Marbella is sizzling with excitement! And, we’re not just talking about the rising temperatures as we approach the peak of summer. No, Marbella is transforming into the ultimate trendy destination on the Costa Del Sol, offering an abundance of live music performances and festivals. Whether you’re into rock, pop, jazz, or any other genre, Marbella welcomes all music enthusiasts.
Prepare yourself for an incredible summer experience in Marbella, where music takes centre stage. We’ve put together a Swish guide for all the music lovers out there, showcasing the vibrant scene that awaits you in summer 2023.
Get ready for an unforgettable journey!
Rock and Alternative Music in Marbella in 2023
‘Rock music’ and ‘Marbella’ don’t always get used in the same sentence. There is something about the glitz and glamour of Marbella’s Old School Chic which seems to contradict it: But, did you know that the Starlite Festival has some wonderful rock acts this summer, such as Iggy Pop who is playing on August 2nd? (We can’t wait!) Additionally, there are plenty more artists that may float your boat at the Cala de Mijas festival, which takes place from 31st August to 2nd September. Headliners include The Strokes, Underworld and Florence and The Machine.
Pop Music in Marbella in 2023
Do you love modern pop music and chart hits? Take your pick, as Marbella has it all lined up for you this summer at The Starlite Festival. From Spanish sensations David Bisbal and Lola Indigo to feel good acts like Mika: (yes you can “Relax, Take it Easy” but you probably won’t get any of his chart topping songs out of your head!) For more information about the Starlite line up, visit their site here.
Marbella for Classical Fans
For an absolutely magnificent experience, we highly recommend attending Candlelight Marbella on July 1st, where you’ll be treated to a captivating performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. This enchanting event will take place in the stunning amphitheatre of Anantara Villa Padierna Palace, nestled in the charming town of Benahavís. Prepare yourself for an evening of soul-stirring melodies, as the music intertwines beautifully with the soft glow of candlelight. It’s a truly magical combination that promises to leave you spellbound.
Latino Music in Marbella in 2023
Nestled in the heart of Andalusia, it’s no surprise that both Spanish and Latin rhythms resound loudly and proudly throughout Marbella. Prepare for an extraordinary Reggaeton festival in San Pedro de Alcantara on the 8th and 9th of July, showcasing the very best of this genre.
But hold onto your seats, because there’s even more excitement in store! The legendary king of Latin pop himself, Ricky Martin, will grace our beloved city with his electrifying presence. (And when Ricky Martin comes to town, you know it’s going to be an unforgettable party!) Catch Ricky Martin live at Starlite Marbella on either the 14th or 15th of July. Yes, you read that correctly—he is playing two nights so that everyone gets the chance to experience his incredible performance. Viva Ricky Martin!
Beach Club DJs and Live Music in Marbella in 2023
Look out for DJs and live events at beachclubs like Nao Pool Club which has Kisstory returning for 2023. Playa Padre is another beach club with plenty of live sets, and another top pick: La Sala by the Sea. Of note, in July 2023 you can experience afrobeats at the Hard Rock Hotel pool. Why not try it for something different?
Tribute Acts in Marbella in 2023
If you fancy dancing the night away to Abba, Tina Turner or an artist like Cher, then you can really go for it in Marbella. And when you can’t have the real thing, then a tribute band may be just what you need. If you are looking for a fun night out, then one option is Meksian restaurant in Puerto Banus or another, La Sala Restaurant and club.
Why not indulge that guilty pleasure? After all, you’re on holiday!
Retro Classics in Marbella in 2023
A disco classic, the Jacksons are coming to Marbella. Check them out at the Marbella Arena on 27th July. Don’t miss one of the most influential soul and funk bands of recent times. Get ready to party!
We hope your summer is filled with music, fun and good times,
The Swish team xx
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