Celebrate music, celebrate Earth Garden Festival
in the European Capital of Culture Island, Malta
31 MAY to 3 JUNE 2018
5 MUSIC STAGES | 2 CAMPSITES | OVER 100 ACTS | VARIOUS MUSIC STYLES |
ETHNIC MARKET | HEALING FIELDS | INTERNATIONAL FOOD COURT | KIDS’ AREA
Europe’s best kept secret; Earth Garden Festival is an annual open air non-mainstream music festival held at the National Park of the beautiful, sunny and affordable island of Malta right in the centre of the Mediterranean sea.
It has been going on for over 11 years and over four days attracts over 25,000 people from all over the world! This year’s edition is also part of the cultural programme of Malta’s European Capital of Culture year. Earth Garden will join The Festa celebration organised by the Valletta 2018 Foundation, as this year’s European Capital of Culture.
The Festival features five different music stages namely: Roots Stage, Enchanted Forest, Electronic Sphere, Strawberry Hill, a live Jamming Area, two naturally shaded Campsites, showers, an Ethnic Market, Healing Fields, world cuisine and a kids’ area.
Retaining the green footprint and eclectic music styles, it features over 40 international acts and the music styles played at the festival vary from world music, blues, jazz, funk, ska, dub, reggae, psychedelic and alternative rock, gypsy punk, psychedelic trance ’n dub, techno, acid, house, ambient, electro, drum ’n bass and more.
This is our first announcement of artists performing on our main stage, the Roots stage. Stay tuned as we announce more acts in the coming weeks.
One of our major acts in this year’s line-up are, Gentleman’s Dub Club. Formed in 2006, this world renowned dub band have built a reputation on consistently delivering one of the most energetic and exhilarating live shows to emerge from the UK bass music scene. This band has topped reggae charts in the UK and astounds crowds all over Europe, from Glastonbury to V Fest, to Poland’s Ostroda Reggae Festival, to Croatia’s Outlook Festival.
Another act that will surely flabbergast is the innovative, contemporary and uniquely Australian drum ‘n didge band, Wild Marmalade. Blending the ancient, soul stirring sounds of the didgeridoo with modern dance beats and tribal grooves, this duo accompanied by guitarist Paul George will ignite high-energy dance music. This band has travelled the world playing their music, but just to mention a couple, they played on the mainstage at Portugal’s Boom festival and worked with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.
British-based band Lakuta will also be performing at the Roots Stage. The Guardian explained this band as producing “an infectiously danceable bed of sound: a frivolous, uplifting spirit and a steely core.” This band has heritage from Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Spain and the UK. Drawing on their backgrounds in jazz, funk, soul and world music they create a modern sound. Their highly danceable mix of Afrobeat, Funk and Latino grooves has led them to tour extensively, headlining stages at The Southbank Centre, Glastonbury Festival, Latitude Festival, just to mention a few.
A super fun band will also hit the Root Stage, The Turbans. Its members have gathered from countries such as Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Greece and England. Their live show which flare up the crowd. They are a powerhouse of talent, bringing their vibrant and unique sound to audiences who can do nothing more than smile, dance and shout for joy.
Celebrate Earth Garden, the festival that will kicks off your summer buzz and guarantees loads of fun at matchless prices with the best weather conditions in one of Europe’s top destinations.