Among the many delightful things about living on the Costa Blanca is its vibrant cultural life it has to offer. Besides the countless town festivals and saints’ days that draw local crowds, there are also larger music festivals, most of which take place in summer, that draw in performers and party goers from around Spain and abroad. Here is Sonneil’s pick of the top five music festivals on the Costa Blanca.
Alicante Spring Festival
The Alicante Spring festival, which plays out over two days in the last week of May features the best in indie, pop and urban rhythms. In its new home in the car park of the Alicante Fairtrade Institution the Spring Festival has succeeded in maintaining the same laid-back atmosphere it had at its old home in the Port of Alicante. And it still attracts coolest music-lovers around.
Date: May 24-25
Ticket prices start at 22 euros and Children 11 years old and under can access for free, until the reserved capacity of 200 minors is reached.
Reggaeton Beach Festival
After the success of the two Reggaeton Beach Festivals held in 2018 in Benidorm and Barcelona, the largest Urban Beach Festival in Europe continues to grow, offering a showcase for the biggest names in urban music and reggaeton. Apart from enjoying great concerts, you can also partake in a range of other cultural, gastronomic and sports activities suitable for all audiences.
Date July 13
Tickets on sale from 30 euros. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
From 26-28 July Benidorm once again plays host to the Low Festival which takes place in the Guillermo Amor Sports City.
This Indie-pop music festival began in 2008 and has since established itself as one of the most popular summer festivals on the national scene, with more than 70 rock, pop and electronic artists. Boasting four stages and an incredible atmosphere, it is one of the standout events in Alicante summer schedule. There are three types of tickets available: the 3-day ticket, the 3-day VIP ticket and the 3-day VIP Pool ticket, which allows you to access an exclusive area with an Olympic-sized pool.
Denia Jazz Festival
For those with a more laid-back disposition, the Denia Jazz festival could be right up your alley. The music, which draws on renowned acts from the global jazz scene is complemented by a wide range of activities designed to get the whole town of Denia tapping its toes to the rhythm, including Lindy Hop dance classes and free city centre performances. Unlike most festivals that take place over a few consecutive days, Denia’s jazz fest, held in the gardens of the Torrecremada estate, plays out on the nights of August 1, 8 and 22.
Tickets cost 15 euro per day.
Benidorm Summer Festival
During this festival, which takes place in the first week of July, Benidorm becomes the European city of Bachata, Kizomba, Cubano and Salsa. In addition to concerts, shows and classes, various other activities are held with the aim of familiarising the uninitiated with the wonderful world of dance.