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Rock around Torremolinos

Visitors enjoy live music during a previous Ruta del Rock.
Visitors enjoy live music during a previous Ruta del Rock. / T.B.
  • Torremolinos is gearing up for the fifth edition of the Ruta del Rock, a live music festival that will offer more than 60 concerts in the bars and restaurants in the town

Torremolinos is gearing up for the fifth edition of the Ruta del Rock, a live music festival that will offer more than 60 concerts in the bars and restaurants in the town.

This popular event, which is organised by the Torremolinos town hall, will be staged over two weekends. The first instalment of the festival will commence on Friday 24 and continue until Sunday 26 November. The gigs will resume on Friday 1 and continue until Sunday 3 December.

The town hall will issue special licences to allow pubs and restaurants to present live bands in their establishments during the event. They will also supply stages for those that wish to present the shows on their terraces.

The performances will be staggered, taking place between 7pm. and 11pm, to allow people time to visit each bar on the route. The music is not limited to rock; the festival will present a varied scope of genres, including reggae, soul, blues, rock and folk.

The majority of the gigs will be held in the centre of the town at venues including the Vanilla Café, Branigans Pub, The Galloping Major, Garfield's and the Bar Amsterdam. Other venues include La Langosta and El Horno Beach Club, both in La Carihuela, and the Pink Elephant in Montemar.

Some of the area's top local bands take part in the festival and the audience can vote for their favourite band and bar, and their nominations will be entered in a prize draw that will be announced shortly after the festival.