SummerDaze Malta is back!

Having become a crowd favourite, SummerDaze Malta is back this August with some of the leading artists in the music industry.

The main events will take place on the 15th August in collaboration with BBC Radio 1 Dance Live and Creamfields, and on the 17th of August, in collaboration with Radio Deejay and M2O at the Ta Qali Picnic Area.

For the 15th of August, the headliners we are expecting are worldwide superstars Anne-Marie, Bastille, Elderbrook, G-Easy and Jason Derulo who will be performing, supported by BBC RADIO 1’s very own Sarah Story and Arielle Free.

On the 17th of August, audiences will be treated to Deejay Times’s Albertino, Fargetta, Molella & Prezioso with Live Performance by J AX, Baby K, Corona, Ice MC and Special Guest performance by Meduza. The show will include Dancers, MCs, host & musicians by Shake It crew.

Tickets for both main events are free but a donation of €3 will be required to cover the cost of a reusable cup that should be used throughout the festival, in accordance with efforts to reduce plastic waste. The remainder of the proceeds will be put towards a donation to the MTA Corporate Social Responsibility Fund. To register, follow the steps on www.summerdazemalta.com.

Supporting these two main shows, a series of satellite events will take place throughout the week. Renowned Italian rapper Ghali will kick off the week-long festival on the 10th of August with a performance at Uno in Ta’ Qali, followed by a pool party at the Bora Bora Resort on the 11th of August. On the 12th, Vida Loca will takeover the island’s Uno nightclub once again, with the best of Hip Hop, RnB and Reggaeton.

On the 13th, the festival will set sail for a boat party around the Maltese Islands. World renowned DJ and producer Sigala will be soundtracking a sunset pool party at Cafe Del Mar on the 14th of August ahead of the main event on the 15th. The penultimate day of the festival will be headlined by Italian rapper Tony Effe on the 16th of August with a beach party at the iconic Armier bay.

The 10th – 17th of August will be a week you don’t want to miss!

 

Gozo included in Condé Nast Traveler’s 15 secret islands in Europe

Gozo has been listed the Best European Island for: Sparkling coves

Odysseus nearly didn’t make it home to his wife, Penelope. Instead, the sparkling island of Ogygia winked at him and he was lured ashore, spending seven years under the spell of its seductive sea nymph, Calypso. That Homer’s Ogygia is widely considered to be Gozo should come as no surprise. This rugged island surrounded by cerulean waters forms the perfect backdrop for myths and legends – and for films. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spent several months here filming By The Sea, and the island’s now crumbled Azure Window featured in the first episode of Game of Thrones. Despite such claims to fame, Malta’s smaller sister island remains unspoilt and untamed. North Africa, Arabia and Sicily meet in this sizzling and spiky stone in the sea. Spend your days swimming in sparkling coves, sipping a Kinnie – the locals’ favourite orange-flavoured fizzy drink – in the sun and feasting on plates of sea urchin spaghetti. Then join the queue for ftira (Maltese pizza) at the Mekren bakery in Nadur.

Getting to Gozo: Fly to Malta International Airport, and from there it’s one hour by road to Cirkewwa Harbour, where ferries to Gozo depart. The sea crossing takes 30 minutes.

Article credits: https://www.cntraveller.com/gallery/best-secret-islands-europe
Malta, the island welcoming digital nomads

Boasting one of the world’s highest vaccination rates, Malta is now welcoming back visitors safely with cash incentives and a recently launched Nomad Residence Permit.

Malta may be small but its response to the pandemic has been mighty. Once enforcing some of the strictest restrictions in Europe, the country has finally been able to open its borders and welcome back visitors safely, boasting one of the world’s highest vaccination rates.

Nearly 81% of all Malta residents are fully vaccinated. In fact, Malta and Portugal are the only two nations in Europe that have reached a more than 80% vaccination rate across their total population (including teenagers age 12 to 17, who have been eligible to get the vaccine since summer 2021), according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). This makes them two of the only places likely to avoid a winter resurgence says the ECDC director, and among the safest places to travel. Visitors to Malta must be vaccinated themselves if they want to skip a 14-day quarantine.

The country is more than ready to welcome back vaccinated international visitors – especially those looking to take advantage of their company’s new remote work policies. In June 2021, Malta launched their Nomad Residence Permit, which enables visitors to keep their current employment in another country and live in Malta for up to a year (with the opportunity for renewal). Applicants must prove they can work remotely, work for an employer or offer freelance or consulting services and earn at least the equivalent of €2,700 monthly.

The Nomad Residence Permit enables holders to retain their current employment based in another country whilst legally residing in Malta. The Permit is open to individuals who can work remotely and independent of location, using telecommunications technologies.

Malta already hosts and welcomes digital nomads from the EU. This community of entrepreneurial expats make the most of Malta’s island vibes, a nomad lifestyle, business networking opportunities and cultural experiences. The Nomad Residence Permit is open to individuals from third countries, who would normally (but not necessarily) require a Visa to travel to Malta.

The permit will be issued for one year and can be renewed upon application at the discretion of Residency Malta, as long as the applicant still meets the set eligibility criteria. Applicants who are interested in staying for less than a year will be issued with a National Visa for the duration of their stay.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20211109-malta-the-island-welcoming-digital-nomads
Is Malta worth visiting?

Dylan Efron, who also happens to be the Hollywood actor, Zak Efron’s, younger brother, was one of 10 digital creators chosen to visit Malta for Vlogfest and to create a video to showcase what Malta is all about. After two weeks of running around and getting a brutally honest perspective from the locals, this is what he found.

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