Slow J, Mariza and Teto to perform at Mar Me Quer Festival in Portimão in August


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The artists Slow J, Mariza and Teto are the first names confirmed for the third edition of the Mar Me Quer Festival, which will take place in Portimão’s riverside area between August 8 and 10, the organization has revealed.

Brazilian rapper Teto will play on the first day of the festival, Slow J will perform for the public on the second day, while Mariza will close the last day, a source from the organizers Domingo no Mundo and Music Mov told Lusa.

“After two editions of absolute success (…), Portimão’s riverside area will once again be the epicentre of three intense days of musical celebration and great environmental awareness and promotion of sustainability through culture and music,” said the organizers.

The same source added that “the rapper is considered to be largely responsible for the growth of Trap in Brazil”, and a “viral success story” that has given him notoriety all over the world.

“The second day will be headlined by the Portuguese artist of the moment, Slow J, who after releasing the album ‘Afro Fado’ sold out two nights at the MEO Arena in record time. The last day of the festival will close to the sound of Portugal’s great voice: Mariza,” he said.

The location of the festival, on Portimão’s waterfront, is another of the points highlighted by the organizers to promote the event, classifying the area as “a vacation destination of choice” in the Algarve, in the middle of the region’s high tourism season.

“The Mar Me Quer Festival has a real commitment between music and sustainability, being an example of how music and the environment can coexist in harmony. The festival not only celebrates musical diversity but also emphasizes the importance of local development and cultural decentralization, promoting the Algarve as a center of innovation and environmental commitment,” said the organization.

All the decorations are “developed by artists using recycled materials from the sea”, with the aim of raising awareness of the need to protect the environment and “the urgency of change and the adoption of sustainable practices”, he said.

Environmental concerns also include “the commitment to minimizing energy costs, incorporating energy from renewable sources in lighting, transport and energy production” or “reducing water consumption through the use of efficient equipment and devices,” he said.

“Mar Me Quer estimates an economic impact resulting from the three days of the Festival for 2024 of around 3,000,000 euros, between accommodation and restaurant revenue for the Algarve region, with an estimated 36,000 overnight stays from August 8 to 10,” the organization also estimated.

Those interested can already buy tickets, with day tickets (15 euros), Family Packs (40 euros) and two-day passes (25 euros) and three-day passes (35 euros) available, the promoters said, stressing that Mar Me Quer is an “eco-conscious” festival and will feature “Brazilian phenomenon Teto” on the first day.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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