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Milhões de Festa has been building a reputation as the truly alternative festival in Portugal, and deservedly gathering attention throughout Europe.

Next July 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th, the triangle and its four stages will return to Barcelos, deep in the Northwest side of Portugal, to defy all rules and promote a non-stop summer party by the swimming pool (yup, a swimming pool stage!) and by the Cávado river with music as diverse as delightfully fresh. If you're not missing it already from the past seven editions, you'll feel the void in the chest after July.

From the most danceable of pops to the extremest of metals, Milhões is a concept that often branches out to African, Latin American and Asian musical languages, promoting and supporting all kinds of cultural exchange and experience exchange. It was the birthplace of projects such as Black Gnod (or Gnod + Black Bombaim), Black Bombaim + la la la ressonance, Throes + the Shine and Jibóia Experience. NEU!’s Michael Rother, Deerhoof, Electric Wizard, High On Fire, The Fall, Earthless, The Bug, Liars, EyeHateGod, Orange Goblin, Chelsea Wolfe, Electrelane, Moon Duo, Conan Mocassin, and Vivian Girls headlined the past editions of Milhões de Festa, sharing all the credits with then up and coming artists such as Alt-J, El Guincho, Toro Y Moi, THEESatisfaction, Washed Out, Boogarins, JIBÓIA, Flamingods, Hey Colossus, and Melt Yourself Down.
 

From mutation in mutation, Milhões de Festa owes to Darwin the need to evolve and search for new life forms in music, while maintaining the genetic inheritance that made it such a special event. The new DNA formula will bring shows from Goat, The Bug, The Heads, El Guincho, Part Chimp, Nídia Minaj, Bixiga70 and more.

Milhões de Festa is an unique festival, thought out for the curious audience with the sole purpose of defying its own limitations. This means next July will have even higher temperatures and Barcelos will party even harder until it carves the triangle deep in everyone's memories. Live it to believe 

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Precint

All narratives are extended through days and nights, and the tale of Milhões de Festa is no different. What starts at noon, must not end at sunset. Milhões goes almost from dawn to dawn, and all nights will take place in the prescinct, where headliners, two stages (Milhões, and Lovers), a food court and various chillout areas provide the kind of fun Lionel Richie would approve of, with a intimate and cosy feel to it: all night long, baby.

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Milhões de Festa has always nurtured a symbiotic relationship with Barcelos, the city that has its doors wide open to receive artists, festival goers, and everything related to the festival. This year, we invite you to explore Barcelos and discover the secret shows we’re promoting in unusual and peculiar places around town. On the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of July at 3.30pm Sol Sistema (O Gringo Sou EU + DJ VA) will perform a traveling show to guide all adventurous minds through the city of Barcelos to each secret location, where Filho da Mãe, Ich Bin N!ntendo and OTROTORTO will introduce you to new sounds and new beautiful locations. Sol Sistema will meet you at Praça dos Poetas, in front of the ticket office.

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Swimming Pool

There’s still a better way to start a summer day than a dive at a swimming pool with a cocktail and some sick tunes and kickass artists performing by the side. This combo takes place every year in Barcelos for Milhões de Festa, and the swimming pool is one of the highlights of the festival.

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Taina

Some pleasures in life are so simple and obvious that turn out frequently overlooked. Since we love eating, and we have to do it, Taina stage offers you a bold lineup with a side-menu of the best regional delicacies, from wine to all kinds of meat (vegies, be assured you’ll be eating cruelty free food as well).

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Camping

Milhões de Festa’s free camping spot is located in Parque da Cidade, situated in the centre of Barcelos and near the festival precinct. The park is completely surrounded by a green and relaxing scenery, appropriate for Nature-gazing and relaxing. There’s a ‘round-the-clock security team, hot water showers, bathrooms and the best high-maintenance conditions for every festival goer at Pavilhão Municipal, inside Parque da Cidade. Camping opens on the 21st at 2:30PM.

1-day ticket holders will be allowed to use the camping site for during the day correspondent to the ticket (i.e. tickets for the 23rd will grant access to the camping site from the 23rd to the 24th).

Hotels

Eat & Drink

HOTEL BAGOEIRA
Av. Dr. Sidónio Pais, 495
4750 BARCELOS
253 811 236
www.bagoeira.com

HOTEL DO TERÇO
R. de São Bento, 7
4750 BARCELOS
253 808 380
www.hoteldoterco.com

RESIDENCIAL ARANTES
Avenida da Liberdade, 35 1º
4750 BARCELOS
253 811 326

RESIDENCIAL SOLAR ESTAÇÃO
Largo Mar Gomes Costa, 1 – Arcozelo
4750 BARCELOS
253 811 741

RESIDENCIAL D.NUNO
Av. D. Nuno Álvares Pereira, 76
4750 BARCELOS
Tel: 253 812 810
www.residencial-dnuno.com

RESIDENCIAL O GALO
Lugar Da Pena – Gamil
4755 BARCELOS
Tel: 253 832 683

Bway Guest House
Rua de Custódio José Gomes Vilas Boas • Nº 44
4755-059 Barcelinhos, Barcelos • Portugal
253 825 090
http://www.barcelosguesthouse.com/

Bar do Xano
R. Bom Jesus da Cruz
4750-270 Barcelos
253 816 264

Divinal
R. Elias Garcia, Barcelos
253 825 814
http://divinal.pt/

Historial
Largo do Apoio 14
4750-261 Barcelos

Restaurante Solar Real
Praça de Pontevedra
4750-328 Barcelos
253 813 439

Restaurante Turismo
R. Duques de Bragança
4750 Barcelos
253 826 411

Xispes
R. de Miguel Ângelo 58
4755 Barcelos
918 050 267

Yume Sushi
Largo Dr. José Novais 1, Barcelos
936 705 820

By Car
 

North
From Corunha, take E-1 / AP-9 to Vigo
Take the A-55 exit to Tui and follow the road to Portugal

Portugal
Take the E01 / A3 / IP1
Take the exit to A28 to “Viana do Castelo, Caminha″Follow the road until “Neiva, Braga, Barcelos”. Take the exit and follow the road N103 to "Braga, Barcelos"
Take the exit to "Barcelos Centro"

South
From Lisbon, take A1 to Porto
Once in Porto, follow A28 road to Viana do Castelo
Take exit no. 17 to "Estela, Zona Industrial" and follow the EM502 road until you get to N205.
Follow N205 road to "Barcelos Centro"

West
From Barcelona, take B-10 to "Ronda Litoral" and follow A-2.
Then follow E-90 / B-23 and take the exit to "Lleida, Zaragoza" on the E-90 / AP-2 road
Follow E-90 / AP-2 and exit to E-804 / A-68 "Logroño Pamplona"
Follow E-804 / A-68 and exit to E-5 / AP-1
Follow E-5 / AP-1 and exit to E-80 / BU-30
Follow E-80 / BU-30 and exit to A-231
Follow A-231 and exit to A-66 until you enter A-52 road
Follow A-52 until you get to N-532

From Madrid
Follow A-6 to "Puerto Guadarrama" and exit to A-52.
Follow A-52 until you get to N-532

In Portugal
Follow N103-5 and take exit A24 / IP3 / E801 to "Chaves"
Follow A24 and exit in A7 to "Porto, Guimarães"
Follow A7 and exit in A11 to "Braga"
Follow A11 and exit to "Barcelos", N103
Follow N103 and exit to N205.
Follow N205 to "Barcelos Centro"

Schedules

Precint: on the 21st the precint opens at 7pm; on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th opens at 4pm.
Swimming Pool stage: opens on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th at 12.30pm; closes at 8pm.
Ticket Office: on the 21st opens at 2.30; on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th at 12.30pm.
Camping site: opens on the 21st at 2.30pm - closes on the 25th at 2.30pm.

Train

International train to Vigo
Inter-Regional to Valença
Urban train to Nine, with transfer to Barcelos

 

Bus

From Porto

From all Portugal

TAXI

http://www.taxisbarcelos.com/

Tlm. +351 933 614 433 

Tlf. +351 253 177 212 

central@taxisbarcelos.com

Airport

Metro do Porto - Exiting the airport, at the metro station, catch the Campanhã/Estádio do Dragão/Fânzeres line (the orange one) and exit at Campanhã (train station).

http://www.metrodoporto.pt/

Tickets

4 day pass:
55€

Until July 17th // 60€ from July 18th on

4 days + camping

single day pass:
20€

 

When does the ticket office open?​
On the 21st (thursday), from 12pm until 2am.

I won a ticket at a giveway. Where can I retrieve it?​
At the ticket office just outside the precinct, in the giveway section. You'll need to inform us which giveaway you won and tell us your personal info. Any other doubts you may have will need to be answered by the entities responsible for the giveaway, since Milhões de Festa is not responsible for the attribuition of these. 

I have a press pass, an invitation or my name is on the guest list. Where can I retrieve my ticket?​
All credentials should be retrieved at the ticket office outside the precinct at the proper section, whenever they're open.

Can someone retrieve my ticket for me?​
Yes, if the entity who provided/sold your ticket is warned beforehand. 

“Milhões is an adventurous festival.”

in Crack Magazine

“Portuguese festival Milhões de Festa has 
added yet more names to what is
fast becoming a stellar lineup”

in The Quietus

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General enquiries::

geral@milhoesdefesta.com

 

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