Cartel de Christmas by Starlite en IFEMA MADRID Cartel de Christmas by Starlite en IFEMA MADRID
26 June 2023

IFEMA MADRID set to dazzle with the magic of Starlite

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The best boutique festival in the world will leave its home in Marbella for the first time with its Christmas by Starlite brand to delight Madrid with excellent music courtesy of great international stars.

Sting is the first artist to confirm he will perform at the Christmas by Starlite festival at IFEMA MADRID on Friday, 15 December, with a special performance of My Songs, his acclaimed world tour.

The Starlite Group and IFEMA MADRID have agreed to work together to bring the magic of the Marbella Starlite Occident festival to Madrid in a new format, Christmas by Starlite. A set of amazing concerts wrapped in a magical experience featuring international and national stars of the highest calibre. It will be held on 14, 15 and 16 December in Hall 6 at IFEMA MADRID. This extraordinary, unique proposal event will raise the capital's musical, cultural and leisure bar this Christmas.

The first big name to join the Christmas by Starlite lineup at IFEMA MADRID is renowned British musician Sting who will give a special concert of My Songs, his acclaimed world tour, on Friday, 15 December.

Sting’s My Songs concert is a lush, dynamic show featuring his most beloved songs, written throughout the 17 Grammy winner’s illustrious career with The Police and solo. After selling out tickets for their six-night shows at the Palladium in London, My Songs was called a "master class" by The Times: "Sting remains an undeniably skilled performer with a gold catalogue”. The concert, a musical journey through hits such as "Fields of Gold", "Shape of my Heart", "Roxanne", and "Demolition Man", was described as "a rare delight" by The Telegraph, and The Guardian praised Sting for his "sublime pop alchemy". Fans will also hear "Englishman In New York", "Every Breath You Take", "Message In A Bottle", and many more.

During his tour, an electric rock band will accompany Sting, and the guest artist for this concert will be Joe Sumner.

Members of the Sting Fan Club will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets on Tuesday, 27 June at 10.00h, by visiting

Tickets for the general public will be available for sale on Wednesday, 28 June at 12.00, on the website

This must-see event will be joined on 14 and 16 December by icons from the highest echelons of music, providing exciting, inspiring experiences.

The Starlite Group, an expert in new breathing life into destinations, capable of mobilising tourism from all over the world in its projects, is taking a step together with IFEMA MADRID, which has become one of the main drivers of the musical and leisure events sector, toward a new experience that will raise the bar by making an extraordinary contribution to the musical, cultural and leisure scene in Madrid in December, with a careful staging and a spectacular auditorium with defined areas of stands, stalls and VIP boxes.

In the words of José Vicente de los Mozos, President of the Executive Committee of IFEMA MADRID, “It is a privilege to have joined forces with a great brand like Starlite, which is recognised worldwide for its spectacular formula and its extraordinary portfolio, and that we have been chosen to co-organise this prestigious Festival in Madrid fulfilling a major commitment made by IFEMA MADRID to be the main cultural and leisure centre in the city”.

According to Sandra Garcia-Sanjuan, president of the festival and the Starlite Foundation, “We have wanted to bring Starlite Occident’s DNA to Madrid for many years but couldn't find a venue that met our expectations until we analysed the opportunities of IFEMA, which are immense, and that is why we have launched here”.

Unique concerts, innovative technology and brilliant leisure and dining opportunities will merge in this new universe of sensations. A not-to-be-missed event to see top artists from the music scene, full of exciting experiences and content. From the moment attendees step through the doors of Christmas by Starlite at IFEMA MADRID, they will enter a world of boundless fantasy and magic—an exciting family event with many more surprises yet to be revealed for an unforgettable Christmas.