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Mark your calendars and prepare for an unforgettable experience as global pop star Christina Aguilera takes the stage for a remarkable free concert at the Granaries in Floriana, Malta, on September 16. Aguilera’s performance will be the headliner of the Official EuroPride Valletta 2023 Concert — and her presence promises to be the event’s highlight. 

EuroPride, renowned for championing diversity and embracing the LGBTQ+ community, has chosen Malta as the perfect backdrop for this extraordinary occasion and is set to be one of Malta’s biggest and most anticipated events this summer

Ready to join the electrifying world of Christina Aguilera at EuroPride 2023? In this blog, we’ll look at Aguilera’s remarkable career and influence as a pop icon, the significance of EuroPride as a celebration of LGBTQ+ rights, and what to expect on that unforgettable night.

Christina Aguilera: A sensational pop icon and LGBTQ+ rights advocate

Christina Aguilera is inarguably one of the artists who left an indelible mark on the international music scene.

With her extraordinary vocal range, she has captivated audiences worldwide and garnered numerous accolades throughout her career. Aguilera started her career on television as a child on Disney Channel’s The All-New Mickey Mouse Club. She later had her breakthrough in the music industry in the late 1990s with her self-titled debut album. 

Her singles “Genie in a Bottle”, “What a Girl Wants”, and “Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)” catapulted her into the world of success, reaching the top of the US Billboard Hot 100. Aguilera also won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Since then, she has continually evolved, embracing different musical genres and experimenting with her sound. 

A winner of multiple awards, including Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, ALMA Awards, two MTV VMAs, one Billboard Music Award, and one Guinness World Record, Aguilera is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated record sales reaching over 100 million records worldwide. 

Aguilera has also become an emblem of empowerment, often using her platform to advocate for important causes, including LGBTQ+ rights, sexuality, and female empowerment. 

In 2019, she was recognised as a gay icon. She was given the “Equality Award for LGBTQ+ Advocacy” by the Human Rights Campaign for using her platform to champion hope and inspiration and providing greater visibility to the LGBTQ+ community (The Hollywood Reporter).

Her 2002 sensational song “Beautiful” has been dubbed an anthem for the LGBTQ+ community. Stonewall, a UK LGBT rights charity, named Aguilera’s song the most empowering song of the decade for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, an inspiration for millions of young people worldwide. 

EuroPride 2023: Equality from the heart

Malta remains a trailblazer for LGBTQ+ rights in Europe, leading the way in fostering inclusivity and equality. With the legalisation of same-sex marriage and comprehensive anti-discrimination laws, the country stands as a beacon of progress.

Consequently, Pride in Malta has grown in popularity, serving as a vibrant celebration of diversity. 

The island’s Pride Week has attracted visitors and locals alike through the years — since its first edition in 2004 — making it one of Europe’s biggest and most renowned. 

However, Malta’s Pride Week is going to a whole new level this year.

The Mediterranean island has been chosen to host this year’s EuroPride — a remarkable achievement for Malta as it continues to show its relentless commitment to LGBTQ+ rights. 

From the 7th to the 17th of September 2023, the vibrant streets of Valletta will burst with an array of colours, immersing the city in a jubilant atmosphere. Throughout these ten days, prepare for a kaleidoscope of lively parades, exuberant parties, and an array of captivating events that will leave you spellbound.

There’s a jam-packed event schedule planned. The itinerary includes a plethora of parties each catering to diverse music genres and individual interests. 

Aside from the vibrant celebrations, attendees will be enthralled by various performing arts, such as theatre, dance, and music performances.

Moreover, those seeking professional growth and networking prospects can participate in enlightening conferences and networking events, fostering development and connections.

In short, there’s something for everyone, ensuring that no one is left untouched by the magic of this extraordinary event.

Christina Aguilera’s concert in Malta: What to expect 

Aguilera will be among an impressive lineup with other artists expected to be announced later in June. Her performance will follow a Pride march starting at St Elmo and be part of the Pride concert held that day. 

The concert will be held in Malta’s largest outdoor venue, the Granaries in Floriana. This place offers a unique setting for various events and has hosted numerous concerts over the years — including the yearly Isle of MTV concert.

September is one of the best months for such an event too. This month in Malta brings the ideal conditions to indulge in the island’s crystal-clear waters, with temperatures still warm enough for a delightful swim. 

As the high tourist season winds down and locals return to their regular routines, you’ll find a welcome break from the crowds, allowing for a more tranquil experience. 

September offers a perfect balance of pleasant weather, cultural exploration, and tranquillity, making it an excellent time to visit Malta and create unforgettable memories.

Where to stay during Christina Aguilera’s concert 

1926 Le Soleil Hotel, situated in Sliema, presents an exceptional accommodation option for travellers seeking a comfortable and convenient stay in Malta. 

The hotel’s prime location provides comfortable, luxurious, and modern accommodation. 

With its proximity to Sliema’s vibrant shopping and dining areas, 1926 Le Soleil is just a short bus or ferry ride from the heart of the EuroPride festivities. 

1926 Le Soleil is perfect for those attending EuroPride Valletta 2023, especially Christina Aguilera’s concert. 

Don’t wait any longer — book your stay at the 1926 Le Soleil today and prepare for an unforgettable experience in Malta. 

Book your room now, or contact us at or + 365 21333565 for more information.