So we guess that you were expecting a serene and relaxing family holiday on the beautiful island of Majorca? Well just after the Easter holidays, you might not be turning up for your deserved getaway alone. Just a couple of miles down the road from our hotels in Santa Ponsa and Palmanova, some of the top music talent around Europe will embellish the Southwest of the island for one weekend only. The Mallorca Live Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in Spain, is coming to town. For any music lover out there, it’s a fantastic opportunity to transform your break in the Balearic Islands into great memories watching your favourite bands perform under the sun with the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean just a stone’s throw away.
When and Where is Mallorca Live Festival?
The festival kicks off on Friday 10th May and unlike festivals in the rest of Europe, Mallorca Live are operating on authentic Spanish time with the artists starting at 6pm through the night until 6am. It’s the same set up on the Saturday, meaning you can enjoy a full day relaxing around the pool, conserving energy in preparation for a wild evening with your favourite bands.
The festival is taking place next to the old water park in the region of Calvia, behind the Magaluf resort. Just a 5-minute drive from the Tropico Playa Hotel in Palmanova and a 6 to 7-minute journey by car from our hotels in Santa Ponsa.
Friday 10th May & Saturday 11th May from 18:00h-06:00h @ Antiguo Aquapark of Calvia.
Who will be performing and on which day?
For the last few years, Mallorca Live Festival has been an up-and-coming event within the music scene with The Prodigy headlining the festival last year. This year, quite simply they have turned up the volume a few notches.
Back in December, we wrote about how Two Door Cinema Club were announced as headliners and we were already
trembling with excitement as a number of world-renowned acts were announced. Since then even more big names have been added to the line-up, and we’ve discovered that Jamiroquai will grace us with their presence, as well as The Vaccines, joining the DJ’s Laurent Garnier and Dixon as the top international artists.
Gran Isla hotels have picked out below a few names of interest from the full line-up so you can get a better idea of who you could be seeing this Spring.
Friday 10th May:
Two Door Cinema Club: The Northern Irish trio will headline the festival and we expect to hear their new single Talk.
Vetusta Morla: The Spanish indie-rock group who are amongst the most popular bands in Spain are probably the biggest national name on the line-up.
Laurent Garnier: The French DJ who made his name in Manchester in the 80’s will be performing.
Amaia: The Spanish singer performed at Eurovision 2018 and will be making her debut appearance at a festival this Spring.
Maya Jane Coles: The music producer and DJ from London will be making waves throughout Calvia on the Friday night.
Pavvla: It’s hard to believe that the indie singer is Spanish with a wealth of cleverly crafted songs in English and one to look out for on Friday.
OMBRA: This alternative/indie band from Majorca will be a good watch with some energetic bangers.
Her’s: The Liverpudlian band were due to perform at Mallorca Live Festival before their tragic accident in the US. MLF are yet to comment on what will happen in their absence but a tribute of some kind to the band and their music would be fitting.
Saturday 11th May:
Jamiroquai: The funk and jazz band fronted by Jay Kay will be making their only appearance in Spain in 2019 as headliners.
The Vaccines: The well-loved indie-rock band from London will be performing on the Saturday.
Dixon: The DJ coming out of Berlin is the biggest name on the line-up from the house and techno genre performing on the Saturday.
Fuel Fandango: The popular Spanish duo are one of the biggest bands from the country that will perform on the Saturday with their range of Electronic & Funk music.
Mathew Jonson: The techno DJ also reigning from Germany will be lighting up the stage on the Saturday night.
Ramon Mirabet: The Spaniard surprisingly sings solely in English and boasts a range of positive and upbeat folk songs.
There are a few more bands who perform music in English such as Lava Fizz, Side Chick and Sweet Poo Smell (if the name doesn’t put you off).
How much will it cost?
As it currently stands, a two day ticket at the festival will set you back a cool 75€ + 7,50€ administration fee. Still 82,50€ (roughly £70) for a two day festival in today’s market is pretty reasonable compared to what a festival costs in the UK and for a grand total of 24 hours of live music!
Alternatively you can purchase a day pass for either day of the festival for 55€ +5,50€ administration fee.
Why you should go?
It is a great opportunity to get outdoors in the Southwest of Majorca, explore more of the beautiful natural landscape and see some popular and up and coming bands and DJs. Calvia, the region where you can find towns such as Santa Ponsa, Palmanova and Magaluf, is located at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains and boasts an array of stunning beaches all along its coastline. Therefore it makes an unusual place to host a music festival. There is also a very diverse line-up covering a lot of genres with a chance to listen to a lot of new bands, artists and DJs and discover more about the culture of Spain through its music.
And what better way to enjoy a music festival than to be able to relax by a swimming pool under the Mediterranean sun at our hotels in Santa Ponsa and Palmanova during the day, and then during the night live life to the maximum, watching a few of your favourite bands perform as the sun sets over the mountains. It could be the perfect twist to your relaxing holiday in Majorca that makes this holiday one of the most memorable in your lifetime.
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