Mediterranean diet is theme of MED 2015 Festival

The Mediterranean diet – considered World Intangible Heritage by UNESCO in 2013 – has been confirmed as the gastronomic theme for the 12th edition of Loulé’s MED Festival, taking place between this Thursday until Sunday (June 25-28).

Thus 10 restaurants taking part will be presenting menus inspired by the diet and all its sun-soaked ingredients.

But food will only be a part of the event. The festival is much more famous for its selection of world music concerts, which this year feature French ska and reggae group Babylon Circus, Peru’s Cumbia All Stars, Nigerian hip hop/soul singer Nneka and many others.

A new stage, set up especially for Fado singers, will be one of the novelties of this year’s festival.

Organisers say they are confident Festival Med will attract between 7,000 and 8,000 people a day.

Daily tickets cost €12, while a three-day ticket costs €30 and a family ticket (for two adults and two under 16s) costs €25.

Admission is free on the event’s final day, which won’t feature concerts but will still boast handicraft stalls, exhibitions and, of course, restaurants serving the Mediterranean Diet.
Said the festival’s organiser Carlos Carmo: “The MED Festival is a mix of music, gastronomy, handicrafts, the town’s historic centre and street exhibitions. It is all of this that makes MED a festival which, in our opinion, is unique in the country.”

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