Brisa Festival aims to make Malaga a world benchmark for pop and rock music

Organisers and authorities at the launch of Brisa in Madrid.
Organisers and authorities at the launch of Brisa in Madrid. / S. Salas
  • The event, which will take place on 19 and 20 June on in Malaga Port, features internationally famous performers such as Crystal Fighters and Two Door Cinema Club

Crystal Fighters, Two Door Cinema Club, Sidonie, Amaia, Cariño, Carolina Durante Coque Malla, Danza Invisible, Derby Motoreta's, Ladilla Rusa, León Benavente, Niños Mutantes, Novedades Carminha, Soleá Morente and Zahara are to perform at a major music festival which is scheduled to take place in Malaga. It is hoped that it will make the capital of the Costa del Sol a benchmark across Europe for music.

The Brisa Festival is sponsored by Turismo Costa del Sol, Malaga council, Sabor a Málaga, the provincial government (Diputación), Cervezas Victoria, Fundación Unicaja and Unicaja Banco. Its aim is to "cover what we see as a major gap in leisure events in the city. We have made a huge effort to bring groups who are known internationally, and to plan an extensive programme of other activities to coincide with it", say the organisers.

"We want the whole of Malaga to become involved, in the same way they do, for example, with the Film Festival. We hope Brisa Festival will be a key event on the calendar, not only for Malaga and the Costa del Sol, but the whole of Spain."

The festival will take place on 19 and 20 June, and with such well-known names taking part, media from all over the country are expected to cover it.

Brisa will take place in the unique setting of the Dique de Levante in Malaga Port, and there is no doubt that the star-studded list of performers will make it the most important event of its type in Spain and a major attraction for tourists.

Diputación president Francisco Salado said: "We are sure that this festival will become consolidated as a tourism product in a very short time and it will also be one of the most important festivals in Europe. We are very happy to be participating in this project and I would like to thank the organisers for having decided to hold it in Malaga."

About 3,000 people are expected to attend Brisa Festival. Tickets are already available via and and are selling well.