- Words Notion Staff
Global and local stars headed to Calvià Beach for the sixth edition of popular festival Mallorca Live 2023 last week, here’s what went down.
In its sixth edition, Mallorca Live 2023 truly established itself as a must-attend festival for music lovers of all genres. Set in the island’s stunning Calvià region, the three-day party invited global hitmakers and local stars to its serene settings and immersive grounds. 65,000 revellers rambled to the beach for five stages of musical goodness, and no one left disappointed by the idyllic landscape and sun-soaked weather.
Thursday was defined by the distinctive auto-tuned croons of Bad Gyal, who brought her arsenal of reggaeton hits for everyone to enjoy. British indie veterans The Kooks provided equal amounts of energy, with help from their debut album, ‘Inside In/Inside Out’. Closing out the evening was German DJ Sven Väth, a legend unfazed by performances to tens-of thousands of people; he shut down Thursday night in style.
The festival’s unwavering joy continued into the second day. Defined by their ‘00s pop-rap hits, Black Eyed Peas stole the show on Friday evening. Mallorca Live’s commitment to local acts was clear too, as Dollar Selmouni took to the stage for a highlight moment. Electronic music icons Peggy Gou and Moderat also brought their internationally adored brands of DJing to Calvià.
Reaching its peak for The Chemical Brothers, festivalgoers refused to let up their energy on Saturday, as another star-studded day of programming commenced. The Manchester big beat pioneers powered through a devastating set of classics from their revered discography. Live highlights also came from psychedelic stalwarts Bomba Estéreo and alternative band Viva Suecia.
Taking the international spotlight and proving itself as a must-attend Mediterranean event, Mallorca Live is the perfect way to kick off the festival season. A catalyst for the culture sector on the Balearic Islands, its seventh edition promises more global superstars and local heroes, as it maintains its commitment to encompassing all genres.