We may be biased but we think next year is going to be one of the best yet for Marbella with both Spanish and international artists of all genres.
With the forthcoming opening of the Marbella Arena complex, The Starlite Festival having further acts confirmed and a new music festival launching in La Cala de Mijas, 2022 could just be the year that Marbella went on the music lover’s map!
Here are the ones worth writing home about.
Kraftwerk, Cala Mijas Festival, 1-3 September 2022
Headlining the new music festival in La Cala de Mijas are the Arctic Monkeys who will bring in the crowds, but our top pick is Kraftwerk, the German band who are widely considered to be synonymous with the birth of the electronic music scene. Another electro-lover’s favourite is Hot Chip who are also playing here. We can’t wait.
Genre: Flamenco/ Pop
Niña Pastori in Fuengirola, 27th July 2022
Cadiz born Spanish flamenco singer Niña Pastori is set to delight Fuengirola in July. With a uniquely strong voice, over 10 albums under her belt and having sold over 2 million records, this is sure to be a fantastic evening. Find out more
Manuel Carrasco, Malaga Athletic Stadium,
With a soft rock and pop style, Manuel Carrasco is one of Spain’s best, responsible for numerous ballads and widely played hits such as “Dejame ser” and “Que Bonito es Querer”. Last year’s concert was postponed, but we can’t wait for this year’s in Malaga. What a treat!
Genre: Latino Rap
C Tangana, Starlite Festival, June, July and August 2022
The Starlite festival is a winner, year in year out. This unique festival is set in a quarry in Nagüeles, just above Marbella. With its glitzy reputation and line up, Starlite continues to attract the crowds and artists year on year. One to watch? C. Tangana, playing on 3 nights across the Starlite season! June 11th, July 12th and the 1st of August.
Andrea Bocelli, Starlite Marbella 15th August 2022
Come to see Italian operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli with the stunning acoustics of the Starlite quarry. We can’t think of anything more romantic on a balmy summer evening.
Reggaeton Beach Festival 2022, San Pedro de Alcantara, 30 and 31 July 2022
Ramp up your moves and get ready to start dancing. San Pedro de Alcantara had to postpone this festival last year, but it looks set to go ahead in 2022 and wow, it’s certainly going to be “caliente”! Two energy fuelled days in the heat of July, with top artists and a water park. Not for the faint hearted! Find out more
Genre: Old School Pop
UB40 at Marbella Arena, 6th August 2022
Who doesn’t love a throw-back? UB40 were a hugely influential reggae and pop band in the 1980s, with hits like “Can’t help falling in love” and Red, Red Wine”. Tickets are sure to sell out fast, get yours here.
Jessie J Marbella Starlite Festival, 22 July 2022
British singer Jessie J, known for hits like “Do it like a Dude” and “Price tag” is coming to Marbella and we are excited! This is sure to be a high energy performance.
If you need more inspiration for how to enjoy your time in this wonderful part of the Costa Del Sol, such as where to shop in Marbella, or the best restaurants in Marbella you won’t find in other guides, be sure to read our Swish Mag.
With love for the new year,
The Swish team x
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