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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalUS 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 of acting in the first part of the North American tour of Florence + The Machine.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalTHESE NEW PURITANS, ANGUS & JULIA STONE AND THE TWILIGHT SINGERS ADDED TO LINE UP

THESE NEW PURITANS – Influenced by Wu-Tang Clan, twins Jack and George Barnett, Thomas Hein and Sophie Sleigh-Johnson, edited in 2008 the debut album, Best Pyramid. Produced by Gareth Jones, responsible for albums by Depeche Mode or Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, the first feature-length British quartet contained the singles as strong as Elvis or Colours / Numbers.

ANGUS & JULIA STONE – The Australian siblings Angus & Julia Stone make their live debut in Portugal on July 8th.  After spending two years on tour of the highly acclaimed debut album A Book Like This (2007), Angus & Julia Stone returned in 2010 with The Way Down. Hailed by the Australian public and the critics, the second long-duration reached first place in the top-selling Australian and won the Aria Award for Best Album of the Year

THE TWILIGHT SINGERS – The Americans The Twilight Singers, formed in 1997 by Greg Dulli a parallel project to the Afghan Whigs, the Twilight Singers quickly became the main vehicle for creativity and the U.S. have already released 5 albums!

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalMY CHEMICAL ROMANCE ADDED TO OPTIMUS ALIVE FESTIVAL

Americans MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE are the latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’11, where they play on 7th July. The concert marks the debut of the Gerard Way’s band at a festival in Portugal, after the debut in 2007 before a Lisbon Coliseum filled to capacity.

With a decade-long career, My Chemical Romance have sold over 4 million records worldwide, in addition to being nominated for a Grammy and have won 3 NME Awards and three MTV Music Awards.

Joining them this year also from the US are JIMMY EAT WORLD who have a very solid career in the rock world with seven albums in the bag since 1994

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalJAMES BLAKE AND THE PRETTY RECKLESS JOIN OPTIMUS ALIVE LINE UP

On July 8th Optimus Alive hosts another first in Portugal – US band THE PRETTY RECKLESS will play their debut album, Light Me Up, released in August last year.   Led by Taylor Momsen, known to the general public for her role in Gossip Girl, The Pretty Reckless is an alternative rock band that will get the Beatles, Oasis and Nirvana as major inspirations.

Briton JAMES BLAKE will make his live debut in Portugal on 6th July on the  Super Bock stage. His debut album, titled, released in February is already considered one of the best albums of 2011 and will certainly be part of many lists of best of the year.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalPARAMORE ADDED TO OPTIMUS ALIVE 11 LINE UP!

Making an appearance at many european festivals this year, PARAMORE have been confirmed to play at Portugal’s Optimus Alive Festival this summer.

One of the most requested bands by Optimus fans Paramore led by explosive Hayley Williams, started in 2004 and spent only one year, released the debut album, All We Know Is Falling. The success was immediate and took them on an extensive U.S. tour.

Two years later and were back to albums with Riot! – The album that cemented the success of Paramore was included and where the single Misery Business. In 2009 Brand New Eyes was released, the third full-length band and responsible for transforming the Paramore one of the most important bands around, having reached the top of the second American and the first of the top English.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalBOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB CONFIRMED FOR THE SUPER BOCK STAGE

The British BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB debut on the main stage July 7th at Optimus Alive’11. After having edited the brilliant acoustic album, Flaws, last year, the Bombay Bicycle Club are linked to the current recording their third album, with editing scheduled for the end of the year.

Originating from London, Bombay Bicycle Club in 2009 edited the debut, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose. Critics have surrendered immediately to the disk and took home the award for the New Musical Express (NME) for “Best New Band. ”

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalOPTIMUS ALIVE ADDS DIZZEE RASCAL AND MORE TO THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL LINE UP

Dylan Kwabena Mills English, better known as DIZZEE RASCAL, is the latest confirmation to the Stage Super Bock Optimus Alive’11, where he will play on 9th July.

The US bluesman SEASICK STEVE will make his live debut in Portugal on July 7th. The talented musician is presenting the new album, You Can not Teach an Old Dog New Tricks, with issue scheduled for May this year.

Joining Dizzee Rascal and Seasick Steve is the talented British musician PATRICK WOLF, where she performs on July 6th presenting his new album, Lupercalia, which is scheduled for May this year.

And finally joining today’s announcement are New Zealanders THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, one of the most promising bands to emerge last year and will play at Optimus Alive on July 6th.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalBRITISH ACT WU LYF LATEST ADDITIONS TO OPTIMUS ALIVE 11

WU LYF The British are the most recent confirmation to the Optimus Alive’11 will play on July 9th on Stage Super Bock. Although they don’t have any albums released, the collective of Manchester is already recognized by giving unforgettable concerts.

Shrouded in secrecy as possible and higher-averse publishers and record contracts, the WU LYF challenge concepts and present a new sound, guided by the voice, often imperceptible, of Ellery Roberts.

The debut album, will be available in stores from May 23rd . The live debut in Portugal reaches the hands of the Biggest Event of Music and Art, July 9th!

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalGERMAN DUO DIGITALISM CONFIRMED FOR OPTMUS ALIVE!

Influenced by Daft Punk and Soundtracks, DIGITALISM created the name around the various remixes they did for music greats as The Cure, White Stripes, Klaxons and Cut Copy.

DIGITALISM will be playing the Super Bock stage on July 8th a this year’s Optimus Alive festival!

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalEXAMPLE CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE 2011!

The British singer and musician EXAMPLE is the latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’11, where he will perform on July 6th on the Super Bock stage. The show at the Biggest Event of Music and Art in Portugal marks the debut of one of the most talented new values of music.

Born Elliot John Gleave, EXAMPLE edited debut album, What We Made in 2007, the unique style somewhere between rap and pop, has earned him immediate respect from audiences and critics. The long awaited second full-length, Will not Go Quietly (2010), catapulted him to stardom and reached number four in the top sales in the UK.

On stage, EXAMPLE is a true force of nature, with vigorous performances that took him on tour with Faithless by the UK and now bring to Portugal for the first time, to act on Optimus Alive’11.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalMORE ADDITIONS TO OPTIMUS ALIVE 2011 LINE UP

The Seattle quintet FLEET FOXES debut album came out in 2008 and quickly became a cult phenomenon in Portugal, now on the 8th July the band make their Portuguese debut appearance

The British indie-rockers EVERYTHING EVERYTHING makes their live debut in Portugal at Optimus Alive’11 on July 7th at the Super Bock stage

Authors of one of the best albums of 2010, newcomers ORELHA NEGRA will play Optimus Alive’11 on July 9th on the Super Bock stage, with a special concert

Britain’s KELE Okereke is the latest confirmation for the Optimus Alive’11 festival, performing on July 7th on the Super Bock stage. Lead singer of Bloc Party, KELE comes to Portugal with his solo project, which issued his debut album last year.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalFRIENDLY FIRES JOIN OPTIMUS ALIVE LINE UP

The British band FRIENDLY FIRES are the latest confirmation for Optimus Alive’11, where they will play on the Super Bock stage on 8th July.

The FRIENDLY FIRES debut album came out in  2008 presenting a refreshing blend of electronic music, pop and punk. Nominated for the Mercury Prize Awards, earned them two gold records in the UK.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalMORE OPTIMUS ALIVE FESTIVAL 2011 ADDITIONS!

From San Diego are THE CROCODILES joining them for the first time in Portugal is the UK’s ANNA CALVI and finally another fist timer all the way from California are AVI BUFFALO who will be playing the Super Bock stage on 6th July

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalBRITISH ROCKERS AND US RAPPER ADDED TO OPTIMUS LINE UP

Organisers have revealed that British rockers FOALS will be playing the Super Bock stage on 9th July, also confirmed is US rapper A-TRAX!

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalKAISER CHIEFS ADDED TO OPTIMUS ALIVE LINE UP

The latest addition to this year’s Optimus Alive festival are THE KAISER CHIEFS who are scheduled to play the Optimus Stage on the 9th July

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalTHIEVERY CORPORATION TO PLAY AT OPTIMUS ALIVE

With influences ranging from jazz to dub, from the bossa nova, the two DJ’s have collaborated with such important voices like Perry Farrell, Wayne Coyne and David Byrne.

THIEVERY CORPORATION will play on the Super Bock stage on 8th July

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalTHE WHITE LIES AND GRINDERMAN ADDED TO OPTIMUS ALIVE LINE UP

Formed in 2007, WHITE LIES first album ‘To Lose My Life’ came out in 2009 and went straight to number 1 in the UK.  It has taken 2 years for them to release the 2nd album and now the WHITE LIES will be taking the main stage at this year’s festival.

Created by Nick Cave – for the first time GRINDERMAN have been confirmed for the Super Bock Stage on 8th July!

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Optimus Alive! Festival, Portugal30 SECONDS TO MARS ADDED TO OPTIMUS ALIVE’11 FESTIVAL

After a sold out concert  30 SECONDS TO MARS are returning to Portugal to play for the first time on the main stage at Optimus Alive’11 on July 8th

Led by charismatic Jared Leto, 30 SECONDS TO MARS in 2009 edited the third album of originals, This Is War, which has already reached Gold status in Portugal. Backed by big singles, like Closer To The Edge and This is War, the album became the band’s biggest success to date, earning them the award for “Best Rock Band” at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2010.

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalIGGY POP CONFIRMED FOR OPTIMUS ALIVE FESTIVAL

The iconic IGGY POP brings his Stooges to Portugal for a performance that is expected to be incendiary – Already Confirmed are the Foo Fighters, Creed and Kicks.

It is the exaggeration to say that without The Stooges Iggy and the rock world would be very different from what we know today. They first got together in 1967, the Stooges Shook the Foundations of music, redefining the concept of concert and opening doors to a new generation.

With three original albums released between 1969 and 1973,  they are referred to as a major influence for most of the bands that came to form the punk movement. In 2010 they were introduced into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, for the incredible Contribution to the music industry.

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