Portugal’s hidden gem, Neopop Festival will kick things off in less than four weeks! The Underground Madness commences Wednesday, August 7th thru Saturday, August 10th. Because Sunday is reserved for recovery.
Why Wednesday you ask? When really the right question to posit is, why the heck not? Viana do Castelo — AKA — the jewel of Costa Verde will once again welcome electronic music’s international A-list, and underground royalty. Portugal’s trailblazing music festival runs Wednesday, August 7th until Saturday, August 10th.
Viana do Castelo will take your breath away!
Northern Portugal is close to the sun. By that, I mean Viana do Castelo is a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic Ocean. Situated in the Minho Region, Costa Verde (translation: Grenn Coast) is a short 30-minute drive from Porto Airport. To fully enjoy the marvelous views of the Lima River, stop and sample the local cuisine before you head to Viana do Castelo. I promise you won’t regret it one bit.
Dance Music Royalty
The eclectic mix of acts covering multiple genres and backgrounds include Acid Pauli, Amato & Adriani (Live), Chris Liebing, Colin Benders (Live), DJ Deep, Dasha Rush (Live), Dax J, Hardfloor (Live), Héctor Oaks, Interstellar Funk, Ivan Smagghe, Jeff Mills, Julianna, KiNK (Live), Laurent Garnier, Lewis Fautzi, Matrixxman, Nastia, Nicolas Lutz, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Rui Vargas, Rødhåd, Sensible Soccers, Solar, Tale Of Us, Wata Igarishi (Live), Zadig and Ø [Phase].
You know what’s a more magical experience than the jewel of Portugal? Dancing to Detroit techno courtesy of dance music royalty, Jeff Mills. Leading the second wave of techno from the D, he is responsible for the advancement of electronic music over the past few decades. No stranger to pushing it to the limit, the man has methodically exalted the craft of DJing minus the pageantry.
If Detroit techno isn’t your cup of tea, journey into the unknown with mind-blowing techno from Chris Liebing, Laurent Garnier, and Rødhåd’s aggressive brand of techno, at the crux of the Berlin spirit, the vinyl head and master curator’s cant-miss set will leave you breathless.
Neopop Festival 2018 (Photo Album)
Rave legends, meeting of the minds..
Neopop 2019 will showcase both legends and newly formed projects in their stellar live performances’ lineup. Wata Igarishi, hardware maestro KiNK will melt your brain with his unique take on experimental acid. Also, gracing the Neopop 2019 lineup will be Amato & Adriani (better known as The Hacker and Mannequin Records boss Alessandro Adriani), as well as a singular performance of modular synth wonders from Colin Benders.
And there’s no telling what Nicolas Lutz, Ivan Smagghe, DJ Deep, Nastia or Tale Of Us – each masters of multi-genre sonic journeys – will bring to the booth. Balancing the rest of the lineup are iconic party starters Acid Pauli, Interstellar Funk, Paco Osuna, Solar, Rui Vargas, Sensible Soccers, Julianna and Zadig, completing what is set to be one of the festival’s most rousing lineups to date.
The Red Bull Stage is also returning to the heart of Viana do Castelo, at Teatro Sá de Miranda,
NEOPOP 2019 FESTIVAL TICKET:
– Tickets 60€ from 01st July – Festival, HERE
Day 7th August more info soon
Day 8th August – Opening at 17h
Day 9th August – Opening at 18h
Day 10th August – Opening at 23h
4 Day Passes
110€ – 1st July – 31st July
120€ – 1st August – Festival
Plus Passes ( General pass, access to Plus Area, Private Bathrooms, 10 drinks, a shirt, a hat, and a head band) 200€ from the 01st May till Festival