It literally promises to rock The Rock of Gibraltar when it opens its doors to the public next month. Held at the Victoria Stadium close to the border with Spain, the Gibraltar Music Festival is the biggest event of its kind in Gibraltar, and looks set to attract thousands of music lovers from both sides of the border.

Olly Murs
Olly Murs
Although only in its second year, the festival already has a number of top acts booked for next month including British heart throb Olly Murs and fellow Brit rockers, Texas. Also performing is English born, Scottish artist Emeli Sandé, who wowed a global audience at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics last summer. Other bands putting in an appearance are British jazz-funk group Level 42, 70s rock band 10cc and La Oreja de Van Gogh, a Spanish pop group who are rumoured to count Gibraltar’s First Minister Picardo among their legion of fans. Organised by the Gibraltar Government, the festival runs from 12pm to midnight on Saturday September 7th at the stadium where Gibraltar’s football team play. Last year’s event was organised as part of the Gibraltar National Week celebrations and was so popular that it’s now destined to become an annual event. The inaugural festival featured British pop star Jessie J as the headlining act and also saw Ali Campbell from UB40 in action, as well as local bands Atomica 4, Noiz and Jetstream. The festival grounds will include two stages, a food and drink area, a market, kids entertainment and areas to rest in the shade. Tickets start at £50 although entrance is free for children under 12 accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information visit www.gibraltarmusicfestival.com