Sunday, 19 February 2017

Metal Over Malta March 2017 Festival Preview

Metal over Malta Festival is the biggest curated metal festival held on the beautiful island of Malta. Back in 2015, Femetalism were fortunate enough to attend and we had a fantastic time, not just at the festival but also exploring Malta as well. We are really excited about returning to the island next month to attend this third edition! Here's an overview of the festival and the epic lineup we will be enjoying in just a few short weeks. \m/


The venue, Chateau Buskett in Buskett forest, is tucked away in the island’s oldest wooded area and provides a great atmosphere for people to enjoy 2 days of metal music in good company. Buskett is next to the village of Dingli, limits of Rabat. The festival is hosted by Weeping Silence.

The first edition (2015) saw Draconian headlining with other established bands such as Weeping Silence, Helevorn, Daylight Misery & Doomas also on the bill, in addition to smaller bands. 

The second edition (2016) saw the festival grow further, with Septicflesh headlining, as well as The Foreshadowing, Thurisaz, Shores of Null and others.

Now the third edition (2017) takes the festival to a new level bringing Orphaned Land, Civil War, Saille, Weeping Silence, Poem, Loch Vostok, Dimlight, Abysmal Torment, Forsaken, Preach, Desecrate & Animamortua. 

The festival meets all the expectations of a professional curated indoor festival. Top-notch sound, lighting, experienced crew and sound engineer, video and photo crew and a great location all stack up for what is an awesome event in the international Metal music calendar. In addition there are merch
stands, meet-&-greet, transport and great company – all hallmarks of a cool indoor festival where you get to meet the musicians & hang out in an intimate environment!


Malta is an archipelago, with the main island being Malta. The second largest inhabited island is Gozo. The capital city, Valletta, is located on the island of Malta. Malta is a European country and uses the Euro currency. The country has a long history that dates back to 5000B.C. It had a thriving megalithic culture, & was later settled on or occupied, by the Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Knights of St John, French & the British Empire until its Independence in 1964.

Metal over Malta is a peaceful & unifying event. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, although admittance is for 17+ years only.

Those with enough time to visit Malta before/after the festival should also take the opportunity to check out what this small country has to offer - from a world-heritage capital city to ancient mega-lithic temples dating back 5000 years.

The cuisine is excellent mainly comprising of a Mediterranean diet; and couple this with considerably good spring weather!

For details about tourist attractions in Malta see:


Orphaned Land

Civil War

Weeping Silence



Abysmal Torment



Loch Vostok





E-tickets are available from the website: You can benefit from great pre-order prices & ticket + t-shirt combo offers!

Tickets are available from the festival website and at the door. Door tickets will be more expensive.
Press can contact the festival for a Press Pass. A Press Pass does not automatically mean a free VIP Pass. Any requests by the press can be made to the festival and we can discuss how to accommodate your request, if possible.


Transport will be available from three points to the venue. These are: Valletta (next to Phoenicia Hotel), Gzira (in front of the Bayview Hotel) & Gozo (Rabat).

Transport back to your home/hotel will be available from the venue. You can choose to either return back to one of the three points above, or directly to your door. The fee varies according to destination. Transport will be by means of a van. If you miss the van you will need to take a taxi at your own expense.

Transport is managed by the van-hire provider. 


Catering is provided by the venue, which has well-equipped bars & food areas.  


For any queries before the date of the festival contact: 

Are you heading to Metal Over Malta? We really hope to see you there!

Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.