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Ain’t Nothin´But… in collaboration with the Mijas Town Council Foreigner’s Department have once again put together a fantastic event which aims to become one of Europe’s top Blues festivals. Best thing about this event fantastic event is that it’s FREE!
The festival will be held in the town’s main Plaza with Friday night’s acts on the beautiful old bandstand and Saturday and Sunday’s on the main stage. Read More→
After a string of hits with world famous artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Jennifer López and David Guetta, Pitbull lands in Málaga – on his own this time – ready to delight local fans with his unique mix of electro-house, hip-house and dance pop music!
The concert will be held at the ‘Auditorio Diputación de Málaga’ and will be the only concert the Miami born artist will be performing on Andalusian soil. With 5 albums under his belt, on this occasion Pitbull will be presenting his latest project, ‘Planet Pit’.
Tickets are priced between €36.70 and €62.30 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.es. There will also be some special VIP tickets priced at €66 which allow access to a special ‘Planet Pit’ area (great for all those die-hard fans out there!).
The Pitbull concert starts at 10:30 pm so, if you’re planning on going, make sure you leave enough time to tackle the Málaga traffic and get a good parking space
It’s that time of year again! Arroyo de la Miel in Benalmadena is getting ready for its annual San Juan Festivities; a fun packed week full of great food; lots of drink; music and flamenco dancing!
If you’re here on holiday from the 24th to the 29th June (2012) we highly recommend you take a trip up to the fair and experience the fun atmosphere of a true Spanish “Feria”.
As with most local festivities, the San Juan Fair in Arroyo de la Miel is split into two: A day fair (form 12pm to 7pm) which is located in the centre of town and a night fair which is located just above Paloma Park. Read More→
Great news for Sting fans as the concert will be held at the Puente Romano Tennis Club, a small and intimate venue and a unique opportunity to be one of the lucky 2000 people (more or less) to witness this great concert. Sting usually plays to massive stadium audiences so this will be a great chance to see him up close!
The Marbella concert is one of only two venues which Sting will be playing in Spain as he makes his way around the globe on this 60 city world tour.
Sting will be joined on stage by a spectacular band of musicians including Dominic Miller (guitar), David Sancious (Keyboard), Vinnie Colaiuta (Drums), Peter Tickell (Electric Fiddle) and Jo Lawry (Vocals).
Important Information about the Sting Concert in Marbella
Where: Puente Romano Tennis Club inMarbella
When: 30th June 2012
Time: 9:30 pm
Price: Between €90 and €250
Where to Buy Tickets: Call the hotline on 608 134 380 or www.ticketmaster.es
This will be an unforgettable show which will include hits from Stings 25 year long career, including favourites from ‘The Police’.
The Marina in Benalmadena is becoming a true centre for family fun and entertainment; this weekend is no exception. From Friday the 8th June to Sunday 10th June, visitors to the Marina will be able to wander around a Medieval Market as well as enjoy an ample programme of activities aimed at families.
Workshops, kids activities, street performers, theatre, plays and a flying exhibition are just some of the activities on the cards for this weekend of fun and games.
The market will have 60 stands which will showcase more than 300 varied items such as leather goods, silver, stones and minerals, natural soaps and glass blowing. There will also be a medieval camp, a school of squires, a small stable with ponies which the little ones can ride on and a bird of prey exhibition where you’ll be able to take lots of photos.
Programme of events
Friday 9th June – The programme and evening shows will focus on medieval tyrants and mystical pirates.
Saturday 10th June – A day dedicated to Mythological Greek Gods with a fantastic evening show which includes theatre, humour, circus acts – including fire eaters, aerial acrobats and street performers.
Sunday 10th June – The final day of the market is dedicated to medieval warriors. Don’t miss the ‘Juicio de Dios’, a performance in which two warriors will do battle to conquer the ‘Villa de Benalmadena’.
The fun begins on Friday the 8th June at 7:00pm (until 1:00am). On Saturday and Sunday the market will open between 11:00am and 2:30pm in the mornings and 7:00pm and 1:00am in the evenings.
The town will transform into a large stage with shows, music, dance and street performers. Everyone is invited to this large party which will take up most of the town’s streets and squares and serves to show the world the multicultural nature of Mijas’ inhabitants.
With stands, performances and workshops from Algeria, Cuba, Brazil, India, Uruguay, Germany, Morocco, Colombia, United States, Bolivia, Mexico, Ukraine, Senegal, Chile, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Argentina, Thailand, Israel, Spain and Mijas, a fun weekend is guaranteed! Read More→
Anyone visiting the Costa del Sol from the 6th to 10th June (2012) will have the opportunity to take part in a unique and special experience: A night tour of Málaga’s famous Alcazaba fortress.
For those of you who are not familiar with this emblematic monument in Málaga’s city centre: The Alcazaba is a Moorish fortification which was built in the 11th century. This impressive structure is built on hill in the centre of the city and comprises two walled enclosures; the first is built around the topography of the hill and the second wall – located within the perimeter of the first – is dotted with defensive towers. The beautiful gardens and magnificent enclosures make this one of the most popular tourist attractions in Málaga. Read More→
Natura Málaga has become the largest fair relating to natural, healthy and environmentally friendly living. During the 3 day event, visitors will have access to a commercial area and a show room area; they will also be able to participate in many of the free activities available in the extensive programme prepared for the occasion.
So what sort of activities are we talking about? Well, there are more than 80 programmed, including conferences and coaching workshops for yoga, natural cosmetics or ecological agriculture. And for the little ones… a special area where they’ll be able to learn about recycling, participate in relaxation activities and even a bit of yoga (maybe I should take my little ones along… )
This year the fair will also include to special charity events: The Day of the Bicycle, where visitors will be able to try electric cars and motorcycles in a sustainable vehicles circuit and Roller skating Day, with the sole aim of gathering skaters and collecting food for those in need.
The entrance fee has been lowered this year by 50%: Adults pay 2 euros and children under the age of 12 can enter for free
Next Monday the 21st May 2012 sees the start of the Arroyo de la Miel Tapas Fair. The recent tapas boom has made its way to Arroyo and for a whole week will offer local businesses a great opportunity to attract new business.
This year the event organisers have established a few new rules for the event: The usual Tapas credentials (little booklets) will be available for all who wish to participate but only one stamp will be allowed per establishment. In order to be able to enter the great prize draw, participants will have to obtain 10 stamps, one for each tapa consumed in a different bar or restaurant. It’s a great incentive to visit more establishments.
Credentials will be available in the actual bars and restaurants participating in the tapas fair; once they are filled in with the compulsory 10 stamps, they can be deposited in special containers made available. The prize draw will be held at the end of the week and all participants who deposited their stamped credentials will have the chance to win one of the wonderful prizes and gifts!
The 26 establishments taking part in the fair will also have the chance to win prizes for best tasting tapa, best presentation and best preparation.
These are the bars and restaurants taking part in the Arroyo de la Miel Tapas Fair:
Tabernala Terna, Mesón Azul, Cevecería Calamar, La Celosía, Tabernala Pinta, el Repunte, café bar Tú y Yo, restaurante Alborada, D’Tapas, restaurante La Mezquita, Casa Rafael (Papa Erig), los Barriles, vinotera Rincón de Curro, la Taberna del Cafelito, bar las Flores, Casa Gaspar “Jaen”, la Abuela Mariana, la Alternativa-taberna urbana, taberna el Tapeo, cafetería Bautista, café bar El Aperitivo, Barrio Húmedo, bar restaurante Pepe, la Manzanade Newton, el Patio dela Encarna, y la Despensa del Aceite.
Enjoy your tapas!
The Volvo World Match Play Championship heads back to the spectacular Finca Cortesin course in Casares for its 2012 edition.
This year half of the 24 man field will include players who play in the US PGA Tour (Apparently this is the first time this has happened).
The draw for the round-robin group format which will take place on the Thursday and Friday will include six major champions: Darren Clarke, Martin Kaymer, Charl Schwartzel, Graeme McDowell, Paul Lawrie and Retief Goosen. Last year’s champion Ian Poulter will also be back to defend his title; we can only hope that he puts on as impressive a display as he did last year! Read More→