Fireworks Festival in Marsaxlokk woos the crowds

Fireworks Festival attracts thousands at Marsaxlokk.

Yesterday's fireworks at Marsaxlokk. (Pic: Mario Galea)
Yesterday's fireworks at Marsaxlokk. (Pic: Mario Galea)

The first night of the Malta International Fireworks Festival was an outright success with thousands of people turning out to watch the spectacular pyro-musical competitive programme that started at 21.15hrs with a display by Focs d'Artifici Europla from Spain, followed by Malta's own Mount Carmel Fireworks Factory from Zurrieq. 

The evening came to a close with a display starting at around 22.00hrs by Lieto Fireworks from Italy.

The Fireworks Festival will continue over the weekend with the second night of competitive displays taking place tomorrow Sunday 28th April at Golden Bay and with the closing display taking place in the Grand Harbour on Tuesday 30th April.

Cheryl Balzan and Gianluca Bezzina, Malta's Ambassador for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will perform at Barriera Wharf in Valletta.

In collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority Arriva buses will be allowed access through the roads closed to vehicular traffic during the Festival. Arriva will be providing extra journeys and shuttle services to ensure that everyone can access the spectacular events in comfort and safety and with the fastest and easiest possible way.

Buses will offer the best way to reach the Fireworks event on Sunday 28th April when roads will be closed to car access around Ghajn Tuffieha as only buses will be allowed entry.

No cars will be allowed to park in the Golden Bay area. Buses 223 ( Bugibba), 222 ( Sliema) and 44 (Valletta/Mellieha) will operate frequent services to Golden Bay and back. Extra services and late buses will run as needed.

On Tuesday 30th April, Arriva will be organizing a shuttle bus to the Valletta Waterfront.  A circular shuttle Park and Ride service from Blata l- Bajda Park & Ride will take commuters to Valletta Waterfront and back. All mainline buses will go to the Valletta terminus where people can connect to the shuttle at Blata l- Bajda Park & Ride.

More services may be added as needed over the coming days and more information can be obtained from  

Lawrence Covin
You mean 'woos' the crowd!
Sorry! "woos" but not "woes"