Starlite has become the cultural festival of reference in Europe  with a daily programme that includes music, fashion, art, film and gastronomy opening its doors every day for a month with shows at the only club in the world inside a quarry. Its auditorium only counts with 2.200 seats to offer intimate and close concerts where the audience lives a unique experience with the stars. In addition, Starlite dedicates one night to philanthropy celebrating Starlite Gala hosted by Antonio Banderas, which has become the largest charity event in Spain.

In previous years, the festival brought together political, intellectual, athletes and celebrities with more than a hundred public figures, positioning it as one of the most significant social events of this country.

In just two years of existence, the international press  has already listed it as one of the most important festivals of Europe, being compared to the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival.

The stage is surrounded by 60-meter-high rock walls, creating an intriguing, intimate environment for the 2,200 visitors, similar to a secret, hidden venue beneath the stars. It’s a little difficult to get to, but it’s well worth the effort. Except for VIPs, cars must be parked a mile away and attendees must be shuttled up and down the hill in minibuses.

Every year, the festival set is slightly different and must be reconstructed. Everything in this glitzy lounge and performance venue, right down to the last bottle of water, had to be transported up the hill to the former quarry, which is astounding logistically.

VIPs sit in “Bubble Boxes” (eight-seater boxes) behind and elevated above the 15 rows of seats in the main theater, where waiters serve refreshments during concerts.


Between June 18 and July 30, 2021, the Cantera de Nagüeles in Marbella will host the Starlite Festival 2021. Bonnie Tyler and Tom Jones have rescheduled their 2020 shows, while Lionel Richie has rescheduled for 2022.
The festival will be able to continue as it was in Summer 2020 due to the nature of the open air all-seated arena and adequate social distancing measures.

Artists for the year 2021 include:

Artists Date
Ella Baila Sola Fri 18th June 2021
Miguel Ríos & The Black Betty Trio Sat 19th June 2021
La Oreja de Van Gogh Fri 25th June 2021
Beret Sat 26th June 2021
Sebastián Yatra Fri 2nd July 2021
Carlos Rivera Sat 3rd July 2021
Il Divo Fri 9th July 2021
Jose Luís Perales Sat 10th July 2021
Alan Parsons Live Project Wed 14th July 2021
Miriam Rodríguez & Cepeda Thu 15th July 2021
Maluma Fri 16th July 2021
Camilo Sat 17th July 2021
Camilo Sun 18th July 2021
Dvicio Wed 21st July 2021
Aitana Thur 22nd July 2021
Irina Kolesnikova Fri 23rd July 2021
Miguel Bosé Sat 24th July 2021
Pablo López Mon 26th July 2021
Ozuna Thu 29th July 2021
El Último Aplauso Fri 30th July 2021
Simple Minds Sat 31st July 2021
Morat Mon 2nd August 2021
Rosario Wed 4th August 2021
Raphael Thu 5th August 2021
Passenger Fri 6th August 2021
Dos Tontos y Yo Sat 7th August 2021
Estrella Morente & José Mercé Mon 9th August 2021
Taburete Tue 10th August 2021
Nil Moliner, Dani Fernández & Pol Granch Wed 11th August 2021
Nathy Peluso Thu 12th August 2021
Tomatito Fri 13th August 2021
Bonnie Tyler Sat 14th August 2021
Tom Jones Mon 16th August 2021
Estopa Thu 19th August 2021
Orozco Fri 20th August 2021
Antonio José Sat 21st August 2021
David Bisbal Mon 23rd August 2021
Raphael Wed 25th August 2021
Rozalén Thu 26th August 2021
Ara Malikian Sat 28th August 2021
Siempre Así Mon 30th August 2021