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ENGLISCH: As Gozo ushers in the festive and swimming season, Victoria’s Leone Band puts on a triumphal send-off to the winter cultural calendar with the 8th edition of Leone Goes Pop, on June 13th 2015 at 9pm.

15.06.15 Emotions run high at Leone Goes Pop News IconDESince 2008, Leone Goes Pop has grown to become the annual final keynote event-in-the-city before Gozo’s cultural life shifts to either beaches or village cores with their respective festas. With Victoria’s city centre in the midst of massive infrastructural works, the Leone seized the opportunity to try out something completely different and innovative – after all, as was innovative the whole concept of the ‘pop concert’ back in 2008!

15.06.07 Leone Goes Pop Press Conference News IconA festival concert at the Villa Rundle Gardens!
Therefore, for the first time ever, Leone Goes Pop will be spectacularly produced at the Villa Rundle public gardens, transforming the 8-year old open-air concert into a kind of mini-festival for all ages. It will feature a 90-piece wind band, together with singers Raquel and Kurt Calleja. Colin Attard leads musicians and audiences during a 90-minute rush of non-stop music from the European and American continents.



From the legendary Led Zeppelin and the nostalgic 883, all the way to Cuba and Mexico, the Leone and its audience (that usually runs into hundreds and more), will inject life and party at the city’s historic gardens to an eclectic mix of latin, rock, jazz, pop and blues music.

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Seating will be provided, with some priority-seating allowed for subscription members of the Leone Philharmonic Society (reserved via info@leone.org.mt or 21562974), and the remaining on a first-come-first-served basis. However, in true festival spirit, the Villa Rundle Gardens allow for a very comfortable standing event that makes dance and movement to the trans-continental rhythms way way easier!

Leone Goes Pop on Saturday 13th June 2015 starts at 9pm. Entrance at the Villa Rundle Gardens is free of charge.