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3 must-not-miss Costa del Sol music festivals during the summer of 2023

3 must-not-miss Costa del Sol music festivals during the summer of 2023

Southern Spain’s “Sun Coast” – or the Costa del Sol, as you may better know the region – is acclaimed for a wide range of things, including sun, sea, sand, excellent leisure and sporting amenities, and fine dining. 

In fact, we could cite quite a lot of things, before even mentioning another one of the best things about the Costa del Sol: the enthralling music festivals and concerts that take place here.

And with the spring months now firmly underway and people making their plans for travelling to the Costa del Sol during the warmer time of year – which might include arranging for Málaga Airport private hire services such as our own – we thought it was a good moment to draw attention to some of the local music festivals coming up in the months ahead. 

So, what are a few of the highlights that our team at Simply Shuttles would urge you not to miss? 

Starlite Occidente 

Otherwise often referred to as simply “Starlite Marbella”, there is no question that this event – stretching out over more than 50 days – lives up to its billing as one of Europe’s premier boutique festivals. It offers a natural amphitheatre setting that helps make attendees feel closer to their favourite artists than would often be the case in a more ‘typical’ concert-hall environment. 

Another thing that Starlite Occidente does brilliantly, is pack in the big names, despite being a much smaller festival than some others taking place on the Costa del Sol. 

This year’s edition is set to run from 23rd June to 2nd September. And as you will see when you visit the official website, a glittering array of stars make up the already-confirmed line-up, including the likes of India Martínez, Sir Rod Stewart, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Michael Bolton, Sir Tom Jones, Seal, Anastacia, and Ricky Martin. 

Ultra Beach Costa del Sol 

In contrast to the long-running and very well-known Starlite Occidente, the Ultra Beach Costa del Sol festival has been launched quite recently – indeed, the 2023 edition will be only the second. However, it says something that many observers have already cited it as one of the world’s most important dance music festivals. 

So, why not take the chance during 2023 to see what all the fuss is about? It’s set to take place on 24th June at the Parque del Castillo Marenostrum in Fuengirola, a gorgeous beachfront setting that will serve as an open-air nightclub like no other. 

At the time of us writing this article, a “phase one” announcement had been made of performing acts set to appear, including Martin Garrix, Vintage Culture, and Wade. We would urge you to keep an eye on the official website for further updates, and you can also purchase tickets from there. 

Puro Latino Fest Torremolinos 

We have written previously about what makes super-liberal Torremolinos such a “happening” area of Spain, and if you’re a fan of the resort town – as well as music genres like reggaeton, trap, hip-hop, and Latin music – you simply have to arrange a visit to this macro-festival taking place across 21st to 22nd July. 

With artists including Quevedo, Morad, Mora, and Eladio Carrión having all been confirmed for the 2023 edition on the Fairgrounds in Torremolinos, there are high hopes that event attendance will surpass the 63,000 music fans who turned up to the 2022 running. 

Puro Latino Fest Torremolinos may be a small festival, but it is acclaimed for its atmosphere and quality, and has quickly been hailed as southern Europe’s most important event for the aforementioned styles of music. So, we would recommend that you don’t hesitate to grab tickets for this one

Do you have any of these festivals or other events in mind for your own next trip to southern Spain? If so, our Málaga Airport private hire services could be key to getting you to and from venues so much quicker and with less stress. Get on the phone to us today, on +34 951 279 117, to learn more about our great-value airport transfers and to make your booking.