Marbella´s star studded Starlite festival

Starlite festival
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MARBELLA’S sixth annual Starlite festival is hotting up, with a series of concerts left to go until the event ends on August 26.

Tomorrow night, El Arrebato will perform on the Starlite Lounge stage for the first time from 11.30pm. With ten platinum records behind him, the Sevillian artist will be performing some of his flamenco hits at the famous venue.

On Sunday, August 20, singer and songwriter Alvaro Soler will play in the Starlite Sessions. The artist, who last year collected 37 gold and platinum awards all over the world, has achieved successes with te single “Animal”, from his last album, “Eterno Agosto,” earning him international fame.

On Wednesday, August 23, Sofia Ellar will be performing. The young singer-songwriter has receivedmore than 7 million views on YouTube, and her first album, “SeisPeniques”, which premiered in February, has dominated the second place in Spain’s Spotify charts.  The artist sold out her Madrid concert in March.

The Starlite festival is described by its organisers as a“a meeting of national and international artists; a meeting point between friends and celebrities of the cultural world, leisure, sport,” offering, “exclusivity and entertainment, high gastronomy and premieres.”

The event ends on August 26 with a performance by Morat. a young Colombian group, formed by Juan Pablo Isaza on guitar and vocals, Juan Pablo Villamil on guitar, bass and vocals, Martin Vargas on percussion and backing vocals, and Simon Vargas on bass and backing vocals.  The group will be performing their widely acclaimed single “Como teatreves.”

The festival started six years ago when Starlite founders Sandra Garcia-Sanjuan and her husband Ignacio Maluquer, discovered the Nagüeles quarry in the heart of the mountains of Malaga, and“transformed this natural amphitheatre into a perfect place to bring together the best of music and entertainment,” for 45 days each summer.

Previous artists include Enrique Iglesias, Lenny Kravitz, Lionel Richie, Laura Pausini, Ricky Martin, Andrea Bocelli, Julio Iglesias, Tom Jones, Pet Shop Boys, Alejandro Sanz, Bryan Adams, Tony Bennett, Placido Domingo and Anastacia.

Starlite dedicates one night each year to philanthropy with its famous Starlite Gala, with Antonio Banderas as host, collecting funds for various foundations, including “Niñosen Alegria” and “Lágrimas y favores.” The festival has been given the seal “Marca España” for representing Spain’s values.

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