If you love music festivals, Malaga is the perfect place to visit in 2022. There are over 100 music festivals happening in Malaga this summer but you will need to hurry and get your tickets as many of them are running low.
You will find many of the music festivals in Costa del Sol, which runs along the coast from Malaga eastward almost to Gibraltar. Some of these include the Puro Latino Fest in mid-July, the famous Cala Mijas the first weekend of September, and the Starlite Festival that runs all summer long.
One of the most renowned and popular festivals in Costa del sol is the Andalucia Big Festival by Mad Cook on the second week of September. Also in Costa del Sol in Marbella, the Cantera de Nagüeles goes from July through August and features hundreds of artists from Glass Animals to Rage Against The Machine.
If you plan on visiting one of the Malaga concerts in May 2022, you better hurry. The tickets are running out for music festivals like the Oh, See! Festival in Costa del Sol on the 21-21 May 2022 and the Fula Bienvenida Festival on Florida Beach in Cala de Mijas on the 28th of May 2022 .
Music lovers' tips: If you arrive early at a weekend festival and need a place to keep your bags, find a luggage locker in Malaga and drop them there. And for getting around Malaga, refer to our handy guide. Looking for a bite to eat in between concerts? Malaga has food trucks and street food vendors you won't want to miss!
Oh, See! Malaga 2022
One of the most popular festivals coming up in Malaga on the 20th and 21st of May, the Oh, See! Malaga 2022 features a variety of music genres and artists in Costa del Sol at the Malaga Municipal Auditorium. From May 20th through the 28th, enjoy indie rock, pop, and electronic music.
With live music from Cupido, Alizzz, Zahara, Karavana, Ginebras, and Carolina Durante, there is something for everyone. This one not only has fun for the adults but you can entertain the kids here as well. The kids' area has all sorts of workshops. Tickets start at $47. But if you miss out on this year's festival, there is always next year. Keep your eyes and ears open for news!
Festival de Tributos American Rock Punk Malaga
The weekend of May 28th through the 29th, you can enjoy live music by Suburbia, Neverminders, and Smash to name a few if you hurry. Tickets go fast. Held at the Sala Trinchera Music Hall in southeastern Malaga, this is one of the most anticipated music festivals in the city.
This music festival is a tribute to The Offspring, Green Day, and Nirvana so you can expect to hear some excellent rock and heavy metal by your favorite artists. And you don't have to worry about expenses because the general admission tickets start at $12.50!
Malaga Terral Festival
Located at the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga, Spain, the Malaga Terral Festival will have Jorge Drexler, Wim Mertens, and other entertainers. This is not a rock or heavy metal festival. This is a professional concert event with a legendary composer and Belgian pianist.
The series of 10 shows features contemporary music and dance including classical as well as flamenco from June 22nd until August 7th. The venue is formal though so you can't wear your blue jeans and t-shirt. Dress up and have a wonderful time!
The Fuengirola Festival
Talk about all summer! The Fuengirola Festival has live concerts going from the beginning of June through the end of September at Marenostrum Music Castle Park in Costa del Sol, Spain. There are two stages with the main one on the hill of the Sohail Castle. The main music stars on the stage include Carlos Santana, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny, and Bob Dylan.
From electronic music to rock and roll, you get a little bit of everything here. But there is also a Sohail Jazz Experience on June 17th and 18th, Metal Paradise on July 15th and 16th, and much more. The general admission tickets start at $58 and VIP seats are as low as $138.
Cabo de Plata
Reggae music in Malaga? Absolutely. From July 20th until the 23rd, head to Teatro Cervantes for this giant concert of reggae, electronic, rock music, and festival of fun. Some of the big names include Bad Gyal, Beret, Hamlet, and Green Valley. In fact, there are more than 52 bands lined up for this July concert.
The venue is the famous and historic 19th-century Teatro Cervantes (Cervantes Theater). In the heart of the city at Plaza de la Merced, you can dance, sing, and enjoy an event like never before seen in Malaga. And it only takes place here for one weekend. Starting at $63, you need to get your tickets soon because they will sell out fast.
Celebrate at the Ojeando Festival with music and concerts. This music festival runs over 2 days, July 1st and 2nd in Ojen. Independent pop-rock is the highlight and this beautiful Andalusian town really comes alive.
Some of the artists you may see include The Enemies, Mutant Children, Los Mejillones Tigre, Ballena, and many more. The Ojeando festival is one of the most popular spots for Malaga concerts no matter what kind of music you want to hear. Edition 13 awaits!
Chanquete World Music Festival
Head to Changquete in mid-August for the World Music Festival on the beach in Nerja, Malaga. On August 13th, you and thousands of other hip-hop music fans can see artists like rappers Granada Maka and Fernando Costa as well as funk-rock group Fuel Fandango.
The Chanquete world music festival is one of the most popular festivals in Malaga. You cannot beat a music festival on the beach with awesome music, great food, and delicious adult beverages. The general admission tickets start at $26 and they go fast so get yours soon.
August Weekend Beach Festival
Starting Saturday, August 20th and going until Sunday, August 21st, the second edition of the Weekend Beach Festival takes place at Torre del Mar, Spain. Of course, it is on the beach so you know it is going to be a blast.
The city of Velez Malaga boasts almost four miles of beachfront and it will be rocking with bands from all over the world. Whether you like jazz, pop, or any other kind of music, you will find it at this event. The two stages have tons of room and tickets start at $72.
You want to be at the Plaza de Toros in Torremolinos, Spain from August 24th through August 28th. The Canela Party features artists like the Arctic Monkeys, El Kanka, Deborah de Luca, Miss Caffeina, and Lola Indigo. This is one event you don't want to miss no matter what kind of music you like.
This is a summer event like no other with artists from all genres, bands from all over, and plenty of food, drinks, and fun. Just off the coast and next to Aqualand, this is a summer party for everyone to enjoy. Get your tickets starting at $60.
Cala Mijas 2022
From September 1st until September 3rd, the first edition of the Cala Mijas Music Festival will be rocking Costa del sol with Arctic Monkeys, Kraftwerk, Liam Gallagher, Hot Chip, and Chet Faker. This is going to be one of the most popular festivals in Spain so you don't want to miss it.
There are various genres from electronic music to rock. If you are coming in from out of town for the concert, don't bother getting a hotel room. You can spend the whole weekend camping or glamping right next to the festival. Camping tickets are only $27 for the whole weekend and concert tickets start at $80 per day so check the dates.
Andalucía Big Festival
On Sacaba Beach in Costa del Sol, Spain, you can see a bunch of artists from September 8th through the 10th. If you can only go to one music festival in Malaga this year, this should be it! This one is BIG. That's why they call it the Big Festival. With more than 30,000 fans per night, you know it has to be a blast.
Some of the famous acts include Rage Against The Machine, the Nova Twins, and Muse as well as Jamiroquai, Aurora, and Glass Animals. They have three stages so you can see a terrific variety of artists because there will be more than 50 of them to enjoy over the three-day music fest. Tickets start at $130 and they are going fast so get them while you can!
Planning to stay some more days in Malaga?
If you are planning to spend some more time in Malaga, there are many different attractions to enjoy after your festival is over. You can visit the Medieval Alcazaba Palace from the 11th century and the Roman theater next to it that dates back to the 1st century.
Another fantastic building to visit is the Gibralfaro Castle at the top of the Malaga Mountains. Check out an event at one of the museums like the Picasso Museum or the Carmen Thyssen Museum. Or just go shopping at the Mercado Central de Atarazanas. No matter what you plan to do in between the music and fun, spending time in Malaga is always marvelous!
If you're planning to stay longer in Malaga, take a look at our other Malaga guides for other fun activities!