The stage in St George’s Square is ready to host one of the most anticipated events of the calendar, the Valletta National New Year’s Eve Celebrations.
Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici visited the final preparations at St George’s Square and stated that such events are essential as they provide us with more opportunities for unity within our communities. “These celebrations have become an intrinsic event in our country’s cultural calendar and are anticipated by various members of the public. They also serve as a sound platform for local artists further strengthening the local cultural scene”, said Minister Owen Bonnici.
The celebrations will feature leading names including Ozzy Lino and the Candy Moths, Kevin Paul, Gaia Cauchi, and Kurt Calleja. Top local band The Travellers will be headlining the event with their unique and original sound while up and coming DJ Drey will be ending the night with an energetic and uplifting set.
Valletta Cultural Agency Chairman Jason Micallef said that, “This is one of the most highly anticipated events in Valletta as part of the Valletta Cultural Agency’s Cultural Programme. The VCA will soon be launching its Cultural Programme for the New Year with an investment of 3.5 million Euros.”
The event will be hosted by Nate, Frank and Rossi from Vibe FM who will also be taking the audience into the countdown with a mash up of the best dance anthems of 2019 together with stage special effects and fireworks to welcome the New Year.
The public is encouraged to make use of public transport on the night, which will be running an extended service till the early hours of the morning. This also includes ferry connections to and from Valletta. The Floriana Park & Ride will remain operational up to 02:00hrs of 1st January 2020.