Festival Grounds

Glitch Festival returns to its home at Gianpula Village, framed against the iconic skyline of Malta’s fortified city of Mdina. Spread over the course of 4 days, the main festival will be taking place at Gianpula on the 14th and 15th of August.

The Boiler Room Stage will be making a return, following a fantastic debut in 2019. Apart from the beloved Fortress, Orbit and Cosmic stages, the intimate Rooftop will also feature late night pool parties. The Cave will also be open on both days this year as we return to this impressive ancient cave in it’s surreal surroundings. But that’s not all, we’re also introducing the brand new Midnite stage, bringing the total number of stages to 7.

A lot of time and effort goes into curating a quality line-up, while making sure each act fits in its ideal 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.

Playful Cave

The old cave that sets back hundreds of years makes a return this summer following a very popular introduction in 2018. Berlin’s Playful Magazine will be taking over this unique spot with a curated line-up on both days of the main festival including .VRIL , Aurora Halal, Miro Von Berlin, Carlota Marques, Sound Synthesis, Human Safari and more. The unique feel and setting this area possesses is surreal. 

Cosmic Stage

The Cosmic stage will take proceedings to an intense fun 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 master selectors with a strict no genre limitation policy.

Boiler Room

2019 was defined by a highly anticipated Boiler Room debut in Malta. 2022 will be no different. 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 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.

Orbit Stage

The Orbit Stage returns following its introduction in 2019. Our 2nd biggest stage provides an electric atmosphere. Expect a fine curation of techno titans from the very first minute till the very last.

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!

Midnite Stage

New stage, new thrills. Race with the stars at the Midnite Stage, debuting this summer at Glitch festival 2022. Our friends over at Midnite Snack will be taking over this brand new stage, hosting an array of talent from different corners of the electronic spectrum. Expect bright fast energy.

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