For the first time in the festival’s history, the lower part of Valletta, near St. Elmo, will also become part of the festival site. This area will be home to the Drift stunts display from Team Maximum Lock, showcasing their amazing driving skills and car stunts.
Notte Bianca is an all-inclusive festival, with entertainment for everyone in the family. One of these acts is Kamrata Pupi, who will be putting on colourful and imaginative puppet shows. The city will also be full of dance performances brought to you by Żiffażfin. After months of workshops and training, you will find every type of dance you can think of, ranging from Hip-Hop, Parkour and the odd flash mob!
No Maltese festival is complete without good food, and Notte Bianca 2015 is no exception. L-Ikla t-Tajba brought to you by Chef David Darmanin, in collaboration with Valletta 2018, has designed fantastic menus to showcase the best of Maltese cuisine in pop-up restaurants and bars that will be all over Valletta.
With more than 60,000 people attending the festival last year, the tenth anniversary of Notte Bianca is sure to be a great night for the whole family and an event Malta can be proud of.