Festival Season Kicks Off In Lisbon
The proverbial plethora of talent passing through Lisbon’s Portela airport during the last weekend in May marks the beginning of what looks to be another highly successful European festival season.
Although Portugal can hardly claim to have the continent’s richest festival heritage, the 2006 outdoor programme kicks off here with the recently imported
One day before the 100,000-capacity Rock In Rio gets under way May 26 at Bela Vista Park – the second time the Rio-based festival has been held there –
Nuno Vierei from Super Bock organisers Musica No Coracao said neither event suffers due the presence of the other – although they’re less than five miles apart – because they pull such different sorts of crowds.
“Our festival is for young people who are focused on the music, and Rock In Rio, although it has a huge stage with major international talent, is something of a family day out, more of a carnival.
“Apart from that, we only overlap on Rock In Rio’s opening day, which is our second day,” he explained.
The main attractions on Rio’s first day are
Rio’s second day has
The two events can’t be crowding each other too much as both come back for a second helping at the beginning of June, although not on the same weekend.
Part Two of Rock In Rio June 2-4 has a bill that includes
On June 7 and 8, Super Bock Part Two has
— John Gammon