Mediterranean Stars Festival by Radio Italia Live il Concerto, 4th October 2019
Music is the international language and has the potential not only to act a medium to bring people together but also to reinforce the beautiful identity of the Mediterranean region. In this light the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation (MTF) is organising in collaboration with the Maltese Ministry of Tourism and Radio Italia the first ever Mediterranean Music Festival on 4th October 2019 in Malta. This will be a concert which for the very first time aims to start bringing together Mediterranean pop stars together. After due consideration Radio Italia was chosen to power this concert due to their extensive experience in the organisation of major concerts in Italy namely RADIO ITALIA LIVE IL CONCERTO.
The Festival will be called MEDITERRANEAN STARS FESTIVAL because it aims to bring together on one stage the leading musicians and singers from across the Mediterranean region to present a unique LIVE concert. Indeed, the Festival will be supported by a live orchestra – The Mediterranean Orchestra comprising of master musicians from across the Mediterranean region and is led by Maestro Bruno Santori who is also the Artistic Director of the Festival. The Mediterranean Orchestra will also be supported by a “digital” chorus comprising of singers coming from different Mediterranean countries. The Mediterranean Orchestra is proudly an associate partner of the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta and the orchestra which supports the Radio Italia Live Concerts in Italy.
Mediterranean Stars Festival by Radio Italia Live il Concerto, 4th October 2019
Malta, the centre
of the Mediterranean
The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of over 400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometers.
Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture. Comino, the smallest of the trio, has one hotel and is largely uninhabited
With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.
How to get here?
To get to this island gem in the Mediterranean you can either travel via an airplane or by sea through the island of Sicily. These are the two official travel service operators working directly with Mediterranean Stars.
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Virtu Ferries offers a fast ferry service to and from Sicily using high-speed catamarans.

Where to Stay?
The festival is taking place at Floriana Granaries, there are a lot of hotels in the surrounding area. Our official hotel partner are ST Hotels.
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The Mediterranean Orchestra
The Mediterranean Orchestra was founded in 2016 as an initiative of the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation and brings together master musicians from across the Mediterranean region under the artistic and musical direction of international conductor Maestro Bruno Santori.
The aim of the Mediterranean Orchestra is that to promote Mediterranean identity across the World through music, which also as an international language will ultimately help to bridge differences which exist amongst our people. The repertoire of the Mediterranean Orchestra is very versatile ranging from classic, pop, jazz to sacred music. Indeed, the structure of the orchestra is remarkably flexible in this respect and under the permanent leadership of Maestro Santori is capable of expanding from concert repertoire to projects involving a large symphony orchestra augmented by extra players from other established orchestras thus engaging in partnership projects. In this way, even as a large body, the Mediterranean Orchestra is able to retain the characteristic sound that Maestro Santori honed with them since its inception, as well as its esprit, linking the generation of excellent, experienced players with the greatly talented and perfectly technically prepared younger players The Mediterranean Orchestra is proudly an associate partner of the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta and the orchestra which supports the Radio Italia Live Concerts in Italy.
Andrew Agius Muscat is the President of the orchestra and Paolo Mandelli is the CEO.
Valletta Notte Bianca 5th October 2019
Notte Bianca is an annual event which lights up the cityscape of Valletta with a spectacular nocturnal celebration of people, culture and arts. The streets and cultural venues in the Maltese capital play host to a motley assortment of entertainment.
State palaces and museums open their doors to delight patrons with visual art exhibitions and theatre performances, while the open-air streets and piazzas showcase some of the finest local and international musicians and dancers. Cafes and restaurants remain open until late with further food stalls and tables occupying the streets.
Radio Italia Live
The aim of the event is to use the platform of Radio Italia Live Il Concerto to launch the idea of starting our Mediterranean Music Festival which will eventually give opportunities to both established and new comers to the music scene to promote Mediterranean Pop Music genre in the world with a common aim – that to shout out to all that Music is a bridge builder amongst diverse cultures and can contribute to peace and stability across the Mediterranean region.
The Festival will also recognize personalities who gave a contribution for the propagation of Mediterranean music, culture, art and style in the World.
The Festival will keep being inspired by the UNWTO Sustainable Development Goals.
The Festival will also recognize personalities who gave a contribution for the propagation of Mediterranean music, culture, art and style in the World.
WEC is the Executive Producer of Mediterranean Stars Festival.
Mediterranean Tourism Foundation
The Mediterranean Tourism Foundation (MTF) is an independent and impartial international organisation for public-private cooperation. 8 years ago, the Foundation started as an initiative of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA), however eventually established itself as an independent entity with a regional outreach supported by various international stakeholders. The Foundation aims to increase the potential of sustainable tourism growth across the Mediterranean by transforming the region into an area of peace, cooperation and prosperity through regional cooperation and tangible projects including commercial initiatives.
MTF advocates for and works on innovative projects which demonstrate that differences in cultures are not a detriment or a danger but rather a source of richness. Given that many times the Mediterranean hits the international headlines for the wrong reasons – terrorism, poverty, economic crises, conflict and amongst other things immigrants drowning in our sea – we focus our efforts on being the positive voice in the Mediterranean. We sincerely believe that beyond rhetoric we can position and drive tourism as a vehicle for peace, stability and prosperity amongst the Mediterranean people because indeed tourism is what unites the differences of the cultures pertaining to the countries in the region.
The Foundation organizes the Mediterranean Tourism Forum, which is a yearly gathering that brings together leaders of society and other stakeholders holding an interest in Mediterranean tourism and peace. Indeed, representatives, top executives, leaders of international organisations and relevant non-governmental organisations, the most prominent cultural, societal and thought leaders and disruptive voices come together at the beginning of each year with the aim to define priorities and shape Mediterranean tourism agendas. The Forum takes the shape of various specialized masterclasses and discussion arenas culminating in a plenary session followed in the evening by the Mediterranean Tourism Gala Awards ceremony. Public inclusion is achieved through broad international media participation, televised sessions and webcasts, and through the Foundation’s followers on social media. The latest Forum, which was held on 15th February 2019, attracted over 1600 participants from 35 countries coming from all the continents of the world. This year the Princess of Jordan, Her Royal Highness Dana Firas was guest of honor. In the coming months the MTF will be cloned to establish the West Africa Tourism Foundation led by the King of the Ashanti (Ghana), so the project is growing at an international level too.
The call of solidarity amongst the people of the Mediterranean is our inspiration and the MTF Board of Governors have made it their mission to concretely realise it through tourism related initiatives. MTF Governors include leading business people, artists, academics and politicians from all over the Mediterranean region, with the aim to give the concept of tourism a wide interpretation in the delivery of the MTF objectives. For more information about the Foundation and list of the respectable board of Governors and ambassadors please refer to
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