We almost had a bit of rain yesterday and the clouds are still about. Let’s look at the immediate forecast for the Alicante Province….
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We did have storms in several areas of Spain yesterday and there was heavy rain in Valencia.
There are some opportunities that are simply unmissable, especially if we’re talking about summer, Benidorm and the most surprising music festival around. It’s called the Low Cost Festival, taking place on 23rd and 24th July in Benidorm’s L’Aigüera Park, bringing together the crème de la crème from the national and international indie scene.
Following a brilliant first edition held in Alicante, the Low Cost Festival 2010 is moving to Benidorm to offer audiences on the Costa Blanca a first-class line-up. The British groups Editors and Placebo, undoubtedly two of the biggest exponents of alternative rock around today, are just two of the acts lined up to play at the festival, which will also feature performances by other high voltage international bands such as These New Puritans, The Raveonettes, Adam Green, Tokyo Sex Destruction and Vive La Fête.
The line-up of national groups performing at the Low Cost Festival 2010 is also unbeatable. Love of Lesbian, Los Planetas, Lori Meyers and Arizona Baby have seduced a whole army of follows with their lyrics and chords, both in Spain and abroad. Together with them, Benidorm and its beaches will offer audiences an idyllic setting, which is why it is already considered the ultimate music event of this summer.
The green areas and central boulevards make L’Aigüera Park the city’s green lung and a wonderful setting to enjoy concerts. The Low Cost Festival enclosure is divided into three stages: there are two tiered open-air spaces, the Oscar Esplá amphitheatre and the Julio Iglesias auditorium, and the bullring.
As well as music, the festival presents an attractive programme of leisure and entertainment and Benidorm’s tourist offer and nightlife. For starters, festival-goers will get special prices at shops, restaurants and bars around the city. And, throughout the entire week from 19th to 25th July, there will be free concerts at midday, low cost gastronomic routes, the record and alternative fashion fair, and even a documentary film festival, along with many other surprises.
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1983 Half a dozen Welsh students shouted ‘Go Home’ at the Prince of Wales as he arrived for a meeting at the University of Wales, in protest against ‘English imperialism’.
1997 The Princess of Wales attended the funeral of murdered Italian fashion designer and former friend Gianni Versace in Milan. She flew from Cannes on the private jet made available by singer and friend Elton John and wore a striking black Versace dress to the service in which Elton and Sting sang a duet of ‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’.
1992 America moved closer to launching a military strike against Iraq when warships in the Mediterranean and the Adriatic were put on alert following Saddam Hussein’s refusal to allow United Nations arms inspectors to check the Agriculture Ministry for nuclear missile documents.
1994 Police sealed off the M5 in Gloucestershire after a member of the public spotted an arsenal of guns in a van. But armed police found they had ambushed a travelling theatre company and seized their armoury of props, including swords, replica machine-guns and a bazooka.
1994 The Home Secretary announced that the young killers of James Bulger were to be kept in custody for at least 15 years- much longer than recommended by the trial judge.
1960 Cliff Richard notched up his third chart-topper with Bruce Welch’s composition ‘Please Don’t Tease’. 1964, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Hard Days Night’
1966, Frank Sinatra went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Strangers In The Night’.
1969, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Honky Tonk Women,’
1977 In the middle of his act, Tony Orlando announced, much to the surprise of the rest of Dawn, that this is to be his ‘last day as a performer’. 1977, Who drummer Keith Moon joined Led Zeppelin on stage during a gig at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angles playing a duet with Zeppelin drummer John Bonham
1980, Cliff Richard received his OBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
1983, Paul Young had his first UK No.1 single with his version of the Marvin Gaye song ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat, (That’s My Home.)’
1983, The Police went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Synchronicity’.
1989, Ringo Starr kicked off his first tour since the break-up of the Beatles with a show in Dallas. His backup band included guitarist Joe Walsh, organist Billy Preston and Bruce Springsteen’s sax man Clarence Clemons.
1995, Two R.E.M. fans died at Dublin’s Slane Castle gig, one drowned in the River Boyne and the other was allegedly pushed from a bridge.
2000, The Corrs started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘In Blue’.
2003, James Brown announced his separation from his fourth wife using an advertisement featuring the Disney character Goofy.
2005, Queen’s 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best rock concert ever by over 7,000 UK Sony Ericsson music fans.
2006, McFly scored their 5th UK No.1 single with ‘Please Please’.
2008, a waxwork model of Amy Winehouse was unveiled at Madame Tussauds. The singer’s parents, Mitch and Janis, revealed the model, ‘complete with trademark beehive and sailor tattoos’, at the London attraction.
1942, Madeline Bell, UK singer, Blue Mink
1945, Danelli, drums, The Young Rascals
1946, Andy Mackay, sax, woodwind, Roxy Music,
1947, David Essex, UK singer, actor
1947,Tony Joe White, US singer, songwriter.
1950, Blair Thorton, guitar, Bachman Turner Overdrive
1952, Janis Siegel, singer, Manhattan Transfer
1961,Martin Gore, keyboards, Depeche Mode,
1964, Tim Kellett, keyboards & trumpet, Simply Red
1965, Slash, (Saul Hudson), guitar, Guns N’ Roses