THE ORIHUELA COSTA´S favourite entertainment venue has announced a major springtime event coming this May. Hailed as the biggest charity day on the Costa Blanca, “Aid the Costas 2020” promises to be one of the most prominent dates in the local social calendar this year.

Organised by the Villamartin Plaza management team, the charity day will be supported by a cast of local talented musicians and vocalists, and a headline appearance from British glam-rock band, Doctor and the Medics.

The group formed in 1981 and is best known for their cover of Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky” which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart and proved to be an acclaimed worldwide hit in 1986.

Aid the Costas, Villamartin Plaza charity event

The seven-piece band have an extensive discography spanning four decades and released their most recent track “Lift Me Up” in 2016. The following year Doctor and the Medics produced a re-recorded video of their classic track some 31 years after the original production (you can see the video on YouTube below).

Aid the Costas 2020 will be hosted by Casey Shaddock and Stevie Spit, and the duo are promising a full day of world-class entertainment with something for all the family to enjoy, including bouncy castles and face-painting for younger music lovers.

The Villamartin Plaza team are hoping to raise money for four great local causes: the Apanee Centre for Disabled Children in Torrevieja, the Franciscan Men´s Shelter in Gandia, the Little Pod Association for animals, and the San José Obrero Orphanage.

Aid the Costas, Villamartin Plaza charity event

Aid the Costas 2020: the Villamartin Plaza charity mega-event

The event is completely free to attend, but participants who wish to support the charities represented on the day can purchase raffle tickets in advance, with the chance to win up to €1,000 in two identical raffles, with additional prizes of €500 and €250. Tickets cost €5.00 each and can be purchased online here.

Villamartin Plaza´s “Aid the Costas” springtime mega-party takes place on Sunday 17th May 2020, with live music and entertainment all day from 1:00 pm. For more information visit the official Villamartin Plaza website, or find them on Facebook by clicking here.

Looking for travel ideas and inspiration? Check out our favourite recommended things to do this year on the Orihuela Costa, or join the La Zenia Community Facebook Group to chat with 7,000 other members, get local advice, or find out the latest menus and offers from bars and restaurants in the Orihuela Costa area.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the global coronavirus CoVid-19 pandemic, this event has been rescheduled to take place on Sunday 17th September 2020. More information will follow nearer the new date.

Photo credit: Doctor & The Medics / LaZenia.com

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