ONE OF THE COSTA BLANCA’S FAVOURITE social destinations has just released their summer 2019 entertainment schedule, with some acts on the Villamartin Plaza live music performance roster returning from last year, and some surprise stars due to take centre stage later this summer.
The Plaza, as it is known locally, is renowned for its summer entertainments calendar, with last years sensational live music season culminating with a performance from British soft-rock royalty icon and global vocal superstar, Leo Sayer.
And for the forthcoming season, they´ve pulled out all the stops to provide more than four months of world-class entertainment throughout the summer.
Local acts will perform alongside international musicians, and the schedule kicks off on Thursday 23rd May with a performance from local 4-piece band, the Geckos.
The all-male band opened last year´s season of live music at Villamartin Plaza, playing a varied back-catalogue of music from recording artists such as Paul Carrack, the Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, and Crowded House.
Spanish rock band Connecta2 will open the June live music calendar with covers from artists such as Queen, The Police, and ACDC. And if the leading female vocalist´s gritty rendition of Guns N´ Roses “Sweet Child of Mine” is anything to go by, concert-goers are in for quite some treat.
Local acoustic band Steel Horse provides a lighter musical alternative, with a live performance later in the month.
Villamartin Plaza: Summer 2019 Live Music Calendar
The Spanish foursome of Jose Manuel Rives, Germán Perez, Jose Manuel Garcia, and Fabián Vera, hail from Elche and take creative inspiration from American legends such as Dire Straits, Johnny Cash, and the King of rock and roll himself – Elvis.
But perhaps one of the biggest dates in Villamartin Plaza´s live music schedule is reserved for Los Pacaminos.
The UK-based Tex-Mex and Americana band features English singer, songwriter and musician Paul Young on guitar and vocals with class support from some of the UK’s finest musical talent.
The 80´s pop-icon and Wembley Live Aid veteran formed Los Pacaminos in 1993 and the band performed a mixture of their own material and covers, later releasing albums and taking part in touring dates across Europe in 2014.
Los Pacaminos are now past their 25th year and show no signs of stopping. With an unmatched live reputation and two acclaimed studio albums and two live albums under their belts, they continue to explore the music of the Southwest.
Local Orihuela Costa favourite and solo vocalist Rebecca Holt will return to Villamartin Plaza during August, to take the stage alongside Nigel Burchill.
The female entertainer enjoys a well-deserved fanbase, performing covers of songs from legendary show-women such as Shakira, Beyonce, Etta James, Donna Summer, Nina Simone, and Ellie Goulding.
Live at The Plaza: The Paul Da Vinci Explosion Tour
Ms Holt will be joined by legendary singer-songwriter Paul Da Vinci, returning to the centre stage to reprise “The Paul Da Vinci Explosion Tour”.
Paul is best known as the incredible three-and-a-half octave voice on the Rubettes number one selling single “Sugar Baby Love”, which sold over 8 million copies worldwide.
With a phenomenal singing career spanning more than four decades, Paul Da Vinci has worked with many top artists including Elton John, Ringo Starr, The Hollies, and David Essex.
Enjoying chart successes in the 70´s and 80´s as a solo artist, in 2016 he launched The Paul da Vinci Explosion, a band of seasoned top session musicians with an exciting and authentic remastering of beloved classic tracks from the 60´s and 70´s.
Bay City Rollers: Rolling at Villamartin Plaza
Finally, Villamartin Plaza will close the 2019 season in inimitable style, with a performance by Les McKeown´s Bay City Rollers.
The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop rock band known for their worldwide teen idol popularity in the 70´s. Over the years they have been called the “tartan teen sensations” and “the biggest group since the Beatles”.
The group’s line-up experienced many changes over the years, but lead singer Les McKeown kept the band “rolling” releasing a studio album “The Lost Songs” in 2016.
The band will take a break from their 2019 nationwide UK tour: a 51-date one-night-only live music extravaganza that takes in venues such as the O2 Apollo in Manchester, the First Direct Arena in Leeds, and Villamartin Plaza on Wednesday 25th September.
President of the Villamartin Plaza, Casey Shaddock, stated “Everyone asks “How can you top 2018´s music? Well, we have, and 2019 brings one of the strongest line-ups of live music in all of Spain and beyond!”
The summer line-up promises tribute acts, rock and pop, Northern soul, and with the overwhelming success of last years Summer Nights program, we¨re confident that the Plaza´s management team will be bringing awesome live music and entertainment to midweek´s throughout the summer.
Events at Villamartin Plaza are always well subscribed, and booking for any of this year´s events is strongly recommended. Find out about Villamartin Plaza´s summer schedule by visiting the official website.
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|28||PAUL DA VINCI’S EXPLOSION TOUR|
|29||Damian Munz / Tony de Love (DJ)|
|30||Tiny Lou / JJ Francis|
|06||Al Joel / Bee Rumble|
|11||Dan Davy / Paul James Allen|
|12||The Desperados / Eagles Tribute|
|13||LOS PACAMINOS FT PAUL YOUNG|
|20||De Polis / Police Tribute|
|25||Steel Horse Acoustic|
|27||Scott Dee as Englebert Humperdink|
|02||Al Joel / Alan Scott|
|03||The Leftovas / UK|
|04||Ian Brown / Northern Soul (DJ)|
|09||Tiny Lou / Paul James Allen|
|11||The New Jersey Boys / Stevie Spit|
|16||JJ Francis / Dan Davy|
|17||Damian Munz / Tony De Love (DJ)|
|18||Members of the Animals|
|23||Ian Brown / Northern Soul (DJ)|
|25||GES ROGERS UNION GAP|
|30||Something Else / Ireland|
|06||Rebecca Holt / Nigel Burchill|
|08||The Streeters Ft Austin Slack & Del Bronham|
|14||Big J Juanma Rock & Roll Band|
|21||Queens of Rock / UK|
|22||Nikki G / Paul Michael|
|27||The Fly / U2 Tribute|
|28||Damian Munz / Tony De Love (DJ)|
|29||Solar Eye / UK|
|04||Dean Alexanda (DJ)|
|05||JOE LONGTHORNE & BAND|
|11||The Blues Brothers / UK|
|12||ROB FALSINI & FRIENDS|
|17||Ian Brown / Northern Soul (DJ)|
|18||The Desperados / Eagles Tribute|
|19||Jason Isaacs / UK|
|24||Dean Alexanda (DJ)|
|25||LES MCKEOWN’S BAY CITY ROLLERS|