Starlite Festival given the green light with disputes over licensing now settled

Starlite festival.
Starlite festival. / ALF/EFE
  • The festival, which will run throughout the summer, has confirmed acts such as The Beach Boys and Kool & the Gang

Marbella town hall has granted the necessary permits which will allow the annual Starlite Festival to go ahead.

The annual summer-long show will occupy the Los Nagüeles quarry site in the town for a total of 79 days this summer and organisers will have to pay 125,000 euros for the privilege. These will also be responsible for the construction of all facilities and their removal.

Most importantly, however, permission has been granted for the space to be open for use until 5am - one of the key demands made by organisers.

This came after a number of clashes with the council in the summer of 2017 during which time there were disagreements over operating hours, leading to the Starlite promoters threatening to pull out of the resort altogether.

This year, the festival will run from 26 June until 12 September and has confirmed acts such as The Beach Boys, Kool & the Gang and Raphael.