Updated: Sep 4
Set in the heart of Lisbon, Bella Vista Park - which translates to “beautiful view park," - Meo Kalorama is the perfect festival to conclude an excellent summer of European festivals.
I was lucky enough to get tickets to their first ever debut edition in 2022, and despite being a brand new festival, they invited some of the biggest names around to play, with Arctic Monkeys headlining on the Friday night and drawing thousands to their incredible set on the main stage. There were also some amazing performances by Portuguese bands like The Legendary Tigerman and Ornatos Violeta.
As well as its bountiful musical offerings, Kalorama prides itself on sustainability, innovation, and inclusion practices. No one knew what to expect from their first edition, but it definitely didn't feel like a first time festival and exceeded all expectations. Meo Kalorama returns to Lisbon on the 31st of August for a 3-day special edition, and here are five artists you must see at this years' festival.
Meo Kalorama will host the last concert of their European tour, in which they will play their first album in 8 years, The Ballad of Daren, released on July 21st.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Yeah Yeah Yeahs return to Portugal a decade after their last concert, and we're already counting the days until the reunion at Meo Kalorama.
Florence + The Machine
Florence and the Machine are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead vocalist Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, guitarist Rob Ackroyd, harpist Tom Monger, and a collaboration of other musicians.
Florence + The Machine kicked off their Dance Fever Tour early this year, and has been sharing beautiful moments on stage. In 2023 Meo Kalorama's concert, they will add a new chapter to its love story with Portugal, in the idyllic setting of Bella Vista Park.
Arcade Fire will play at Meo Kalorama after two headlining concerts in Lisbon with their We Tour. Two sold-out nights that keep nurturing the mutual love between Portugal and the band.
Foals are a British rock band formed in Oxford in 2005. The band's current line-up consists of Greek-born lead vocalist and guitarist Yannis Philippakis, drummer and percussionist Jack Bevan, rhythm guitarist Jimmy Smith, and bassist Walter Gervers.
Foals could not fail to perform at Meo Kalorama, strenghthening their faithful and intense relationship with Portugal.
You can get your tickets to Meo Kalorama right here!