70,000 attend Notte Bianca events

More than 70,000 people flock to Valletta as capital played host to myriad of cultural activities and entertainment

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More than 70,000 people flocked to to Valletta on Saturday as Malta’s capital played host to several cultural activities during the 10th edition of the Notte Bianca on Saturday.

The number of attendees surpassed last year’s figures, and according to organisers, this was a clear sign that the Maltese public is eager to attend such events. Tens of thousands were treated to an evening of art exhibitions, theatre performances, dancing, palaces, museums, as well as open-air musical performances.

In a statement, the organisers said this year’s edition – which saw activities being held between City Gate and St Elmo – proved even more successful as more people visited the southern part of the city.

“As a result, this zone has become an integral part in Notte Bianca. The artistic projects which used public residences as their showcase were also a success.”

The organisers also welcomed the use of alternative means of transport, including sea ferries that helped Notte Bianca from a logistic aspect.