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Algarve New Year celebrations announced

Party goers who decide to see the New Year at Albufeira’s Pescadores beach will be able to take part in a Guinness world record attempt for the largest toast in the world at midnight.

The evening’s concerts are due to start at 10.30pm with a warm up act by The Gift, followed after the midnight fireworks display and Guinness world record attempt by a performance from Norwegian hip hop band Madcon.

Meanwhile, Loulé council has also released its New Year’s Eve plans for the city, which will host band OqueStrada from 10pm on a stage to be erected in Praça do Mar. This will be followed after midnight by popular Portuguese singer José Cid.

Monte Gordo in Vila Real de Santo António will play host to four days of music, each started by a local band followed by a headline act in a large marquee that will be set up along the beach.

The party starts on December 30 with Portuguese band Ez Special as the headline act. The following day Cuban band Los Angeles de La Haban will perform, followed on January 1 by Flow 212 and DJ’s Flip D’Pal and Bodytalk. On January 2, Cuban reggae group Gente de Zona will end the party.


New Year’s Eve will be celebrated in Praça da República in Tavira with a concert by La Plante Mutante. Various DJs will also play music in the city’s main square on December 30 and January 1.

Residents and visitors to Olhão can see the New Year at a party in Jardim Pescador Olhanense, which will host a warm-up act by band Zeus, followed by a concert after midnight by popular Portuguese band Iris.

Faro is due to host a show entitled Maria da Fonte Apresenta Rock in Portugal, a rock musical that will include renditions of the most well known rock and pop songs from Portugal from the last 30 years. After midnight, the city’s Largo de São Francisco will receive Sevillian band La Selva Sur and DJ MrKool until the early hours of the morning.

In Portimão, bands that will be performing on New Year’s Eve have not yet been announced.

A Câmara spokesman told the Algarve Resident: “We are waiting for final confirmations before we release the celebrations programme, however we can confirm that there will be fireworks along Portimão and Alvor’s riverside areas and in Praia da Rocha.”

For more information about New Year’s Eve parties and entertainment in your area, please contact your local Câmara.