The Malta Independent 18 February 2020, Tuesday

Rock in the Forest 2019 in aid of Terry Time Trust

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 13:51 Last update: about 7 months ago

The annual rock concert 'Rock in the Forest' is in its eight edition and this year's event will be held on Saturday 31 August at Chateau Buskett, limits of Rabat.

The 2019 event will be held in aid of the Terry Time Trust, with the goal of honouring the beloved DJ and radio manager Terry Farrugia, who passed away on 31 May this year and who had been battling cancer. The concert pays tribute to him and his hard work within the local music scene, as well as to raise funds to help and support his family with pending medical costs.


This year's Rock in the Forest will be offering a true feast of classic, modern and contemporary rock hits, among them songs from the likes of Queen, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Zucchero, AC/DC, Metallica, Green Day, Bon Jovi, U2, Anouk, Alice Cooper, Lady Gaga, Oasis and many more.

The concert features the participation of 19 local singers and musicians including Gianni Zammit (RUG), Charles Busuttil (Muzzle), Georgius Mifsud (Shades of Green), Simaria Galea, Malcolm Portelli (Dusk), David Ellul Mercer, Sarah De Marco, Jean Elle Newell and Joe Debono.

The Rock in the Forest core band features event founder David Perotti (guitars, vocals), Kristina Perotti (drums), guitarists Carl Tanti, Georgius Mifsud, Daniel Debono and Mario Saliba, bassist Cliff Smith and drummer Franco Aloisio (both ex-Corkskrew), keyboardist Sergio Bellizzi, and John Tanti (saxophone).

"When all this started in my back garden nine years ago as a gig for a few friends and family, I never thought that the event would grow from strength to strength for another eight years. In 2012 we moved to Chateau Buskett for the first official edition, and renamed the event 'Rock in the Forest'.  Throughout the years we rocked in the middle of Malta's only forested area, while raising funds for various NGOs. This year will be a special one as we honour Terry Farrugia and raise funds for his trust. These last few years have seen thousands of people attending our concerts, and this year we promise another show to be remembered," said David Perotti.

Doors open at 8pm and entrance is against a donation of €10, with proceeds going to the Terry Time Trust. Table bookings are available, and diners are encouraged to place orders early to enjoy the show, while the bar area will be open throughout the evening.

Ample parking facilities are available at Chateau Buskett. More info and event page on

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