About the Music Scene in Mallorca
Over the years, Mallorca has developed a music scene worth writing home about. Whether you want to see your favourite pop artist, an international DJ or a live rock, jazz or blues gig, we guarantee you will find something to suit your individual music tastes and needs whilst visiting the island.
Mallorca manages to attract its fair share of well-known international artists who fill the calendar with live concerts at one of the islands many music venues. Palma Arena, the ONO (football) stadium, Palma Auditorium and the Es Gremi Music Centre are some of the top venues alongside outdoor festival style sites like Son Fusteret, Port Adriano and the BH Hotel. Over the years, Mallorca’s locals and visitors have enjoyed concerts by music legends like the Beach Boys, The Happy Mondays, Guns'n'Roses, Kool & the Gang, China Crisis, Placebo, Elton John, Gloria Gaynor or Ricky Martin.
Electronic Dance Music
The illustrious holiday resort of Magaluf has the most vibrant music scene in the summer months. The BH Hotel has taken over from the former Mallorca Rocks and hosts large scale parties with an impressive list of acts, including Tiesto, Tinie Tempah, N-dubz, Calvin Harris, Labrinth, Far East Movement, Laidback Luke, DJ Sammy, Cascada, Eddie Halliwell, Judge Jules and Howard Donald. The legendary DJ Carl Cox is known to perform at various venues on the island along with fellow DJs Andy Cato and Tom Findlay (better known as Groove Armada) as well as Pete Tong and a whole host of others.
Local Bands & Traditional Music
The local music scene is also worth checking out, especially if you are into more intimate parties. Many bars in Palma and around the island feature live music acts throughout the year playing pop, rock, reggae, blues, funk and soul, whilst others host dance and electronic DJs which bring in both locals and tourists alike.
Alternatively, you can dive into Mallorca’s traditional music culture. There are folk and flamenco nights at various venues around the island, so you can give it a go yourself and join in with some local dance moves. For a more authentic experience, the traditional fiestas often involve some customary Mallorcan live music and dance acts late in the evenings. If you want a sneak peek at how the locals like to celebrate, fiestas take place all throughout the year so please check our Events Calendar.
Jazz music has created quite a stir on the island. At any time of the year, you can venture into Palma’s old town visit its lively jazz and blues bars. In the summer months keep your eyes peeled for jazz and live music evenings at various hotels and bars around the island, especially in the more touristy resorts. There’s also more than a few jazz festivals in the music calendar with some of the biggest names in the scene showing up for live performances in places like Deià and Valldemossa.