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UMG Spain Staging Summer Concert Series

MADRID, Spain (CelebrityAccess) — Universal Music Group's Spanish unit has announced that it is staging the second annual Universal Music Festival concert series throughout July at the Teatro Real de Madrid.

The festival, which opened on July 5th with a concert by Rod Stewart. Other artists lined up to perform at the 1,750 capacity opera house include Jose Luis Perales, Rufus Wainwright, Bunbury, Diana Krall, Manuel Carrasco and Arcangel

Spain are celebrating the second annual Universal Music Festival throughout July, with world-class artists helping to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the magnificent Teatro Real de Madrid.

Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the opening night along with numerous distinguished guests from the film world, politics, the music industry and television celebrities.

Universal's concert series is part of a series of events taking place over three years to help mark Teatro Real de Madrid’s bicentennial anniversary. The venerable concert hall became ‘Spanish Property of Cultural Interest’ in 1993 and is a cultural symbol of the capital.

“It’s a real pleasure to see the doors of Teatro Real opening for the second consecutive year for the most important national and international artists to share their art with the Madrid public, showing a variety of musical styles without precedent in the Spanish cultural scene. Thanks to the public that have responded so enthusiastically to this initiative, making each and every concert of this Universal Music Festival a sell-out,” said Jesús López, Chairman & CEO of Latin America and Iberian Peninsula. – Staff Writers