Ximenez Group

Ximenez Group, Official Lighting Partner of the Starlite Group Festivals

17 June 2024

The Cordoba-based company has signed a collaboration agreement to bring the magic of its lighting projects to Starlite Occident, Christmas by Starlite, and Mar de Sons.

Ximenez Group, a leading company in the artistic and decorative lighting sector, has become the official lighting partner of the Starlite Group for three highly acclaimed national and international music festivals: Starlite Occident, which takes place from June 14 to August 31 in Marbella (Málaga); Christmas by Starlite, whose inaugural edition was held in Madrid last December, where Ximenez Group also participated as the official lighting partner; and Mar de Sons, scheduled for June 2025 in Benicàssim, Valencia. Thanks to this agreement, the Cordoba-based company will be responsible for illuminating these grand musical events with light, magic, and color for the delight of all concert attendees.

The first music festival where Ximenez Group will make its mark following this collaboration agreement is Starlite Occident. Held annually in Marbella, it is considered the best boutique festival in the world and is known for being one of the most exclusive musical and cultural events in Europe, attracting renowned artists from national to international levels and thousands of attendees from around the globe. This year, in its thirteenth edition, with the collaboration of Ximenez Group, the festival promises to enhance its visual spectacularity even further, offering participants an unforgettable experience.

Mariano Ximénez, CEO of Ximenez Group, expressed his enthusiasm for the agreement: “We are delighted to join forces with the Starlite Group, a team that shares our passion for excellence and creativity. Concert attendees will be able to enjoy a transformed space with our innovative lighting proposals and a magical atmosphere that complements the extensive musical lineup throughout the two and a half months of the event.”

The collaboration with the Starlite Group will allow Ximenez Group to deploy its cutting-edge technology and exclusive designs, integrating lighting elements that will enhance the natural beauty of the Nagüeles Quarry—the festival venue—and create an immersive atmosphere for all attendees. From spectacular lighting installations to carefully designed decorative details, every corner of the festival will shine with the distinctive mark of Ximenez Group. To achieve this, the Puente Genil company will execute a spectacular lighting display that will transform the Quarry environment into a magical and enveloping space with half a million points of light.

Ximenez Group will illuminate this prestigious and renowned festival with lighting designed to create a magical atmosphere, using warm colors that harmonize with the earthy tones of the location—an open-air rock amphitheater surrounded by vegetation—creating an unforgettable visual experience.

The lighting project, designed exclusively for Starlite Occident, includes palm trees, trees, and hedges adorned with warm white light strings, warm curtains, and, most impressively, large-scale animal figures that will add a unique and surprising touch to the festival. These figures, which combine art and cutting-edge lighting technology, are made of gold and white lacquered aluminum with premium finishes and lacquered sheet details, standing out for both their large size and elegance.

Large-Scale Animal Figures

Specifically, concert attendees at Starlite Occident will be greeted in the parking area by a geometrically-shaped fox with monumental dimensions, standing 6 meters tall, accompanied by two sets of golden branches forming an arch. Additionally, a lion symbolizing leadership, a zebra representing humility, an elephant, and a 6-meter-tall giraffe will be part of this exclusive lighting project. Furthermore, the Quarry’s slope will be illuminated with 9-meter-tall almond trees decorated in warm and pink tones, creating a dreamy atmosphere that will enchant all attendees.

The artistic lighting by Ximenez Group will significantly contribute to making the Starlite Occident experience unforgettable for all attendees, highlighting once again the Cordoba company’s commitment to excellence and innovation in all its design projects.