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Music to your  ears this summer

By DAISY SAMPSON daisy.sampson@algarveresident.com  

It is time to slip on your platform heels and brush up on your musical harmonies as tribute act ABBA Gold are the latest act to be confirmed for the Allgarve summer concert programme.

The four-.piece will be performing some of the greatest hits of ABBA at a concert on August 18 at the Vila Sol Spa and Golf Resort in Vilamoura, so be ready to dance the night away to classics such as Mamma Mia, Waterloo and Fernando.

ABBA Gold join an illustrious international line up of artists coming to the Algarve this summer with British soul diva Joss Stone, singer Seal and Fado performer Mariza already confirmed as taking part in Allgarve concerts.

A full listing of all the Allgarve concerts scheduled for this summer with ticket prices and locations can be found at www.allgarve.pt (available in English and Portuguese).

For a real taste of the international, fans of world music will be able to immerse themselves in sounds from around the globe at the sixth Festival MED event to be held between June 24 and 28 in Loulé.

With two main stages and three smaller performance areas there should be something for everyone, whether you enjoy the Latin sounds of bands such as Spanish stars Ojos de Brujo or are looking for something a little different in the form of Bulgarian three piece Hristov, the mixed and varied programme of Festival MED is sure to satisfy the most discerning of music fans.

Take advantage of the wealth of international talent performing in the Algarve by planning your visit to Festival MED, all information about the festival is available in English and Portuguese at www.festivalmed.com

Bulgarian three piece Hristov are one of the more diverse names on the Festival MED schedule. Photos: SUPPLIED
Bulgarian three piece Hristov are one of the more diverse names on the Festival MED schedule. Photos: SUPPLIED

Beach festival

Meanwhile, following the success of the Sagres Sunset Fest held on June 12 and 13, organisers of the chill out festival will be staging the Arrifana Sunset Fest in Aljezur on July 26.

This will be a chance for those who enjoy the relaxing sounds of reggae, soul and ska to sit on the beach and soak up the sunset while swaying to the sounds of the sea.

“All the bands loved playing at the fort in Sagres but Arrifana is different, more personal and only for one day so there will be fewer bands but with more of an international feel,” said festival organiser  Diogo Vasconcelos.

He added: “The festival at Arrifana beach is an event I would advise everyone to go to as it is always a really great party atmosphere with plenty of food, drink and music!”

Entry to the festival costs 12 euros per person, with tickets available on the day.

Further information about the Arrifana Sunset Fest can be obtained in English by calling Diogo Vasconcelos on 918 102 898.