Taking place in Porto, this year’s edition is set to be one hell of a party 🍾
BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY LGBT+ MUSIC FESTIVAL
Fabulous news, DIVAs! The LGBT+ Music Festival is set to return from 1-3 July 2022, and the line-up is star-studded. Featuring Iggy Azalea, Melanie C, Little Boots, Sammy Jo (Scissor Sisters), Bimini Bon Boulash, Peaches, Jodie Harsh and many, many more, the festival is platforming an array of LGBTQI and queer-allied talent.
Winner of the World Travel Awards’ Best European Destination for four consecutive years, Portugal will host this year’s LGBT+ Music Festival at the Douro Riverbank in Porto. Listed as the World’s Leading City Break Destination in 2020, where better a place to boogie for 72 hours straight?
With performances from international DJs, artists, bands and dancers, the LGBT+ Music Festival will welcome 35,000 guests across four stages. It’s set to be one hell of a party, and platforming Drag Race royalty Bimini Bon Boulash and LGBTQI ally Melanie C, what’s not to love?
Festival Director Marco Azevedo states: “Whilst this event is inspired by the LGBT+ community and represents the biggest investment in this community, anyone and everyone will be welcome. This celebration is the result of the cooperation of several identities that represent Portugal’s diversity and our commitment to respecting others. Our festival’s mission is to make everyone feel seen and heard as we sing, dance and love across this 72-hour celebration!”
Community Impact Manager at Portugal’s LGBTI Commerce and Tourism Association, Diogo Vieria da Silva, says: “This will be a festival that remembers the past, celebrates the present and prepares for the future. Bringing people from all over the world together, it will create a truly safe space for everyone who knows and understands that music is a form of liberation. Combining inclusion with fun, the festival will help the City of Porto and local organisations to raise their support for LGBT+ people and will be the epicentre of the celebration of equality values. It will give stage to LGBT+ artists and their allies, whilst elevating national artists to new heights”.
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