Pueblos Blancos Music Festival 2019 – Festival in White Villages

The Music Festival in the white villages, called “PBMF” or Pueblos Blancos Music Festival, is a perfect excuse to discover the interior of Andalusia. In 2019 from 8th to 11th of August in Ronda, Montejaque, Grazalema and Villaluenga del Rosario.

In 2018 this event was in September, this year it will be celebrated in August.

Seems like the perfect excuse to get out of the house and enjoy a long and varied weekend, in addition to visiting such emblematic towns.

Exploring the interior of Andalusia is a highly recommended experience. I will also recommend you transport means to get there.

Music festival and enjoying the white villages

Let’s read a little about the towns where this event takes place so you can start planning your visit.

Music festival in Ronda

Ronda, the city of the Tajo, located about 100 km from Malaga capital and 60 km from Marbella. This town is famous not only for its many historical monuments but also its location, in a beautiful scenery surrounded by the Serrania de Ronda; hence it’s definitely worth a visit for those who spend their holidays in southern Spain.

The concerts will take place in the Blas Infante Auditorium. It is located on the balcony of the Tajo de Ronda, with spectacular views and sunsets.

You can learn more about Ronda in our guide.

Live concerts in Ronda

Official inauguration on 8th of August.

8 to 11 August – Live concerts from 8.30 pm until 12.30 at Blas Infante Auditorium.

Music festival in Montejaque

Montejaque, in the Serrania de Ronda, offers an unparalleled experience in the interior of the province. A natural environment in which you can visit the old Gothic church from the early sixteenth century while you stroll the narrow streets or visit some of the natural routes that surround the village.

The concerts will be organised at Plaza de la Constitución, in the heart of the municipality.

Live concerts in Montejaque

8 to 11 August – Live concerts from 8 pm until 1 am at Constitucion Square.

10 August – Concerts from midday and Popular Paella for lunch at 2 pm.

11 August – Jam Session and closure of the Pueblos Blancos Music Festival 2019 at 1 am.

Music festival in Grazalema

Grazalema is located in the province of Cadiz. A visit to this municipality not only offers a natural environment of great beauty but also a rich gastronomy. Don’t forget to try the tasty tuna with onions and walk through its magical narrow streets of Arab origin.

The concerts will be at Plaza de España, at the entrance of the village of Grazalema. In addition there will be a swimming pool, restaurant and an open-air auditorium.

Live concerts in Grazalema

8 to 11 August – Concerts from 7.30 pm until midnight at Plaza España square.

Music festival in Cadiz, Villaluenga del Rosario

Finally in Cadiz we also find Villaluenga del Rosario, a town only 128 kilometres from Cádiz, in the heart of the Natural Park of the Sierra de Grazalema. This location is a natural paradise with a great diversity of caves and wells created over time by the erosive process of the rock, especially relevant area for those who love hiking.

Concerts in Villaluenga del Rosario

8 to 11 August – Concerts from 7.30 pm until 11 pm at the Municipal Booth.

The music festival

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You already know a little more about the locations. What if we know a little more about the Pueblos Blancos Music Festival?

A long weekend of concerts that will begin on Thursday, August 8th until the  Sunday 11th. The meeting will be attended by groups and artists in an encounter between Austin in Texas and Andalusia.

Access is free of charge, so do you need more excuses to discover the interior of Andalusia?

More information at the official website:
https://www.pueblosblancosmusicfestival.com/english

How to get there

If you are planning to get to any of the white villages listed in this article, it would be a nice idea to start planning what will be your best choice as transportation means.

You can hire a car in Malaga before your flight, this way you will not only have a transportation means for getting to any of those villages, but to enjoy driving through some beautiful landscapes.

Malaga airport transfers are the most comfortable choice for those who do not want to hire a car. They pick you up and get you back to the airport at the time or day you ask for a fixed price.

There are trains between Malaga and Ronda, but the schedule might not fit your needs. You can check Ronda train station location on map here.

Raúl G.T

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Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.
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2 thoughts on “Pueblos Blancos Music Festival 2019 – Festival in White Villages”

  1. My husband and I are following friend musicians who are performing in the concerts of Pueblos Blancos Music Festival. We are flying into Malaga and I would like to know about the best method of transportation during our stay there. We fly in August 29 and are staying until September 10. Is it easy to rent a car or are the trains and shuttles appropriate for sightseeing and exploring during the days before the band arrives and the subsequent days of travelling to the festival sights? What about parking? And hotels? Is it best t o stay in one area and use it as a home base for the festival or move around staying in a different hotel every night? Thanks for any advice you can give to help us!

    1. Taking in consideration your requirements and the places you will need to visit a rental car would be the recommended choice. You can book online, pick it up and return at the airport.
      I don’t think parking will be a problem when getting to some white villages in Andalucia, but I don’t know how popular those concerts will be. Anyway even if you have to park at the outskirts of the town, the walking distance shouldn’t be much.
      You can book online without credit card from our recommended car rental websites in Malaga.

      Another option would be using a transfer service, you can book the pickup and the return time. The trip will be comfortable and the driver will speak perfect English, but the price will be more expensive than hiring a car. You decide, for transfers between towns you should contact the transfer website as they don’t offer this kind of service online, but under request.
      I got confirmation than any of our recommended transfers websites in Malaga are available for your requirements, there is also a website for booking buses if you want to travel with your friend’s band 🙂

      About accommodation, It depends on you. The towns where performances are celebrated can be up to 45 minutes driving from each other, if you choose to rent a car a home base is an option. Ronda is around 45 minutes driving from Villaluenga del Rosario or Grazalema and around 30 minutes driving from Montejaque.

      When deciding the home base I would take into consideration Ronda, even when being the most eastern location, but because of the monuments and places to visit there. If you prefer choosing the middle point, then Montejaque is your choice.

      Hope to be of help, let me know if need more help deciding or have any other question.

      BTW your trip plan sounds amazing, would love to hear your experience.

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