THE Weekend Beach Festival in Torre del Mar has been hailed a success.
The event far exceeded expectations, attracting 37,000 people, more than 7,000 on July 3 and more than 15,000 on July 4 and 5.
The economic impact of the festival is estimated to be between €1 and €2 million and each visitor is believed to have spent on average €50. However, no official figures have been released yet.
The first edition of the Weekend Beach Festival closely resembled other pioneering summer events held in Spain – like Esparrago Rock in Granada – with a myriad of musical acts which would please some of the most demanding audiences and draw thousands from Spain’s autonomous communities.
This year’s line-up included bands like Les Castizos, Los Zigarros, Muchachito y sus compadres and Mago de Oz.
Legions of music fans flocked to Torre del Mar from as far away as Madrid, Extremadura and Salamanca, looking to quench their thirst for music, sun, drinks and fun.
“Starting from today, Velez Malaga Council will work towards organising the second edition of the Weekend Beach Festival to consolidate it next year and turn it into one of the best in Spain,” said Velez- Malaga Mayor Francisco Delgado Bonilla. “We have worked for a full year on the event. We are pleased with how it turned out. It was a great weekend of harmony, leisure and entertainment,” he added.