Situated at the bottom of a sixty metre tall rock face and surrounded by the outer wall of a long since working quarry, you’ll find the stage set for over a month of some of the best musicians and food in the world. Billed as “the most important boutique festival in Europe,” this event is one that will make your choice to purchase a luxury property in Marbella one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.
As the sun sets and the sky darkens each night, the stars in the sky aren’t the only lights that shine. Attending the Starlite Festival in Marbella is the opportunity to enjoy music, drinks, gastronomy, art, and culture all while marvelling at the venue and site and, possibly, rubbing elbows with the very acts you came to see.
History of the Marbella Starlite Festival
Known as the social and entertainment event of the year in Marbella, the vision for an intimate concert venue took over 30 years to realize.
In 1983 world-renowned singers Placido Domingo and Julio Iglesias along with Marbella Club Hotel founder Alfonso Hohenlohe dreamed of an open-air concert venue located in the former Cantera de Nagüeles. They succeeded in constructing the Auditorio de Marbella and the Tenors held a concert, but their dream of creating an annual music festival in this unique location wasn’t realized for nearly 30 years.
After the initial concert, the venue was abandoned once again. It wasn’t until 2012 that the amphitheater was reconstructed to serve as the site for the now annual Marbella Starlite Festival.
Starlite Festival Acts and Artists
The line up for this year’s Starlite Festival that takes place from 12 July to 24 August boasts an incredible variety of talent. From John Legend to The Beach Boys and Melindi to Juan Megan, there is sure to be something for everyone.
At this intimate concert site, the artists are able to relax and attend the concerts of their fellow performers. That means that you may find yourself sipping drinks, standing next to David Bisbal while watching God Save the Queen put on an unforgettable performance.
Gastronomy at the Starlite Festival
Not only does the Starlite festival in Marbella offer world-class artists and concerts, it also focuses on the most amazing food and drink available. The Starlite Festival’s attention to every detail will amaze you as you try food that is unparalleled and elevated.
In addition to a wide range of spaces at the venue, the Starlite Restaurant will feature a “gastronomic parade” based around the concept of live cooking where they will showcase seasonal products in what is sure to be one of the best meals you’ve ever enjoyed.
The Starlite Festival offers two incredible opportunities to experience your favorite artists. The Auditorium stage offers seating for around 3,000 guests and includes VIP “Bubble Boxes” where drinks are served, and you have an amazing view of the performances, but with a venue this intimate, an amazing view comes with nearly every seat whether in the grandstand, stall, or box.
The Sessions Area is divided into a general stand up zone and VIP area. With room for only 1,500 people, this intimate concert experience is sure to be one you’ll never forget.
The Starlite Gala
Hosted by Antonio Banderas and created by Sandra García-Sanjuán of the Ninos en Algeria charity dedicated to providing schooling and support to the children of Guerrero, the Starlite Gala is a charitable event that recognizes the philanthropic efforts of many organizations and has become the largest charity event in Spain.
A Luxury Experience Like No Other
Whether you have purchased your own luxury property in Marbella or are coming to Marbella exclusively for this event, the Starlite Festival is one of the most amazing and unique experiences you could ever wish for. And it’s sure to be one that you’ll want to return to year after year.