British band Crystal Fighters are headlining on Saturday. :: SUR
Friday 11 July
Cruzcampo Stage. Athletic Stadium: Noise Nebula (5.30pm), Polock (6.20pm), The Struts (7.45pm), Lori Meyers (9.30pm), Franz Ferdinand (11.45pm), Rinôçérôse (2am).
Halloween Man Rock On Stage. Athletic Stadium: La Cena (5.55pm), Triángulo de Amor Bizarro (7pm), L.A. (8.30pm), Spector (10.45pm), Havalina (1.15am).
Cruzcampo Stage. Athletic Stadium: Grises (6pm), Russian Red (7.05pm), The Family Rain (8.50pm), Amaral (10.50pm), Crystal Fighters (1.20am), Kill the Hipsters (2.20am).
Halloween Man Rock On Stage. Athletic Stadium: Fila India (5.30pm), We are Standard (6.30pm), Toundra (7.50pm), Temples (9.50pm), Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (12.20am).
El País Stage. La Térmica: Stone Pillow (12pm), Jack Knife (12.35 pm), Second (1:15pm), Elisa (2.15pm), The Royal Concept (3.20pm).
Sunday 13th July
El País Stage. La Térmica: Maine Coon (1pm), Full (1:40pm.), Nora Norman (2:25pm), Smile (3:10pm), Lisa & The Lips (3:55pm), Artista sorpresa (4:55pm).
Full two day ticket: 49 euros.
Ticket for 11th July: 28 euros.
Ticket for 12th July: 28 euros.
Accommodation: Tickets can be bought with two nights camping in Torremolinos for 95 euros per person. Full tickets with a stay in a three star hotel costs 136 euros per person. A four person apartment with full tickets is on sale at 430 euros.
More Information: www.101sunfestival.com.
A stone’s throw from the city centre and just a few kilometres from the airport, this is the perfect location. The Sun 101 festival (11-13 July), will be looking to put Malaga on the summer indie map.
The lineup includes local and international bands, businesses are offering combined hotel and ticket packages and the province’s traditional fare will be available.
“We want to provide food aside from pizza and burgers, to allow festival-goers to try local dishes such as shellfish and skewers of sardines and meat,” says José Rodríguez, director of Musiserv, one of the three organisers that have put together the event alongside Planet Events and Grupo Mundo. Pulling off such an ambitious project with an international lineup will cost at least one million euros.
The 101 Sun Festival hopes to attract 15,000 people to Malaga’s Athletics Stadium and to the day events at La Térmica. Rodríguez says that 4,000 tickets have already been sold to people from outside Malaga. Sales have been made in countries such as Japan and China as well as around Europe.
“What the festival provides financially and in terms of Malaga’s reputation is very important,” Rodríguez explains. The visitors will spend the weekend in Malaga, eating in its restaurants and staying in Costa hotels. “We are relying on them to make up for half of the million euros we are spending,” says the director of Musiserv.
In reality, they know that the festival’s debut is more about establishing a relationship with the city and its people. “It takes at least three events before a festival really starts to develop and get a name for itself,” explains Rodríguez.
The first edition of Primavera Sound in Barcelona was attended by just 4,000 people in a small venue. Today, it lasts four days, consists of 12 stages and generates almost 50 million euros for the local economy.
There will be 400 people working behind the scenes at 101 Sun with technicians, drivers, security etc. “It’s a big event so we need a big team,” Rodríguez says.
Organisers promise to take care of every detail in order to ensure a complete “experience”, but admittedly it’s the lineup that draws in the crowds.
“We are really pleased with the lineup we have managed to put together. It’s not always easy making international bookings and everyone is after the best groups, there were fewer artists available to us than there were to others. Taking all this into account, I think we’ve done well and have some great acts,” Rodríguez says.
With international stars such as Franz Ferdinand, Crystal Fighters and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, 101 wants to define itself as a festival of outstanding talent. “101 will be recognised as the hosts of up-and-coming talent,” says Rodríguez, adding his prediction that Temples, a young British band will be a success.
Other performers include The Struts, who recently supported the Rolling Stones, The Family Rain, who will do their first gig in Spain, English band Spector and the French group Rinôçérôse. Russian Red and Lori Meyers are the most prominent of the Spanish acts which also include Amaral and Kill the Hipsters.
La Cena and Fila India represent the local scene. On Saturday and Sunday afternoon La Térmica will host Swedish group The Royal Concept and a selection of independent Spanish rock bands such as Second, Jack Knife, Full, Nora Norman, Smile and Maine Coon.
In all, 32 artists will perform on one of the three stages. At 4pm the Athletics Stadium will open its doors to the public, with two stages, one in each goal area. At 5.30pm the music kicks off. The performances will alternate between stages to reduce the amount of time between acts. The food area will be in the centre and around the stadium. At La Térmica music will be performed outdoors and there will be free entry for festival ticket holders until the venue reaches full capacity.
“Hopefully on the Monday morning we will be able to say that the weekend was a success, with this in mind we can start working on next year’s event,” concludes Rodríguez.