Every summer for the past four decades, this iconic venue has welcomed the likes of Frank Sinatra, Joe Cocker, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Elton John, Céline Dion, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Robert Plant, The Who, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams… It is a dizzying list of A-list names that reflects not only the prestigious character of this unique dancehall, but also its universal and catholic approach to musical genres.
In 2016, the famous Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival will once again seek to awe its audiences with ‘exceptional events and dinner shows’ that keep the traditions of the festival while innovating and keeping ‘in tune with the times’.
Festival highlights include Rod Stewart, who will launch the festival on 2nd July with his biggest hits from the 1970s through to his latest studio album Another Country, followed by American artist Gladys Knight on 8th July. Lana Del Rey will perform at the high profile Monaco Red Cross Gala on 23rd July (tuxedo mandatory for male guests). Seal, The Corrs and Jamie Cullum will play respectively on 25th, 26th and 27th July. Live performances can be expected from music industry titans Julio Iglesias (in Monaco for his world tour) on 29th July and Tom Jones the following evening. Newcomer John Newman and Enrique Iglesias are among the final acts on the programme on 4th and 13th August.
Correct attire is requested at all events, with a jacket required at dinner shows. Tickets are available online. The festival takes place from 2nd July to 20th August.