President George Abela Launches Family Festival at San Anton Palace
A family festival in the private gardens of San Anton Palace will be held to raise funds for the upcoming L-Istrina 2013.
The ‘l-Istrina Wine Festival’ will be held under the auspices of the President of Malta and Mrs. Abela on Saturday, September 28, 2013, between 18.00h and midnight.
For a nominal fee, visitors will have the opportunity to view the extensive restoration works undertaken on the Palace, the private gardens, the Russian Chapel and the Kitchen Garden amid various entertainment ensembles that will be playing in different areas. The entertainment will be provided by the AFM Combo Band, the Versatile Brass Band and George Curmi il-Puse and Band amongst others.
A commemorative wine glass will also be given to visitors upon presentation of the entrance ticket and can be used for wine tasting during the event. The festival will also feature different food items produced by the Palace’s kitchen.
“Following the overwhelming response to the sold out Rockestra, we are expecting another significant response to this family event which will open San Anton Palace for public enjoyment. The event will include live entertainment, wine and food making it a great night out on a Saturday evening in the illuminated private gardens of the Palace and the Kitchen Gardens. Families will also be able to follow a couple of artists who will be painting live the private gardens. A limited number of tickets will be available as from tomorrow on a first-come-first-served basis,” said President George Abela.
“The event is supported by Marsovin, apart from other sponsors, but since this is a family event we are collaborating with The Sense Group to promote sensible alcohol consumption,” added the President.
The entrance fee for adults will be €5 and €2 for children. Tickets will be on sale rom San Anton Palace and The Palace Valletta.
More information can be found on l-Istrina Wine Festival Facebook Page or telephone: 21 226 226.