Cantanhede hosts three-day video game festival


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The municipality of Cantanhede, in the district of Coimbra, is hosting another edition of the “Street Gaming Cantanhede” festival, from Friday to Sunday, with players from all over the country taking part.

“This is an event that has shown in the last year that it attracts an intergenerational audience to Cantanhede, but mostly young people, which escapes the trend of the traditional tourists who visit us,” said the vice-president of the municipality, in a statement sent to the Lusa news agency.

According to Pedro Cardoso, “Street Gaming Cantanhede has entered the history of the municipality, reinforcing and highlighting the unique and innovation-catalyzing role of the LOAD ZX Museum”.

Marco Fresco, from MF/Gaming, which is spearheading the organization of the event, was quoted in the press release as saying that this year’s edition will see the reinforcement of PlayStation’s presence, which, as well as offering prizes, will also provide several kiosks with exclusive games for visitors to enjoy.

“But the big surprise is that a band has been formed, the Level Up Band, which specializes in game music and will make its debut at Street Gaming Cantanhede,” he announced.

With free admission, the festival is divided between a 400 square meter tent, set up specifically for the purpose in Marquês Marialva Square, and the LOAD ZX Museum, located a few meters away.

This is a joint organization between Cantanhede City Council, the LOAD ZX Spectrum Museum (run by the Spectrum Generation Association) and its partner MF/Gaming.

Iris Lavan
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