No signed agreement yet for free Joseph Calleja concert

Reply to PQ reveals that tourism ministry and Calleja management have not yet signed agreement for free standing access to summer concert.

Tenor Joseph Calleja will sing on the Floriana granaries on 1 August.
Tenor Joseph Calleja will sing on the Floriana granaries on 1 August.

A reply to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Charlò Bonnici has revealed that there is no signed agreement yet with the management of tenor Joseph Calleja to secure free access to the standing area for a 1 August concert on the Floriana Granaries.

The government was reported to have secured free access to the public for the Calleja concert, but no agreement appears to have been yet signed with NnG management, which is also run by Public Broadcasting Services chief executive Anton Attard.

Tourism and culture minister Karmenu Vella was asked to specify whether the government would be subsidising the concert organisers in lieu of the standing access opened free to the public, and what was the original standing capacity that the organisers had agreed to concede so that only seated tickets would be sold to the public.

Previous media reports stated that the Calleja-Malta Philharmonic concert, which will feature Italian blues singer Zuccero, Rebecca Ferguson, Eurovision star Gianluca, and DJ duo Tenishia, would see thousands pack the Granaries after Karmenu Vella announced the agreement publicly with NnG Promotions.

Mario Pace
Don't have any problems with having FREE space for people to attend this concert. BUT this has to be on a controlled system