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What's on in Mallorca August 2019

Live music, beach club parties & local festivals

Featured in: | Jose Rains, Mallorca Reporter | Published
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As we head into August, the summer season is at its peak and Mallorca’s jam-packed calendar of events continues to impress. Whether it’s beach parties, live music concerts, traditional festivals or sports competitions that tickle your taste buds, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s our comprehensive insider's guide to some of Mallorca’s best events throughout August.

Local festivals

The Fiesta de La Patrona in Pollença holds its reputation as one of the most popular traditional festivals on the island, and it always takes place over the first weekend in August. The biggest event is the legendary mock battle between Moors and Christians where the locals dress in 16th-century clothes and reenact the fight against the Ottoman pirates lead by Dragut who, in 1550, attacked the town. If you want to see the best of the action, then make sure you head to the city hall at 17:00 on August 2nd and follow the procession and mock battles through the streets of Pollença's old town.

On the eastern side of the island, the tourist resort of Cala d’Or hosts two weeks of festivities starting at the beginning of August with a busy schedule to keep the whole family entertained.

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World-class DJs

Party lovers will be pleased to know that BCM Planet Dance nightclub in Magaluf is back and hosting a few legendary parties this August. DJ Sammy will be hitting the decks every Saturday throughout the month while their world-renowned foam parties will be taking place on the 5th, 19th and 26th. Guest DJs in August include Gianluca Vacchi, Medvza, Jessie Diamond, Danny Howard and James Hype.

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Live music

The marina of Port Adriano will be welcoming some top music acts this month for their Port Adriano Music Festival. God Save the Queen interpret Queen's biggest hits on the 1st, the iconic Village People take to the stage on the 3rd, Tom Hadley from Spandau Ballet will be gracing us with his presence on the 9th, and German international pop phenomenon Nena will be putting on a first-class performance on August 14th.

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Classical music

If classical music is more your thing, then the 39th edition of the prestigious International Chopin Festival takes place in Valldemossa every Sunday in August to honour the music composer's stay in the town's Carthusian monastery with his lover, celebrated writer George Sand, in the winter of 1838.

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The Copa del Rey Regatta will welcome some of the best sailing crews in Spain to Palma Bay between July 27th and August 3rd. This year the competition has a particular royal flavour as King Felipe of Spain and King Harald of Norway take part in the action. If you love yachts, then Illes Balears Classics Regatta might also tickle your fancy. The 25th edition of this classic and vintage sailing regatta will take place in Palma Bay between August 14th and 17th. You can expect to see some of the most beautiful classic yachts in the world here.

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Glamorous beach club parties

Head to one of Mallorca’s hottest beach clubs to rub shoulders with the beautiful, rich and famous as Nikki Beach steals the crown for beach parties. The ones to look out for in August are the Alice in Wonderland-inspired Just Simply Mad on Saturday 3rd, Chef's Table by Firo Vazquez on the 7th and Haute Jungle on the 10th. Be sure to book tables and sunbeds in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Open-air cinema

Film lovers staying in Palma throughout August are in for a treat as they can enjoy the city's open-air film screenings on one of the island's balmy summer evenings. A screen is set up in Parc de la Mar, in front of the city’s iconic cathedral, the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening. So, bring a picnic and enjoy some first-class entertainment in this unique setting. Films are shown in English, Spanish and Catalan, so check out the programme to plan your night. English films include ‘Arrival’ on August 7th and ‘Woodstock' on the 14th.

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Mallorca is the perfect choice for a holiday in August not only because there's plenty going on but also because the warm weather makes it ideal to enjoy outdoor activities on the island.

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