Isle of MTV Malta 2024

The Biggest Free Live Performance
Concert In Europe

The Isle of MTV Malta is typically held either in June or July and features several world-class singers sharing the stage with established local artists at the open-air Granaries in Floriana, just 500 meters from Valletta. Around 30,000 usually attend this spectacular event.

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Malta Music Week 2024

  • Isle of Malta Music Week: Tuesday 16th to Sunday 21st July 2024
  • Isle of MTV Concert 2024: Tuesday 16th July 2024
  • The Official Isle of MTV Malta 2024 Line-up & Artists: Multi-Award Winner RAYE, Global Superstar DJ Snake and International Chart-Topper Nelly Furtado. More artists will be announced.
  • Get your Malta Music Week Festival tickets here.

Date Last Updated: 14th May 2024

The stage of Isle of MTV Malta festival.Isle of MTV Festival Malta is held at Floriana every year

about isle of mTV Malta

Isle of MTV Malta has been going on since 2006.  It is also well known all over Europe as being the biggest free music festival. It is a popular event for foreigners to visit Malta, especially for this event.

This event is usually attended by a massive number of 30,000 people.

The show is also shown on MTV later during the year worldwide for more people to watch it.

about isle of MTV Concert

Many people go early in the afternoon to get a place in the front near the stage at around 15:00.

It is free to enter the show and there is no age restriction to enter.

The show typically starts at around 18:00 when the Maltese Artists perform first. Then at around 20:00 / 20:30, the international artists start to perform.

Since the show is held in summer, the weather in July will be extremely hot, so make sure to take with you your sunglasses, sunblock and water. Water is only allowed in plastic bottles.

Since the concert is quite casual, it is recommended to wear comfortable yet appropriate clothing. Also, wear comfortable shoes and do not go with fancy shoes as you will be in a crowd with thousands of people.

It is advised not to carry or wear any valuables that are not necessary, such as extra credit cards, passports and jewellery. Bring some cash and a mobile phone. Today, it is very easy to pay by contactless via your phone, so you do not need to carry any credit cards.

There will be facilities such as bars and food stalls spread around the audience area. Alcohol can be bought from 17+ and an ID card is permitted for purchasing alcohol. There is also a temporary toilet facility.

There is additional security around the venue as well as entering the concert. The Malta police are in attendance and security checks are held before entry into the concert area. Do not bring any dangerous items which you think will be confiscated by the police, such as sharp objects. Further down in this guide, we list down specific objects that are prohibited.

It is suggested to take with you essentials like any medicine or medication since you will be there for several hours, especially if you go early. The Malta Red Cross will be available for any required intervention.

If you are a foreigner and do not know the area well, do not linger alone outside the concert area. Stay as close as possible to your friends.

prohibited items

  • Sophisticated cameras due to copyright
  • Drones
  • Fireworks
  • Flags on poles
  • Glass bottles (including perfume bottles)
  • Illegal substances
  • Laser pens
  • Professional audio/visual recording equipment - rucksacks or bags over A4/magazine size 
  • Selfie-sticks 
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons (including pointed instruments, screwdrivers, syringes, scissors, etc.) 
People crowding the Granaries in Floriana for the summer music festival Isle of MTVWith a View of a Lit-up Church, the Floriana Granaries Large Piazza was Crowded With People for the Isle of MTV.

how to get to isle of mTV malta

By Public Transport: It is recommended to come to the concert by public transport since the main Valletta hub for all buses is not more than 500 metres away. On this day there is usually a special public transport bus service which is provided to and from many localities to the Isle of MTV concert area.

By Taxi: Another great way to arrive at the concert is by taxi. It is cheap if you group up with other people as you get a great price. We highly recommend booking your taxi early as most of the taxis will be fully booked on that day.

By Car: Most people especially locals would get to the concert by car. Although it is the most comfortable, it will be a massive problem to get there and park. If you still wish to get to the venue by car, you have to think early due to the traffic. For parking, you can try at MCP car park for a fee, or try on the outskirts of Floriana. If you are thinking of renting a car, why not book your car from Discover Cars?

If you have any transport issues, speak with the hotel management who can give you a hand, and they can also book your transport for you.

Note: On the day of the concert, there will be a lot of people that head to Floriana/Valletta so it is wise to plan ahead and leave enough time to get there due to traffic and diversions. Also, if you wish to get quite ahead and closer to the stage, you will have to arrive there at around 3 pm or before.

Where To Stay in Malta For Isle of MTV

The Isle of MTV concert is held at the Granaries in Floriana, very close to the capital city, Valletta. If you want to stay within close vicinity of Floriana, we recommend you stay in the capital city or accommodation in Floriana. If you wish to stay further away but at the same time close to Floriana by public transport you can stay in Ta' Xbiex, Gzira, Sliema or St. Julian's as they are a direct route to Floriana via bus.

If you are still uncertain where you want to stay and which area is best for you, check out this guide to where to stay in Malta.

The following hotels are located in Valletta and Floriana which are a walking distance away from the venue:

Check out more hotels in Valletta.

A line of houses in Valletta with stunning Maltese Balconies.Stunning Maltese Balconies in Valletta

what to do in malta

When visiting Malta during the Isle of MTV concert, you can still experience and enjoy the rest of the island. Here are some tips on what to do on the island.

  • Explore Valletta: The capital city is just a stone's throw away from where the Isle of MTV concert takes place. Valletta is a city rich in history with spectacular architecture. Check out several top things to do.

  • Visit Malta's Old Capital Mdina: This medieval silent city has so much to explore from the narrow streets and architecture of the old palaces. Just outside the fortifications of Mdina, you will find the town of Rabat. A residential town with its twists and turns. Explore St. Agatha's Catacombs and Roman Villa.

  • Soak Under The Sun At Our Beaches: Take the opportunity to visit at least one of our stunning beaches to relax and enjoy some water sports. Top beaches include Golden Bay, Mellieha Bay and Paradise Bay in Malta and Ramla Bay, Marsalforn Bay and Xlendi Bay in Gozo.

  • Experience the Maltese Nightlife: Go to the clubs and bars in St. Julians Paceville and Valletta for vibrant entertainment.

  • Experience Local Feasts in Malta. In villages across Malta and Gozo, patron saint celebrations are held mostly during the summer months. During village feasts, religious processions, brass bands, fireworks displays, and decorations are displayed.

  • Comino and the Blue Lagoon: Take a magical boat trip to the island of Comino and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean.

  • Island of Gozo: Explore the rustic landscapes and the quiet environment of Malta's sister island. An island full of different things to do, from beaches, historical sights and quiet walks in the countryside.

  • Visit the Museums and Temples: Malta is home to some of the oldest structures in the world. While here, take the opportunity to visit the temples in Malta, the Hypogeum underground temple and museums.

Isle of MTV Malta past Concerts

The following are the artists that performed at previous Isle of MTV concerts in Malta:

  • 2023 - OneRepublic, Alesso, Tom Grennan, Mimi Webb.
  • 2022 - Marshmello, French Montana, bbno$, Mae Muller and Shaun Farrugia
  • 2021 - The concert was not done due to the pandemic.
  • 2020 - The concert was cancelled due to the pandemic.
  • 2019 - Martin Garrix, Bebe Rexha, Ava Max & Wiley              
  • 2018 - Jason Derulo, Hailee Steinfeld, Sigala, Paloma Faith, Ella Eyre, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike
  • 2017 - The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Jonas Blue, Raye
  • 2016 - Wiz Khalifa, Jess Glynne, Steve Aoki, Clean Bandit
  • 2015 - Martin Garrix, Jason Derulo, Echosmith, Tori Kelly, OMI
Jason Derulo singling in front of the large crowd at Isle of MTV Malta.Isle Of MTV Festival held on the Maltese Islands
  • 2014 - Hardwell, Enrique Iglesias, Nicole Scherzinger, Dizzee Rascal, Kiesza, Tenishia
  • 2013 - Jessie J, Rita Ora, Rudimental, Afrojack
  • 2012 - Will. i. Am, Nelly Furtado, Flo Rida
  • 2011 - Snoop Dogg, LMFAO, Far East Movement and The Parade
  • 2010 - David Guetta, Scissor Sisters, Kid Rock, Kelis
  • 2009 - The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Metro Station and Esmée Denters
  • 2008 - The Kooks, OneRepublic, N*E*R*D, Lady Gaga and Enrique Iglesias.
  • The first Isle of MTV Malta concert 2007 -  Akon, Maroon 5, Enrique Iglesias and Ira Losco representing local Maltese talent.

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Frequently asked questions

When is Isle Of MTV Malta 2024?

The concert is taking place on Tuesday 16th July 2024.

In which country does the Isle Of MTV take place?

The Isle of MTV takes place on the Island of Malta, specifically at the Granaries in Floriana.

How long does the Isle of MTV last?

The festival is split over several days. This includes the concert on one specific day and parties on the rest of the days.

Is the Isle of MTV concert free to enter?

The concert on the 16th of July 2024 is free to enter, however, you must register your attendance on their main website here.

How many people attend the Isle of MTV concert?

The number of people that have attended in the past few years ranges between 30,000 to 50,000 people.

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