Sagres Fest changes house but maintains poster diversity

The Sagres Fest festival, which runs on Friday and Saturday in the Azores, will have a new house, after three editions in Jardim António Borges, now focusing on the Urban Park of Ponta Delgada, announced today the organization.

Filipe Mota, promoter of the festival, stated that the challenge was launched by the City Council of Ponta Delgada and was, “immediately” accepted, because it is seen as a “space with immense potential.”

With this commitment, the organization of Sagres Fest also intends to contribute to the park – considered the “lung” of Ponta Delgada, located on the outskirts of the city – based on a different configuration and lighting.

It will be two days of activities in this festival that Filipe Mota considers having a family atmosphere, anticipating initiatives for parents and children.

The initiative contemplates, like the previous editions, plastic arts, spaces for handicrafts, cinema, through short films by the director Gonçalo Almeida, along with gastronomy and workshops.

Specifically for children, there will be a clown show, starring Clown Mozart, whose theme is classical music as well as creative dance and theater.

In terms of the musical poster, the Sagres Fest organization is betting on the “very happy” return of the X-Wife electronic pop-rock band, which has returned to the musical universe this year, with a “very lively” concert planned.

The X-Wife are back to the issues with their fifth original work, released on April 6th. João Vieira, Fernando Sousa and Rui Maia return in 2018, about seven years after their last registration.

The poster also bets on the regional product with The Quiet Bottom, in a perspective of supporting Azorean bands with originals, alongside the national pop singer Bárbara Bandeira and the Luís Barbosa Band – also from the Azores, with a sonority that develops in the countryside the blues and the funk – along with a surprise that is reserved for Saturday night.

Rui Maia, Disco Groovers, A Dude Called Keany and Orlandito are other of the musical presences of the 2018 edition of the festival.

Filipe Mota assumes that the Sagres Fest is an alternative festival that begins by being differentiated by the time, running during the day, afternoon and night, as well as by the poster proposals, trying to be the “most comprehensive in terms of music, without any type of complexes “, and trying to identify the product with the different age groups.

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