Staff Reporter

MAJORCA is no stranger to the rich and famous. Deya, in particular, has long been an attractive spot for celebrities wishing to escape the lenses of the paparazzi, including Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

But this Friday, Deya is set to outdo itself with one of the biggest star-studded bashes the Island has ever hosted: the 60th birthday party of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Sir Michael Caine, Sir Roger Moore, Sir Tim Rice and Sir Cameron Mackintosh - and that's just the knights - are among those who'll be jetting in for Webber's party in Deya's swish La Residencia hotel.

Richard Branson opened the hotel and the Princess of Wales, Diana, was among its former guests.
Many of the world's richest people have passed through her portals at one stage or another.
Majorca resident Webber, who owns a multi-million euro property on the Island among several other across the world, has booked a private jet to fly 25 couples out for the weekend to celebrate the big 60.

Webber, the man behind a slew of hit musicals, has amassed a fortune in the hundreds of millions during his career.
In the incestuous world of show business, an invitation to his party is like winning one of the golden tickets to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.
Webber's actual birthday is on March 22 but he has decided to hold his party on Friday to avoid clashing with Easter.
His wife Madeleine is believed to be in charge of many of the arrangements, though Webber's old collaborator, Sir Tim Rice, has been put in charge of the entertainment.

While the musical maestro has amassed enough wealth to retire several times over, he continues to follow a busy schedule.
In recent years, his profile has been higher than ever with his appearance on the BBC show “How do we solve a problem like Maria?” and his acting debut on the Channel 4 show Hollyoaks.