The Costa del Sol is very popular for many reasons, one of them being undoubtedly the music festivals that take place every year during the summer months.
With a mild and benevolent climate, the sea breeze, some truly impressive stages and a line-up full artists, the Costa del Sol also has all the necessary infrastructure, accommodation and hotels and with Malaga international airport just a few kilometres away.
We just have to decide which of the festivals we are going to visit in 2023. Here we go with the Costa del Sol Music Festivals 2023, we are looking forward to it!
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The Marenostrum Festival born in 2016 is consolidating itself as one of the best festivals on the coast, both for its line-up of artists and for its unrivalled location just a few metres from the seafront next to the Arab fortress Sohail.
It was the venue chosen for the only EU stop on Jennifer Lopez’s tour. It has also hosted prestigious artists such as Ricky Martin, Bob Dylan, Sting, Alejandro Fernández, Santana and Manuel Carrasco.
Artists and festivals already confirmed for 2023: Fulanita Fest, Pablo Alborán, Martita de Graná, Robbie Williams, Cosquín Rock, Ultra Beach Costa del Sol, Kany García, Tini, Hombres G, Morat, Locos por la Música, Luna Sur, Boombastic Day, Manuel Carrasco.
In our special edition Marenostrum Fuengirola 2023 you can find the complete confirmed line-up for this year and everything you need to know.
- When: From May until September 2023
- Where: Hillside of the Sohail Castle, Fuengirola
- Web site
- How to get there
One of the best boutique festivals in Europe, held every year in the Cantera de Nagüeles, a natural amphitheatre surrounded by breath-taking scenery.
The unique feature of Starlite is the closeness between the audience and the artists, with more than 50 days of concerts.
Artists confirmed for 2023: India Martínez, Sebastián Yatra, Lionel Richie, Gipsy Kings, Anastasia, Ludovico Einaudi, David Bisbal, Norah Jones, Andrés Calamaro, Carlos Rivera, Israel Fernández y Farruquito, Sara Baras, Taburete, Antonio José, Vicente Amigo, Lola Indigo.
The festival has a second, more casual space, Sessions, where you can enjoy the shows while dancing and having a drink outdoors under the stars.
Everything you need to know about Starlite Marbella.
- When: During July, August and September 2023
- Where: Cantera de Nagüeles Marbella
- Web site
- How to get there
Electronic music festival, progressive house and international culture, considered one of the best outdoor dance music festivals in the country.
- When: from July 7 to 9
- Where: Cortijo Bacardi, Malaga
Diego El Cigala
The flamenco singer Diego ‘El Cigala’ celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his album Lágrimas negras with a concert at the Finca del Portón
- When: July 28
- Where: Finca del Portón, Alhaurín el Grande
A new proposal for a quality electronic music festival that will take place outdoors during the summer months at the Drive-in Cinema in Malaga.
Sophie is an open-air, immersive and multisensory festival with more than 140 international artists and more than a hundred live performances, digital art installations and visual mazes.
Confirmed artists so far: Peggy Gou, The Martinez Brothers, Stephan Bodzin, Adam Beyer, Ellen Allien, Anfisa Letyago, Klangkuenstler, Dubfire, Maya Jane Coles, KOBOSIL, Nicolas Lutz, Traumer and the Trommel, VBX, Cocoa and Soursopp collectives.
- When: The festival will always take place on Saturdays: June 3 and 17, July 1, 15 and 29, August 12 and 26 and September 9 and 23.
The Brisa Festival will take place in two venues in Malaga during the month of July:
In the Botanical Garden La Concepción we can enjoy on July 6, 7 and 8 with performances by Soleá Morente, Elefantes, Lagartija Nick, El Jose, Melifluo, La Habitación Roja, Alba La Merced, Santero y los Muchachos y Rubio American.
And on July 21 and 22, the Plaza de Toros in Malaga hosts bands such as Chambao, Macaco, Love of Lesbian, DePedro, Carlos Sadness, Shinova, Rosario La Tremendita and Julia Martín.
Brisa Festival is a solidarity festival for the benefit of the Red Cross.
- Get your tickets on the official website.
Oasisss Marbella Fest
Under this name, Finca de la Caridad in San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella will host a large number of concerts and festivals with artists such as Romeo Santos, Ozuna, Arcángel, Leiva, Dorian or 2 Unlimited.
There will also be gastronomy and entertainment. On its official website you have its complete program that we also present separately below.
Reggaeton Beach Festival Marbella
Reggaeton lovers have an appointment on July 8 and 9, with artists like Ozuna, Arcángel, Jhayco, Justin Quiles, Eladio Carrión, Morao and Ryan Castro, among others.
This festival takes place at Finca de la Caridad in San Pedro de Alcántará. Marbella and also has activities, water attractions, Food Trucks, Shishas and more surprises.
Romeo Santos, Marbella
Romeo Santos, one of the international references of bachata, will perform on July 15 in San Pedro, in his only concert in Andalusia this year. Hurry, the tickets are selling out fast!
The concert takes place at Finca de la Caridad.
Bella Festival, Marbella
On July 29, this indie festival also takes place at Finca de la Caridad with Leiva, Guitaricadelafuente, Dorian and Arde Bogotá, as well as DJ sessions.
Love The 90’s, Marbella
Nineties music lovers have a date on August 12 at the Love The 90’s event. With legendary bands like 2 Unlimited, Snap! Robin S. or Daisey Dee from Technotronic and many more. It also takes place at Finca de la Caridad in San Pedro de Alcántara.
TERRAL 2023, Malaga
The Cervantes Theater in Malaga is hosting a new edition of this summer festival from July 1 to 11 with a wide variety of musical styles: Brad Mehldau, Dianne Reeves, Eliades Ochoa, Camané, Israel Fernández, Dhafer Youssef, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Newen Afrobeat.
Locos por la Musica Festival
On Saturday, July 29, Locos por la Música returns to the Marenostrum Fuengirola, to celebrate a new edition of a festival that is dedicated to reviewing the great successes of those who have been the best Spanish rock groups for generations.
Melón Diesel, No Me Pises Que Llevo Chanclas and La Guardia are the first confirmed artists.
Fuengirola hosts for the second consecutive year this women’s music festival, an event to vindicate the power of music made by women.
With live music, welcome party, women’s football tournament and performances by DJs and food market (with vegan and gluten free option), in one of the best outdoor venues, next to the sea, Marenostrum Fuengirola.
Puro Latino Fest Torremolinos
You are into reggaeton? Then you can’t miss this macro-festival that takes place in Torremolinos in June.
If you like Latin music, reggaeton, trap and hip-hop, you have an appointment with national and international DJs of the moment and many more.
The festival will be held on the Fairgrounds in Torremolinos on the 21st and 22nd of June 2023.
Oh, See! Málaga
The Oh, see! Festival returns to Malaga on 26th and 27th May 2023 with 20 hours of music. It will take place during the day at the Auditorio Municipal Cortijo de Torres with a capacity reduced to 7,000 people.
It is worth highlighting the unique format of the festival, with a completely daytime schedule, the performances do not overlap and there are parallel activities for all audiences:
In the Oh, Kids! Zone, where they will hold workshops in which they will become reporters, illustrators or expert dancers and can meet some of the artists in person. There will also be a Gastro Zone with food trucks and the Oh, See! Club, which will host the best national DJs.
Artists confirmed for this year: Dorian, Iván Ferreiro, Second, Rayden, Siloe, Wisement Project, Airbag Dis, Tali Carreto Dj, Don Fluor, Don Gonzalo Dj.
- When: 26th and 27th May 2023
- Where: Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium, Malaga
- Web site
- How to get there
Weekend Beach Torre del Mar
This popular festival held every year in Torre del Mar, prepares its eighth edition from 5 to 8 July 2023 with national and international artists such as the international star Maluma, the best rapper in Spain, Mala Rodríguez or Kiko Veneno and many more. And a good line-up of DJs is not missing either.
- When: From the 5th to the 8th of July
- Where: Torre del Mar, Poniente Beach
- Web site
- How to get there
Ultra Beach Fuengirola
The second edition of Ultra Beach Costa Del Sol, an EDM and electronic music festival is coming up this year.
It takes place in the Parque del Castillo Marenostrum in Fuengirola.
This festival is undoubtedly one of the most famous dance music festival brands in the world. It features the best DJ’s and a great audiovisual production.
It will take place on the 24th of June, on two stages: the main stage of Ultra Beach, located on the hill of the Sohail Castle and the secondary stage inside the Moorish fortress.
The most important urban and pop music festival in Spain takes place on August 12th at the best venue on the Costa del Sol, Marenostrum Fuengirola.
The first confirmed to go on stage will be the famous Argentine producer Bizarrap.
Cala Mijas Festival
The international festival Cala Mijas returns in 2023 and will be held on the 31st of August, 1st and 2nd of September in Sonora Mijas. In its first edition last year more than 107,000 attendees danced to international acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Kraftwerk, Hot Chip, Nathy Peluso, Liam Gallagher or The Chemical Brothers.
There will be an exclusive campsite with Glamping options.
Canela Party Torremolinos
You will have plenty of time to dance at this 3-day summer festival: Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th August 2023 in El Real de Torremolinos.
Confirmed artists: Osees (USA), Black Midi (UK), Alavedra, Alien Tango, Bala, Brava, Biznaga, Carpenter Brut (FR), Crack Cloud (CAN), Joe Unknown (UK), Jonathan Bree (NZ), Karate (USA), La Paloma, Las Ligas Menores (ARG), Les Savy Fav (USA), Lime Garden (UK), Mausoleo, Mujeres, Nick Waterhouse (USA), Nilüfer Yanya (UK), Noga Erez (ISR), Panda Bear & Sonic Boom (USA / UK), Pantocrator, Perro, Pinpilinpussies, Pony Bravo, Porridge Radio, Repion, Rocío Márquez y Bronquio, Shame (UK), Sofia Kourtesis (PE), Sorry (UK), The Notwist (GER), Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, Tropical Fuck Storm (AUS), Vulk
Alejandro Sanz will give a concert in Malaga on Thursday 6 July at 10:30 pm in the Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium in Malaga.
Nerja Cave Music Festival
The Nerja Cave is a huge complex of natural underground galleries with guided tours and where every summer takes place the classical music and dance festival. Everything you need to know to visit the Nerja Cave.
Nowadays, for conservation reasons, only a few privileged performances take place inside the cave and most are held in its gardens.
The 62nd Cueva de Nerja Music Festival will feature performances by
María Peláe, 7 July
Les Luthiers, 30 June and 1 July
Los Morancos, 21 July
Mecano Experience, 15 July
Miguel Poveda, 5 August
Sara Baras, 11 August
Pastora Soler, 12 August
The drive-in cinema Malaga will host a new event during the summer months, the Sabatic Fest.
From 1 June to 15 September, the 16,000 square metre venue will host concerts for different audiences with a reduced capacity of only 9,000 tickets.
The line-up includes some 40 performances throughout the summer by national and international artists, ranging from reggaeton and electronic music to reggae, pop and rock. And after each concert, Sabatic Party will feature various performances and DJs.
There will also be plenty of varied gastronomy with organic, seasonal and local ingredients, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
The first artists confirmed for Friday June 2 are Village People, Boney M., Fakeba and, Humo & Óxido starting at 8:30 pm.
- All concerts & tickets at the official page.
Chris de Burgh
The singer holds a concert on September 30 at the Marbella Arena.
Marbella Arena is the old bullring transformed into a performance venue, located in Puerto Banús. With capacity for more than 5,000 people, it offers a varied musical program, shows and gastronomy for all tastes.