15.06.07 Leone Goes Pop Press Conference News Image
Victoria Mayor, Samuel Azzopardi | Gozo Minster, Anton Refalo | Leone Phil. Society President, Michael Caruana | Conductor, Colin Attard.

Das Leone Band of Victoria ist das Aufstellen ihrer 8. Ausgabe Leone goes Pop am 13. Juni 2015 zum ersten Mal überhaupt in der Villa Rundle öffentlichen Gärten in Victoria.

Bekannt: 7 Juni 2015

ENGLISCH: This was explained during a press conference at the Villa Rundle held jointly by the Leone Philharmonic Society and the Ministry for Gozo as one of the main sponsors. Leone Goes Pop has been on the forefront of pop-culture by local bands since its inception. The ground-breaking event started way back in 2008 and it has remained so ever since. It has been exported from Victoria City to Marsalforn, to the Palace Courtyard in Valletta, to St George’s Square and even to Pjazza Teatru Rjal. Leone President Dr Michael Caruana said that since the city-core of Victoria is going through major infrastructural works, the Leone Band seized the opportunity to make this 8-year old innovation, once more innovative. Therefore it is presenting a new concept of the Leone Goes Pop as allowed by the open-air amphitheatre and the environs of the graceful Villa Rundle Gardens.

Gozo Minister Refalo praised the initiative of the Leone Band that grows stronger each year. The very fact that Leone Goes Pop arrived in its 8th edition shows a sturdy commitment by the administration. The Minister praised the idea of having the concert at the Villa Rundle because it is very much in line with the philosophy of the garden being a public open air space for the arts – be they visual or performing.

Dr Samuel Azzopardi, Mayor of Victoria, noted with gratitude the efforts of the Leone Band Club, which through the collaboration of the Local Council will be organising a large-scale concert boosting in no uncertain way the musical profile of the city of Victoria. Victoria’s mayor praised this initiative because events like Leone goes Pop are keeping Victoria’s cultural aspect on a very high scale which give a certain honour to the city.

The 8th edition of Leone Goes Pop will see the star participation of Kurt Calleja and Raquel together with an 80-piece Leone Band. Music line-up includes an eclectic mix of latin, rock, jazz, pop and blues music from the legendary Led Zeppelin and the nostalgic 883, all the way to Cuba and Mexico. There will be an area for priority seating with tickets free of charge being distributed from the Leone Band Club and another area for free seating. The public is also being encouraged to follow the event from the standing area as there will lots of music to sway to.

Leone Goes Pop will be held on Saturday 13th June 2015 and start at 9pm. Entrance at the Villa Rundle Gardens is free of charge.

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Seating may be reserved as per following arrangements:
* Priority for subscribed Leone Band Club members: Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th June 2015
* Priority for the general public: Wednesday 10th June 2015 onwards.
The public is requested to call personally at the Aurora Opera House’s secretariat between 8am and 10am, and 6pm and 8.15pm. Alternatively, one may call 21562974 or email via teatruaurora@leone.org.mt.