The announcement that Marbella Arena – the former Bull Ring in Nueva Andalucia – was being reformed as an “international concert venue” had concert goers buzzing.

So to say we were not impressed with the management is putting it mildly. First was the lack of invitations to the English media for the Press Conference when the line up of acts was unveiled.

And then there was the line up itself. Promising international acts to “be announced later”, the only non Spanish performers so far are  Bob Marley’s backing group,  The Wailers.

Somehow we can’t see that one packing out the 5,000 seater venue, especially considering that they will be up against other concerts this sunmmer including Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Sting, The Jacksons, and the recently announced Jason Derulo.

And as for the “Spanish Hip Hop” Festival, that would seem to be inviting mayhem to Nueva Andalucia.

Good luck Marbella Arena. Looks like you are going to need it…