Starlite Marbella – The best Boutique Festival

This year the Costa del Sol is buzzing with open-air concerts.

Without a doubt, one of the best venues is Starlite Marbella. Each year it brings prestigious artists in small capacity boutique concerts in an unbeatable location in the Cantera de Nagüeles.

In its 12th edition, the boutique festival in Marbella will feature almost 50 days of concerts during the months of June, July, August and September.  And with a line-up that brings together the most important artists on the music scene.

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What is so special about Starlite Marbella?

Starlite is one of the best, if not the best, boutique festival in Europe.

Its special feature is both its location, an abandoned quarry 5 km from the centre of Marbella.

Its a unique stage surrounded by a 60 high rock wall which creates an impressive acoustic and visual effect.

Starlite Marbella
Photo Rafael Vidal Gil

In addition, the capacity is quite small, with a maximum of 2,200 people, which creates a very intimate closeness with the artists.

Starlite Marbella
Photo Fran Vega

Artists Starlite Marbella 2023

Confirmed artists this summer:


Cat Stevens, June 21

India Martínez, June 24

Michael Bolton, June 30


Fito Páez, July 1

Sebastián Yatra, 5 July

Lionel Richie, 6 July

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Seal, July 7

Gipsy Kings, 8 July

Tom Jones, July 10

Malaga Symphony Orchestra, July 11

Anastasia, 12 July

Marco Antonio Solis, July 13

Ricky Martin, July 14 and 15

Ruben Blades, July 17

Ludovico Einaudi, 18 July

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Melendy, July 19

Natalia Lacunza, July 20

Rod Stewart, 21 July

Antonio Orozco, July 22

David Bisbal, 24 July and 30 August

Marta Sanchez, July 25

Mika, July 26

Norah Jones, 27 July

Malu, July 28

Andrés Calamaro, 29 July

Carlos Rivera, 31 July


Jorge Blass, August 1

Iggy Pop, August 2

Sofia Ellar, August 3

Israel Fernández y Farruquito, 4 August

Zucchero, August 5

ZAZ, 7 August

Marlon and Álvaro de Luna, August 8

Sara Baras, 9 August

Eros Ramazotti, 10 August

Fondo Flamenco, August 11

Christopher Cross, August 12

Luis Fonsi, August 14

Taburete, 15 August

Wilco, August 16

Antonio José, 17 August

Pablo Lopez, August 18

Vicente Amigo, 19 August

Noa & Pitingo, August 20

Miguel Rios, August 21

Whitney – Queen of the Night, August 22

Black Eyed Peas August 23

Raphael, August 24

Lola Indigo, 25 August

Victor Manuel, August 26

Carlos Latre, August 28

Pimpernel, August 29

David Bisbal, August 30

Monica Naranjo, August 31


Juanes, September 1

Melendy, September 2

The Auditorium

Starlite Marbella
Starlite Festival

The Auditorium stage has numbered seats divided into grandstand, stalls and boxes with premium service just 20 metres from the stage.

VIP boxes

There are 38 VIP boxes for up to 8 people each, which can be purchased by the week, fortnight, month and season.

Starlite Marbella

VIP box tickets include VIP parking, welcome drink, amenities during the concert, waiter service, as well as priority booking in the lounge area and restaurant. Box hire at

Starlight Lounge

Starlite Marbella
Photo Jürgen Hipp

The Lounge is the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail before the concert. It opens at 8 pm and admission is free until midnight.


Starlite Restaurant offers a gourmet menu in two dinner shifts: before the concert (from 8 pm to 10 pm) and after the concert (from 11 pm to 1:30 am).

There are also several gastro spaces. There you can enjoy an aperitif with a variety of finger foods, pizza or hamburgers in a chill out atmosphere.

Starlight Sessions

Starlite Marbella

DJ sessions start in the Lounge area from 10.30 pm until 6 am. Admission is free until midnight. After that it costs €12 until 3 am and €20 after 3 am.

Useful information

Starlite Marbella

Starlite opens every day at 8 pm.

The gastronomy and restaurant area opens at 8 pm.

Concerts taking place on the Auditorium Stage start at 10 pm.

Optionally, you can also just go to the DJ sessions buying a single ticket. The price varies depending on the session each day.

A “stop” at the sessions after the concert is a good idea. Meet up with friends and dance for a while as the crowds of people queuing for the shuttle to the car park disperse. The night is young!

How to get to there

How to get to Cantera de Nagueles:


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General car park: free for festival-goers with shuttle service. The entrance is located one kilometre away.

VIP Parking: for Gold and Silver Box tickets with private driver to the red carpet.

Valet Parking: for Platinum Box tickets. You can take your vehicle to the red carpet where the venue staff will park it for you.

Bus Service

There is a bus service from the centre of Marbella to Starlite, line 10 via Marbella Alameda, Farmacia Berdaguer, Edificio Portillo, Porcelanosa to Starlite. The bus runs every half an hour until 5.30 am.

Adapted access

The accesses to Starlite are adapted and there are prepared areas near the stage of the Auditorium for people with reduced mobility. More information at


Don’t want to worry about parking and buses? No problem! Transfers
One of our transfer vehicles at the Hotel La Cala, Mijas

Did you know that at we also offer a magnificent transfer service?

As simple as picking you up at the place and time indicated and bringing you back after the concert. It couldn’t be easier!

Transfers Malaga


With the Official Starlite App you can keep up to date with all the news about the latest edition of the festival. Buy your tickets, find information and schedules about the concerts.

In addition you receive personalised notifications and warnings about possible incidents, and access the venue maps with all the points of interest you may need.
For Iphone and Android.


Tickets can be purchased on the official website of the event.

The best Music Festivals on the Costa del Sol 2023

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, this year we probably have more open-air concerts than ever before!


Marenostrum Fuengirola Concerts

In addition to Starlite, a no less spectacular location is Marenostrom Fuengirola: a magnificent stage just a few metres from the sea, situated on the hillside of the Moorish fortress Sohail.

Discover all the Marenostrum Fuengirola concerts this year and everything you need to know.

Festivals all along the coast

costa del sol music festivals

It doesn’t end with Starlite and Marenostrum, no! If you don’t dance this year, it’s because you don’t want to: Reggeton, Techno, international and national bands, Rock, Metal, Pop, Hip hop, Latin… What more do you want?

Discover all the Festivals on the Costa del Sol 2023!

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