Where?

Hastings Garden, Valletta

When?

Friday 18th • Saturday 19th • Sunday 20th July 2014

Time

From 8 PM till 1 AM



The Marsovin Summer Wine Festival is nowadays a sought after annual event in Malta’s summer calendar amongst both locals and also foreigners visiting our Island. The Festival is held in the magical surroundings of Hastings Gardens, Valletta, a location which alone lends itself perfectly to a walk through garden wine festival whilst enjoying the majestic views from the bastions overlooking the Yacht Marina and Sliema harbour.

The event has a highly cultural, entertaining concept offering a myriad of leading musicians each playing a different genre of music being stationed in different areas of the venue. Nevertheless the real stars of the night are the wines, offering over 30 different D.O.K and I.G.T wines from grapes grown around Malta and Gozo. With such a large selection of wines being showcased each of a different style and character, we are sure to hit all different palates, from the casual to the most sophisticated wine drinker.

The food element cannot be left unmentioned as good wine and good food go hand in hand, for this reason we engage a variety of quality caterers each offering different kinds of Mediterranean dishes to complement best our wines.



How does it work?

It’s easy, on entrance you pay a token fee of €15 and we will give you back €15 worth of wine tokens and a free Premium festival wine glass to use during the event and also to take home with you.
Youths under 17 years of age are not allowed to consume any wine.

festival wine list

TOKEN PACK: PAY €15 AND GET 20 WINE TOKENS + FESTIVAL GLASS

We have over 30 different D.O.K and I.G.T wines from grapes grown around Malta and Gozo ranging from entry level wines up to Premium and Boutique wines. These are available for you to order as a taster, glass or bottle and can be found in the 5 different wine bars spread over the whole venue.


Live Acts

  • 01 AIRPORT IMPRESSIONS

    PERFORMING ON 18TH & 19TH
    STAGE 2 • FROM 9PM

    Without a doubt one of the most successful bands to have emerged locally in recent years, Airport Impressions have clocked up countless radio hits along the way, among them Borderline, Wake up, Walk with me and, more recently Hymns of June and Berlin. The road to nationwide success and their search for a sound that encompasses not only their individual influences, but also their collective aspiration, has brought with it some great experience.

  • 02 TRIBALI

    PERFORMING ON 18TH, 19TH & 20TH
    STAGE 3 • FROM 9PM

    Tribali are a group of Maltese musicians who came together to celebrate their love of world music. Whilst placing great emphasis on ethnic rhythms, Tribali incorporate the beauty and pathos of music from the orient. The eclectic musical influences of the band include amongst others, world music, reggae, pop, rock, classical and jazz of which they channel into their unique sound. Their diverse use of instruments embraces percussion, flute, didgeridoo and sitar to name a few, whilst the accompanying vocals complete the whole sonic vibe. A powerful stage presence is further energized by their use of visuals thus dramatically stimulating the audience.

  • 03 RED ELECTRICK

    PERFORMING ON 20TH
    STAGE 2 • FROM 9PM

    Red Electrick is a band with a genuine love of music. With many elements at play in their collective sound, it's safe to say that their passion is fuelled as much by the bluesy swagger of 70s rock as it is by punk's needle-sharp guitar angst, the bittersweet skanked-up rhythms that the 2-Tone era revelled in and an indie frame of mind. Now add a dash of Mediterranean sunshine to it all and you're pretty much on the mark.

  • 04 THE CREEPERS

    PERFORMING ON 18TH, 19TH & 20TH
    STAGE 4 • FROM 9PM

    In January 2010, Sven, Gilberto, Antoine and Patrick's love of American style blues brought them together for the first time and the result, The Creepers. The passion of the band since that first day is the raw tone, the dynamics of a Friday night roadhouse, the energy blues lovers can feel at their favourite live performances. Lately The Creepers have also added Mark Attard on the piano.

  • 05 THE NEW VICTORIANS

    PERFORMING ON 18TH
    STAGE 1 • FROM 9PM

    Sister duo, Bettina and Philippa, are sure to strike listeners with their quirky antifolk style and uplifting harmonies; their soft indie sound and acoustic arrangements; and the genuine lyrics and memorable melodies that make up their songs.

    In December 2011 the duet competed in the international Alchemy Songwriting Competition, Arkansas, USA, where they were the youth division winners. Following that success, doors were opened locally encouraging the duo to work towards recording their own album.

  • 06 THE SHH

    PERFORMING ON 19TH
    STAGE 1 • FROM 9PM

    The Shh formed in 2011, and have already intrigued audiences with their blend of surf-rock and dark pop melodies. The Shh's music emerges, in secret, from a place in between the city of Paris & the Island of Malta. The debut Ep, The Burning Love, evokes surf-rock sounds with warm 'Summer of Love' vocal melodies.

  • 07 JULIAN DRURI

    PERFORMING ON 18TH, 19TH & 20TH
    BOUTIQUE AREA • FROM 9PM

    Julian Drury spent a chunk of his childhood travelling, calling South Africa, England, Spain and Malta his home. The cocktail of cultures molded him into a chameleon of sound. Beginning his career in London, he attended the prestige's S.A.E Sound Technology College. He returned to Malta in 2001 and has kept Malta's club scene grooving for over a decade. Recognized for his devotion to funky house music, serious baselines and catchy guitar rifts. When producing he believes in taking influences from decades past. Julian will be present throughout the 3 nights of the festival to entertain the Boutique area with the latest Chill-out tunes.

  • 08 SKARLET

    PERFORMING ON 20TH
    STAGE 4 • FROM 9PM

    An impression featuring Kiko on acoustic guitar, Alan on bass, Simon on violins and Renzo on percussions, all blended together and revolving around vocalist Sandrina. The genres covered include a fusion of Rock, Club & RnB sounds harmonised together using rich acoustic overtones & colours. The contrast of other influences like Blues and Alternative are what give this five-piece band such a recognisable sound. All played on acoustic instruments, the music is based on tight harmonies, being rhythmic and energetic whilst making it fresh and elegantly innovative. What to expect? A band built around the idea of a pumping night, with solid tunes from past & present that have led the way through the major radios & clubs across the globe.

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If you have any questions regarding the Marsovin Summer Wine Festival,
please get in touch with us:

(+356) 2182 4918 / 2366 2382