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New festival announced (in Madrid)

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LastTour, the promoter of La Cala festival, has launched a new music festival in Madrid just days after breaking the contract with Mijas Town Hall and cancelling the Mijas event.

The promoter of the Cala Mijas festival, which decided to unilaterally break the contract with the Mijas Town Hall, will organise a new event in Madrid at the end of August called Kalorama, focused on electronic music.

Kalorama, which is also held in Lisbon, will have an offshoot in Madrid between August 29 and 31, the same days that Cala Mijas was to be held. The IFEMA exhibition centre will host the new event in the Spanish capital with a line-up that will feature artists including Massive Attack, The Kills, Death Cab for Cutie, Sam Smith, Raye and LCD Soundsystem, among others.

Last Tour announced a few days ago that it was terminating the sponsorship contract that linked it to Mijas after months of disagreements with the Town Hall over the non-payment of invoices from 2023. Mijas is now left without its music festival, but Madrid gains another event.

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Kevin Fraser Park

Kevin was born in Scotland and worked in marketing, running his own businesses in UK, Italy and, for the last 8 years, here in Spain. He moved to the Costa del Sol in 2016 working initially in real estate. He has a passion for literature and particularly the English language which is how he got into writing.