Work is being carried out to adapt the old Plaza de Toros and create a multi-purpose arena suitable for cultural and sporting events.
The old bullring at Puerto Banús, which has been closed since 2010, is undergoing extensive works to convert it into the multi-purpose Marbella Arena, a venue for cultural and sporting events. The company responsible for the renovations, Grupo Teatro Goya, has invested 30 million euros in the project which will adapt the bullring to make it suitable for all sorts of shows, concerts, exhibitions and presentations.
The first phase is due to be completed this May and the arena will be ready to open its doors towards the end of June. Sunset Events, the firm responsible for the programme of events scheduled to take place this summer, is planning to offer a diverse range of entertainment.
This will not feature just live music, although they already have classical, pop, rock, hip-hop, folk, reggae, jazz, Indie and Latin concerts lined up, but also sports events and theatre performances.
Among the major events they have confirmed for the summer are flamenco stars Diego ‘El Cigala’, Navajita Plateá and Farruco and family; a night of Spanish pop music; Cuban artiste Pablo Milanés; a Hip Hop festival; a Latino festival; a musical My Way about the life of Frank Sinatra and a concert by The Wailers, Bob Marley’s legendary band.
Published: SUR in English, March 2019