[WATCH] Rockestra 2015 to be the biggest concert yet – Sigmund Mifsud

Rockestra 2015 in aid of Community Chest Fund to be held on the 27th September

Artistic and Musical directors Pawlu Borg Bonaci and Sigmund Mifsud with a number of the performers for this year's Rockestra •Photo: Ray Attard
Artistic and Musical directors Pawlu Borg Bonaci and Sigmund Mifsud with a number of the performers for this year's Rockestra •Photo: Ray Attard
Rockestra 2015 to be the biggest concert yet – Sigmund Mifsud • Video by Ray Attard

Rockestra 2015 is expected to be the biggest show yet, Rockestra’s musical director Sigmund Mifsud said at the official launch of the event at Hard Rock Cafe earlier today.

“We have managed to secure a number of big names for this year’s show, including the much loved and anticipated Marc Storace,” Mifsud said, adding that the latter artist had been in great demand over the years, but unable to perform in the past due to international commitments.

“The annual show has always strived to put up an excellent display of local talent, and although living up to previous editions becomes more of a challenge every year, we feel that this year will be particularly special,” artistic director Pawlu Borg Bonaci said, looking forward to an evening full of surprises.

Borg Bonaci also explained that standing tickets for the event would cost €15 and seated tickets would cost €20, whereas VIP tickets would cost €50 and included parking.

In his comments to Malta Today Mifsud said that although prices were somewhat higher than previous years, it was meant to reflect the standard of artistic expertise that would be displayed at the show.

Borg Bonaci urged those interested to buy tickets (from ooii.com.mt or from the President’s Palace) as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment, as the show will be held on the 12 September for a single night for the first time.

“I also urge the public to come to the actual event early to ensure a good parking space,” Borg Bonaci said, adding that supporting acts for the how will start at 7pm to ensure early entertainment.

Mifsud also spoke about the various actis that would be performing at the event, explaining that there would be a mix between experienced and fresh acts.

“The local scene really has a lot to offer, and this event has always showcased some great musical talent,” he said.

President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, also present at the launch, said that the event which had been held annually for the last seven years, in aid of the Community Chest Fund, had generated some €135, 000 for the fund.

Borg Bonaci also explained that this year was special in that it presented a collaboration with Hard Rock Malta, which had even created a special T-shirt bearing the words “Take time to be kind,” especially for the event.

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