Benidorm is a place where happiness is a lifestyle, not a goal, and it’s not hard to see why. A wealth of beaches and a warm climate year round does wonders for a saddened soul. Lost amid the sights and the fiestas is the diversity and quality of music this city offers. For the uninitiated, here’s a guide to some of the best music festivals that you can experience on a Benidorm holiday.
Neptuno Aquatic Festivo (July 12th)
One of the most unique music festivals in the world, the Neptuno Aquatic festival is held in an actual waterpark. Visitors taking a Benidorm holiday will be able listen to some of the best DJs in the world, with waterslides and rides as their backdrop. What better way to take a break from the music than by zipping down a cool waterslide during a hot summer afternoon?
Rus Festival (July 18-19)
Because of the growing Russian population, Benidorm hosts a Russian-centric music festival once a year. All the performers are Russian, and even if you are unfamiliar with the language, it’s an interesting experience.
Low Festival (July 25-27)
This yearly festival brings in acts from all over the world. This year it’s highlighted by “The Hives” and “Kaiser Chiefs”, two big names in the indie rock scene. It’s a very fan friendly venue, with areas for relaxing, such as a swimming pool, and it even goes as far as to offer vegetarian dishes. It’s a far cry from the stress and hectic pace that defines so many other festivals.
Electrobeach Festival (August 1-2)
As its name states, this festival is held right on the beach, with electronic dance music as the music of choice. It’s a decent line up of DJ’s, but the real draw is the atmosphere. Nothing beats a beach party.
Benidorm Pride (September 12-14)
This is a festival that celebrates all forms of life through events and shows, to go along with the musical performers. There are art shows, film showcases and parties, all with no cover charge or fee. The goal is to include as many people as possible. The biggest day is on the 13th, when the gay pride parade winds through the street.
As you can see from the diversity of music festivals, Benidorm truly is a welcoming city. It’s a place where you can be yourself, all the while soaking up sun and listening to good music. Plus, it’s the place that gave us Julio Iglesias, so you never know who you might see walking down the street.