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Winter Moods to kick off The Farsons Great Beer Festival today 24/07/2009


The setting up for The Farsons Great Beer Festival at Ta’ Qali Park

Malta’s leading band Winter Moods is opening the 29th edition of The Farsons Great Beer Festival today at Ta’ Qali Park. Following lead singer, Ivan Grech’s participation in the Michael Bolton and Joseph Calleja concert on Sunday, the band Winter Moods will be entertaining fans with their most loved tunes tonight.

Over fifty live performances will be presented during this ten-day open air festival free of charge and free parking.  Sponsored by Vodafone Malta Limited, Peugeot and Banif Bank, The Farsons Great Beer Festival is guaranteed to offer good value to all festival goers.

“Apart from celebrating the traditional Maltese brews, The Farsons Great Beer Festival continues to offer patrons some of Malta’s top artists and best entertainment. Tonight’s participation of Winter Moods will surely enthral our audiences,” said Ivan Filletti, Field Marketing Manager at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc.

Winter Moods will be preceded by Corazon and Traffic Daze on the Main Stage. The Rock Stage, hosted by 89.7 Bay, opens with Kristina Casolani unplugged, followed by Shiloos Tree and Red Electrick will close the evening.

“The Farsons Great Beer Festival is also serving as a platform for young budding musicians and singers to fulfil their dreams and expose their talent to a large audience,” continued Mr Filletti.  “This year we have engaged new faces as well as new talent to provide a different repertoire of music to appeal to all ages and preferences.”

The main attraction of The Farsons Great Beer Festival always remains the selection of Farsons beer brands and a great choice of international brands including Cisk Export, Budweiser, Carlsberg, Guinness, Kilkenny, John Smith’s, Beck’s and Corona. Cisk XS and Farsons Strong Ale, which are brewed exclusively for export, are also available.

Adult visitors have the opportunity to sample Farsons brands from Cisk Lager and the low-carbohydrate Cisk Excel to classic brews such as Hopleaf and Blue Label, which have been brewed with passion since 1928.  Visitors can also purchase the official festival mug from any of the bars or the souvenir stall.

Other highlights of The Farsons Great Beer Festival include a restaurant with seated area catered by Island Caterers apart from the food court with a varied selection of international foods.

The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop challenge will be offering a unique and fun experience to participants whilst car enthusiasts will be treated to an exclusive preview of the new Peugeot 308CC and 3008 cars at the festival.

The entertainment line-up for the coming days on each stage is as follows:

Saturday, 25 July
Main Stage: Thea, the ZOO show
Rock Stage: Grimaud, The Does, Iration Reggae Party by Juuls

Sunday, 26 July
Main Stage: Sophie, Red House, Cash Band
Rock Stage: Falcon’s Flying Circus, BNI, The Rifffs

Monday, 27 July
Main Stage: Marilena, Onyx, Tribali
Rock Stage: Rising Sunset, Nomad Son, Foresaken

During the festival children can enjoy games, rides and other fun activities.

Other sponsors of the festival include Wilkinson Sword, Hawaiian Tropic, Walkers, Fotoclassic, Alert Communications and the Malta Tourism Authority. Other participants are Liquigas Malta Ltd, Nestlé, and Peperami.

The Farsons Great Beer Festival runs until Sunday 2nd August. Doors open at 8.00pm. Public transport to Ta’ Qali is available on Bus numbers 80, 81 and 84.

For a full programme of the entertainment line-up please visit www.farsons.com/beerfestival.