One of Europe’s premier cultural events is now underway in Marbella, offering a diverse schedule of international stars from rock legends to sophisticated crooners. Robert Plant and his new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, take to the stage on 16 July, followed by Carlos Santana (24 July), Charles Aznavour (29 July), Tom Jones (1 August) and The Corrs (16 August), plus a host of other global and Spanish performers in between.

Starlite Marbella runs from 14 July to 20 August, with the month-long festival including – in addition to music concerts – fashion, art, cinema, gastronomy, a discotheque and top DJs. Now in its fifth year, the festival is held in a former quarry transformed into a stunning open-air amphitheatre, in Nagüeles on the northern fringes of Marbella’s urban area.