The Victoria International Arts Festival 2016


The 19th Edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival will kick off next Wednesday 8th of June.  With the main emphasis being on music, this five week long festival of music and art offers a wide range of first class international artists together with the best from the local scene.  600 musicians from 20 different countries such as Australia, USA and Taiwan participate in the VIAF.  This festival taking place in several venues in Gozo’s capital Victoria are completely free of charge.

Victoria International Arts Festival

The VIAF have become an event which attracts hundreds of people and its aim is to present a music and art programme which suits different tastes.  Jazz groups, bands, choirs, orchestras and literary evenings are few of the many events which are lined up during this annual festival.  On the opening day, The Malta Philarmonic Orchestra will start with a concert directed by Mro.Joseph Vella with works by Mozart, Beethoven and Vella himself.   Works by Mozart, Brahms and Tchaikovsky will also be played by the Malta Philarmonic Orchestra at the closing concert on Monday 11 July and will be set at the basilica of St.George.  Full programme of the VIAF.

Victoria International Arts Festival & Gozo: just perfect.

If you are a music-lover and planning a visit to Gozo, this is the perfect time of the year.  While dozens of activities are being organised by the Victoria International Arts Festival, Gozo can offer you much more to make your visit a complete one.  Colourful village feasts will be organised every week, and if you never attended to any village ‘festa’, this time it is a must.  Moreover, one shall not forget the unique beaches Gozo has to offer which definately suits you when experiencing Gozo’s hot and sunny summer.  And last but not least, a perfect accomodation in Gozo which will be the cherry on the cake.  To check for our availabilities please visit us on Madonna Ta’ Pinu Farmhouse.


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