Waking Life, an adventurous arts and music festival located near the medieval town of Crato, Portugal, is taking place from the 17th till 20th of August 2017. The village is situated in Northern Alentejo - Portalegre - one of the most deserted regions in Southern Europe. A mythical place where the boundaries of time and space are limitless. A place with hidden realities waiting to be unveiled, in the endless plains and mountains, in the water that entertains and cures, in the great open spaces in the midst of nature.
The festival will provide space for a contemporary local community in a rural and natural environment to thrive.We aim to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible and increase awareness about the landscape-ecological context of the event.Waking Life will be part of the transition towards taking environmental and social responsibility in our society.
The fundamental idea of the festival is to facilitate a spellbinding environment brought about by co-creation. Spread over the 4-day gathering, humans and non-humans of all walks of life are invited to take part and (dis)connect, contributing to the celebration. A page dedicated to getting involved can be found on the festival website, be it performance art, ecological or art installations.
Waking Life offers a high quality and diverse program, consisting of carefully selected musicians, artists and performers.The musical program will be co-curated with Giegling, and Return, Solid-AM’s party arm. Our three stages by the lake will be the perfect setting to indulge in a broad spectrum of sound, not limited to electronic music only. Some artists will make a second appearance at the festival and perform special ambient or slow live sets on the chill-out stage.
Several artists from the Portugese label Shhpuma Records will represent and celebrate the unparalleled creative and richly
heterogeneous moment in the country’s musical history.
Full Line Up:
Aleksi Perälä live
AMyn live (+ slow live)
Boris Chimp 504 AV live
Bryan Kasenic (+ ambient set)
Frederico Dinis AV live
Ion Ludwig live
Johnny Lee Johnson
Kassem Mosse live
KooDoo & Lamaz
Leafar Legov live
Patrick Russell (+ ambient set)
Ross From Friends live
Sebastian Mullaert live
Shhpuma Records (Acid Acid, André Gonçalves, LAmA, Tren Go! Sound System, Zentex)
Slick Marcel Rick
To get involved and discover more visit www.wakinglife.pt.
Purchase tickets - www.wakinglife.pt/tickets
For questions or other chitchat contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Second release: €85 - until April 1st
Third release: €95 - until August 17th
For press enquiries: Rosalie