Malta Rocks the Isle of MTV
Every year the tiny rock that is Malta truly rocks the Mediterranean as MTV’s special event, The Isle of MTV, attracts top lining musicians, DJs and pop stars to the most southerly point of Europe. This year’s 2011 Isle of MTV event promises to deliver on previously high standards with top pedigree headlining acts and contemporary artists of 2011.
Party for Free with MTV!
The Maltese Archipelago makes the perfect backdrop for this sun-drenched event of pure hedonism and shameless fun. Over 50,000 fans turn up each year to party in the famous Fosos Square, otherwise known as the Granaries in Floriana – and what’s more, it’s all for free! The Malta Tourism Authority partners with MTV each year to lay on the biggest FREE open-air concert in Europe, attracting thousands of visitors from across the continent and beyond.The huge square that splays out before the colossal Parish Church of Floriana transforms into a massive dancefloor, bookended by the MTV stage at one end and the dazzling church lit up by hundreds of bulbs at the other. Food and beer stalls supply the nourishment while impressive firework displays cap off the end of the night, before revelers hit the late night clubs or attempt to sneak into the after-show parties with the stars. The balmy Maltese evenings simply add to the pleasure of what is already an awesome annual event; an event that serves as the climax to Malta’s yearly Music Festival that takes place in the week leading up to the Isle of MTV.
The Isle of MTV 2011 Line-Up
Each year draws a new and exciting line-up of stars to the islands. Previous years have seen the likes of Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Enrique Iglesias, Scissor Sisters, David Guetta and Kid Rock to name but a few of the rich variety gracing this unique stage in Malta. 2011 has confirmed international superstar, Snoop Dogg, plus two of 2011’s break-through acts, Far East Movement and LMFAO, so far promising yet another year of raucous partying. And true enough, most of the headlining acts at the Isle of MTV go a little crazy in Malta – maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the local beer, but definitely it’s going to be fun!
Musical Breaks in Malta
The Isle of MTV and preceding Malta Music Week makes a perfect excuse for a holiday in Malta. Falling on the 30th of June this year, the 2011 Isle of MTV coincides with the increasing tempo of both the weather and the Maltese party season. The island’s local festas also get going as the summer sets in, and are marked with stunning firework displays and street parties that last all night. If you like your Mediterranean flavour with a bit of spice, now’s the time to plan your break to Malta.
The Isle of MTV takes place in Fosos Square, Floriana which lies just outside the gates of Valletta. There are a number of large hotels nearby, where you’re likely to find the stars staying – check out the Hotel Excelsior in Valletta as a prime target for star-stalking! However, the ferry service runs from Sliema to Valletta regularly, and buses are frequent, delivering you just outside the event from most places around the island. If you want to carry on the party in the clubs, consider staying in St Julian’s and taking a late night trip into Paceville – Malta’s answer to Ibiza!
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