International music stars headline Gibraltar Music Festival 2015

If you’re planning on being in Marbella at the beginning of September and you’re a fan of live music, then you’re in luck.  The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar is currently gearing up to host the annual Gibraltar Music Festival. So why would anyone living Marbella or who is looking for luxury property for sale in Marbella be interested in what is happening in Gibraltar?… the answer is that Gibraltar is closer is much closer than most people think. It’s packed with history, great opportunities for exploring and also hosts a world class music festival.

Even though Gibraltar is a tiny venue and the festival is relatively small, it attracts some of the world’s top artists, past and present. The festival is traditionally held on the first weekend of September which this year falls on the 5th and 6th of September. The event started as

 a one day event but as its popularity has grown, it now takes place over two days.  The venue is the Victoria Stadium, located just a few minutes’ from the international airport and a short walk from the frontier with Spain.

This year (2015) will be the fourth Gibraltar Music Festival, the first event was held in 2012, and from the get-go it attracted big name artists including Jessie J, Ali Campbell, The Script and some local bands like Noiz and Jetstream. Since then, the event takes place annually and continues to successfully grab the attention of music lovers from Gibraltar and Spain.

Gibraltar Music Festival

The 2015 Gibraltar Music Festival Lineup

This year’s lineup is the biggest and best to date. Not only do they have 1980’s superstars Duran Duran, they have also pulled off a coup by snagging one of the most famous international bands today; The Kings of Leon as the other headline act. Here’s the running order for both days.

Lineup for Saturday, 5th September 2015

Headliner – Duran Duran

Others – Paloma Faith, Estopa, Tom Odell, The Feeling, Lawson, Union J, Third World, Hudson Taylor, Guy Valarino, Kristian Vinales, This Side Up, Jeremy Perez & Tom Stott, Karma 13

Lineup for Sunday, 6th September 2015

Headliner – Kings of Leon

Others – Madness, Kaiser Chiefs, James Bay, Ella Henderson, Rae Morris, Dub Colossus, Reach, Headwires, Paddy Taylor, Dead City Radio, Strange Brew, Tim Garcia Ft. Afterhours

Where can you find event tickets?

You can purchase tickets online on the official GMF website. Tickets cost £65 and you can get a weekend pass for £79 (Gibraltar Pounds). Hurry as the VIP tickets have already sold out!

How do you get there from Marbella?

Gibraltar is only 79kms from Marbella, and it takes less than 1 hour to drive to the frontier. Many people like to park in Spain and walk over the border as parking opportunities are limited in Gibraltar. Taxis are extremely reasonable from Marbella to Gibraltar airport. Alternatively, there are regular buses leaving from Marbella coach station to La Linea. Then you simply walk over the border.  But…don’t forget your passport!

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