Port Adriano and the music promoter Contemporanea Music took the opportunity at Palma’s prestigious Boat Show to unveil details of the ninth edition of Port Adriano Mallorca Festival, with an artistic programme of impressive quality and projection, consolidating the position of Port Adriano as a unique cultural reference point on the island of Mallorca.
Unique concerts in Spain
The festival will open on the 31st of July with The Dire Straits Experience, with former band member Chris White. This will be the only concert of its kind in Spain. The acclaimed show by former Dire Straits touring member Chris White and six world-renowned musicians will bring back to life the music of one of the most creative and unique bands in music.
On 2 August it will be the turn of Kool and the Gang – their only concert in Spain. Creators of funk, soul and disco hits during the 70s and 80s, Kool & The Gang come to Port Adriano to turn up the summer heat even more with songs like “Get Down On It”, “Cherish”, Celebration” and anthems like “Jungle Boogie” (used by Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction), “Open Sesame” (one of the gems of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack) and “Summer Madness” (included in another iconic film: Rocky).
La Oreja de Van Gogh will be the star of the PAMF on 7th August. They come to present their greatest hits and their new album “Un Susurro en la tormenta”, their eighth studio album. A work full of great songs such as “Abrázame”, “Durante una mirada”, “Sirenas”… communicating the unmistakable style of this highly successful band from San Sebastian.
On the 13th of August Hombres G, one of Spain’s best pop-rock bands, return to Port Adriano. In 2019, the historic band received the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts for their contribution to Spanish culture, both at home and abroad.
The Film Symphony Orchestra BIG BAND closes the line-up of the ninth edition of the Port Adriano Mallorca Festival, on 21 August, with the best jazz film music. The Film Symphony Orchestra premieres a new show based on the first hot jazz and swing dance bands. The audience will enjoy a show that offers a new way of understanding film music.
Balearic Islands’ Top Concerts
Port Adriano Mallorca Festival is a cultural project which began in 2013 and has over the years become the best musical event in the Balearic Islands. The festival has presented 30 concerts, hosted more than 60,000 music lovers, and delivered an international programme including all styles of contemporary music. What’s more, this is all enjoyed in the spectacular setting of the Philippe Starck designed Port Adriano.
The music of the festival is music of today, yesterday, and always, universal music with the common denominator of the excellence and quality of the artists. This has been corroborated over the last few years by the performances of Gloria Gaynor, Earth Wind & Fire, Madeleine Peyroux, Buena Vista Social Club, Roger Hodgson, Hombres G, Electric Light Orchestra, El Cigala and Omara Portuondo, José Carreras, The Jacksons, UB40, Raphael, Ara Malikian, Tom Jones, and George Benson, among others.
The quality of the concerts, the sound and lighting, together with the beauty of the surroundings and the proximity of the audience to the stage, make the concerts in Port Adriano unforgettable. Without doubt the music festival contributes to positioning the Mallorca brand in the main international markets as a quality cultural destination.
In addition, Port Adriano has been awarded the Safe Tourism seal for the management of regulations and safety around Covid. All sanitary measures are in place to guarantee total peace of mind.
The festival is sponsored by the Balearic Islands Tourism Strategy Agency (AETIB) and the collaboration of Melia Hotels & Resorts, Transfer Class, Brugal and Coca Cola.
Port Adriano is located in the municipality of Calvià, 20 km southwest of the bay of Palma de Mallorca, capital of the Balearic Islands