You can’t suppress Tenerife’s love of dance music. Just when you thought the music scene had settled into a sedate round of middle of the road music it’s veered off into the fast lane with two, big outdoor concerts in one vibrant August week.
DJ Tiesto, praised as the world’s best, heads in from Holland on Saturday 6 August to light the fuse at Golf Costa Adeje with his Club Life experience. With the music memories still reverberating, it’s followed up on Friday 12 August with 13 hours of music at the Arona Summer Festival at the Las Americas football stadium (below). This one features French house music DJ David Guetta and a host of top acts from around Europe.
So let’s take a back stage pass and find out a little more about these big events.
As you probably guessed the Golf Costa Adeje concert is from the people that brought over Elton John, Rod Stewart, Simply Red and on 8th July this year, Michael Bolton. All great acts but not everyone’s cup of tea. DJ Tiesto is a different animal. Born in Breda as Tijs Verwest he has made an international name as a trance DJ and producer with mega shows at places like Ibiza, Amsterdam and the O2 Arena in London. He even performed at the opening ceremony for the 2004 Olympics in Greece. This show starts at 8pm, ticket details have not been released yet but watch Tenerife Magazine for more news and booking details on the promoters website.
On to the Arona Summer Festival at the Antonio Dominguez Alfonso Olympic stadium, to give it its official name.
It’s early days for times and ticket prices but we have been promised 13 hours of music on a grand scale not seen since the Son Latinos beach concerts in Los Cristianos. DJ David Guetta is joined by Roger Sanchez, the New Yorker with the big following. Tenerife’s own Bikini Invaders add a local flavour; from France Rinoceroise could be a surprise packet and Madrid is sending The Zombie Kids.
It’s pretty impressive that Adeje and Arona are serving up such a mid summer treat and there are sure to be more additions to the musical menu for Tenerife.