Music, Food & Fun – Festival MED, Loulé – 23-26 June 2010
Lisbon may have Rock in Rio ….but Loulé has the Festival MED!
Festival Mediterranean (or Med Fest) is a four day celebration of various styles of music, food, visual arts and street theater from principal countries of the Mediterranean basin. Now in it’s seventh year, the 2010 edition is now upon us: 23-26 June 2010.
The Municipality of Loulé really knows how to throw a party. (This editor can acutely attest to that!) Like many of their street parties, MedFest is spread out over plazas, through winding old streets, inside markets and next to historic castle walls. Locals from Loulé, residents of the Algarve region, and tourists from all over the world mix and mingle, dance and eat, to the Mediterranean beat.
The main attractions are the musical acts. Each night, numerous artists will perform on six stages erected throughout the town. Attendees are free to wander around and visit all the venues.
When you finally tire of dancing, refuel by visiting one of the many stands selling a multitude of Mediterranean flavors. Restaurants representing the cuisine of Greece, Morocco and Italy will be on hand to satisfy your hunger. And, of course, don’t miss the excellent Portuguese cuisine, with special emphasis on the Algarve.
Portugal Lifestyle at Its Best Blog looks forward to seeing your there!
Location: Loulé City Center
Dates: 23-26 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June
20:30 – Tocando Polirando (Arco Stage)
21:00 – Abmiram (Bica Stage)
21:30 – Zeca Medeiros (Castelo Stage)
21:45 – Amparo Sanchéz (Cerca Stage)
22:00 – Nanook “O Vagabundo” (Arco Stage)
22:45 – Femi Kuti & The Positive Force (Matriz Stage)
23:30 – Chinese Monkeys (Castelo Stage)
00:00 – Vieux Farka Touré (Cerca Stage)
00.15 – Isa Brito (Bica Stage)
Thursday, 24 June
20:30 – Duo João Cuña e Luis Fialho (Arco Stage)
21:00 – Nuno Reis & The Positronics (Bica Stage)
21:30 – Mazgani (Castelo Stage)
21:45 – Cacique’97 (Cerca Stage)
22:45 – Goran Bregovic and His Wedding & Funeral Band (Matriz Stage)
23:30 – Andersen Molière (Castelo Stage)
00:00 – King Khan & The Shrines (Cerca Stage)
00:15 – Bandoo Roots (Bica Stage)
Friday, 25 June
21:00 – Atma (Bica Stage)
21:30 – Galandum Galundaina (Castelo Stage)
21:45 – 3 Pianos (Matriz Stage)
22:00 – Quinteto Amar Guitarra & Betty M (Arco Stage)
22:45 – Anaquim (Cerca Stage)
23:30 – The Legendary Tiger Man (Castelo Stage)
23:45 – Orchestra Baobab (Matriz Stage)
00:15 – Draska (Bica Stage)
01:15 – Watcha Clan (Cerca Stage)
Saturday, 26 June
20:30 – Nobre Ventura (Arco Stage)
21:00 – Pucarinho (Bica Stage)
21:30 – Diabo na Cruz (Castelo Stage)
21:45 – René Aubry (Matriz Stage)
22:45 – Virgem Suta (Cerca Stage)
23:30 – Orelha Negra (Castelo Stage)
23:45 – Mercan Dede & The Secret Tribe (Matriz Stage)
00:15 – Flazzajados (Bica Stage)
01:15 – Boom Pam (Cerca Stage)
For more information: click here.
Tickets are available at all CTT (post office) locations
- Daily Ticket: €12.50 (full day access)
- Week Ticket: €40.50 (full day access, all four days)
- Premium Ticket: €60.50 (weekly ticket, official T-shirt, free parking in local municipal lot, preferential entry)