The Best Music Festivals in Malta

Thinking of heading over to lovely Malta for a music festival this year? Surely you only want the best. Let us help. Here are the best music festivals in Malta.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 23rd May 2023

Did you know around 500,000 British tourists visit Malta each year? With over 300 days of sun, electric nightlife, delicious cuisine, and beaches with soft, fluffy sand and turquoise waters, it’s no surprise really. 

But do you want to know what makes this popular tourist destination that much better? It’s overflowing with festivals with unreal lineups, cracking pyro, and that immaculate, carefree vibe that can only be achieved by a group of people who don’t have a care in the world, basking beneath the sun as their favourite tunes flood the air. 

Now you’ve got that image in your mind, you’re probably dying to check out what festivals are kicking off this year. We won’t mess you about. Here are the best music festivals in Malta in 2023.. 


Defected Malta Festival


When: Friday 6th - Sunday 8th October 2023

Where: Multiple venues in Malta

2023 lineup: Eats Everything, Ferreck Dawn, Horse Meat Disco, Hannah Wants, DJ Paulette, Sam Divine, Prunk, The Shapeshifters, Floorplan, Luke Solomon, Low Steppa, and more

Defected Malta returns for its second year in October - the perfect time to escape the worsening British weather to check out some incredible artists at multiple venues.

The lineup is looking absolutely lovely again, with some top names set to perform at pool parties, open-air clubs, boat parties, and even a castle party. The artists on the lineup touch on sounds from all across the house music spectrum, providing an unbeatable soundtrack for sun-drenched parties that boom on until the early hours. (There's also Defected Croatia, if that's more your vibe.)


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Glitch Festival


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When: Sunday 13th - Wednesday 16th August 2023 

Where: Gianpula Fields in Rabat, Malta

2023 lineup: Charlotte de Witte, Bonobo, Helena Hauff, Mall Grab, Richie Hawtin, I Hate Models, 999999999, and more 

Glitch Festival is one of the best Malta festivals, bringing the tastiest house and techno for three days of pure ecstasy. With loads going down, it's impossible to be bored. Check out secret cave raves, crazy boat parties, rooftop pool parties, and, of course, unmissable artists such as Bonobo and Charlotte de Witte. As the festival takes place in glorious Malta, it encourages festivalgoers to check out the island, including ruins, beaches, and historical towns. Get down for the main festival on the 14th - 15th, or get there early and stay late for opening, closing, and boat parties! 



Earth Garden


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When: Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th June 2023 

Where: Ta Qali Picnic Area in Attard, Malta

2023 lineup: TBA 

Earth Garden is Malta’s largest alternative festival with music covering a range of genres, including house, drum and bass, electro, hip hop, techno, acid, alt. rock, dub, ska, funk, reggae, blues, world music, and beyond. More than a music festival, Earth Garden is about creativity and inclusivity, with workshops and talks in the holistic area. To keep the littluns entertained, there’s a Fun Park which, in the past, has featured bouncy castles and rides. If you’re the artsy type, Earth Garden could be the one for you.



Euphoria Weekender 


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When: Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st May 2023

Where: Liquid Club in San Gwann, Malta

2023 lineup: Matt Darey, Lange, The Thrillseekers, Factor B, Will Rees, Maria Healy, Alessandra Roncone, Asteroid, Daniel Kandi, Lost Witness, and more TBA 

Following a super successful debut last year, Euphoria Weekender is back again for four days of pure trance bangers. Not only will incredible DJs be dropping blissful tunes all weekend long but you’ll get to see them perform in idyllic settings and venues, including Liquid Club, Tigullio, Montekristo Estate, and Aria Complex. And with the sun shining the entire time, of course they had to deliver incredible pool parties too. Upgrade to VIP for more parties, pool parties, and boar parties for a killer weekend away. 


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ABODE on the Rock


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When: Thursday 15th - Monday 19th June 2023 

Where: TBA in Malta 

2023 lineup: TBA

Another festival born from a record label, ABODE on the Rock is back again to treat an intimate crowd of just 10,000 to some unreal tunes. Usually taking place on the small island of Gozo, ticketholders can enjoy beach parties, stunning landscapes, boat parties, night events, villa parties, and a whole lot of sunshine. Last year saw Darius Syrossian, Alan Fitzpatrick, Richy Ahmed, Jamie Jones, and Danny Howard take to the decks, so we’re buzzing to see who’s announced for 2023! 



SummerDaze Malta


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When: TBA

Where: Ta' Qali, Malta

Lineup: TBA 

Summer Daze brings a lineup of the biggest names in pop and electronic to Malta every year. We’re waiting on a lineup announcement for 2023, but to get you giddy, last year’s fest featured Jason Derulo, Elderbrook, Anne-Marie, G-Eazy, and Bastille as headliners. And when it gets a bit hot from the endless dancing, there’s a chill-out area for you to recover before getting back out there and enjoying the tunes. 

As the brainchild of Creamfields and Radio One, you can always expect a selection of the biggest artists on the planet right now that brings tunes fit for dancing beneath the sun. 



TRIIP Festival


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When: Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th June 2023 

Where: TBA, Malta 

2023 lineup: FISHER, Horse Meat Disco, Claptone, Chris Lake, Solardo, Eats Everything, Loco Dice, LF System and more

Curated by tech house hero FISHER, Triip is a brand new psychedelic journey of house music and its equally tasty subgenres. We’ve already got a smashing lineup that’s got us buzzing, and access to pool parties is included in your ticket, so don't forget your cozzie! And if you want to take your experience to higher levels, you can secure tickets for boat and castle parties. It’s destined to become one of the most popular and best Malta music festivals in 2023. 


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Rock The South Malta 2023


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When: Friday 5th - Sunday 7th May 2023

Where: TBA, usually at Zion Bar & Restaurant in Marsaskala, Malta

2023 lineup: TBA 

Due to return for its tenth edition, Rock The South welcomes over 30 local and international artists across multiple stages spanning reggae, rock, electronic, punk, jazz, and more. The fest usually has a silent disco too, which, if you’ve ever been to one, you’ll know are incredible. If you haven’t, there’s no time like the present! This fest is best for those looking to discover new bands in a relaxed environment while soaking up the sun. 



Malta is a stunning island that should be on any keen travellers bucket list. But with so many unreal festivals going down every year, we’re sure you don’t need any more convincing. So which Malta festivals will you be firing over to the group chat? Whichever fest you choose, you’re guaranteed bangers and reliable weather. 

Search Skiddle now to find more festivals in the UK and beyond. Or check out the best festivals in Croatia, Ibiza, and more. 



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








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