The BPM Festival: Portugal’s Home for House and Techno Returns for 2019

Author : Peter Velez
June 18, 2019

The BPM Festival: Portugal’s Home for House and Techno Returns for 2019

There is one festival that takes place in Portugal where a handful of house and techno’s best artists come together and show off what they have. That’s how Alan Fitzpatrick was able to describe the BPM Festival in Portimão, Portugal.

This coming September 13th all the way through to the 15th, people from around the world will swarm to Portugal for the highly anticipated 3-day festival. Originally designed as an elite dance music industry networking event, the festival has morphed into an international mélange of electronic music lovers, DJs, producers, revelers, and partygoers.

With over 50 artists now set to take over the festival’s new format of four days and nights of programming on the golden sand beaches of Praia da Rocha in Portimão, attendees can look forward to returning artists Andrea Oliva, Eats Everything, Honey Dijon, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, Richy Ahmed, Skream, The Martinez Brothers and more. Uniquely hosting sought-after labels and party brands, blanc, Cuttin’ Headz, Four Thirty Two, and Mindshake, have been added to the showcase lineup.

Accompanying previously announced artists, the newly revealed second wave of artists will perform alongside Adriatique, Apollonia, Dubfire, Josh Wink, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice, Matador, Paco Osuna, POPOF, Stephan Bodzin (live) and many more. From the first showcase announcement, returning label showcases include Italian duo Neverdogs’ Bamboleo, Stefano Noferini’s leading Italian imprint Deeperfect, Loco Dice’s German powerhouse Desolat, POPOF’s esteemed FORM Music, U.K. house music authority Kaluki, Portugal’s own Neopop + Brunch, and The BPM Festival’s star-studded signature events This Is The End hosted by Überhaus and YA’AH MUUL.

Making its BPM Portugal showcase debut, attendees can look forward to Adam Beyer’s seminal imprint Drumcode and the BPM showcase debut of Matador’s energy-driving label, RUKUS.

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There is a lot to say about one of the most decorated festivals in the world. The BPM Festival has received a great number of accolades from institutions around the world, one of them being nominated for “Best Music Event” three years in a row by the International Dance Music Awards.

As The BPM Festival’s reputation has grown, so has the respect from some of the industry’s best, “The Beauty of the BPM Festival is this family thing” Loco Dice has been quoted saying, highlights how significant the festival means for the artists, speculating that it’s less about a job and more of a gathering.

With a fantastic lineup and more to come, we can expect the BPM Festival to be better than ever before come September.

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