Thursday, January 17, 2008
More on Elton's Canary Islands Date
The spectacular Elton John concert is all set to tee off at the stunning outdoor venue of Golf Costa Adeje on Thursday, January 24.
The fantastic start to 2008 will see Tenerife once again placed on the international map as requests for tickets are being received from all over Europe, including France, mainland Spain, Italy and Germany.
And by all accounts, even Elton himself is hugely looking forward to his debut concert on the island and discovering what the real Tenerife is all about.
Media interest in the unique event was at fever pitch when a press conference was called by organisers, Canarias Live Sun Festival last week.
With less than one month to go before the Rocket Man blasts off, nearly half of the tickets have been sold and an audience of at least 20,000 fans is expected.
Organisers were keen to allay fears that the golf course venue would not be able to cope with either the traffic or car-parking. They say the event has been minutely planned down to the very last detail and are full of praise for everyone who has been involved and all the sponsors for their support.
“Everyone involved is passionately excited about this concert which is going to be absolutely spectacular and will show once again that Tenerife has so much more to offer over and above its climate and beautiful landscape,” said Dario Morra of Canarias Live Sun Festival.
A huge stage is being built on part of the golf course where the terrain resembles a natural amphitheatre overlooking the sea. The concert itself begins at 9pm and is expected to last up to two and a half hours with Elton John and his band commanding the stage for the entire duration.
Ticket-holders are invited to arrive early to enjoy the atmosphere and scenery and perhaps enjoy a picnic and drinks in the grounds.
The concert will be going ahead no matter what the weather and though the evening temperature is expected to be around 17 degrees, it might still be advisable to bring warm clothing in case of a chilly wind and umbrellas in the very unlikely event of rain.
However, with more than three quarters of the tickets being standing only, as opposed to seats, there’s going to be plenty of warmth generated by the dancing, clapping and cheering as Elton performs his stunning gig.
The concert has at least 25 sponsors, including Heineken and Coca Cola, and the total support and backing of all the Canarian authorities.
It’s going to be one of the biggest and most prestigious entertainment events on Tenerife for years and one which will set the scene for further spectacular performances if it proves a success.
At the moment, there is absolutely no doubt that it will be just that with a team of 350 personnel involved in the production and hundreds of lights promising to bring the golf course ablaze. Huge scenery is being shipped in and electricity will be provided by no less than 14 generators.
Organisers say they were disappointed at the earlier stories that Elton John was going to perform in Santa Cruz which proved untrue as this had nothing to do with them whatsoever.
“We have been planning this concert at Golf Costa Adeje for a very very long time,” said Dario Morra.
The Elton John concert website is on www.eltonjohntenerife.com