The sixth edition of Isle of MTV concert is once again taking place at the Granaries in Floriana on 26 June and to facilitate attendance at this mega party, the following transport arrangements will be in place.
At 11am on 26 June, route buses will be diverted from Sarria Road through to St Anne’s Street. Transport Malta, through their service provider Arriva, will be extending the service beyond 1am hours for certain routes. A special ticket may be purchased beforehand for €2.50 covering the journey into Floriana and back to respective villages. Full details are available on the special Arriva MTV Service site www.arriva.com.mt/mtv or through the Arriva Customer Care Centre on 2122 2000 (or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Access to the Granaries
On 26 June, people approaching from Blata l-Bajda can access the Granaries by passing St Publius Church, while those coming from the Valletta bus terminus can walk through The Mall Garden.
Parking will not be permitted from 6am on Monday, 25 June until noon on Thursday, 28 June in St Publius Square, St Publius Street and Sarria Street, Floriana.
Parking will not be permitted from 6am on Monday, 25 June until 28 June in Triq Mauro Caruana, Pope John XXIII Square and its adjacent streets, and John Lopez Street.
Parking will not be permitted from 7am on Tuesday, 26 June until 1am on Wednesday, 17 June in The Mall, V. Bugeja Street, Pope John XXIII Square and its adjacent streets, the parking area opposite the Phoenicia Hotel ballroom in Great Siege Road and St Anne’s Street between E.S. Tonna Square and St Thomas Street, Floriana.
Road closures and traffic diversions
With immediate effect, St Publius Street is closed to traffic until 29 June.
From 6am on Monday, 25 June until 28 June, Triq Mauro Caruana, Pope John XXIII Square and John Lopez Street will be closed to traffic.
From 11am on Tuesday, 26 June until noon on Wednesday, 27 June, Sarria Road in Floriana will be closed to buses.
From 4pm on Tuesday, 26 June until 1am on Wednesday, 27 June, vehicular traffic from Marina Street, Pietà in the direction of Floriana will be diverted through Independence Road, Pietà. Sa Maison Road and Hay Wharf will be open to one-way traffic from Floriana towards Pietà.
The MCP car park will be open as per usual, but from 4pm on 26 June, vehicles will exit via the tunnel at the lowest level that leads to the Valletta Waterfront, to alleviate traffic jams.
Special Needs arrangements have been made to ensure enjoyment for everyone, and there will be an elevated platform with a ramp as specified by the architect in consultation with the Kummissjoni Nazzjonali ghal-Persuni b’Dizabilta. The area reserved will be to the left of the stage (facing) and transport will be able to stop within metres of the entrance in Sarria Road. The space is limited and will be operated on a first come, first served basis. Amenities for the comfort of the users of this area will also be available.
Apart from transport arrangements, the Malta Tourism Authority is in consultation with the authorities and NGOs concerned with health and safety to ensure that this event can be enjoyed in the best and safest manner.
The MTA would like to express its gratitude to all those involved in organising an event of this magnitude, namely Transport Malta, The Malta Police Force, MHEC and MDH Staff, the CPD, The Malta Red Cross, St John Ambulance, EFRU, St John Rescue Corps and all the local councils concerned.
The Malta Tourism Authority would like to encourage the use of public transport to avoid congestion and parking issues.
The residential areas of Floriana will be patrolled by wardens and police officers, and all patrons are strongly encouraged to make use of the toilet facilities provided.
The MTA and everyone involved would ask all those attending this concert to respect the residents of the area and their property, and refrain from disturbing the peace in any way.