Festival Med celebrates a diverse range of world music, shows, performances and food. You'll see everything from fire eaters to dance troupes during this three day event in Loulé.
- When? 29th June - 2nd July
- Where? Loulé, near Faro
- Price: see official website for the range of ticket options.
If indecisive is your middle name, you've come to the right place. Set in the heart of historic Loulé, three day Festival Med welcomes world music from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and everywhere in between; the result is eclectic. This festival draws in a huge range of performers from around the globe spanning continents, genres and style. So if you're a reggae-jazz-classical-dance-pop-blues-soul loving music fan, you've come to the right place.
Running for more than ten years, Festival Med welcomes 42 acts over six stages; you can also expect street theatre, dance troupes and pop up shows. Alongside the musical element, the festival also celebrates international cuisine, handicrafts and art. There are plenty of food stalls (turn up hungry, southern Portugal is known for its generous portions) plus bars and chill out areas where you can watch performances with a brew.
This year, the festival will host over 500 hours of music and most of the events will take place in the evening. Lovely Loulé has plenty of bragging rights without the festival - from a Roman castle to a thriving market. Still, Festival Med adds a quirky international vibe to the town and we guarantee even the pickiest of music fans will be kept happy.
- Get there: Take the train from Faro up to Loulé - it takes 10-15 minutes.
- Stay: Find a hotel in Loulé city centre to be close to the action.
*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!