Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici and Valletta Cultural Agency Chairperson Jason Micallef announced the latest logistical plans before Saturday’s event in St George’s Square to mark the end of 2023 and welcome 2024. This is the biggest end of year event in Malta, to which more than 50,000 people are expected to attend. Several local artists will be taking part in this celebration, which will start at 8:30pm and will continue till 2am.
Minister Owen Bonnici expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming major event of the year, highlighting its significance for the artists themselves and the people who will be attending. “It’s truly gratifying to witness events of this nature, as we persist in nurturing a vibrant cultural scene. Such occasions provide renewed vigour and bring the people of the country together”, said the minister. Valletta Cultural Agency Chairman Jason Micallef said he is honoured that once again the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations ever staged in Malta will be taking place at the heart of Valletta. Micallef reiterated that he looks forward to seeing St George’s Square full of life, entertainment, and music to ring in the new year in style.
The night will kickstart with Lara and the Jukeboys band. Then it’s up to the special guests for the night, The Palace String Orchestra led by Ryan Paul Abela together with an outstanding line up of some of Malta’s top local talent including AIDAN, Drakard, Klinsmann, Jasmine, Megan May, Sarah Bonnici as well as special guest Emma Muscat. They will be taking us through a musical journey of the best of 2023 as well as some all-time classics. Just before countdown our hosts, together with and DJ Koroma & DJ Miggy will entertain the crowd in Valletta and live on local TV stations with a special mash-up set of the best dance anthems together with stage special effects and fireworks to welcome the New Year in style.
The event will be hosted by Ron, Taryn Mamo Cefai and Keane Cutajar. Special services with extended hours will be introduced for public transportation, enhancing accessibility and convenience for all those visiting Valletta. In addition, the public lift will also remain operational for extended hours. The National New Year’s Eve Celebration is organised by G7 Events, supported by a Partnership Agreement with the Valletta Cultural Agency within the Ministry for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government, with the contribution of the Malta Tourism Authority. Visit the Valletta Cultural Agency website vca.gov.mt and Facebook page for more information.