Porto is the city that has been chosen to hold the new event of the promoter Primavera Sound, of which the first edition will take place from 7th until 10th June next year, one week after its Barcelona counterpart. The Portuguese city is the ideal city in which to present an event with the “Primavera Sound” brand name, as it shares a number of characteristics with Barcelona: like the fact that they are by the sea and have a pleasant climate, their size, their enterprising character and the services that they offer.
Optimus Primavera Sound will have a line up consisting of a wide selection of international artists, as well as numerous artists from the Portuguese music scene. The artistic content will follow the same guidelines as the Barcelona event, that stands out for its stylistic variety, backing newcomer bands and musicians from the local scene, together with artists of long standing careers, and artists who have played a key inspirational role in the creation of contemporary music.
The central days of the festival will take place in the Parque Da Cidade, a huge urban park that is a natural space by the sea and yet still an integral part of the city, whilst on the first and last days of the event, the 7th and 10th June, Optimus Primavera Sound will put on several free concerts in the city centre. These activities, which go by the name of “Primavera en la Ciudad”, already exist as part of San Miguel Primavera Sound in Barcelona, their aim being to bring music closer to all publics and to move the “Primavera Sound” spirit into the centre of the city.
The programme will be distributed between 4 different stages. The main stage will be called Optimus, another will be commissioned by the British promoter All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP), that has been running a stage at San Miguel Primavera Sound in Barcelona for several years and other one will be for more electronic sounds, Djs as well as live acts, balancing between experimental and dance music.
The Portuguese edition aspires to become an unmissable event in the panorama of Southern Europe festivals; with the support of a city that has excellent transport links to the rest of the continent and has all the facilities necessary undertake an event of this type. Its implantation on the Portuguese musical scene aims to contribute to the growth of the city, to project its international image as a cultural centre and to give a new impetus to the city as an international tourist destination.
The full festival ticket for Optimus Primavera Sound 2012 costs 65 € (+ booking fee), until the first 1000 tickets have been sold.
The sales points are Ticketline, Ticketmaster, Seetickets, Paypal and in Optimus shops (more information at http://www.optimusprimaverasound.com)