Earth Garden has been branded as one of Europe’s best kept secrets since its debut. However, nowadays it’s becoming one of the top alternative festivals around. With less than two months to go, the four-day music festival is ready to kick off the festival season and take revellers on a musical journey by celebrating music, diversity and life.
Earth Garden is Malta’s largest Alternative Festival held annually at the National Park since 2007, attracting over 25,000 true music lovers from around the World, spread over 4 days. It features around 120 acts performing on 5 different stages, offering an eclectic music fusion of World Music, Ska, Funk, Blues, Reggae, Alternative Rock, Dub, Hip-Hop, Psychedelic Trance, Techno, House, Electro, Drum ‘n’ Bass and more.
AIthough considered as a music haven by true music connoisseurs and music lovers alike, this very inclusive festival is not all about music. Beyond the sonic wonders, you’ll also find an extensive programme of healing and well being talks and workshops, an Ethnic Market, 2 naturally campsites, a funk park, and an International Food Court with an impressive selection of tasty World cuisine dishes
Earth Garden is a festival with a green conscience and is a pioneer in spreading public awareness on environmental matters and waste management. In fact, many festivals in Malta are using and following Earth Garden’s methods of waste management as a leading example.
Some artists announced to date:
Prince Fatty & Horseman, Atmos, Gypsy Hill, Billy Nasty, Tippa Irie, Benny Page, Yaaba Funk, Dan Shake, The Carny Villains, Onipa, Adam Ben Ezra, Ondubground, Lucy, Terra Livre, Matrixxman, Kumbia Boruka, Hypnocoustics, Airtist, Heavy Lemo, Roots Raid, Alexsoph, Art-X and Johnny be good.
The mighty Roots Stage is the largest stage, located in the centre of the festival and is open throughout the 4-days!
It features around 25 live acts with around 120 participating musicians from around the World playing various uplifting styles including World Music, Swing, Ska, Reggae, Dub, Hip-Hop, Beat Box, Blues, Alternative Rock and a touch of Disco!
Tippa Irie (U.K), Adam Ben Ezra (Israel), The Carny Villains (U.K), Kumbia Boruka (Mexico), Prince Fatty & Horseman (U.K), Terra Livre (Portugal), Onipa (U.K & Africa), Ondubground (France),Gypsy Hill (U.K).
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Expect the unexpected! Just a stone throw away from the Festive Grove campsite and the Ethnic Market, is the oldest and most loved area. Prepare to be spellbound with the music and vibe this area has to offer; from live afternoon sessions to evening events featuring local and international Acts and DJ’s ranging from World Music, Reggae, Dub, Ska, Hip-Hop, Funk, and some unusual but interesting Electronic Music.
ODG Prod, Art-X & Roots Raid (France), Yaaba Funk DJ Set (U.K & Africa), Tupimambo (Terrakota – Portugal), Johhny Be Good (Gentleman’s Dub Club – U.K), Airtist (Austria & Hungary), Heavy Lemo (U.K).
The Electronic Sphere will host 2 Techno events and the most anticipated Psy-Trance event of the year in Malta, hosted by some of the best Electronic music Promoters in Malta and headlined by international guests artists, warmed up and supported by the best Techno & Psy-Trance artists in Malta.
Strawberry Hill keeps getting groovier and more popular year after year. This year, this area will host three great events featuring Electro, Drum & Bass & Funky House. headlined by three U.K masters and supported by some seriously talented local and experienced artists.
Billy Nasty (U.K), Benny Page (U.K), Dan Shake (U.K).
Hosted by Music Playground, our Jamming area is considered by many as one of the most interesting and well organised at European Festivals. Located in the shade under the trees, this area offers both organised and improvised Jamming sessions involving music passionates and both local & foreign professionals working together as a family to create some seriously good music and a truly amazing atmosphere.
Malta is easily accessible by many airlines in Europe, but your best bet is to book through budget airlines RyanAir or EasyJet.
When I visited Malta back in 2013 I got round-trip flights for less than 50 Euro! Now, I can’t guarantee you’ll get as lucky as I was, but if you book in advance I doubt you’d have to spend too much money.
If at all possible, I would strongly recommend staying a few extra days before / after the festival to explore the country! It really is an unique and beautiful country, and you’ll be glad you did!
Whether you can make it our there for this incredible 2019 edition, add this one to your festival bucket list! Everyone who has attended said it’s truly a remarkable experience, and will impact your life in multiple ways. Great music, beautiful venue, and a wonderful atmosphere. You really can’t ask for much more!