Heritage Malta has issued a statement to clarify that an event featuring DJ Denis Sulta, organised by District in conjunction with the popular DJ and clubbing brand, Mixmag, will not be taking place inside Mnajdra Temples but rather the event is being held outside the site.
The news of an event taking place at Mnajdra Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site, caused a public uproar, with many complaining that those in attendance could litter or damage the iconic temples.
The event was initially limited to 60 people* and will be live-streamed on Mixmag’s social media.
In its statement, Heritage Malta said:
“It will not be a party, but simply a recording not longer than an hour. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is only being used as a backdrop during a one hour live streaming event by Mixmag; a worldwide known electronic dance and clubbing media brand which has around 1.2 million followers on YouTube and 1.6 million followers on Facebook.
“A number of restrictions were made on the organizers, including the level and type of sound and the type of lights which can be used during this event in order to safeguard the temples. There will be no access to Mnajdra Temples at any time. Heritage Malta officials will be present to ensure that all these conditions are adhered to.
There will be no audience for this event. Only DJ Denis Sulta will be performing music to an immaculate backdrop of the sun setting over Mnajdra Temples streamed live on the internet.
*An earlier version of this story said the event would be limited to 60 people. Heritage Malta and District have now decided that no guests will be in attendance.