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ONE OF THE COSTA BLANCA’S FAVOURITE social destinations has just released their summer 2020 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 this summer.

The Plaza, as it is known locally, is renowned for its annual summer entertainments calendar and legendary charitable events, raising more than €50,000 last year for worthwhile local causes.

And for the forthcoming 2020 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 unofficially with a spectacular springtime mega-party on Sunday 17th May with a headline performance from British glam-rock band, Doctor and the Medics.

Aid the Costas 2020 promises to be the biggest charity day on the Costa Blanca and one of the most prominent dates in the local social calendar this year, but Doctor and the Medics won´t be the only international name to grace Villamartin Plaza´s hallowed stage.

Villamartin Plaza Summer Live Music Calendar 2020

Villamartin Plaza: Summer 2020 Live Music Calendar

Local acts will perform alongside the international musicians, and the summer officially kicks off on Tuesday 26th May with 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.

And live music lovers won´t need to wait long for the first in a string of internationally acclaimed acts, as Hot Chocolate´s Greg Bannis takes to the stage the night after the Geckos opening session.

The soul sensation fronted Hot Chocolate for nearly two decades, providing lead vocals for the group renowned for a string of hits including the sensational “You Sexy Thing”.

Villamartin Plaza Summer Live Music Calendar 2020

Live at The Plaza: The Paul Da Vinci Explosion Tour

June sees the arrival of 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.

Villamartin Plaza Summer Live Music Calendar 2020

July and August on the Orihuela Costa music scene

Mannfred Mann´s Mike D´Abo will entertain the crowds for one night only on Thursday 2nd July. Mike D´Abo led the popular band during the late 60´s, recording the lead vocals for the Bob Dylan penned global hit “The Mighty Quinn”.

And just one week later on Thursday 9th July, the iconic glam-rock slash 70´s psychedelic folk group T.Rex will “Get It On” at the Plaza, expected to perform renditions of their classic rock catalogue.

London based street-singer Rob Falsini is used to the rigours of live performance, and has honed his edgy vocal rhythmic tone on the cobbled streets of Covent Garden Piazza in the nations capital city.

The British capital legend has built up a strong global following of dedicated fans and for one night only, he´ll leave London´s grey skies behind for an evening at Villamartin Plaza performing live on Thursday 23rd July.

Villamartin Plaza Summer Live Music Calendar 2020

Bay City Rollers: Rolling at Villamartin Plaza

Finally, September will see a string of famous names hit the Plaza´s centre stage, with X-Factor stars Steve Brookstein and Andy Abraham, swiftly followed by the Three Degrees and their fabulous band.

Villamartin Plaza will close the 2020 season in an inimitable style, with a performance by Les McKeown´s Bay City Rollers. The group closed out last year´s season and will return to Villamartin Plaza to reprise their role.

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 2020 international tour: a gruelling 27-date one-night-only live music extravaganza that takes in venues across Canada during the spring, Australia during the summer, and Villamartin Plaza on Thursday 24th September.

Villamartin Plaza Summer Live Music Calendar 2020

President of the Villamartin Plaza, Casey Shaddock, stated “Everyone asks ´How can you top 2019´s music?´ Well, we have, and 2020 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.

Visiting Spain this summer? Check out our favourite things to do on the Costa Blanca for 2020, or join the La Zenia Community Facebook Group to chat with 4,000 other members, get local advice, or find out the latest menus and offers from bars and restaurants in the Orihuela Costa area.

MAY  
17 AID THE COSTAS
DOCTOR & THE MEDICS
26 The Geckos
27 Hot Chocolate´s Greg Bannis
28 The Jersey Boys Experience
JUNE  
02 Tony Vincent
03 Dan Davy / Bee Rumble
04 PAUL DA VINCI´S EXPLOSION TOUR
THE FOUNDATION´S FT ALAN WARNER
09 HERMAN´S HERMITS
10 Brian Mundell as Neil Diamond
11 Soulbots
16 DJ Night
17 Deja Neilson
18 PETE DONEGAN & HIS BAND
23 UEFA Euro 2020
24 DJ Night
25 JOHN ROSSALL´S THE GLITTER BAND
30 UEFA Euro 2020
JULY  
01 David John Williams
02 MANFRED MANN´S MIKE D´ABO & HIS BAND
07 UEFA Euro 2020
08 UEFA Euro 2020
09 T. REX
14 Al Joel / Dave McLeod
15 Time Bandits
16 GES ROGERS UNION GAP
21 Brendan Carr as George Michael
22 Jason Isaacs
23 ROB FALSINI AND FRIENDS
28 Something Else / Ireland
29 Best of British
30 The Cages
AUGUST  
04 De Polis, Police Tribute
05 Scott Dee as Engelbert Humperdinck
06 Brit Pop Band
11 Austin Slack and Band
12 Al Joel
13 BON GIOVI, BON JOVI TRIBUTE
18 After Midnight
19 Retrospect
20 Smooth Operator UK
25 Conecta2
26 DJ Dean Alexander
27 The Galaxy´s
SEPTEMBER  
01 Mr Shifty
02 Paul James Allen / Tiny Lou
03 FLEETWOOD BAC, FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE
08 Jim McMail
09 DJ Night
10 ANDY ABRAHAM & STEVE BROOKSTEIN
15 The Cages Unplugged
16 Melissa Fanning / Nigel Burchill
17 THE THREE DEGREES & THEIR FABULOUS BAND
22 Alan Scott / Dan Davy
23 DJ Night
24 LES MCKEOWN’S BAY CITY ROLLERS

Editorial note: This page was first published 28th February 2019 and updated on 20th February 2020 with information for the current summer music season.

Photo credit: Paul Da Vinci / Les Mckeown / Bon Giovi / The Three Degrees / Union Gap / The Bay City Rollers

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