Summer concerts brim with talent

DOUBLE GRAMMY winning artist Diana Krall and 1990s pop band Simply Red will be performing this summer as part of the tourism board’s Allgarve’08 entertainment programme.

The summer’s musical line-up was announced last week in Porto at the Algarve Convida fair, as were the festivals, fairs, sporting events and art exhibitions that are planned.

In one of the most eagerly anticipated concerts of the year, Diana Krall is due to perform at Albufeira marina on July 29 and Simply Red will perform on August 1 at the Herdade dos Salgados resort in Albufeira.

Brazilian sensation Vanessa da Mata is due to perform at The Lake Resort in Vilamoura on August 9 and Fado singer Mariza will join a host of international world music stars in a special concert in Vale do Lobo on August 29.

Pianist Herbie Hancock, who won two Grammy awards this year, will take the stage at the Duarte Pacheco monument in Loulé from July 5 to 7.

Around 10 exhibitions, to be finalised, are due to take place under the Allgarve name in Faro, Lagoa, Lagos, Loulé and Portimão.

The outlets selling tickets for the concerts will be announced soon as will ticket prices and times. For more information, please visit

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