To raise funds for YMCA Homeless and the Hospice Movement, Talbot & Bons is holding a music marathon, mainly sponsored by Methode Electronics, from 17 – 19th of October at SkyParks Business Centre, Luqa.
Visitors will enjoy 50 hours of non-stop music with some 45 musical acts (the list might still be extended slightly) from a diversity of genres. Also, Malta’s most known personalities will be present to help raise awareness about both philanthropic organisations.
Red Elektrik will kick off the event on Friday 3pm, followed by Nadine Axisa, Claudia Faniello, Olivia Lewis, Pamela Bezzina, Glen Vella, Rachel Fabri and many others. Known for their distinctive jazz contributions, the Vinny Vella quartet, the Jes Psaila and Friends, Carl Borg band and the Harry Eddleston trio will participate as well. Gianluca Bezzina will close the event on Sunday.
To cover genres ranging from rock to pop and jazz, dynamic musical trio Dumtak will take part, just as folk/ acoustic duo Kizum Klof. Other musicians performing are Alwyn Borg Myatt, Infinite Loop, The Residents, Fiona Cauchi, Ellipse Criminal Kiss and many more.
As if this wasn’t enough, other household names will be lending a hand during the festival: journalist Keith Demicoli, DJ Joe Tanti, television personalities Claire Agius Ordway, Owen Bonnici and Ronald Briffa, film-makers Mark Doneo and Salvu Mallia, footballer Justin Haber, actress Manolita Grech, actor Lino Mintoff and MPs Silvio Schembri, Ian Borg and Toni Bezzina.
During the marathon you have the chance to participate in a “homeless personality challenge” where you can experience homelessness by sleeping in a sleeping bag and spend the night under the open sky on the SkyParks terrace.
Personalities from various sectors already confirmed to join this challenge as well to raise awareness about the plight of homeless people. Amongst them are Agius Ordway, Bonnici, Haber, Demicoli, Ian Borg, Kristy Debono and Xandru Grech (more names are being added to the list every day).
The marathon offers different vibes and activities during different times of the day. While Friday evening continues with some jazz acts, Saturday morning will be more child-friendly with animations, face and caricature painting and music appealing to the little ones. The event will also be attended by H.E. The President on Saturday.
The idea to organise a live charity event like this developed from the live music Wednesdays at Talbot & Bons, where established artist get a platform to perform.
“At Talbot & Bons we take our corporate social responsibility very seriously and thus we decided to organise this event which we know our clients will enjoy and that will also help those with specific needs. Our target is to reach €10,000 over the weekend and we are convinced that the generosity of our patrons combined with that of the artists and other participants will help us succeed,” Talbot & Bons owners Amy Talbot and Alan Mercieca Bons said.
To reach the target of €10,000 a variety of offers to raise funds is given: art auctions, merchandise, donation, subsidised food items, raffles and more. One easy option to donate will e.g. be “Send an SMS to donate”.
By supporting this event and helping to ensure financial support for both organisations, the Hospice Malta can e.g. make sure to carry on with free services for their 900 annual patients.
For more information visit the events page on Facebook.