Vagos Open Air Festival 2012

NEW FESTIVAL IN PORTUGAL ADDED TO OUR BLOG! So if heavy metal is your thing then this is one festival for you!  Taking place on the 3rd and 4th August in Portugal is the VAGOS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL which will features headliners Arch Enemy and At The Gates as well as other great bands like Arcturus,…

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Optimus Alive 2012

TRICKY, MARTINA TOPLEY- BIRD & SANTIGOLD CONFIRMED FOR LINE UP! The musician, producer and actor, Tricky meets on stage with Martina Topley-Bird, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for the first time in 15 years to fully play the seminal debut album from the British, “Maxinquaye” 14th July on the Heineken Stage Optimus Alive’12. As musicians, Tricky…

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Optimus Alive 2012

DANKO JONES & NOAH AND THE WHALE CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE The Canadian band Danko Jones, one of the leading figures in Rock n ‘Roll today, is the latest confirmation for Optimus Alive’12, where they play on 13th July.   Also confirmed today are Noah and The Whale who will be playing on 14th July Unfortunately…

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Optimus Alive 2012

AWOLNATION, DEATH IN VEGAS & BURAKA SOM SISTEMA CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2012! AWOLNATION are the latest confirmation for the Heineken Stage at Optimus Alive’12, where they act July 14. The Biggest Concert Event in Music and Art marks the live debut in Portugal.  Design created by Aaron Bruno, the AWOLNATION edited in 2010 the…

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Optimus Alive Festival 2012

DUM DUM GIRLS, BIG DEAL, HERE WE GO MAGIC & LISA HANNIGAN CONFIRMED! Dum Dum Girls (July 13), Big Deal, Here We Go Magic and Lisa Hannigan (July 14) are the latest confirmations for the Heineken Stage Optimus Alive’12. The Dum Dum Girls are four American girls who practice a noise pop with influences ranging…

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Optimus Alive Festival 2012

WARPAINT AND MILES KANE CONFIRMED FOR HEINEKEN STAGE! Optimus Alive’12 will receive the visit of four girls from Los Angeles, Warpaint. The art-rockers U.S. act July 15th in the Heineken Stage, joining the already confirmed Mazzy Star, The Kills, Metronomy, The Maccabees and SBTKRT. Emily Kokal (vocals, guitar), Theresa Wayman (guitar, vocals), Jenny Lee Lindberg…

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Optimus Alive Festival 2012

SBTRKT & LMFAO CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2012! Left the bustling London’s DJ culture, SBTRKT (read Subtract) is the latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’12. Aaron Jerome, birth name, debuts live in Portugal at the Heineken Stage, July 15. Known for remixes from bands like Radiohead so important, with whom he shares the day, MIA…

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Optimus Alive 2012

THE ANTLERS AND LOST PROPHETS CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2012 The latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’12 are British rockers Lostprophets, which play on 13th July. The British band came to Portugal to present the new album, “Weapons”, editing the beginning of April. Considered one of the most explosive live bands of today, the Lostprophets…

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Optimus Alive 2012

THE MACCABEES CONFIRMED FOR HEINEKEN STAGE AT OPTIMUS ALIVE! The British indie-rockers The Maccabees are the latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’12. The band hails from Brighton and will play on the 15th July at Heineken Stage playing tracks from, “Given To The Wild,” released this year. With three albums edited the career of The…

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Optimus Alive 2012

THE KILLS & KATY B CONFIRMED FOR THE HEINEKEN STAGE The American band The Kills are the latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’12. The double act will play on 15th July on the Heineken Stage! Alison “VV” Mosshart and Jamie “Hotel” Hince are one of the most important bands of the last decade. The band’s…

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Optimus Primavera Sound 2012

MORE ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR OPTIMUS PRIMAVERA SOUND IN PORTUGAL Topping the bill in this announcement are The Flaming Lips and St Etienne amongst the acts confirmed for Optimus Primavera Sound which takes place in Portugal, one week after its Spanish counterpart. Organisers have also released the following – Atlas Sound, Baxter Dury, Beach House, Bigott,…

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Optimus Alive 2012

THE KOOKS AND MUMFORD & SONS ADDED TO OPTIMUS ALIVE LINE UP! The British band The Kooks are the latest confirmation for Optimus Alive’12 where they will play their new album, “Junk of the Heart”, released in September last year. Coming from Brighton, the Kooks wasted no time making their mark in music history and…

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Optimus Alive 2012

FIRST PORTUGUESE BAND CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2012 The PAUS are the first Portuguese band confirmed for the Optimus Alive’12, where they play July 15th! Makoto Yagyu (bass, keyboards, vocals), Joachim Albergaria (half siamese drums, vocals), John Payne (keyboards, vocals) and Helio Morais (half siamese drums and vocals) are the sticks, people who have given…

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Optimus Alive 2012

THE CURE TO HEADLINE PORTUGAL’S OPTIMUS ALIVE FESTIVAL 2012! The Cure have announced that they are headlining some of the biggest festivals in Europe this summer and among them, as might be expected, is Optimus Alive’12. They will perform on July 14th! After the acclaimed performance in 2011 and Bestival show “Reflections” at the Royal…

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Optimus Alive Festival 2012

SNOW PATROL CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE’12 The Northern Irish band SNOW PATROL come to Portugal to present the new album, “Fallen Empires” (2011), with a single action on the biggest event of Music and Art, July 13 in Stage Optimus. Snow Patrol rose to the level of international superstars with the third album “Final Straw”…

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Optimus Alive 2012

ELECTRONIC MUSIC DUO JUSTICE CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2012! Justice! Justice! Justice! The influential French electronic music duo is the latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’12, where they play on July 13th. Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay French are the two responsible for Justice, one of the most influential bands of today, who revolutionized…

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Optimus Alive 2012

THE STONE ROSES CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2012! From the moment the meeting confirmed the Stone Roses were back, many festivals had the goal to hire the quartet from Manchester. Formed in 1983, the Stone Roses were an essential part of the Madchester movement that have flourished in the British city a number of historical…

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NEW FESTIVALS ADDED IN PORTUGAL

MORE FESTIVALS TAKING PLACE IN PORTUGAL NEXT SUMMER! Thanks for our Portuguese friend Duarte, who told us there were a lot of cool festivals happening Portugal that were missing from our blog! So we have now added the following festivals:  Optimus Primavera Sound, Sumol Summer Fest and Super Bock Super Rock festival.  As soon as…

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Optimus Alive – Portugal

JANE’S ADDICTION JOIN OPTIMUS ALIVE LINE UP Optimus Alive’11 organisers have today announced that for the first time live in Portugal, US rockers JANES ADDICTION will take the stage on July 9th! Leaders than Perry Farrell called “Alternative Nation”, Jane’s Addiction, with the launch of the first two studio albums, Nothing’s Shocking (1998) and Ritual…

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Optimus Alive 11′ – Portugal

US INDIE ROCKERS GROUPLOVE JOIN OPTIMUS LINE UP American indie-rockers GROUPLOVE will make its debut in Portugal on 6th July. Hannah Hooper, Christian Zucconi, Sean Gadd, Ryan Rabin (son of Trevor Rabin, former guitarist of Yes) and Andrew Wessen, released the debut EP, titled, in 2010 and immediately received very positive reviews and the possibility…

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