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The 30th edition of The Farsons Great Beer Festival in full swing 7/28/2010

The Farsons Great Beer Festival has kicked off to a great start, continuing tonight until next Sunday, 1st August. Open from 8pm nightly, the festival offers a great evening for the whole family in an open air environment and entrance is free. The festival is sponsored by Vodafone, Camay Shower Gel and Banif Bank.

This year’s edition has been hailed a great success, as thousands of people and their families flocked to the gardens of Ta’ Qali Park. The festival has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1981. Organised at Ta’ Qali Park for the last nine years, the festival has grown to become the largest outdoor music festival in Malta.

The line-up for tonight and the coming days is as follows:

Tonight: Johnny Cash Tribute Night, The Creepers, The Best of ZOO
Thursday, 29th July: Corazon, Klinsmann, Retro Night with Alex Grech
Friday, 30th July: Daniel Siconix, Chess, Glass House, Airport Impressions
Saturday, 31st July: Thea, Brooke, Ira Losco
Sunday, 1st August: Kylie, Angele Christina, Texanna, Thea Garrett, Joe Demicoli

ROCK STAGE (hosted by 89.7 Bay)
Tonight: Relikc, Eve Ransom, Frenzy Mono
Thursday, 29th July: Purple Haze, Salt, Muzzle
Friday, 30th July: Bletchley Park, Cable 35, Juuls Reggae Party ft One Love Sound
Saturday, 31st July: The Freuds, BNI, Fire
Sunday, 1st August: Areola Treat, Indigo, Fakawi 

Mr Ivan Filletti, Field Marketing Manager at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc, said: “The first five evenings have kicked off to a great start with 12 different bars serving a great range of beers and live entertainment from a number of popular and talented performers. And the festival can once again maintain its claim as being the showcase for our local artists.”

A variety of local beer brands are available at the festival, from the award-winning Cisk range of beers to the classic beers, Hopleaf Pale Ale and Blue Label Ale. International beer brands Carlsberg, Budweiser, Guinness, Kilkenny, John Smith’s Extra Smooth, Beck’s, and Corona are also available throughout the festival.

Once again, the official festival beer mug, this year bearing a special 30th edition commemorative logo, is being sold at the bars with the beer of choice or at the souvenir stall selling other special brand merchandise.

Two Air Malta flight tickets as well as Home Trends gifts are being given away every night.

Other sponsors of the festival are Walkers, Home Trends, Alert Communications and Malta Tourism Authority. The Rock Stage is hosted by 89.7 Bay.