Things to do in Malaga in July. The billboards are full to the brim with lots and lots of music under the stars on warm summer nights, on the best stages in the province, come and join us!
Encore Classical Music Festival
On 20 July, the orchestra and choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and superstar conductor Maestro Zubin Mehta will be in Marbella.
More than 150 of the world’s finest musicians and artists will present Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in a monumental live performance.
The event will take place in the newly renovated Marbella Arena, the former bullring. A spectacular venue and the perfect setting for this masterpiece of classical music.
Portón del Jazz
Every Friday in July takes place this open-air musical event at the cultural centre Finca El Portón in Alhaurín de la Torre.
Concerts at El Portón del Jazz 2022
08/07: Alain Pérez & La Orquesta
15/07: Chicuelo & Marco Mezquida
22/07: Aaron Goldberg Trio Feat Michael Mayo
29/07: Hermeto Pascoal & Group
The fearsome wind of very high temperatures, a local phenomenon in Malaga, has given its name to this festival that takes place in the city centre.
With a line-up of artists who take us musically across 4 continents: Toquinho, Ana Moura, Vicente Amigo, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Fatoumata Diawara and Puerto Candelaria.
The concerts take place in the Cervantes Theatre in Malaga.
When: from 24 June to 5 July, at 8:30 p.m.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/bsxrEnnqaAcSSHzs5
The La Malagueta bullring will host the 2nd edition of the Brisa Festival, with bands such as Danza Invisible, Dorian, Seguridad Social, Amaia, Mikel Erentxun, Mikel Erentxun, La La Love You, Anni B Sweet, Juan Perro, Dry Martina and Miss Caffeina.
When: 1 to 3 July
Where: La Malagueta Bullring, Malaga
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ZugQizSC9pL4VY569
This popular festival held every year in Torre del Mar, prepares for its seventh edition from 6 to 9 July 2022 a marathon festival with more than 50 national and international artists.
Some of the confirmed artists are: Residente, Paulo Londra, Luciano, Natti Natasha, The Hives, Tarrus Riley, Deborah de Luca, Vintage Trouble and among the nationals to Kase O, Sfdk, Lola Indigo, Natos y Waor, La Polla Records, El Drogas, El Kanka, Dellafuente, Rayden, Guitarricadelafuente and many more.
In addition, in the official press release, it was informed that tickets purchased for the editions planned for 2020 and 2021 are still valid for 2022.
When: July 6,7,8 and 9
Where: Torre del Mar, Poniente Beach
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/eTCP63mbs3WtDXsq8
Musas en el Jardín (Muses in the Garden)
The gardens of the La Térmica cultural centre will host a total of nine open-air concerts in a wide variety of genres, including the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra performing original soundtracks and symphonic rock.
Muses in the Garden Programme
30th June and 1st July: OFM “James Bond”.
2nd July: Billy Nomates / Ela Rea / Dj Elio
9th July: Joan as Police woman (solo show) + Hungry Butterfly + Dj Elio
4 and 15 July: OFM “Rock Sinfónico Tabletom “16 July: Dora + Rubio Americano + Dj Elio
23rd July: Reyko + Julia Martín + Dj Elio
30th July: Nadia Rose + La Pains + Dj Elio
When: 30 June to 30 July.
Where: La Térmica, Málaga
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/S9J2jJTveFRscXQc9
Ronda Music Week
This can be an excellent opportunity to discover Ronda with your MalagaCar.
This cultural event takes place in different locations with four concerts and the screening of an opera.
When: From the 4th to the 8th of July
Monday 4th July
21.00 h – Stylised music and dance recital. Works by M. de Falla, E. Granados, G. Giménez and I. Albéniz.
Tuesday 5th July
9 p.m. – Soundscapes, works by W. Piston, B. Martinu, A. Hàba and J. Françaix.
Wednesday 6th July
8.30 p.m. – Emotion in music. German Lied and contemporary song
Thursday 7th July
8.30 p.m. – Screening of the opera “Only the sound remains” Free admission until full capacity is reached.
Friday 8th July
21.30 h – Gala of great tenors. Works by G. Verdi, C. Gounod, G. Puccini, G. Donizzeti, G. Bizet and A. Ponchielli.
Starlite Marbella is one of the best, if not the best, boutique festival in Europe, with almost 50 days of concerts during the summer months and a line-up that brings together the most important artists of the music scene.
1 July – Vanesa Martín
1 July – Zzoilo
5th July – Chucho Valdés and friends
6th July – Diana Ross will give her only concert in Spain with her latest album “Thank you”.
8th July – Il Divo
9th July – Pablo Alborán
11th July – Plácido Domingo with Ainhoa Arteta
12th July – C. Tangana
13 July – Alan Parsons
14th July – Myke Towers
15 July – Carlos Vives
15 July – Fabbio
16th July – Juanes
19 July – Nile Rogers & Chic
20 July – Maluma
21 July – Lerica
22 July – Jessie J
22 August – Luis Fonsi
23 July – Serrat
25 July – Christina Aguilera
27 July – Andrés Calamaro
28 July – Ana Torroja
28 July – Chema Rivas
29th July – Simple Minds
30th July – Diana Krall
31st July – Camilo
Find out the full Starlite Marbella 2022 line-up and everything you need to know!
The Estepona fair takes place at the beginning of July in honour of its patron saint Virgen del Carmen, who is also the patron saint of fishermen as you will see in the following event.
Many locals take the day off to celebrate the fiestas to the full, with lots of colourful music, dancing, parades of floats and folklore shows.
When: 5 to 10 July
Where: Estepona old town (day) and fairgrounds (night)
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/VfxmvAoU4Qon73Lf6
Maritime processions of the Virgen del Carmen
The processions of the Virgen del Carmen are a seafaring tradition that is lived with fervour and great devotion in the province of Malaga: from Nerja to Manilva, in many coastal towns large maritime processions are held on the occasion of the Carmen festivities.
The processions in Pedregalejo (Malaga), Carihuela (Torremolinos) and Estepona are particularly beautiful and moving.
When: 16th July
MUMU. Music and Museums 2022
This event takes place at the Museum of Málaga, in the historic centre of the city (by the way, if you go, don’t miss the fabulous rooftop terrace of the museum for a drink).
The proposal is to combine live music in heritage spaces, with a variety of artists such as rock, blues, pop and rap, flamenco, indie-pop or minimalist sounds.
Programme of performances
- Maga, con ‘Maga en Acústico’. 5 July
- Las Migas, con ‘Libres’. 6 July
- Rosario La Tremendita, con ‘Acústico’. 7 July
- Dani de Morón, con ‘Carte Blanche’. 12 July
- Astola y Ratón, con ‘Astola y Ratón en concierto’. 13 July
- Pedro El Granaíno, con ‘Granaíno Jondo’. 14 July
- María Terremoto, con ‘Cantaora’. 19 July
- Martirio y Raúl Rodríguez, con ‘Travesía’. 20 July
- Mario Díaz, con ‘Gira Mapamundi’. 21 July
There will be no Box office, only online ticket sales.
When: From 5 to 21 July, at 10 p.m.
Where: Museum of Malaga. Palacio de la Aduana, Malaga
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/xTgApysGpvS4QFdp6
Nerja Cave Music Festival
The Nerja Cave is a huge complex of natural underground galleries with guided tours and where every summer the classical music and dance festival takes place. 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 61st Nerja Cave Music Festival will feature performances by Pablo Alborán, Israel Fernández, Víctor Manuel, Ana Mena and Rosario Flores.
- Pablo Alborán 21 July 10:30 pm
- Israel Fernández 22nd July 10:30 pm
- Víctor Manuel 23rd July 10:30 pm
- Ana Mena 28 July 10:30 pm
- Rosario Flores 30 July 10:30 pm
Puro Latino Fest Torremolinos
Is reggaeton your thing? Then you can’t miss this macro-festival that takes place in Torremolinos in July.
If you like Latin music, reggaeton, trap and hip-hop, you have an appointment with the national and international DJs of the moment such as Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Bad Gyal or Lil Pump, Rauw Alejandro and many more.
Tickets purchased for the festival in previous years are valid for next year.
The festival will be held at the Explanada del Recinto Ferial in Torremolinos on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of July 2022.
When: 14, 15, and 16 July 2022
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/nmm5PvHcgWFE7HGf7
The Marenostrum Festival is one of the best festivals on the coast, both for its line-up of artists and its unrivalled location just a few metres from the seashore next to the Moorish fortress Sohail.
In its last edition it was the venue chosen for the only EU stop on Jennifer Lopez’s tour and artists such as Ricky Martin, Bob Dylan, Sting, Alejandro Fernandez, Santana and Manuel Carrasco have performed there.
In our special edition Marenostrum Fuengirola 2022 you find the complete confirmed line-up for this year and everything you need to know.
When: From April until September 2022
Where: Hillside of the Sohail Castle, Fuengirola
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/aFU1q5CebqQdeVhN6
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