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The sounds of Málaga in summer: festivals you cannot miss in 2023



The sounds of Málaga in summer: festivals you cannot miss in 2023

Contemporary music, classical music, jazz, flamenco, electronic music… This year’s festivals in Málaga are promising, offering the best line-up posters and music alternatives of today’s music scene

Every year, Málaga is home to numerous festivals that bring together artists of national and international prestige. However, these events do not come alone: it is also possible to enjoy art, gastronomy and even playground areas there, so that everyone can relish the atmosphere of the festivals.



OhseeA festival for everyone

The Oh, see! Festival returns to the Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium in Málaga on 26 and 27 May. It is a 20-hour music festival with artists such as Dorian, Iván Ferreiro, Second, Rayden, Siloe, Wisement Project, Airbag Dis, Tali Carreto Dj, Don Fluor and Don Gonzalo Dj, among others.

All concerts take place during the day, they do not overlap and there are activities for all ages. In fact, the festival has the Oh, Kids! Area, where there will be workshops in which the little ones will become reporters, illustrators and dancers. Moreover, they will be able to meet some of the artists in person.

The event will also have a Gastro Area, with food trucks, and the Oh, See! Club, which will feature the best DJs in the country.




Enjoy classical music

From 29 May to 4 June, Málaga hosts the International Chamber Music Festival ‘Málaga Clásica’. This year’s theme is ‘Revoluciones’ (‘Revolutions’), as the festival will present different ruptures and changes in musical forms and languages, from the Baroque period to the 20th century, from Biber’s recreation of animal sounds in the 17th century to John Cage’s 4’33’’ composition.

The Echegaray Theatre will hold the first four concerts of this chamber, while the Cervantes Theatre will present the end of this event with works by Beethoven.

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Terral 2023The Cervantes Theatre: home of the Terral Festival

The Terral Festival 2023 is held from 1 to 11 July at the Cervantes Theatre. This music event presents a wide range of national and international artists with different music genres.

Brad Mehldau, Dianne Reeves, Eliades Ochoa, Camané and Israel Fernández open this year’s edition with a wide range of styles, spanning from jazz and flamenco to son cubano and fado. The Tunisian artist Dhafer Youssef, the Chicago-based brass ensemble called Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Newen Afrobeat, an Afrobeat band based in Chile, will bring a close to this year’s festival.

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Brisa festivalThe Brisa Festival in two different venues

Coinciding with some days of the Terral Festival, the Brisa Festival is held in two different venues this year. On 6, 7, and 8 July, the music event will take place at the Botanical Garden La Concepción, while on 21 and 22 July it will be held in La Malagueta bullring.

The line-up poster of this event includes some of the most renowned groups and artists of the Spanish music scene, such as Chambao, Macaco, Love of Lesbian, Depedro, Carlos Sadness, Solea Morente or Elefantes.

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Sabatic2Three in one: music, gastronomy and art in one place

The Sabåtic Fest, held in Málaga, takes place from spring to autumn, more specifically from 2 June to 23 September. It is an original event of the city that combines music, gastronomy and art in one place: the Autocine Málaga CesurFP.

With more than 40 dates, the Sabåtic Fest will bring together national and international artists of different music genres. Thus, the festival will welcome diverse creative expressions in Málaga, collaborating to national and international cultural creation.

The Sabåtic Fest will include a wide range of restaurants with multiple and unique gastronomic options.

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