WATCH: Maltese brass band takes the festa to the Pope

Beland in Vatican

A piece of tradition that is very close to Maltese people’s heart, our beloved village festa, has made its way to Rome, the Vatican, and Pope Francis this week.

Zejtun’s Beland Band have just ticked an amazing achievement off their bucket list as they performed for Pope Francis in Vatican City earlier today, under the direction of Maestro Ray Sciberras.

This is the second time this year that the Beland Band is performing off of Malta’s shores, and the fourth time performing away from home in general.

Zejtun’s Beland Band is set to perform in Rome and the Vatican throughout the whole week.

Well done and a big good luck for the rest of your performances!