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Everything you need to know about the Starlite Marbella 2024 festival

Teba Siles | · 19 min. read

The Starlite Festival has become one of the most prominent events on the Costa del Sol. A display of glamour, music, gastronomy, fashion, and fun that makes Marbella the epicenter of summer nights. At The Agency Marbella, we tell you everything you need to know about the 2024 edition of the Starlite Festival. Are you going to miss it?

History of the Starlite Festival

Starlite is a music festival held every summer in the Nagüeles quarry, an open-air rock amphitheater surrounded by vegetation in Marbella. This natural and exclusive environment offers exceptional acoustics and a unique experience. Lasting three months, from June to August, Starlite is the longest-running festival in Europe, attracting world-renowned artists and thousands of spectators.

Since its inception in 2012, the Starlite Festival has become an international benchmark, not only for its impressive lineup of artists but also for its commitment to excellence in production and organization. Over the years, the Starlite stage has hosted a plethora of global music stars such as Enrique Iglesias, Sting, Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Ricky Martin, Andrea Bocelli, and many more. Each edition of the festival has reinforced its reputation as a must-attend summer event, combining high-quality music with an unparalleled atmosphere.

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The Starlite Festival not only attracts tourists and music lovers from around the world but has also become a meeting point for celebrities, artists, and influential figures. The audience has grown exponentially each year, with thousands attending the concerts and events. This growth has significantly impacted the local economy, boosting tourism and generating jobs in the region.

Culinary offerings and gastronomic experience

In addition to music, the Starlite Festival is known for its top-tier culinary offerings. The festival features a selection of renowned restaurants and chefs offering various gastronomic options to suit all tastes. From traditional Mediterranean cuisine to cutting-edge international cuisine, attendees can enjoy a unique gastronomic experience while delighting in the concerts and events.

Tanabata Restaurant

Tanabata Restaurant is inspired by the great Japanese festival honoring the legend of the shepherd Hikoboshi and the seamstress Orihime. According to legend, these star-crossed lovers meet in the form of stars, symbolizing their eternal love. This tradition celebrates romantic wishes, which are written on colorful papers and hung on bamboo branches.

Tanabata offers an innovative Nikkei culinary experience, blending delicate Japanese cuisine with the bold flavors of traditional Peruvian dishes. Here, guests can enjoy meticulously crafted dishes that showcase the fusion of two rich culinary traditions. The restaurant promises an unforgettable dining experience, where each bite is a testament to the harmonious blend of cultures and flavors.

Temazo Restaurant

At Temazo Restaurant, fire is at the heart of the culinary experience. This venue specializes in seasonal produce, offering an array of vegetables, fish, and meats, all enhanced by the rich flavors imparted by the grill. The menu is a celebration of Mediterranean tastes, served in a setting that combines the natural beauty of an open-air environment with the magic of a starry night.

Temazo provides a unique dining experience where fire, grill, and music come together to create a vibrant and unforgettable atmosphere. Guests can book a night at Temazo to fully immerse themselves in the sensory delights that Starlite Occident offers, enjoying delicious food in a setting that is both fun and unique.

Raffaella Restaurant

Raffaella Restaurant is an Italian haven at the Starlite Occident Festival in Marbella, where the love for music meets the rich culinary traditions of Italy. At Raffaella, guests are invited to savor the authentic flavors of Italy, with a focus on the traditional tastes of Tuscany. Each dish tells a story of time-honored recipes and modern reinterpretations, crafted by a chef dedicated to excellence.

The restaurant combines the cozy warmth of an Italian trattoria with a contemporary flair, creating a fresh and inviting atmosphere. The menu is built around the freshest Mediterranean ingredients, carefully selected to ensure a captivating dining experience from the very first bite. Raffaella aims to make every visit unforgettable, blending hospitality, music, and exceptional Italian cuisine into a single, seamless experience. Benvenuto a Raffaella!

Ánima Restaurant

Ánima Restaurant brings the vibrant traditions of Mexico to the magical setting of the festival. This fun and cool dining spot offers a lively gastronomic experience with authentic Mexican flavors. Whether you’re hungry, thirsty, or simply looking for a good time, Ánima is the place to be.

The restaurant promises a thrilling dining adventure, but be sure to book early, as its popularity means it fills up quickly. Ánima is a place where the joy of Mexican cuisine and culture come alive, making every meal a festive celebration.

Sandra Cavier Bar Restaurant

For those with a taste for luxury, Sandra Cavier Bar Restaurant is a must-visit. This space caters to the most refined palates, offering a selection of gourmet delicacies in a relaxed yet sophisticated environment. Surrounded by stars, guests can indulge in the finest foods and drinks, carefully curated by Sandra García-Sanjuán, the creator of the Starlite Occident festival.

This restaurant offers a luxurious experience akin to the world’s most elegant clubs. From caviar to exquisite cocktails, every detail is designed to delight. Sandra Cavier Bar Restaurant is a gastronomic temple where great stars dine, providing a fitting backdrop for an unforgettable evening.

Featured artists of Starlite Marbella 2024

The lineup for Starlite 2024 promises unforgettable nights with more than 60 concerts throughout the summer. Some of the most notable artists include:

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Jamie Cullum – June 14, 2024

Jamie Cullum, known for his unique contemporary jazz style, will open the festival. Cullum is famous for his energy on stage and his ability to blend jazz with other musical genres. With his unparalleled talent and charisma, Jamie Cullum promises an unforgettable night for all attendees.

Sheryl Crow – June 21, 2024

Iconic American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will bring her rock and country to the Costa del Sol. With a career spanning over three decades, Crow has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Her performance at Starlite will be a unique opportunity to enjoy her timeless hits and magnetic stage presence.

Aitana – June 22, July 29, and 30, 2024

Aitana, one of the rising stars of Spanish pop, will offer three concerts at the festival. Since her participation in Operación Triunfo, Aitana has won the hearts of millions of fans with her powerful voice and fresh style. Her concerts at Starlite will be a celebration of her talent and growing success in the music industry.

Vanesa Martín – June 29 and August 20, 2024

Málaga-born singer-songwriter Vanesa Martín returns to Starlite with her unmistakable style. Known for her emotive lyrics and passionate voice, Martín has developed a special connection with her audience. Her performances at the festival promise to be intimate and heartfelt, offering a unique musical experience.

Myke Towers – July 3, 2024

Reggaeton phenomenon Myke Towers promises a night full of rhythm and energy. With hits that have topped urban music charts, Towers has established himself as one of the genre’s most influential artists. His performance at Starlite will be a reggaeton party with a great atmosphere.

Emilia – July 4, 2024

Argentine artist Emilia will bring her hits and charisma to the Starlite stage. With a blend of pop and urban music, Emilia has captivated audiences with her unique style and stage presence. Her concert at the festival will showcase her talent and ability to connect with the audience.

Camilo – July 6 and 8, 2024

Colombian singer-songwriter Camilo, known for his romantic lyrics and fresh musical style, will offer two nights at Starlite. With several international hits and a growing fan base, Camilo promises two nights full of emotion and good music.

Keane – July 9, 2024

British alternative rock band Keane will deliver an unforgettable performance at Starlite. Known for their melancholic melodies and deep lyrics, Keane has left an indelible mark on rock music. Their concert in Marbella will be an opportunity to enjoy their greatest hits in a unique setting.

Julian Marley & The Uprising – July 11, 2024

Julian Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley, will fill the Nagüeles quarry with reggae and good vibes. With a style that honors his father’s legacy while adding his own touch, Julian Marley & The Uprising promise a night of music and peace.

Christian Nodal – July 13, 2024

Young exponent of regional Mexican music, Christian Nodal, will captivate the audience with his voice and talent. With multiple awards and recognitions, Nodal has revitalized the genre of regional Mexican music and gained fans worldwide. His performance at Starlite will be a celebration of Mexican music and culture.

Take That – July 14, 2024

Legendary British boy band Take That will rock the Starlite stage. With a career spanning over three decades and a series of global hits, Take That remains one of the most beloved and successful groups. Their concert in Marbella promises to be a night of nostalgia and fun.

Carlos Vives – July 16, 2024

Vallenato and Latin music icon Carlos Vives promises a night full of joy and dance. With a career that has brought Colombian music to international stages, Vives is known for his infectious energy and ability to connect with the audience. His performance at Starlite will be a Latin music party.

Gipsy Kings – July 19, 2024

The Gipsy Kings, known for their flamenco and Latin rhythms, will deliver a night full of passion and dance. With hits that have transcended borders and generations, the Gipsy Kings have left an indelible mark on global music. Their concert at Starlite will be a celebration of gypsy culture and flamenco music.

Pablo López – July 20, 2024

Spanish singer-songwriter Pablo López returns to Starlite with his unmistakable style. With poetic lyrics and an emotive voice, López has won the hearts of many fans. His performance at the festival promises to be an intimate and heartfelt experience.

Simple Minds – July 22, 2024

80s rock icons Simple Minds promise an electrifying show at Starlite. With a career that has produced some of the greatest rock hits, Simple Minds remain a powerful force in music. Their concert in Marbella will be a night of rock and memories.

Tom Jones – July 23, 2024

The legendary voice of Tom Jones will once again enchant the audience with his classics. With a career spanning over six decades, Jones is one of the most iconic and enduring artists in music. His performance at Starlite will be a night of elegance and nostalgia.

Diana Krall – July 24, 2024

Jazz queen Diana Krall will offer an elegant and sophisticated night at Starlite. With her smooth voice and piano talent, Krall has charmed audiences worldwide. Her concert in Marbella will be an evening of high-quality jazz.

Luis Miguel – July 31, August 2 and 3, 2024

The Sun of Mexico, Luis Miguel, will deliver three magical nights with his greatest hits. With a legendary career and an unmatched voice, Luis Miguel is one of the most beloved and respected artists in Latin music. His performances at Starlite will be nights of emotion and nostalgia.

Los Secretos – August 1, 2024

Spanish band Los Secretos will offer a night of nostalgia and great hits. With more than four decades of trajectory, Los Secretos have left an indelible mark on Spanish music. Their concert at Starlite will be a celebration of their musical legacy.

Antonio José – August 6, 2024

Young Spanish talent Antonio José will fill the Starlite stage with emotion. With his powerful voice and ability to convey emotions, Antonio José has won a diverse audience. His performance at the festival will be a night of passion and music.

Hauser – August 7, 2024

Cello virtuoso Hauser promises a night full of magic and modern classical music. Known for his technical skill and charisma on stage, Hauser has brought classical music to new audiences. His concert at Starlite will be an unforgettable experience.

Miguel Poveda – August 8, 2024

A night of pure flamenco with one of the greats of this genre, Miguel Poveda. With his powerful voice and deep knowledge of flamenco, Poveda has captivated audiences worldwide. His performance at Starlite will be a celebration of the tradition and emotion of flamenco.

UB40 feat Ali Campbell – August 9, 2024

The kings of British reggae, UB40 with Ali Campbell, will close the summer with their infectious melodies. With hits that have defined the reggae genre, UB40 remains one of the most influential bands. Their concert at Starlite will be a party of rhythm and good vibes.

La Oreja de Van Gogh – August 14, 2024

Spanish pop rock band La Oreja de Van Gogh will deliver an emotion-filled concert. With lyrics that have touched multiple generations, La Oreja de Van Gogh remains a powerful force in music. Their performance at Starlite will be a night of nostalgia and new beginnings.

Paula Mattheus & Marlon – August 15, 2024

A night of new promises in Spanish music with Paula Mattheus and Marlon. Both artists have demonstrated their talent and ability to connect with the audience. Their concert at Starlite will showcase the bright future of Spanish music.

Abraham Mateo & Nil Moliner – August 16, 2024

Two young Spanish talents, Abraham Mateo and Nil Moliner, join forces for an unforgettable night. With distinct but complementary musical styles, both artists promise to deliver a show full of energy and emotion. Their performance at Starlite will be a celebration of young and contemporary music.

Sara Baras – August 17, 2024

Flamenco dancer Sara Baras will offer a show full of art and passion. With a career that has brought flamenco to international stages, Baras is one of the most respected figures in modern flamenco. Her performance at Starlite will be a night of art and tradition.

Siempre Así – August 19, 2024

A night of Sevillanas and joy with the emblematic group Siempre Así. With their unmistakable style and ability to energize the audience, Siempre Así has left a mark on Spanish music. Their concert at Starlite will be a celebration of Andalusian music and culture.

Ana Mena – August 23, 2024

Málaga-born singer Ana Mena will bring her Latin pop to Starlite. With a rising career and a series of international hits, Ana Mena has demonstrated her versatility and talent. Her performance at the festival will be a party of Latin rhythms and good vibes.

Hombres G – August 31, 2024

Legendary Spanish rock band Hombres G will close the festival with a bang. With more than three decades of hits and a loyal fan base, Hombres G remains one of the most beloved bands in Spain. Their concert at Starlite will be a night of rock and unforgettable memories.

Auditorium VIP boxes: A privileged view

The Auditorium Boxes at Starlite are designed to provide the ultimate concert experience. There are 42 VIP boxes, each with a maximum capacity of 8 people, strategically located just 20 meters from the stage. This proximity ensures an intimate and immersive experience with your favorite artists right in the heart of the action.

Exclusive Features of the Auditorium Boxes:

  • VIP Parking: Enjoy the convenience of designated VIP parking, ensuring easy access to the festival.
  • Welcome Drink: Begin your night with a complimentary welcome drink, setting the tone for an evening of enjoyment.
  • Waiter Service and Hostesses: Experience personalized service with dedicated waiters and hostesses attending to your needs throughout the concert.
  • Priority Reservation in Restaurants: Benefit from priority reservations at the festival’s top restaurants, allowing you to dine without the hassle of waiting.
  • VIP Table Reservation Priority: Gain priority access to table reservations in the exclusive Lounge & Le Club Zone, perfect for continuing the evening’s festivities in style.

Privilege Boxes: Elevate your experience

For those seeking an even higher level of exclusivity, the new Privilege Boxes offer a truly unparalleled experience:

  • Exclusive Access from 9 p.m.: Enjoy early access to the Privilege area starting at 9 p.m., giving you a head start on the evening’s activities.
  • Culinary Stroll: Indulge in a culinary journey through the festival’s five top restaurants, located in the exclusive Privilege area. From the moment the gates open, you’ll have access to a diverse and dynamic selection of dishes and premium drinks, available until the end of the concert.

Booking Your Box

Whether you’re looking to book for a week, a fortnight, a month, or an entire season, the Auditorium Boxes at Starlite offer flexible options to suit your needs. These boxes are not just about enjoying the concert; they’re a meeting point for business people and personalities, providing a space for networking and socializing in a luxurious setting.

To reserve your box, contact us at +34 672 149 416. Secure your place in the heart of the action and enjoy the Starlite Festival in the most exclusive way possible.

Why Choose a VIP Box?

Opting for a VIP Box at Starlite is about more than just premium seating. It’s about experiencing the festival with an added layer of comfort, convenience, and exclusivity. Here are some reasons why the VIP Boxes stand out:

  • Unobstructed Views: With your box located just 20 meters from the stage, you’ll enjoy unobstructed views of the performances, making you feel like part of the show.
  • Exclusive Services: From VIP parking to dedicated waiter service, every detail is designed to enhance your comfort and enjoyment.
  • Networking Opportunities: The VIP Boxes are frequented by business elites and celebrities, offering a unique opportunity to network and socialize in a prestigious environment.

Tickets for Starlite Marbella 2024

Tickets for Starlite 2024 are on sale on the festival’s official website. Prices vary depending on the location within the venue and the artist, ranging from 98 euros to 315 euros for premium areas.

General information about the Starlite festival

Starlite Occident opens its doors every day, from Monday to Saturday, at 8:00 pm. This prestigious festival, set against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Blanca Urbanization in Cantera de Nagüeles, offers an immersive cultural experience. Here are some key details for festival-goers:

  • Opening Hours: The gastronomy and restaurant area opens at 8:00 pm, and the concerts on the Auditorium Stage also start at 8:00 pm.
  • Location: Starlite Occident is situated at Calle Albinoni s/n, 29602 Marbella, Malaga, Spain. It is just 3.5 km from the center of Marbella (approximately an 8-minute drive) and 15 minutes from Puerto Banus.
  • Transportation: The nearest train station to Marbella is Maria Zambrano in Malaga. The festival can also be accessed from Malaga Airport and Jerez Airport.
  • Parking Options:
    • Parking Star: For €30, secure your parking space in advance and enjoy peace of mind. Spaces are very limited, so early reservation is recommended.
    • General Parking: Free for festival-goers with a convenient shuttle service.
    • VIP Parking: Available for Gold and Silver box ticket holders, including a private chauffeur to the red carpet.
    • Platinum Parking: Exclusive for Platinum box ticket holders, also with a private chauffeur service to the red carpet.

The Starlite Foundation

The Starlite Foundation is the charitable arm of the Starlite platform, dedicated to providing real opportunities for development, education, and inclusion to individuals, families, and communities in need. This mission is supported by prominent business leaders, personalities, and artists who leverage their fame, influence, and media power to actively assist the Foundation and its philanthropic projects.

Although Starlite Occident is a business venture, the Starlite Foundation is a non-profit organization created by Starlite Occident to manage its social responsibility initiatives. One of the Foundation’s most notable events is the annual Starlite Gala, a night dedicated to philanthropy within the festival’s framework. Hosted by Antonio Banderas and Sandra García-Sanjuán, this gala has become Spain’s most important charity event.

Antonio Banderas Starlite Gala

During the Starlite Gala, 100% of the proceeds are distributed among various charitable organizations through the Starlite Foundation. Beneficiaries include Niños en Alegría, Lágrimas y Favores, Cudeca, Cáritas, and the Corinto social commissary, among others.

Each year, the Starlite Foundation brings together celebrities and artists with a strong social commitment. Figures such as Antonio Banderas, Carlos Slim, Sofía Loren, Alain Delon, Paz Vega, Nieves Álvarez, Genoveva Casanova, and Marta Sánchez have supported the Foundation’s projects, including visits to the Niños en Alegría schools in Guerrero, Mexico, to witness firsthand the impactful work being done.

Through these efforts, the Starlite Foundation continues to make a significant difference, empowering communities and fostering a spirit of generosity and social responsibility.