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The Volvo Ocean Race’s Alicante Race Village will be alive with music as it hosts 20 concerts in 20 days.

Top acts including Seguridad Social and José Mercé will grace the stage at the race village during the run-up to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.

Rock fans will be treated to tributes to greats like the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, U2 and The Police in a festival of music to celebrate the start of the round the world race.

The concerts kick off on October 14 with the opening of the Race Village and run right through to November 5, the day before the Volvo Ocean Race teams will set sail from Alicante and start their race through the Atlantic to Cape Town, South Africa.

The line-up for the Alicante race village is:

October 14: Rolling Stones tribute band

October 15: Seguridad Social

October 16: The Beatles tribute band

October 20: The Ramones tribute band

October 21: U2 tribute band

October 22: José Mercé

October 23: SpongeBob SquarePants

October 27: The Police tribute band

October 28: Carlos Jean DJ

October 29: September

October 30: Iberia Sumergida

October 31: Los Delinqüentes

November 4: Amaral

To add to the fun, a Battle of the Bands competition will run on October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 as well as November 1 and 2.

The Race Village, located at the port, will be open from October 14 each day until the start of the race and will feature a host of attractions including a 3D cinema, a simulator that lets you experience what it’s like to sail on a Volvo Open 70, a winch grinding challenge plus a special area dedicated to entertaining children.

For more information on all the activities going on at the Alicante Race Village, visit the Alicante Puerto de Salida website here.

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