Summer Concerts in Tenerife and the Canaries

Wed, April 18th, 2012 - By Nicky

The Canary Islands have seen many famous faces take to the stage and perform outstanding gigs, thrilling both residents and tourists alike. Over the past few years Elton John, Simply Red, Alicia Keys, Jamiroquai, and Rod Stewart have all performed amazing gigs on Tenerife in Costa Adeje, Playa de las Américas and Santa Cruz. But this year promises even bigger and better stars than the islands have ever seen before.

 

 

Bruce Springsteen will be heading to Gran Canaria to play a set on May 15th at the Estadio de Gran Canaria in Las Palmas. The Boss’ appearance in Gran Canaria is part of his 2012 Wrecking Ball tour which will take him all over Europe. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticket Master for €60 for an ordinary ticket or €70 for a ticket with a reserved seat.

In the same month Rock Coast Festival will take place in Santa Cruz, Tenerife on the 24th, 25th and 26th. The Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson, Evanescence, Iggy & the Stooges, Fatboy Slim, Orbital, Ben Harper and Rolling Hackers are just some of the confirmed acts, supported by many popular Spanish bands. More than just a music event, Rock Coast Festival will incorporate many exciting activities perfect for adrenaline-junkies – Formula 1 simulators, paintball and indoor skydiving are just some of the many exciting attractions on offer. Tickets can be purchased online from Ticket Master or in El Corte Ingles shopping malls and prices vary from €50-€60 for single day passes to €400 for all-inclusive VIP three-day tickets.

 

 

The Cuban rapper Pitbull will be unleashed on the Canary Islands for two concerts in June as part of his Planet Pit tour. The first will be held in Estadio de Gran Canaria in Las Palmas on the 22nd, followed by a performance at the Olympic stadium in Playa de las Americas, Tenerife on the 23rd. Tickets can be purchased online from Ticket Master or in El Corte Ingles shopping malls for €25 for an ordinary ticket or €40 for a VIP ticket.

Possibly the biggest and most popular concert to take place in the Canaries this year is Sting’s Back to Bass tour which will be held in the Heliodoro Rodríguez López stadium in Santa Cruz, Tenerife on June 30th. Sting performed in Gran Canaria in 2010 when he was supported by the island’s Philharmonic Orchestra, but this will be the first time the popular British artist has played in Tenerife. Tickets can be purchased online from Ticket Master for €50.

 

 

Tenerife – and the Canary Islands in general – is fast becoming the ideal location to enjoy a fantastic holiday in the sun and see popular artists perform amazing sets. Hopefully, this promising trend will continue and the beautiful sun-kissed islands will attract even bigger and better names in the future.

Posted : Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 1:04 pm
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One Response to “Summer Concerts in Tenerife and the Canaries”

  1. Dianne says:

    Love your blog post on what’s happening this summer in Tenerife – certainly looks like a great time to visit the island. For holidays to Tenerife visit http://www.haystravel.co.uk/location/10497/europe/spain/canary-islands/tenerife

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