MTV’s outdoor summer music festival, Isle of MTV in Malta, an archipelago in the Mediterranean, is back! MTV International has announced that Grammy-nominated artist, producer and global superstar DJ Marshmello will headline the island of MTV Malta 2022. Now in its 14th year, Malta’s biggest free summer festival Europe, in partnership with the Malta Tourism Authority, returns to the iconic Il-Fosos Square on July 19, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Marshmello’s songs Silence, Wolves, Friends, Happier and Alone have been certified multi-platinum in several countries and appeared in the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100. Marshmello received the award for Best Electronic Music at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards , his first major award. win, and her fourth studio album, Shockwave, earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album of 2021.
“I’m delighted that live events are back and can’t wait to hit the island stage of MTV Malta for the first time to perform in front of an energetic crowd in such a beautiful location,” said Marshmello, “It’s going to be epic!”
“MTV has a long-standing relationship with Marshmello and we are thrilled to have this global superstar headlining the island of MTV Malta for the festival’s big comeback,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, musical talent, programming and events, Paramount and director of content. , Music, Paramount+. “Keeping fans connected to their favorite artists is MTV’s mission and we can’t wait for them to experience this unmissable event.”
“Large-scale events began returning to Malta last September, and after a two-year hiatus, we are proud to welcome MTV’s island back to Floriana. We are sure this will be an edition to look forward to. looking forward this year maybe a little more than usual as everyone is slowly returning to some degree of normalcy VisitMalta is delighted to welcome tourists from all over the world to this event which has always marked the Maltese summer , and I’m sure this year will be no exception, as everyone experiences the best in music, in a safe, unique and magical setting,” said Dr Gavin Gulia, Chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority .
For the past 13 editions, the festival has brought tens of thousands of music fans to the square each year to witness spectacular performances by the world’s biggest stars, including Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, David Guetta and Martin Garrix.
The festival will air on MTV internationally in 180 countries across TV, digital and social media, showcasing the festival and Malta to millions of music fans around the world.
The festival will be followed by the Isle of MTV Malta Music Week, a series of club nights and parties at the hottest venues on the island, from July 19-24.
Further announcements will follow.