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Meo Kalorama 2023 - 5 Must-See Acts At This Years' Festival

Updated: Sep 4, 2023

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.

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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.

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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.


Blur are an English rock band formed in London in 1988. The band consists of singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bass guitarist Alex James, and drummer Dave Rowntree.

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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 are an American indie rock band formed in New York City in 2000. The group is composed of vocalist and pianist Karen O, guitarist and keyboardist Nick Zinner, and drummer Brian Chase.

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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.

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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

Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band from Montréal, Quebec, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, alongside Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

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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.

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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!

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