Birdlife Malta and hunters have joined forces and appealed to the authorities to stop a rave party which is happening right now in Busket which thousand of young people, both Maltese and foreign, are attending. The two organizations said that the loud music can be heard beyond the Chateau complex in Buskett, and has disturbed a large flock of birds known as Black Kites which were observed searching for somewhere to spend the night.
The birds, around 60 of them, were disturbed when the loud music started playing in preparation for the huge party being organized between today and tomorrow.
Birdlife reminded the authorities that Busket forms part of a network of Natura 2000 protected sites and that investment is taking place to continue expanding and increasing the biodiversity at this site. It said that these type of parties go completely against the spirit of natural reserves. It urged the Environment and Resources Authority to investigate what happened yesterday at Buskett and hoped that a solution would be found as quickly as possible.
On its part, the hunters questioned how a permit was issued for this music festival at the height of the migration season and asked the authorities to take immediate steps to protect the natural reserve from this excessive noise.
Glitch, the party organiser, has described the festival as an intimate two day adventure with a quality line-up. Yesterday the world famous French DJ Cesafflstein played and today the festival continues with the participation of other DJs, such as DJ Ben Klock, Virginia and Leni Faki.