The summer brings with it one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year: the Farsons Great Beer Festival, the largest and most diverse beer and music festival organized in Malta. Enjoyed by people of all ages, the open-air festival caters for all tastes and preferences, making it a great family outing or night out with friends.
Organised at Ta’ Qali Park for the last few years, the festival has grown in size, attendance, with a greater number of performances, and variety of beers offered. However, one thing remains the same: entrance is always free.
The festival attracts both Maltese and tourists who flock to Ta’ Qali Park to support local musicians and artists while appreciating a variety of local beer brands, from the award-winning Cisk range of beers: Cisk Lager, Cisk Export, Cisk Excel and Cisk XS, to the classic beers, Hopleaf and Blue Label – special ales brewed with passion since 1928. International beer brands such as Carlsberg, Budweiser, Guinness, Kilkenny, John Smith’s Extra Smooth, Beck’s and Corona Extra are also available at the festival, as well as cider brands Strongbow and Bulmer’s Original Cider.
A food court offers a mix of international dishes to complement the selection of beers.
Beer takes the centre stage at The Farsons Great Beer Festival, however this hugely popular event is also an important showcase for top Maltese talent. A selection of popular and talented local artists and bands perform on two stages every night, and in fact, the festival is known to be a starting platform for the many up-and-coming artists who are given the opportunity to perform to a large and appreciative audience.
A limited edition official Beer Festival mug, collected by many year after year, is sold at the bars with the beer of choice or at the souvenir stall selling other branded merchandise.
The festival opens from 8pm onwards each night.
For more information about Malta events check out the Grand Hotel Excelsior’s website.