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LGBT+ Music Festival in Porto: the full lineup, ticket prices and where to stay in Portugal

Jonny Yates April 4, 2022
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Iggy Azalea is one of the headliners for Porto's LGBT+ Music Festival this July.

Iggy Azalea is one of the headliners for Porto's LGBT+ Music Festival this July. (Getty/Booking.com/Denise Truscello/WireImage)

A new queer festival, LGBT+ Music Festival, is launching in Porto, Portugal this summer.

The three-day music event will take place between 1-3 July across four stages in the city.

Porto will host 35,000 festival goers, with music, DJs, drag and more on the lineup of the inclusive festival.

The lineup features Iggy Azalea, Bebe Rexha, Melanie C, Drag Race UK’s Bimini Bon Boulash and Jodie Harsh to name a few.

The festival has also teamed up with local clubs, bars, restaurants and hotels in Porto to create a “unique and inclusive experience”.

As well as live music there’s also afterparties, boat parties that dock at the main stage venue, pool parties and helicopter rides over the ocean.

“This will be a festival that remembers the past, celebrates the present and prepares for the future. Bringing people from all over the world together, it will create a truly safe space for everyone who knows and understands that music is an act of liberation,” says Diogo Vieria da Silva, executive director of Variações for Portugal’s LGBTI Commerce and Tourism Association.

“Combining inclusion with fun, the festival will help the city of Porto and local organizations to raise their support for LGBT+ people and will be the epicentre of the celebration of equality values. It will give a stage to LGBT+ artists and their allies, whilst elevating national artists to new heights,” they add.

You can find out the full lineup, ticket info and more below for LGBT+ Music Festival.

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Who’s on the lineup?

This is the lineup so for LGBT+ Music Festival, with more names to be announced in the coming months.

1 July: Iggy Azalea / Todrick Hall / Peaches / Little Boots / Jodie Harsh / The Illustrious Blacks

2 July: Bebe Rexha / Melanie C / Gloria Groove / Bilal Hassani / Blaya / Sammy Jo

3 July: Tiga / Ludmilla / Snap! / Bimini Bon Boulash / Favela Lacroix

How to get tickets

Festival tickets are now available to buy from festicket.com.

There’s a number of different passes you can buy for LGBT+ Music Festival and we’ve broke them down below.

  • Day ticket – £56.84
  • Weekend ticket – £122.07
  • Day ticket plus pass – £64.30
  • Weekend ticket plus pass – £154.70
  • VIP day ticket – £101.58
  • VIP weekend ticket – £246.02
  • Platinum day ticket – £179.86
  • Platinum weekend ticket – £432.40

Plus a payment scheme is also available for each ticket type, so you can spread the cost of your ticket across a number of months.

Where is LGBT+ Music Festival?

The official website says the festival’s main site is located at the Douro river bank in Porto, Portual in the Alfândega do Porto.

“The other venues will mostly be at walking distance,” they add.

Where to stay in Porto

Whether it’s a hotel, apartment or hostel you’re after, there’s plenty of spots to stay in Porto. We’ve put together a handful of hotels you can book for the LGBT+ Music Festival.

Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira

Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira
Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira. (Booking.com)

This hotel is situated in Porto’s Ribeira district and overlooks the Douro River, which is where the festival’s main stage will be set. It has a 9.6 rating for its location on Booking.com, so you know you’ll be within walking distance of everything that Porto has to offer – including the LGBT+ Music Festival this summer.

Zero Box Lodge

Zero Box Lodge Porto.
Zero Box Lodge Porto. (Booking.com)

If you want to stay somewhere a little different while you’re in Porto, then Zero Box Lodge offers exactly that. It’s located inside a former bank, with all rooms set in wooden boxes, with their own private bathroom and walk-in shower. It has a ‘superb’ rating on Booking.com, with reviewers calling it “quirky” and “unique”.

Vincci Porto

Vincci Porto. (Booking.com)
Vincci Porto. (Booking.com)

Vincci Porto is a stylish hotel in a renovated landmark building known as Bolsa do Pescado, that’s located on Porto’s riverfront. It has a rooftop terrace that offers stunning panoramic views of the Arrábida Bridge throughout the summer and has been recommended by reviewers on Booking.com if you’re after a great night’s sleep. So if you need a break from the festival this might be an ideal choice.

Torel Avantgarde

Torel Avantgarde. (Booking.com)
Torel Avantgarde. (Booking.com)

Torel Avantgarde is set in Porto’s centre, a 10-minute walk from the Douro riverside and 800 yards from Clérigos Church. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a garden, as well as panoramic views over the city. It has a ‘superb’ rating on Booking.com from more than 1,000 reviewers.

Hotel Boa – Vista 

Hotel Boa - Vista. (Booking.com)
Hotel Boa – Vista. (Booking.com)

Hotel Boa – Vista features 19th century architecture and overlooks the moth of the Douro River and the Atlantic Ocean. It has a rooftop outdoor pool that’s open all-year and a panoramic outdoor café. It’s also a short walk from Ingleses Beach, so if you need some down time during the festival you can head there to relax. To find out more head to Booking.com.

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