Nerja’s biggest summer festival yet

Nerja’s  60th International Festival of Music and Dance receives its biggest ever budget.

Scheduled to run from June 29th until August 3rd, Nerja’s giant festival includes 11 concerts, 9 of which will take place outdoors in the new 1700 seat Jardines de la Cueva auditorium, while the other two concerts will be held inside the caves.

Following the discovery of the caves in 1959, the first ever summer concerts were held18 months later when the Ballet La Tour de París performed Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake accompanied by the Málaga Symphony Orchestra.

This summer’s opening concert will feature Spanish flamenco and Latin soul singer Pitingo. Other concerts include Estrella Morent, Mario Biondi and Pastora Soler, plus the Galician singer Luis Cepeda, with a tribute to the rock band Queen scheduled for July 19th.  The two concerts to be held inside the caves star, dancer Rocío Molina on Friday the 26th of July and Concerto Málaga under conductor José Serebrier on Saturday the 27th of July.

Closing out the festival will be Mexican singer Carlos Rivera performing  Latin pop and romantic ballads on Saturday, August 3rd.

The budget for this year’s summer festival is 600,000€ of which 290,000€ is being paid by the Caves of Nerja Foundation.

Tickets are available for sale online, and can also be purchased at the Caves and at the Museum of Nerja in the town centre.

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