From 24th to 26th of July 2014, Vila Nova de Gaia will be the stage for the most Portuguese of all musical styles: Fado! The municipality of Gaia, in partnership with the famous Casa de Música, is bringing some of the most recognised fadistas (Fado singers) from the world of Portuguese music to Porto.
“Cais de Fado” are taking activities from the Casa da Música outdoors and onto the south bank of the Douro River . Just a stone’s throw from the city’s Port wine cellars , you will be able to listen to fadistas such as Mariza, Gisela João, Camané and Cristina Branco, as they bring the enduring sound of Fado to the Gaia old town.
The traditional sound of Fado will be swapping the casas de fado and other concert venues for one of Porto’s most diverse areas. The extraordinary history of the city and the captivating sound of Fado will come together in Gaia for one unforgettable experience. Restaurants, shops and river boats will all be taking on new life as they bring to you the sound of Fado.
Three days of music on more than 10 stages means that you will be able to hear 15 renowned Portuguese Fado singers. The first session takes place between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and is then followed by a break for dinner between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
After the break, all roads lead to Serra do Pilar, where the main concerts take place. Entrance is free.
24th – Gisela João
25th – Mariza
26th - Cristina Branco & Camané with the Porto Symphony Orchestra