The Malta Independent 19 April 2024, Friday
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Earth Garden returns for its 17th year

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 17:33 Last update: about 16 days ago

The annual Festival Earth Garden is back celebrating its 17th year.

The 4-day Festival was announced at a press-conference highlighting the long weekend activities to be held at Ta' Qali Picnic Area between the 6th of June to the 9th of June 2024. 

The 5 different stages including The Roots Stage, Electronic Sphere, Enchanted Forest, Strawberry Fields and Music Playground will host the biggest line-up to date. International acts like Groove Armada, Infected Mushroom, Kula Shaker, Dub FX, Hollie Cook, Go_A, Donato Dozzy , DJ Nobu, Lewis Fautzi, alongside Maltese favourites such as Tribali, Xtruppaw & Manatapu are just a few of the 140 different acts performing this year.

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This year there will be some new additions such as a newly added 6th music stage which will be a 'secret stage'. Festival-goers will have to look for a hidden passage that will lead them to the stage and discover what awaits them, since its location and line-up will not be advertised, organisers said.

This year, family dedicated areas will be more secluded with a new area for children, aptly named Earth Kidz located next to the skate park, as well as a dedicated family camping zone in the camping area. Some activities include Heritage Malta cooking & arts, adventure magic, circus juggling, open talent shows, kids silent disco and Esplora crazy science.

"The festival is also about promoting self-care, sustainability and wellbeing amongst its community. A revamped Healing Fields will once again host a range of workshops, meditation, alongside the newly added Ice Baths and an extensive program, whilst the Ethnic Market, known for its vibrant colours is always a must-visit attraction during the festival, offering a wide range of unique and visually stunning handcrafted items," organisers said.

MTA Chairman Gavin Gulia said : "As a vibrant celebration of sustainability and culture, Earth Garden embodies Malta's commitment to preserving our natural heritage while fostering a sense of community and creativity. We are proud to support this event, which not only showcases Malta's stunning landscapes but also promotes environmental consciousness and responsible tourism practices. Earth Garden serves as a testament to Malta's dedication to sustainable development and our ongoing efforts to provide enriching experiences for visitors from around the world." 

Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo said that the support given by VisitMalta for these kinds of events is essential for the tourism product to become more versatile.

Besides the weekend ticket, there's a variety of ticket options for people to choose from including glamping, general camping and tent rental services.

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