Festival Grounds

Glitch Festival returns to its home at Gianpula, framed against the iconic skyline of Malta’s fortified city of Mdina. Spread over the course of three days, the main events will take place at Gianpula between the 14-15 August, followed by a boat party on the 16th, cruising into the sunset through the night for the perfect sun-soaked finale.

This year we’re excited to be introducing 2 new stage – the Boiler Room Stage (making their Malta debut) and the Bud X Orbit Stage. Apart from the beloved Fortress and Cosmic stages, the intimate Rooftop will also feature late night pool parties. The Vaults will also be open on both days this year as we return to this impressive ancient cave in it’s surreal surroundings. A lot of time and effort goes into curating a quality line-up, while making sure each act fits in the perfect setting. The experience at Glitch Festival is looked into every detail, designed for an enthralling atmosphere with fantastic sound-systems, lighting and decor.

The Fortress

The mainstay at Glitch Festival and the largest of all stages. Starting off early enough to capture a stunning sunset paired with colorful house & disco moments. As the night sets in, and darkness falls, the festival continues to flourish with a vast array of the world’s finest House & Techno selectors.

Without compromising on quality, music diversity has always been an important & key part of Glitch Festival’s experience, and the fortress is proof of this. In all of the previous editions the fortress left us with unforgettable memories of the Mediterranean summer, with an intimate atmosphere like no other.

The Vaults

The old cave that sets back hundreds of years makes a return this year following a very popular introduction in 2018 which hosted Dopplereffekt’s bewitching live show. For those willing to explore, this year the Vaults will be open on both days of the festival. The unique feel and setting this area possesses is surreal.

Cosmic Stage

Once again the Cosmic stage will take proceedings to an intense heavy ending. The trees provide the perfect isolation from the rest of the festival grounds, with darkness in a stark contrast to the flashing lights blending into the heavy hitting line-up of industry titans and experimental techno & electro related acts.

Boiler Room

It’s happening. Boiler Room will be taking over the formerly known Hydro Stage as they broadcast for the very first time from Malta. Tucked away deep inside the festival grounds, this is one of the most intimate & intense stages at Glitch. With everyone close to the action, artists performing here know they don’t have to play it safe. From italo-disco, acid, electro, techno to house, a very special curated line-up of selectors and live acts will light up this stage with a variety of genres and unexpected surprises. Check out the full Boiler Room line-up.

The Rooftop

From pool parties to tear jerking italo-disco moments at closing time, the Rooftop has always brought proceedings to a dramatic end. This year more artists have been confirmed to take control of our beloved Rooftop for more good times!

Bud X Orbit Stage

As the festival grows, we’re always thinking of ways to keep up the experience and intimacy of the shows. This year we are happy to introduce the new Bud X Orbit Stage. Expect heavy hitters here all the way till the end.

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