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