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Starlite Festival to go ahead after months of speculation

Starlite returns to the emblematic Nagüeles quarry.
Starlite returns to the emblematic Nagüeles quarry. / SUR
  • The most important boutique festival in Europe will take place between 30 July and 29 August

Organisers of the Starlite Festival have announced that its ninth edition will go ahead this year.

Following months of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a shortened version of the festival, billed as 'The most important boutique festival in Europe', will take place in the emblematic Nagüeles quarry in Marbella.

This year's event will present a programme of concerts by some of Spain's top rock and pop artists, including El Arrebato, David Bisbal and Pablo López. Other acts to appear are celebrated comedy duo Los Mornacos, and iconic flamenco performers Diego El Cigala, Estrella Morente, Sara Baras and Miguel Poveda.

There will be restrictions on crowd capacity and so organisers are advising early reservation of tickets. Many of the shows that were originally booked for July, including Bonnie Tyler, Lionel Richie and Tom Jones have been rescheduled for 2021. Tickets purchased for concerts that have been postponed will remain valid for the rescheduled dates, or they can be exchanged for any of the other concerts. In addition, a full refund for tickets can be requested before Friday 26 June.

"It's important to get everything going again," said Starlite creator Sandra García-Sanjuán, adding, "Music's the medicine of the soul and right now we need it more than ever."

Tickets and information are available from www.starlitemarbella.com. Tickets can also be obtained from Ticketmaster and El Corte Inglés.