Carvoeiro Black & White Night attracts record 20,000

A record 20,000 people descended on Carvoeiro on Saturday (June 18) for the town’s third highly-anticipated Black & White Night, which marked the start of the Algarve’s long list of summer parties.

The picturesque town’s streets were “painted” in black and white for a night filled with “fun and entertainment”, including concerts, DJ sets and dance performances.

The Black & White Night was considered an “all-round success”, with Lagoa council highlighting the work of the GNR in events of “this magnitude” and local businesses for their support.

Festivities started with an Arab music show by Spanish group El Laff and continued with a Chill Out Sunset event led by DJ L.S.D. Living Statues.

There were also musical performances by cover band Six Irish Men, Greek multi-instrumentalist Spyros Kaniaris, and singer-songwriter Daniel Kemish. DJ Alex Ramos also played classic tunes from the 60s to the 90s on the busy Estrada do Farol.

A balloon release was held at midnight followed by the opening of the “dance floor” at the beach, with DJ Pete Sleev providing the music until 3am.

A “much-praised” novelty this year was that Lagoa council offered a free bus that took party-goers from Fatacil, Aldi, Apolónia and Intermarché car parks all the way to the entrance of Carvoeiro.

Carvoeiro Black & White Night, a proven success, is set to return next year on June 17.