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Festival of different artistic traditions

Counter tenor Kangmin Justin Kim will perform at this year's Festival.
Counter tenor Kangmin Justin Kim will perform at this year's Festival. / SUR
  • The Salida del Sol performing and visual arts festival will endeavour to create a platform where new concepts can be realised and old ideas reborn

The Costa del Sol is preparing for the third edition of the Salida del Sol Festival, an event that explores both traditional and contemporary art through audible and visual mediums.

The music and art festival has been organised by Project Music, an institution founded by a group of musicians seeking to break down the borders between different artistic traditions. Based on the Costa del Sol, the objective is bring together musicians and artists from all over the world for a festival that will create a platform where new concepts can be realised and old ideas reborn.

The theme of this year's festival is 'Peace: Building Bridges through the Arts', and it will bring together international musicians, dancers, filmmakers, artists and sculptors. The festival this year will include Korean-American countertenor, Kangmin Justin Kim; acclaimed Korean pianist, Young Kwon Choi; the Rahman String Quartet; internationally-acclaimed artist, Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel; and Spanish sculptor, Javier Hilera.

The programme will include classical music concerts, art and fashion shows, dance and talks by award-winning authors and directors. Highlights of the festival include the premiere of a new opera directed by BAFTA winner Tony Palmer; a mini Proms evening with The International Music Society (TIMS) and the Choir Andaluz, and a performance by Middle Eastern band Raqsonic, whose show comprises a fusion of eastern music and belly dancing.

The eight-day festival, which takes place from Monday 1 until Sunday 7 October, will be held at the Avanto Theatre in La Cala de Mijas. Events start at 7.30pm with performances starting at 9.30pm. Tickets cost between 25 and 30 euros and includes a welcome drink and canapés. Children under 16 receive a 50 per cent reduction. Four and seven-day passes are available for 90 and 160 euros, respectively. Tickets available by email: salidadelsol2018@gmail.com

Ten per cent of all ticket sales will be donated to Cudeca Hospice.