Performing On

22:00, 27 July
Main Stage


ManaBomba are also known as Manatapu.  Deeply rooted in Reggae and Ska, the band’s voice is a fusion with other sounds such as Funk, Blues, Rock, Punk, Hip-Hop, Latino style, and even polka.  This mesh of sounds comes together with the dynamic of their band’s, you can hear the International variance in the music of ManaBomba which combines 4 languages, lyrics go from English to Maltese to Spanish to French.

The band’s variety is cemented in local cultures where their multicultural influences mould together to create a highly energetic performance to “generate massive audience reaction when they play”.  As ambassadors for the local music scene,  ManaBomba are «one of the most sought-after live acts on the island» of Malta and are best known for their crowd pumping sound and contagiously energetic shows generating MushPit.

They first delivered their massive energy to the crowd at the 2013 Earth Garden Festival where the Roots Stage brought to life the eclectic sounds of ManaBomba. Their latest album is a ten-track titled Tuatara, a legendary release that was launched in May 2018 followed by their first European tour in summer 2019.  Recently in June 2022 ManaBomba released a new EP called ‘Rastaccun’, celebrating a new sound which was formed during long hours of songwriting during the pandemic.