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Arctic Monkeys to headline the new Cala Mijas international music festival in 2022

The British band has chosen the Costa del Sol for their only gig in Spain next year. The line up also includes Kraftwerk, Chet Faker, Blossoms, Nathy Peluso and Love of Lesbian

REGINA SOTORRÍO

The Arctic Monkeys and Kraftwerk are among the headline acts announced for the new three-day Cala Mijas international music festival which will debut on the Costa del Sol between 1 and 3 September next year.

Dozens of national and international groups will take to the stage, split between the beach and the charm of the picturesque town of Mijas.

The Cala Mijas music event has unveiled its first preview of fourteen artists that aims to place it in the forefront of the international festival scene.

After more than four years without setting foot on Spanish soil, the Arctic Monkeys will play their only gig in Spain next year at the Cala Mijas.

"They will become the masters of ceremony of this inaugural edition of the festival to reclaim their throne as the kings of British rock," say the organisers. Joining them will be the pioneers of electronic music, Kraftwerk.

Also joining the line-up is the Australian Chet Faker, the British Blossoms, Hot Chip, Nathy Peluso, Love of Lesbian, The Lathums, El Columpio Asesino and the catchy melodies of Sen Senra. Completing the 'line up' of this first selection ends with Rusowsky, Hnos Munoz, Uniforms and Venturi.

Tickets will be on sale from 9am next Wednesday, 1 December, with the option of including camping, through www.calamijas.com and www.seetickets.com/es. Starting this Tuesday (23 November) a waiting list has been opened at www.calamijas.com to pre-register for the sale of tickets.