As if there wasn’t enough great live music available this summer, the town of Coin, some 30 km north of Marbella, has announced its Coincierto Festival, a day long festival of live music and art, to be held on Saturday 21 May.
The festival features a great lineup of bands, with headliners The Skatalites returning to the South of Spain following their sell-out gig in Benalmadena last year.
The Skatalites are a ska band from Jamaica. They played initially between 1963 and 1965, and recorded many of their best known songs in the period, including “Guns of Navarone.” They also played on records by Prince Buster and backed many other Jamaican artists who recorded during that period. They reformed in 1983 and have played together ever since.
Other artists appearing on the festival’s six town centre stages are Galician punk rockers Siniestra Total, and western rock combo Furia Trinidad. Joining them are a great selection of bands representing a wide range of musical genres including Jarrillo Lata, We Are Not Dj´S, Elphomega, El Cirguero, Malaka Youth, Suit Casual, La Maruja i Otras Hierbas, Briatore, El Zurdo, El Veneno Del Boquerón, Hairy Nipples, Las Ventanas, King Wadada Sound, Soulbelle, Mª Ángeles Tirado e Ismael Chicano, Batucada Sambagua Do Rio, Gabriel Temblante, and Buluc Chabtan.
There is also music and entertainment specifically for kids, along with a craft market and displays of street art.
Entry is free except for the Main Stage headline acts for which the first 300 tickets are available for just 10 euros each, after which tickets are 12 euros until 20 May with entry on the day just 17 euros.
Tickets are available online from www.tiquetin.com