The Starlite Festival is an exciting and diverse annual international music festival that is hosted in Marbella, Spain. The festival is held in a quarry and is now famous as a cultural festival as it is about so much more than music. The program includes film, food, art and fashion alongside the amazing performances of talented musical artists. To attend this spectacular event, make sure you get your Starlite Festival tickets at Ticketbis.
Starlite Festival Background Info
Although Starlite Festival was established in 2012, its origins begin almost 30 years earlier. In 1983, Plácido Domingo, Julio Iglesias and Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe worked together to organize an exciting new musical event in Marbella at the Nagüeles quarry where the Starlite Festival now takes place. This was the precursor to the Starlite Festival which was founded by Ignacio Maluquer and Sandra Garcia-Sanjuan.
The reason the quarry location was chosen is because the natural outdoor space is an acoustically perfect auditorium. This month long festival has many of its shows in the world’s only club inside a quarry. The auditorium boasts 2,200 seats allowing the audience to enjoy a unique and intimate experience with the performing stars.
The Starlite Festival dedicates one night each year to philanthropy and the celebration of the Starlite Gala. This night is now recognised as the biggest charitable event in Spain and it attracts many celebrities, politicians, athletes and academics.
Starlite Festival Big Achievements
As one of the largest and best known musical and cultural events in Europe, it is not surprising that the Starlite Festival has won many awards and gained recognition internationally. The press and media have even compared it to the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival.
In Costa del Sol, Starlite Festival has become the largest and most profitable leisure and tourism business. Its success led to a partnership between Starlite and Marca España. In 2014, El Mundo newspaper chose the Starlite Festival as the best tourism initiative in Malaga.
The demand for Starlite Festival tickets increases each year as the event continues to grow in popularity. While the first year attracted 40,000 fans to the event, the number of fans attending this festival had risen to 60,000 in its second year.
Due to its popularity and recognition as one of the most important cultural and music events in Europe, the Starlite Festival attracts many talented performers each year. Some of musical artists who have showcased their talents at this event in previous years include Enrique Iglesias, The Beach Boys, Ricky Martin, Kool & The Gang, Pet Shop Boys, Bryan Adams and Tom Jones. If you do not want to miss the opportunity to attend this spectacular event, book your Starlite Festival tickets with Ticketbis