We are already excited about summer 2022. Beach clubs, sunshine and the much-loved Starlite music festival.
What is Starlite Marbella?
This is no ordinary music festival or god forbid, a dirty affair in a muddy field. Come to Starlite for gastronomic delights, VIP areas and cocktails, glam after parties and, our favourite bit, shopping between acts. Starlite puts the Marbella into the concert!
Let’s not forget to mention the auditorium itself, a flood-lit quarry in Nagüeles above Marbella, offering tremendous acoustics and a dramatic backdrop for the international best-selling artists who play there each year.
Talking of artists, the likes of Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Juanes, Jessi J and Lionel Richie have all played there. (Read down for a little surprise!)
Starlite is an incredibly luxe venue hosting some of the best artists. This is a seriously fabulous experience, a must- do for summer 2022.
The history of Starlite
Starlite started life as a charity gala, in 2010. With such success and promise, promptly concerts were added to the timetable and it became the music festival it is today. The first festival in earnest took place in 2012 and the charity gala remains a crucial part of its programme each year, hosted by Antonio Banderas.
The location and venue chosen is simply “impresionante” as they say in Spanish. Set in a quarry, the dramatic amphitheatre provides a wonderful backdrop to the artists who play there. Starlite festival was not, however, the first to host concerts in the Nagüeles quarry. Prince Alfonso Hohenloe who is arguably the god father of Marbella’s “Jet Set” reputation and founder of The Marbella Club, collaborated with Julio Iglesias and tenor Plácido Domingo in 1983 for a musical event and recital in this unique venue. This was the pre-cursor to today’s festival which is noted as one of the most important in Europe. (Source: Wikipedia).
Headliners for Starlite 2022
We are pretty buzzed about this year’s line-up. Once again, we will get to indulge our love of all things Latino, as the legends Maluma and Cristina Aguilera will both be coming to Marbella. Likewise, we simply cannot wait for Andrea Bocelli whose spine-chilling voice will work perfectly with the acoustics of the auditorium.
Here’s the line up- updated as of 8 March 2022
Are you impressed? We are!
11/06/2022 C Tangana
17/06/2022 God Save The Queen
18/06/2022 Sergio Dalma
22/06/2022 Jason Derulo
23/06/2022 Sebastian Yatra
25/06/2022 Jose Merce
1/07/2022 Vanessa Martin
9/07/2022 Pablo Alborán
8/07/2022 Il Divo.
12/07/2022 C Tangana 13/07/2022
Alan Parsons Live Project
19/07/2022 Nile Rodgers and Chic
23/07/2022 Joan Manuel Serrat
25/07/2022 Cristina Aguilera
27/07/2022 Andres Calamaro
28/07/2022 Ana Torroja
29/07/2022 Simple Minds
30/07.2022 Diana Krall
1/08/2022 C Tangana
9/08/2022 Hombres G
11/08/2022 Estrella Morente, Israel F and Kiki M 15/08/2022 Andrea Bocelli
16/08/2022 Sara Baras
18/08/2022 Antonio Jose
19/08/2022 Carlos Rivera
23/08/2022 Dani Martin
24/08/2022 Dani Martin
25/08/2022 Vanessa Martin
27/08/2022 Miguel Poveda
Wow. The boutique at Starlite has its own web store and selected items are also available in El Corte Ingles. Here you will find amazing collaborations with Antonio Banderas and Alejandro Sanz, as well as Valeria Mazza. From sunglasses to jewellery and clothing, this is way beyond concert merchandise and is a fashion brand in its own right. We can’t get enough!
Our Top Picks from the Store
Valeria Mazza Sunglasses, Glitter
Denim Jacket by renowned international artist Domingo Zapata
Pleather trousers with fringing
Stunning classic leather passport holder, Antonio Banderas
A Swish Surprise! Get our Starlite Playlist
At Swish, we have created our own playlist of the best tracks by the top artists who have visited Marbella since the festival began. These are our selections that will get you dancing and have a huge feel good factor. You don’t have to do anything except download and play- the perfect backdrop to listen to during a gym workout, day at the beach or a party.
If you require tickets for Starlite 2022 simply ask your Swish concierge team to help, or if you can’t wait, you can book your own here.
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