Summer events on the Costa del Sol

There have been some exciting events announced over the last few months, so we wanted to share the highlights with you to make sure you don’t miss a thing on your next holiday.

Marbella Feria 5-11th June

Many Costa del Sol residents feel that the summer season really begins with this week-long festival in Marbella. Expect parades, music, dancing, great food, concerts and plenty of fun. It begins with an amazing firework display on the beach Playa Faro at 11pm on the 5th which is definitely one to watch. The day feria will be held in the Parque Alameda and Avenida del Mar right in the centre of town and then the night feria will go up to the fairground area by La Cañada shopping centre.

James Rhodes Concert 29th June Fuengirola

One of the best classical musicians around at the moment, James Rhodes will be playing at the Fuengirola castle at the end of June as part of his Fire on all Sides tour. This is one of the many great concerts and music events taking place at Sohail Castle over the summer, so if you’re staying in Fuengirola, make sure you check out the events programme.

Ojeando Festival 13 & 14th July Ojen

For something completely different, head up to the normally quiet white village of Ojen for this two-day independent music festival. Showcasing excellent Spanish pop and rock bands and new talent right in the centre of the village, across three stages, this is a lot of fun and great value, with a 2 day pass costing just 25€. It’s within easy access of Marbella and you can even camp up there if you want the full festival experience.

Pet Shop Boys 18th July Marbella

The Pet Shop Boys are performing in Marbella as part of the amazing Starlite line up. They are well known for their impressive stage shows, combining music, art and spectacle and this should be amazing in the old quarry in the hills of Marbella. The following day, sees an intriguing combination take to the stage – Sting and Shaggy! We can’t quite imagine how these two will perform together, but the mix will be fascinating to see.

Jamiroquai 22nd July Marbella

Also at Starlite, we’re looking forward to see the legendary Jay Kay bringing his future funk style to the auditorium in Marbella.

James Blunt 3rd August Marbella

Our final pick from the great concerts at Starlite this year is the singer songwriter James Blunt who is coming to Marbella as part of his “Afterlove Tour”.

Carlos Santana concert 9th August Fuengirola

This amazing musician is bringing his signature fusion style to the beautiful setting of Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle on the 9th of August.

UB40 Concert 16th August Estepona

If you’re holidaying in Estepona, there are lots of great events taking place in the town and at the bullring throughout the summer. Our top pick has to be UB40 in concert, where original members Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue, will be performing as part of their ‘A Real labour of Love’ 40th Anniversary Tour.

Kool & the Gang Concert 19th August Marbella

This great soul and funk band are performing live at the Puente Romano Tennis Club in August. This is a really nice venue for concerts in Marbella, as wherever you sit you are close to the action and have a great view.

If you don’t happen to be visiting the Costa del Sol when these great events are taking place, don’t despair, this is just the tip of the iceberg! We recommend consulting the events calendars on Marbella Azul and My Guide Marbella to see what’s going on during your stay – you won’t be disappointed.

Alternatively, if you like the look of any of these events but haven’t sorted out your accommodation yet, then we’re here to help! We have an excellent selection of holiday rental properties along the Costa del Sol. Tell us what event you want to go to and we’ll recommend the best accommodation close to the action, which has availability. Contact us now.