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: 5th Mar 2024

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 2024.


Defected Malta Festival


When: Friday 4th - Sunday 6th October 2024

Where: Multiple venues in Malta

2024 lineup: Eats EverythingGorgon CityHoney DijonEliza RoseTSHAArielle FreeHorse Meat Disco and many more

Defected Malta returns for its third 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.)


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on Defected Malta Festival - HERE



Glitch Festival


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When: Tuesday 13th - Friday 16th August 2024 

Where: Gianpula Fields in Rabat, Malta

2024 lineup: 999999999Freddy KHorsegiirl, Supergloss, Justine Perry, Kaiser, Patrick Mason, Novah and many 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 999999999 and Horsegiirl. 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: Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th June 2024

Where: Ta Qali Picnic Area in Attard, Malta

2024 lineup: Groove Armada (DJ set), Infected MushroomKula ShakerHollie CookDub FX and many more

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 23rd - Monday 27th May 2024

Where: Aria Complex in San Gwann, Malta

2024 lineup: The ThrillseekersJudge JulesRichard DurandKyau & AlbertPaul DentonTalla 2XLC and many more 

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. 


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on Euphoria Weekender - HERE



ABODE on the Rock


When: Thursday 20th - Monday 24th June 2024

Where: Gozo Island in Malta 

2024 lineup: ALISHADanny HowardDarius SyrossianEast End DubsGW HarrisonGaskin DJLP Rhythm and many more 

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. This year will see ALISHADanny Howard and Darius Syrossian take to the decks, so we’re buzzing to see what this year's festival brings! 


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on ABODE on the Rock - HERE



Rong Open Air Festival


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When: Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th May 2024

Where: Uno Malta in Malta

2024 lineup: Paul Van DykeSander Van DoornFerry CorstenJohn O’CallaghanAly & FilaMarkus Schulz and many more 

For years now, Rong have brought the best trance events to UK ravers eager to check out the biggest names in the genre. This year, they're bringing the best names in trance overseas to the stunning open air club Uno Malta for a party packed with talent. Paul Van DykeAly & Fila and Ferry Corsten are just some of the legends set to take the sunny stage, backed with belting weather and loads of parties, in pools and on boats. It's going to be unreal! 


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on Rong Open Air Festival- HERE



TRIIP Festival


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When: Friday 31st May - Sunday 2nd June 2024 

Where: TBA, Malta 

2024 lineup: FISHER8KaysChloe RobinsonArielle FreeCloneeFolamour and many more

Curated by tech house hero FISHER, Triip is a psychedelic journey of house, dance and electronic 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 2024. 


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on TRIIP Festival - HERE



Rock The South Malta 2024


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When: Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th May 2024

Where: Zion Bar & Restaurant in Marsaskala, Malta

2024 lineup: TBA 

Due to return for its eleventh 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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