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Weekend Beach brings music to Torre del Mar

Music fans at the festival ground on Thursday.
Music fans at the festival ground on Thursday. / EUGENIO CABEZAS
  • The Prodigy, Chambao and Estopa are among this year's festival lineup

The Weekend Beach Festival, which is now in its fourth year, will welcome The Prodigy and Sepultura as well as well-known Spanish artists, Estopa, Mala Rodríguez and Chambao between now and the end of the weekend.

Organisers of Torre del Mar’s increasingly popular Weekend Beach Festival announced that tickets for this year's event had sold out months before it got under way on Wednesday.

“Weekers”, the name given to festival-goers, have pitched their tents on land behind the three-stage festival ground and the whole area is located just behind the town’s beach, behind the fashionable Bahía de Tanit, Berebere and Café del Mar beach bars.

The proximity of the beach, along with a Mercadona on the doorstep (or tent peg) and the convenience of Torre del Mar with numerous bars and restaurants, adds to the appeal.

The festival has in the last three years been extremely well-organised and had a relaxed feel to it. Local police, the town hall and organisers have cooperated to ensure safety yet maintained a relatively low profile. Even the prohibition of the ‘botellón’ (drinking alcohol on the beach or in the street) seems to be relaxed for the duration of the festival which runs until Sunday.

Since the first event in July 2014, the Weekend Beach has managed to position itself as one of Spain’s most anticipated summer music events, attracting visitors from all over the country and beyond.