People from refugee backgrounds make significant contributions to Maltese society. As Spark15 we believe that this is something we should celebrate.
The first SPARK refugee festival aims to bring Maltese, refugees and other ex-pats together to get to know each other and enjoy in a relaxed environment with music and international food at Floriana’s beautiful Argotti Gardens.
The festival will kick off at 16:00 with bands from the local scene and refugee community playing music till 22:00. The former president of Malta, Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca will also honour the festival.
Our President Dursa Mama Kadu said: “Refugees contribute to Maltese society in many different ways. Many Maltese appreciate this fact and have given a warm welcome to people seeking sanctuary. So please join us to celebrate the refugee day together and make new friends.”
Participants can enjoy East African and Ukrainian food in collaboration with the Afrodeli Rest & Bar and Arm Grill. There will also be a playground for families with children.
Different NGOs working with asylum seekers and refugees will have their own stands at the festival for people who would like to learn more about their work and volunteering opportunities.
Lineup of Artists:
Trakadrum – 4:15-4:45pm
Forty Two Ways (South Sudan) / Legen Ayi (Ivory Coast) / Emperor Goddy (Cameroon) / Z16 Awelega (Ghana) Feat. DJ Dollarino – 4:45pm to 5:45pm
D Legacy (Ethiopia / Malta) & DJ Mac – 6:15 to 7:00pm
Akuma The Poet / Kodin Hill / Rheez./ (Malta) – 7:00 to 7:45pm
MC Guddy (Rome/Nigeria) – 8 to 8:20pm
SDB Okojie (Rome/Nigeria) – 8:20 to 8:40pm
Young G Kay (South Sudan) Feat. DJ ONNS – 8:40 to 9:10pm
DJ Dollarino & DJ ONNS – 9:15pm onwards