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.
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
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:
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.
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