Let’s not kid ourselves. We all know you’re just going there for Mahmood. So let’s get right down to it shall we?
While a sea of teenagers and the odd 25-year-old will be screaming Mahmood’s name at the top of their lungs from the beginning of the show, which is at 6pm (I’m the odd 25-year-old), Mahmood will not be performing before 8pm.
Gates open at 6pm, so make sure to get there early because Maltese talent like Owen Leuellen, Red Electrick and Nicole Frendo will be performing as of 6.15pm.
Alessandra Amoroso will follow with her performance at 7:30pm, and all our dreams will come true when Mahmood comes on stage and sings ‘Soldi’ at 8pm.
The lineup for the evening includes Alessandra Amoroso, Gigi D’Alessio, Elisa, Francesco Gabbani, Gue Pequeno, J-Az, Max Pezzali, Raf, Umberto Tozzi and Mahmood.
Now as for going home
Once the event is over, journeys will depart from the Valletta Terminus at 00:15 and 00:30, serving the main destinations across Malta.
The special bus routes are:
Route JC1 (North Route) towards Ċirkewwa will make stops in Msida, Birkirkara, Lija, Mosta, Burmarrad, Buġibba, Qawra, St Paul’s Bay, Xemxija, Mellieħa and Għadira Bay.
Route JC2 (Central Route) towards Ħamrun will make stops in Msida, Tal-Qroqq, Kappara, San Ġwann, Naxxar, Mosta, Mtarfa Bypass, Rabat, Attard, Żebbug Bypass, Qormi and Fleur-de-Lys.
Route JC3 (South Route 1) towards Paola will make stops in Marsa, Bormla, Kalkara, Xgħajra, Żabbar, Marsascala and Fgura.
Route JC4 (South Route 2) towards Ħal Farruġ will make stops in Marsa, Tarxien, Żejtun, Marsaxlokk, Birżebbuġa, Airport, Żurrieq, Qrendi and Mqabba.
Route N13 will make the normal night route toward St Julian’s through Msida, Gżira and Sliema Ferries, but will operate extra trips according to demand.
This is the first time Radio Italia is holding its annual concerto in Malta, but the third time it’s happening in general.
The co-founder and secretary general of the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation, Andrew Agius Muscat, said that the “Mediterranean Stars Festival stems from the desire to use music as a tool to bring people together, to promote peace and to strengthen a common Mediterranean identity. It is undeniable that music is a universal language, a powerful means that unites peoples.”
Remember to stay safe out there, and most importantly to have fun!