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Madrid gears up for Mad Cool Festival welcoming big music acts to Spain

MAD COOL FESTIVAL is making its long anticipated return in Madrid from July 6 to July 10.  The festival will see a host of big...

52 patios in Spain’s Cordoba to take part in the Patios de Cordoba Festival

THE Patios de Cordoba Festival returns after a two year hiatus due to Covid-19 with a total of 52 patios taking part in this...

Tapas festival brings post-Covid joy as familiar faces meet up again on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TAPAS FESTIVALS are one of many reasons why people love Spain - and the Olive Press always promotes the positivity that they bring to...

Moors & Christian festival in popular expat area cancelled at short notice on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES will be without the traditional Moors & Christian Festival for another year, thanks to rising Covid-19 figures. The popular expat community of Ciudad Quesada...

IN PICS: Bizarre and beautiful ‘bear man’ festival wards off winter’s evil spirits in Spain’s Basque Country

FORGET the Three Kings, this tiny town in the Basque Country has something better – the simultaneously fun and frightening pagan celebration that takes...

First shopping centre in Spain to receive tourist quality award launches market festival for eco traders on Costa Blanca

ELCHE’S L’ALJUB Shopping Centre is the first in Spain to receive the Q Seal for Tourist Quality. As part of the celebrations, it’s hosting a...

Benidorm to host competition to choose Spain’s 2022 Eurovision Song Contest entry

BENIDORM is set to be at the heart of Spain trying to pick a successful Eurovision Song Contest entry next year. Full details will be...

San Juan bonfire ban on beaches throughout Spain’s Costa Blanca

TRADITIONAL San Juan festivities on all Costa Blanca beaches have been suspended for the second year, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. The municipalities of Alicante...

Marbella Arena: Bullring in Puerto Banus to be transformed into entertainment venue

By Elena Gocmen Rueda THE OLD bullring in Puerto Banus is having a makeover and is set to become a top entertainment venue. Because of its coliseum...

Brilla Torrevieja music festival to make its debut on Spain’s Costa Blanca this August

A BRAND new festival, Brilla Torrevieja, will be taking place in the centre of the coastal city, at Era de la Sal between August...

Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival confirms rearranged dates for 2021

MADRID’S Mad Cool Festival has been rearranged for next year, due to the coronavirus crisis.

COVID-19: Spain’s Andalucia orders ALL ferias and festivals to be cancelled until September

THE Junta de Andalucia has ordered all ferias to be cancelled until September amid COVID-19 fears. Health chiefs have warned that festivals and some 37...

Granada International Festival of Music and Dance will open on June 25 and will be the first event worldwide...

THE Granada International Festival of Music and Dance will open on June 25, it has been announced.

Do NOT miss British LEGEND Tom Jones performing on Spain’s Costa del Sol this summer

TOM Jones has been confirmed as the latest act due to perform at the Starlite festival on the Costa del Sol this summer.

Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and Star Wars stars to visit Freakcon festival on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Freakcon festival is Malaga’s hotly anticipated international pop culture festival and the 2020 edition features an all-star cast

Costa del sol’s Marenostrum Festival adds God Save the Queen and Bad Bunny to its lineup as festival expands...

Among the festival’s other exciting announcements is the creation of the Luna Sur indie music festival

Religion blocks progress and the advancement of science, claims author ahead of Gibraltar visit

Moller’s book charts the way scientific discoveries were brought into Europe by Arabic writers.

When is Father Christmas in Gibraltar? Where is the Festival of Lights switch-on? Everything you need to know for...

The Rock’s legendary outdoor space will also feature a Santa’s Grotto

MOUTHWATERING: Four-week food festival takes over Spain’s Mallorca from TOMORROW

A MOUTHWATERING new food festival has been launched in Calvia for October. Every Friday the Mostra de Cuines - or Calvia Food Show - a...

Pop star killed after being hit in stomach by exploding pyrotechnic ‘rocket’ at festival performance in Spain

"There were two rockets, one that went in the right direction and the other hit the singer in the abdomen"

RURAL RETURN: Music, dance and theatre festival run by Brit in rural inland town celebrates fifth anniversary

Me Vuelves Lorca is held in a beautiful, handcrafted stone amphitheatre which was built by the local community in 2013 around an ancient corn-threshing circle

ALIVE AND KICKING: Trio of British rock legends wow the festival crowds at Lisbon’s Nos Alive

Now well established in its 13th year, Nos Alive manages to combine enough big name acts, with good up-and-coming groups to justify 20% of its 55,000 daily punters coming from the UK

Rick Astley joins Enrique Iglesias, Take That, Mel C and Liam Gallagher at Gibraltar Calling festival THIS SUMMER

After signing with Stock Aitken Waterman in 1985, Astley retired in 1993, having sold 40 million records worldwide

American football star caught jumping over bulls at Spain’s San Fermin as veterans SLAM festival as ‘TOO SAFE’

This year’s week-long San Fermin festival in Pamplona, has actually been criticised for ‘not being dangerous enough’

Jennifer Lopez to perform on Spain’s Costa del Sol for her 50th birthday

Having sold in excess of 80 million records worldwide, Lopez, whose parents are Puerto Rican, is regarded as the most influential Latin artist in the US

‘ABSOLUTE FILTH’: British comedian Ricky Gervais SLAMS participants of Spanish ‘horse-wrestling’ festival

It comes as Gervais, who is a consistent supporter of animal rights, criticised a Spanish matador in May, for wiping the tears of a dying bull, calling him a ‘sequinned c**t’

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