Isle of MTV Malta 2023

The Biggest Free Live Performance
Concert In Europe

Date Last Updated: 5th January 2023

The Isle of MTV Malta is held either in June or July, with famous worldwide class line up singers come to Malta to give a wonderful show at the open air Granaries in Floriana, together with local established artists.

Youngsters from all over Malta and Gozo together with adults join this show to cheer and sing for a wonderful evening.

Malta Music Week 2023

  • Isle of MTV Concert 2023: Still to be announced later this year.
  • All other event tickets:
The stage of Isle of MTV Malta festival.

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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 50,000 people.

At 18:00 Maltese Artists perform

At 20:00 / 20:30 International Artists perform

It is also shown on MTV later during the year worldwide so more people can watch it.

The concert is a boost to Malta and good publicity for tourists to know about Malta and visit the island.

Suggestions For New Comers

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

It is suggested to take with you essentials like any medicine or medication since you will be there for quite a number of hours, especially if you go early.

It is good to remember that the weather will be very hot and you surely require, a proper head cover, water in plastic bottles only.

Wear comfortable clothes and most especially shoes.

Try not to carry any valuables that are not necessary such as extra credit cards, passport, jewelry.

Your ID card is permitted especially if you purchase alcohol.

Alcohol can be bought from 17+.

There will be facilities as bars and food stalls spread around the audience area.

Temporary toilet facilities are available.

People crowding the Granaries in Floriana for the summer music festival Isle of MTV.

There is a pre-program with Maltese singers and groups starting at 18:00.

It is recommended to come for the concert with public transport since the main Valletta hub for all buses is not more than 500 metres away.

Usually a special public transport bus service is provided to and from many localities to the Isle of MTV concert area.

If you intend to book a taxi to go back to your accommodation make sure you have it booked beforehand.

If you came to Malta through an organized tour or a language school, ask for any organized coaches to the venue.

Public parking is limited although there is an underground parking area.

Things You Should Know About Before Coming

If you are a foreigner do not linger alone outside the concert area as you will be a stranger to the area. Stay close as possible to your friends.

Entrance price to Isle of MTV Malta is free

No age restriction within the area of the concert.

The Malta police are in attendance and security checks are held prior to entry in the concert area.

Do not bring any dangerous items which you think will be confiscated by the police such as sharp objects.

The Malta Red Cross will be available for any required intervention.

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, screw drivers, syringes, scissors, etc.) 

Top Hotels Near The Granaries Floriana

Enjoy the Isle of MTV Malta festival to the fullest when you stay in one of the nearby hotels. These hotels are suggested for those who are only coming for the one day festival at Floriana. Further down you will find other hotels to other locations around the island.

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

Check out more hotels in Valletta.

Isle of MTV Malta Previous Concerts

  • 2022 - Marshmello, French Montana, bbno$, Mae Muller and Shaun Farrugia
  • 2021 - Show was not done due to the pandemic.
  • 2020 - Show was not done 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 seen on a big screen singing at the Isle of MTV Malta.
  • 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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