Enrique Iglesias is one of the performers at the music festival.
Enrique Iglesias is one of the performers at the music festival. / SUR

September, a mega month of music to get Gibraltar rocking

  • National Day celebrations started early with the Classical Concert in St Michael's Cave, Andrea Bocelli is sold out and the music festival takes place this weekend

It's music, music, music and some very famous names all the way in Gibraltar this month with a series of major events, many of which tie in with the Celebrations around National Day, which is on 10 September.

On Tuesday, 3 September the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society opened its new concert season with the European Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Denis Vlasenko, performing a wonderful programme of Tchaikovsky in the magical setting of St Michael's Cave.

Coming up on the Eve of National Day, Monday 9 September, is the concert by Andrea Bocelli with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, at the Europa Point sports complex. This concert sold out almost immediately, even though extra seats were released after the initial tickets had all been snapped up.

But perhaps the event which is on everybody's lips at present is the Gibraltar Calling music festival this weekend, which is guaranteed to get everybody, young and old on their feet and dancing.

This year the music festival has been moved from its traditional venue, the Victoria Stadium, to the Europa Point sports complex where music lovers can enjoy seeing well-known performers and up-and-coming local artists on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings. As an example on the Main Stage, those attending can look forward to Enrique Iglesias, Take That, Liam Gallagher, Rick Astley, Peter Doherty, Sigala, Tom Walker and King Calaway, while the Classic Stage will be the setting for 10CC, Lighthouse Family, David Essex, Nazareth, Slade, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Uriah Heep and Killer Queen.

The Rock of Gibraltar knows how to rock in style, and that's exactly what it will be doing this weekend.