The following is a fabulous guest post from talented writer and event promoter Carol Byrne, a long term resident in Spain who attends the wonderful Gibraltar music festival every year. Originally from Dublin, Carol is a creative content writer and editor, who lives in Andalusia and is published regularly on travel, sustainability and more.
MTV Gibraltar Calling Music Festival
Whilst in Spain, look for local events and festivals to extend your enjoyment of getting to know your destination. Travelling in September? Then take the short trip across to Gibraltar, where there’s a weekend of music and fun happening, on the 2nd and 3rd of September. It’s almost time for the MTV Gibraltar Calling Music Festival. So remember to pack your passport, sunglasses, and hat and head over to the Rock for a weekend of rock, pop, DJs, and fun in the September sun.
There’s a stellar line-up promised, with something to suit everyone. Some acts have yet to be announced, so sign up for notifications. So far, we have news of Bananarama and the Village People (dancing guaranteed!) and the likes of:
- Clean Bandit
- Charlie XCX
- Craig David
- Fatboy Slim
- Jonas Blue
- The Kaiser Chiefs
- Tinie Tempah
- The Vaccines
Buy tickets here, from day passes, weekend passes, and of course VIP packages, to see the weekend out in luxury, and the best possible taste.
Not actually a country, but actually a British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar is about far more than just The Rock. Although, that’s pretty spectacular too, and at odds with its sudden right angle to the horizontal plane of surrounding coastline. Aficionados of military history make a trip there a must. A British fortress since the 18th century, and its strategic location, have marked Gibraltar with a firm place in the annals of military history. Evidence of this lies beneath too – there are, in fact, more underground tunnels than roads in Gibraltar. On a lighter note, choose to monkey around with the protected tail-less Macaques – the only wild monkey population in Europe – or watch the dolphins at play, wild and free in the straits. Shopping is, of course, tax free, always a pleasure, before a lazy afternoon at the beach, of which there are six in Gibraltar, four of them sandy. To end the day, a leisurely dinner – choose from British or international cuisine – followed by a drive to the Upper Rock. The sight of the sun setting across two continents is a pretty spectacular ending to any trip.
Have we whetted your appetite to delve deeper inside Gibraltar? Then take a trip with Toma & Coe, and their specially designed Inside the Rock of Gibraltar tour.