Summer in Marbella means sun and sea, sand and beach. But also a chance for the rich beautiful people to shine a little extra when many festivals, galas and charity dinners succeed each other during the hottest months.
Tonight is the Starlite Festival, which this year with great artists the likes of The Beach Boys. Sandra García-Sanjuán is the founder, president and creative director of Starlite and tells that the festival has a wide audience. We are looking for both the 25-year-old woman as well as the 60-year-old man. Brits, Swedes and Spaniards, yes everyone is welcome. The common denominator is that the artists are the number one and our selection is so eclectic, this year we have for the first time in addition opera in the program, she concludes.
Global Gift Gala
The first event was held last weekend by none other than Eva Longoria and the organization that bears her name, Fundación Eva Longoria, who works with Latin women and children. This solidarity gala is called Global Gift Gala and guests paid 500 Euro for a ticket. The gala took place at the legendary Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe who also this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.
On August 9th perhaps most awaited event occurs, the charity gala with Malaga born Antonio Banderas as a host.
Banderas, who recently separated from Melanie Griffith, turns 54 years when the show is celebrated. Dinner is cooked by renowned chef Andoni Luis Aduriz from Health House in Las Dunas. Guests pay close to 1000 Euro for a night of star-shine.
Stars on the stage
A number of concerts will also take place in Marbella this summer.
This Friday Ricky Martin gives his only concert in spain, on Aug. 13th, the audience can enjoy Julio Iglesias’ sweet voice and on August 23rd Alejandro Sanz plays his only concert in his home country.