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Nininho Vaz Maia and Maria Becerra opened the first day of the North Festival with a bang

It was last Friday, May 24th, that the North Festival opened with lots of Latin music in Porto, for the first time in Parque de Serralves, with more space, shadows and lots of food and drink to liven up the party.

This year, names from Portuguese and international music took part in the festival, some better known than others, Nininho Vaz Maia, Maria Becerra, Plaza, Tom Odell, The Reytons, Keanne, Wiu, Claudia Leite and closing the Portuguese-Canadian, Nelly Furtado.

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Iñigo Quintero < North Festival < 2024.05.24 < Parque de Serralves ©Luis M. Serrão

The North Festival entered into new partnerships this year, which give more value to the festival. The highlight is the partnership with Re-Food, which will allow surplus food not to be lost and to reach those in need. Another partnership was with Fnac, which provided moments of comedy, with Beatriz Gosta and guests providing lots of laughs.

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Iñigo Quintero < North Festival < 2024.05.24 < Parque de Serralves ©Luis M. Serrão

The North Festival is promoted by Vibes and Beats, which had a completely successful bet in moving to Parque de Serralves. The event has a space for food and another for leisure, where the public can simply sit and socialize.

It was up to Nininho Vaz Maia to open the North Festival, in Porto, and what a great show Nininho put on, he ended with “Não Há”, and the audience completely surrendered to the Portuguese musician’s sympathy.

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North Festival < 2024.05.24 < Parque de Serralves ©Luis M. Serrão

But the festival is not about the artists, on this first day we had a spontaneous dance group that performed various themes from current music, the public joined in as they lost their shame, and these fortuitous performances took place until they entered the stage the next artist, Iñigo Quintero, with his show “Es Solo Musica”. A slightly shy entrance on stage, but it soon grabbed the audience and that was it, it was a party until the end.

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Maria Becerra < North Festival < 2024.05.24 < Parque de Serralves ©Luis M. Serrão

And Maria Becerra arrived, the 24-year-old Argentine muse, entered the stage with her dancers ready to set everyone’s hearts on fire, the audience was roaring, and she thanked the way she was received, said she didn’t expect so many flags from her country, promised a great show. She debuts her new hit “Iman” live. Always accompanied by her dancers, the Argentinean proved to know all the choreographies on stage, to the delight of her many fans.

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Mike Towers < North Festival < 2024.05.24 < Parque de Serralves ©Luis M. Serrão

At 10.30 pm it was Mike Towers’ turn to take the stage, alone, without musicians, thanks to the lights and fire and, especially, the visual aspect.

And finishing the first day of the festival, Alejandro Sanz. Giving off the air of a star, the musician did not allow himself to be photographed, demonstrating a total lack of respect for all the Portuguese photographers and press, who came to the North Festival to do their work.

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Mike Towers < North Festival < 2024.05.24 < Parque de Serralves ©Luis M. Serrão

See all the photos from the first day of the North Festival here

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