Starlite: Where music, culture and gastronomy coexist in one unique space.
Starlite Festival, which is now called Starlite Catalana Occidente, is one of the best boutique festival in Europe. This year, after 9 editions, it is the longest-lasting event in history (June 18 – Sept. 4) with more than 55 concerts.
Being one of the few emblematic festivals that has been held worldwide, it leads the new era of CovidFree concerts. The summer 2020 has shown that it could be made safe due to the nature of the open air venue, with social distancing measures.
Starlite takes place at the Nagüeles Quarry. An open space stage is surrounded by 60 metre-high rock walls, which creates extraordinary acoustics and a special atmosphere beneath the stars for the 2,200 guests. Auditorium stage offers numbered seats divided into grandstand, stalls and 8-seater “Bubble Boxes” boxes with premium service.
Sessions area is a more casual space, arranged with VIP-areas and tables for groups where you can enjoy the shows and after parties.
Two different spaces have a common goal: to create a unique experience that will last forever!
It is located at the high part of the Sierra Blanca Urb., 3.5 km from Marbella centre, 15 min. from Puerto Banús and 20 min. from Perlas del Mar (11,7 km). Cars (except for VIP-attendees) are parked away and minibuses shuttle guests up and down the hill.
MARBELLA STARLITE FESTIVAL GENERAL VIEWS
Each season the programming includes options for all musical tastes. Plácido Domingo, Elton John, Paco de Lucía, Julio and Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Gaynor, Paul Anka, Bryan Adams, Tony Bennett, George Benson, Buena Vista Club, Lenny Kravitz, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, Maluma, Ricky Martin, Tom Jones, Pet Shop Boys, Alejandro Sanz, Eros Ramazzotti, Sting and other stars performed there offering unforgettable evenings.
This year there are less famous names, but we still hope to enjoy the concerts of the world-famous Rosario (4/8), Rafael (5 and 25/8), Bonny Taylor (14/8), Tom Jones (16/8) and David Bisbal (23/8).
Bonnie Tyler and Tom Jones postponed in 2020 but have rescheduled in 2021. Those who want to say ‘yes’ to Lionel Richie’s “Hello, is it me you’re looking for?” have to wait till 2022. Alan Parsons Project, Miguel Bosé, Russian prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova and many young Spanish stars are performing in July.
18/8 Marbella is expecting Placido Domingo! This is a very special name, in general and in particular. Why?
PLÁCIDO DOMINGO & JULIO IGLESIAS AT STARLITE MARBELLA FESTIVAL
The first use of the quarry site above Marbella was in 1983. 3 visionaries, Alfonso Hohenlohe, who founded Marbella Club Hotel, Julio Iglesias and Plácido Domingo, decided to create the open-air Auditorio de Marbella for an internationally-renowned music festival. They held a successful Tenor’s Concert, however the annual festival didn’t happen. The venue was abandoned for nearly 30 years.
In 2012 the quarry site was cleaned up and a new auditorium constructed for inaugural Marbella’s Starlite Festival. The 2017 edition was overshadowed by a license dispute with Marbella Town Hall, and ‘Marbella’ was removed from the festival’s name and logo.
ELTON JOHN & STING AT MARBELLA STARLITE FESTIVAL
Starlite is not just music. The experience begins before the concert with gastronomic offers and continues after the show with DJ sets. It gives possibility of acquiring complete experience by adding a dinner at the gourmet restaurant, after parties, fashion shows, etc. Viewers can watch the latest films on the largest and unique screen in Spain. Photo exhibitions and art galleries invite to enjoy creativity. A shopping area has 20 stands of ultimate brands in fashion, cosmetics, accessories and technology.
LENNY KRAVITZ & ANDREA BOCELLI AT MARBELLA STARLITE FESTIVAL
There is no Starlite without Gala, a star-studded charity concert and dinner. Usually it takes place on 2nd Saturday in August, and is led by Antonio Banderas. His friends, stars of show business, film, sport and fashion industry, and celebrities of all kinds flock to Marbella for this glamorous event and his birthday which is 10/8.
Monday-Saturday: 8:00 p.m.
Concerts: 10 p.m.
Gastronomy area: 8:00 p.m.
Welcome to Starlite Catalana Occidente!
PEOPLE ENJOYING AT MARBELLA STARLITE FESTIVAL
SOCIAL MEDIA VERSION
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