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Torremolinos rocks for charity

Heavy metal festival comes to Torremolinos this weekend.
Heavy metal festival comes to Torremolinos this weekend.
  • The third edition of the popular Costa del Rock Festival will be held in Torremolinos this year.

The third edition of the popular Costa del Rock Festival will be held in Torremolinos this year. The festival, which is organised by Malaga Costa del Rock, with the collaboration of the Torremolinos town hall, will be held on Saturday 2 September, in the Caseta de la Juventud on the town’s fairground.

Groups from various parts of Spain will participate in this year’s event, all of whom are well respected on the Spanish heavy metal scene. The lineup will include Malaga bands ApologieS, Snagora and Childrain.

ApologieS, who will be performing songs from their latest album, present a great visual show, complete with gaudy glam-metal costumes and plenty of lipstick and eyeliner.

Childrain are a powerful rock band whose latest studio album has recently been voted album of the year by various heavy metal publications in Spain, while Snagora’s album, Long Waiting, has had a considerable impact on the national heavy rock scene.

Torremolinos band, Estrella Negra, will bring their personal style of progressive Andalusian rock to the festival. The group has been together since 1999 and they have built a considerable reputation as one of the area’s most inspirational rock bands.

Also performing at the festival is Valladolid’s most celebrated heavy metal band, KAIN, who are currently on a national tour. KAIN have been performing for more than 15 years and they have shared concert halls and festival stages with some of Spain’s most iconic rock bands.

This will be the first time Torremolinos has hosted this festival and it promises to be a must for lovers of progressive rock and heavy metal.

Tickets for the festival, which begins at 7.30pm, cost eight euros in advance and 12 euros on the door. Part of the proceeds will go to Arte Contra el Hambre (Art Against Hunger), a local charity that provides for underprivileged families.

Tickets are available online, or at various outlets, including Bar Lemmy, Classic Rock and Voodoo Graphic in Malaga, and Bar Baccus and The Galloping Major in Torremolinos.

Ticket information can be found here