FAQ

We are over the moon to announce that in 2019, The Bubble – a Festival of Change will be returning to our awesome venue – The Golden Bay Headland managed by Gaia Foundation, one of Malta´s most beautiful spots and nicest event venues.

Here’s a list of FAQ which should cover all your questions!

Tell me some of the great things about this venue!

Beautiful location, a short drive for most of the audience, flat camping, good roads and easy access, toilets and showers!

Is there a cost involved for the showers ?

No! We are happy to say that your ticket includes your site access for 7 days and that this includes full access to the toilets and showers for the full time onsite.

What are the music running times ?

The three big stages (Centre Stage,Gaia Stage, Tower) will run until midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and until 11pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday evening when the festival closes. In addition, we will have Silent Disco on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Centre stage after midnight as well as the tower fun… Think intimate spaces, cabaret performance vibes, wonky wind down sessions, interactive games, late night markets, and an outdoor art gallery. Plenty to do when the big stages close!

What about the Environmental Policies?

  1. Reduce packaging at source. Discard all excess before arriving on site.
  2. Get a Bubble Flask or Cup, enjoy for the festival and reuse at home!
  3. Compost your leftover food! Plates (yes, plates!) and food into compost!
  4. Bring your own container for food for ultimate greening.
  5. Use the right bins. Your resources will be recycled and reused!
  6. Cigarette ends go into the butt bins!
  7. Plastic or glass bottles are not permitted to be brought on site.
  8. All cleaning or washing products used on site must be biodegradable.
  9. Any used water only goes into sewerage systems on site.
  10. Carshare or catch the bus! Reduce your impact before you get on site!
  11. The Bubble operates a “Leave No Trace” philosophy.
  12. BurstYourBubble – educate yourself, encourage others and join us!

Find and Download the Environmental Policy to share with your friends.

What about the Camping Policies?

  1. “Leave No Trace” Clean your campsite. ‘Pack out what you pack in!’
  2. Reduce packaging at source. No disposables in the camping please!
  3. Get a Bubble Flask or Cup, enjoy for the festival and reuse at home!
  4. Compost your leftover food! Plates (yes, plates!) and food into compost!
  5. Bring your own container for food for ultimate greening.
  6. Bring large water containers for the camping, less plastic, less arm ache!
  7. Use the right bins in the festival site. Your resources will be recycled!
  8. Cigarette ends go into the butt bins!
  9. Plastic or glass bottles are not permitted to be brought on site!
  10. All cleaning or washing products used on site must be biodegradable.
  11. Any used water only goes into sewerage systems on site.
  12. Bring recycling and black bags. Take them to the civic amenity site when you leave!
  13. Carshare or catch the bus! Reduce your impact before you get on site!
  14. BurstYourBubble – educate yourself, encourage others and join us!

Find and Download the Camping Policy to share with your friends.

Can I bring Gas Cookers ?

Gas Cookers have been approved in the past and unless there is a high fire risk and we are advised otherwise by local fire authorities, we expect gas cookers to be permitted. There are NO open fires allowed anywhere on site and we please you to respect the natural flora and fauna. Please do not disturb wildlife or birdlife.

What about the parking situation?

The closest parking to the festival is the parking right in front of the Tower.

A new carpark located within Bubble grounds for 200 cars is available. It´s through main entrance at the end of Riviera Carpark. We provide these tickets at 5 euro are available to the first 200 people. Buy your tickets now. You can also purchase 1 day parking at the gate for €2.50 subject to availability.

If all parkings are packed, there are more parkings behind the Golden Bay Hotel.

When can i arrive to the festival?

Your festival ticket allows entry from Monday 4pm onwards. For those who wish to arrive earlier, we will have the glamping area option from 2pm which allows early arrival, closer camping to the festival entertainment area and access to power.

When do i need to leave the festival ?

Midday Monday is the latest departure time for festival patrons.

Am i allowed to bring my own drinks and food ?

The festival allows campers to bring your own drinks and food. We have fully stocked bars and restaurants. The Bubble has allowed a BYO policy for campers since its first year with no related incidents, and we thank you all for maintaining a positive and responsible to your consumption. Please continue to enjoy yourself in moderation so we can continue to maintain a BYO policy at the festival. Binge Drinking is anti-social and not accepted at The Bubble. If any person brings excessive amounts of alcohol they may be confiscated by our security.

Am i allowed to bring glass?

NO! Do not bring any glass bottles as these will be confiscated. It´s not hard to do some searching to find your favourite drinks in cans, or to decant the contents of glass bottles in to plastic or steel drink containers. Glass is dangerous to everyone at the festival including our amazing recycling team and children, so please don’t bring any glass.

Are there ATMs on site ?

No. There is an ATM at the restaurant just outside the hotel at Golden Bay.

What other information do I need ?

Be sure to check out the Guidelines for Camping and Environment. If you need any more information, please send us an email.