And the artists are
I gave you an advanced warning in July that Mallorca's biggest, and getting bigger every year, live music festival would be back next year. What started our four years ago as a mainly Indie music fest has grown and grown and 2020's bash will be bigger, better and more wide ranging than ever.
Now billed as a multi-genre shindig, Mallorca Live Festival takes place as usual in Calvia's Aquapark where this year over 33,000 young people packed the venue over its two day duration. However 2020 will see the festy extended to three days, Thursday to Saturday, 14th to 16th May.
As I reported in July the festival area will be doubled to 16,000 square metres, there'll be more and better stages, more bars and toilets, and the gastro-area known as 'The Town' for food will be larger. It also aims to promote a commitment to sustainability with selective waste collection, reusable cups, compostable kitchenware, efficient energy consumption, promotion of collective transport and so on.
Approaching 50 artists from across the genres of modern music both live and recorded, ie bands and DJ's, will be appearing at MLF and I'll just mention a few of the headliners to whet your musical appetite;
Michael Kiwanuka, whose track Cold Little Heart found fame as the theme music to the TV series Big Little Lies.
Miles Kane, the Scouse representative of the UK's Mod Squad and winner of awards from Q, Mojo and NME.
Temples, would be 60's psychedelic rockers who look like the Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd and sound like The Byrds/post mid-sixties Beatles/Jefferson Airplane etc.
Tickets cost €99 for all three days or €82.50 for Friday and Saturday and can be bought online by clicking on this link – Mallorca Live Festival 2020 tickets.
To help you out in deciding, I've shamelessly copied the schedule and pasted it here -
Thursday: Leiva, Natos y Waor, Siloé
Friday: Crystal Fighters, Miles Kane, Kate Tempest, Nathy Peluso, León Benavente, Ama Lou, Delaossa & J Moods, Mateo Kingman, Tu Otra Bonita, Y La Bamba, Le Parody, Sistemas Inestables, Go Cactus, Saïm, Marcel Dettmann, dOP, OR:LA, Red Axes, Titi Calor, Ángeles Marqueño, Vik.t
Saturday: Kase.O, Michael Kiwanuka, Temples, Carolina Durante, Maikel Delacalle, Austra, Alizzz, Fémina, Guitarricadelafuente, Biznaga, Baywaves, Alberto y García, Parquesvr, Jose Domingo, Trigga, &ME, Mano Le Tough, Akkan, Cooper Saver, Frink
If you're young, you'll love much of this line up, and that's exactly why the tourist authorities of the island stump up financial assistance for the festival as they want to attract a new generation of tourists to the Mallorca,
Watching the video, the festival certainly seems to attract a young, lively, and dare I say it, quite responsible, crowd – just the sort of people that we want to return to Mallorca for years to come. Well done to the organisers!