This annual event illuminates the cityscape of Valletta with a spectacular celebration of arts and culture. The festival has premiered various successful projects in the field of new and digital media. And the year 2018 delivers an ECoC edition – a special run of the festival focusing on new media and participatory installations that strengthens its position as a platform for collaboration, experimentation and community involvement.

Across a carefully designed programme of events, local and international artists set off the night’s festivities with live music, dance, film and theatre performances. As part of its fringe programme – Notte Bianca Atmosfera – Valletta also opens its museums, historical buildings and art galleries to the public free of charge. With cafes, restaurants and food stalls open till late, visitors can enjoy a relaxing meal and a range of cuisine on the go.

Valletta 2018 will host the Valletta 2018 Dream Village at the Lower Barrakka Gardens during the night. It will include:

Orfeo & Majnun: Animal Building Workshop

A special Film Selection

Il-Festa ż-Żgħira (the small Festa)

Pop-up performances by Ħolm Butik

The Nadine Axisa Band

Greek and Moroccan food


A free fun train will be transporting passengers from central Valletta (near Customs House) to the Lower Barrakka Gardens.


Visit the Notte Bianca website for more information.