The famous Sudoeste summer festival is back in town once again in August to please all free spirits, music lovers and dancing feet. The festival, which kicked off with its first edition in 1997, has grown both in size and fame over the past 20 years of its existence, and is currently regarded as one of the most sought after Summer events for people of all ages and interests. Known for its prime location in Zambujeira do Mar - southern Portugal - the venue consistently manages to congregate exceptional conditions for all spectators. With the Atlantic coast and a handful of prime quality beaches only a few minutes away, high temperatures never seem to pose a threat over here. The coming edition of the festival marks the celebration of its 20 years of existence, and there is certainly a number of surprises alongside great music in store. Sudoeste tickets for a place in the mix may be comfortably purchased at StubHub.com!
Sudoeste background and history
Sudoeste has been known since the start of its existence as a plural festival, offering its spectators a wide variety of music genres - from Reggae to Rock and electronic music. The opening edition of the festival was marked by an impressive artist line-up, including names such as Blur, Marilyn Manson and Suede. Since then, the event has grown incredibly both in duration - from 3 to 5 days - as well as in terms of logistics and organization.
Known also for its free and pleasant camping site and a handful of other amenities, the festival has, since 2013, also managed to provide the crowds with free Wi-Fi within its premises. Much to the delight of all party people, a free shuttle service between the venue and the nearby village and beach, has also been established. Last years´ edition of the festival is to be remembered not only for its 195 thousand people record attendance, but also as the most digitally interactive ever.
Continuous upgrades and surprises
Among numerous world famous Artists and performers of all kinds which have attended the festival since 1997, Marilyn Manson´s brutal performance in the opening year has to be remembered as one of the most striking. The 10 year anniversary of Sudoeste also had its well deserved glory with the presence of many newcomers to the festival, including an impressive performance by Daft Punk.
The increasingly popular festival under the warm August sun has also attracted an increasing number of sponsors over the years, expanding its offer to the public as well as creating a growing number of performance stages and alternative spaces for the crowds. In the 2005 edition, Portuguese comedy collective Gato Fedorento pioneered the staging of comedy in Portuguese music festivals.