GEORGE BENSON is among a string of stars set to perform at the ‘Starlite Festival’ this summer in Marbella, the town hall has revealed.
The 10-time Grammy Award American musician will be on stage on July 14.
The Starlite Festival is linked to the annual €1,000 a ticket celebrity-studded ‘Starlite Gala’ arguably Spain’s most recognised and glitzy charity event set for August 4.
Local Mayor Angeles Muñoz prented the initial line-up for the Festival at a press conference held in Madrid on Tuesday.
There will be 14 concerts during the summer festival which runs between July 13 and August 14.
On July 16 former Supertramp founding member Roger Hodgson will be on stage.
British musician and actor of ‘House’ Hugh Laurie will perform blues and jazz on July 29, his first concert in Spain, two days after the appearance by US singer-songwriter Christopher Cross.
Among confirmed artists feature Spanish pop legends Julio Iglesias (August 10), Raphael (August 11) and Miguel Bose (August 2), as well as chart-topping group Estopa (August 14), among others.
The performances will take place at La Cantera de Nagueles, the quarry located to the north of Marbella where much of the stone used to build Puerto Banus was extracted from.
The food for this event will be provided by El Bulli Catering run by Spanish super-chef Paco Roncero.
Roncero was the protégé of Spain’s most famous chef Ferran Adria at the famous restaurant ‘El Bulli’ (now closed) voted best in the world five times by restaurant Magazine.
By John Jackson