Festival F starts this Thursday, the 7th, and runs until Saturday, the 9th, in Faro. Even so, the day before, Wednesday (6th), António Zambujo, Buba Espinho, and Luís Trigacheiro join together at 10 pm on the LUSÍADAS – Sé Stage for a special concert, with free entry, in anticipation of the Valentine’s Day celebrations. County.
We present the guide for the 8th edition of the festival.
PROGRAMMING BY STAGES AND TIMES
The doors open at 6pm and the concerts will last into the night, spread across nine stages, until 5 am. The SAGRES – Ria Stage program features artists such as D.A.M.A., Calema, Mariza, Bispo, Bárbara Tinoco and Pedro Abrunhosa.
The LUSÍADAS – Sé Stage receives, among others, MARO, David Bruno and Ricardo Ribeiro, while the BANDIDA DO POMAR – Quintalão Stage receives, for example, Mizzy Miles, Bianca Barros and José Pinhal Post-Mortem Experience.
Several concerts are scheduled for the CARBY – Magisterio Stage, including those by Eu.Clides, X-Tinto and Ganso. The GFH – Museum Stage welcomes, among emerging and established names of the respective musical genres, Picas, Tó Trips, and Noiserv.
The Mercado – Castelo Stage features performances by Pimenta Caseira, Da Chick, and Silk Nobre, in addition to jam sessions. Living up to the spirit of sharing and community inherent to F, the musicians participating in the festival were challenged to converge on the stage, after the end of their respective performances, to end the night in a jam session. No expectations, no pressure, just for the pleasure of music and discovery. Where the night ends and the music begins.
For anyone looking for new experiences, visiting the BANDIDA DO POMAR – Silent Stage is a must. In this one, DJs Echo Sound (Ricardo Rego and Miguel Cruz) will get festival-goers dancing and singing. However, this will be a Silent Party, where you will need to request headphones to hear the music playing on each of the DJs’ channels.
The Arco Stage and the Musicians Stage invite festival-goers to discover emerging names ranging from jazz to electronica. These will feature, among many others, Beatriz Caixinha, Leon Baldesberger’s Meersalz, Discossauro, The Elephant Woman, Celeste Mariposa, and Pull The Trigger.
The poster gives space between the various stages to an eclectic group of artists with ties to the Algarve. Examples include Danni Gato, Hybrid Theory, Nanook O Vagabundo, Pedro do Vale, Plasticine, Marta Lima, Perigo Público X Sickonce, TerraSul, Beatriz Caixinha, Peacocks and Marc Noah.
Daily tickets cost €22 per unit, while passes that give access to the three days of the festival cost €54. They can be purchased on the Blueticket website and, on festival days, at the Largo de São Francisco ticket offices, next to the SAGRES – Ria Stage, open from 5 pm to 4 am.
Children up to and including 12 years old have free entry and do not need to pick up a ticket. People with a Medical Certificate of Multipurpose Disability can enjoy a 50% discount. To do this, you must contact Blueticket directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets do not need to be exchanged for a bracelet, they must be preserved for validation at each entry and exit. The doors to the enclosure are located at Arco da Vila and Largo de São Francisco. People with reduced mobility and pregnant women have priority entry.
Entry is permitted for people of all ages. Still, children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
With the support of CTT, the festival has a cashless payment system. This way, physical money will not be used for consumption in bars and restaurants.
Upon entry, you will be given a bracelet with a QR code to access your digital wallet. Activation costs €1.
Charging can be done via MBWAY, Multibanco reference, credit card, Apple Pay and Google Wallet. The physical stations of Largo da Sé, Largo D. Afonso III, Largo Castelo and Largo de São Francisco are also available on the premises.
The digital wallet also allows access to transactions carried out in bars and restaurants and access to the invoice for these consumptions, as well as requesting a refund of the remaining balance. For the refund to be made, the digital wallet must contain the account name and IBAN. Returns are free and must be requested between September 11th and 12th.
The cups are reusable, in order to promote environmental awareness and the adoption of good practices. Each glass costs €1 and can be purchased when purchasing your first drink. Anyone who has cups from previous editions can take them, meaning there is no need to purchase a new one.
Suitcases, purses, and small backpacks are allowed;
Entry with food and/or drink (plastic or glass) is prohibited. In specific situations, a medical certificate must be presented at the entrance to be able to take certain foods;
The entry of animals into the premises is prohibited (except those covered by law);
Entry with motorcycle helmets and travel bags is prohibited;
Entry with bottles, cans, sprays and aerosols, laser pointers, professional photography and video equipment, drones, weapons of any type, and all objects considered dangerous are prohibited.
SERVICES, FOOD AND TRADE
Police, Civil Protection, Fire and Medical Services;
Restaurants, street food and bars (with vegetarian and vegan options);
To ensure comfort and visibility, the venue is equipped with platforms for the public with reduced mobility on the SAGRES Stage – Ria and the LUSÍADAS Stage – Sé. There are also adapted bathrooms.
Festival F offers free Wi-Fi throughout the venue.
All information about the programming parallel to the musical is available on the festival website.
Festival F is the result of joint work between the Municipality of Faro, Sons em Trânsito, Teatro das Figuras, and Ambifaro. This edition is sponsored by Sagres, Bandida do Pomar, Lusíadas, Carby, GFH, CTT, Fórum Algarve, Frimarc, and Cristóvão & Coelho Lda. It is also supported by Fagar, Artists and Fleas Market, and RUA FM.
Always confirm with the concert hall or promoter the conditions of access, confirmation of the date or time, ticket place of sale, price, and availability.