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Valletta is the place to be for Notte Bianca

Culture vultures are in for a real treat in Valletta this weekend.

Malta’s biggest outdoor festival, Notte Bianca, will take place on Saturday 6 October.

We’re promised an amazing night of music, dance, theatre, exhibitions, entertainment and fun.

The event promises to be bigger and better than ever as Valletta celebrates its year as European Capital of Culture.

Malta’s culture minister Owen Bonnici said that this year’s Notte Bianca will be the best yet with a mix of Maltese and international acts.

He told 89.7 Bay: ‘Our cultural strategy aims to bring forward emerging and established Maltese artists as professional creators.

‘Every year Notte Bianca strives to forge international links and this is highlighted in this year’s programme, with five world-renowned foreign artists participating in this year’s edition.

‘The objective surrounding such collaborations is to co-create multidimensional and multicultural performances while giving the opportunity to Maltese artists to perform on stage with internationally acclaimed artists and strong line-ups.’

What is Notte Bianca?

Notte Bianca is Malta’s biggest annual arts and culture festival.

For one special night, Notte Bianca lights up Valletta with a spectacular celebration that is open to the public free of charge.

Festival-goers can expect to experience the very best in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, literary events, as well as an exploration into the emerging world of new and digital arts.

During Notte Bianca, Valletta’s streets and public spaces are used in innovative, creative ways thanks to a mix of roaming and site-specific projects.

State palaces and museums open their doors to delight patrons with visual art exhibitions and theatre performances.

Streets and squares are transformed into venues for open-air theatrics and concerts, while many cafes and restaurants extend their hours.

Every which way you turn, you are bound to stumble upon another festival treat.

All of Valletta, from City Gate to Fort St Elmo, comes alive on Notte Bianca, guaranteeing a memorable night that truly holds something for everyone.