The Neopop Electronic Music Festival is right around the corner and in 3 days will gather countless artists to celebrate the 12th edition, next to Santiago da Barra Fort on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of this month.
To help you, we chose 5 artists who, in our opinion, you can’t miss:


Kraftwerk 3D

A colorful 3D presentation is expected, involving music and art in a peculiar way. The Kraftwerk project was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. In the middle of the 70’s, they gained international recognition for their revolutionary electronic exhibitions, for their robotic side, computerized rhythm and technical innovations. With their visions of the future, they created the songs that marked the digital age of the 21st century. Presented jointly by the Red Bull Music Academy, they will perform on the last day of festival on NEO STAGE (01:00).


Paco Osuna

With a career spanning more than 20 years, he is one of the most accomplished artists in the electronic music industry. His creativity, courage, and consistency and research related to new forms of expression are some of its characteristics. Known for in 2006 in Barcelona, he founded an evening with a cool concept, Club4, alongside well-known names such as Marco Carola, Adam Beyer and Christian Smith. He will perform on NEO STAGE (02:30), on the second day of the festival.


Chris Liebing

DJ, producer, and owner of a weekly radio program. In the sound that always produces continuously during his career, the roots of techno have always been very visible. One of the first DJ’s that used the new possibilities in the course of typing music in a consistent and creative way. The real-time manipulation of the various elements is something that characterizes him, having an important role in his actions and this happens due to the cooperation with several software and hardware manufacturers since the beginning of his career and that currently allows in his installation, performances that offer to the public an infinite number of possibilities of techniques, innovations, and variation of elements allied to an exceptional creativity.
Currently, he joins frequently with Dutch producer Speedy J, who will also perform on the second day of the festival, curiously at 04:30, before Liebing who will perform on NEO STAGE (06:30). With this, we can very easily imagine seeing the two artists acting side by side.


Loco Dice

Loco Dice is someone who can articulate the intangible states of mind with a direct approach through his performances as a DJ or his productions. Like M_nus, Cadenza, Ovum, Four Twenty and Cocoon, he mixes perspectives. He creates something for the dreamers who just want to lose everything in a moment of abandonment on the dance floor. It is impossible to recall his name and not talk about his ten-year Tribehouse residence in Düsseldorf or DC-10 in Ibiza in 2006. Do not think that the fusion of perspectives is accidental, his performances, whether in Timewarp (Germany), Cocoon in Ibiza or a beach in South America, are spontaneous orchestras, providing an incredible experience for his listeners, and for this reason expectations are great, for who this year will see it, in Viana do Castelo, on stage NEO STAGE (08:00), on the second day of festival.


Tale of Us

It all started in Milan, where Karm and Matteo met when they were new, being this city as the preface to their success story, since they now reside in Berlin.
The ever changing sound is what characterizes them and the proof of the versatility that exists in the duo results in the numerous invitations from the best labels in the world. They made their debut in 2011 at Visionquest in Detroit. After that, Richie Hawtin’s M_nus and the gigantic Belgian label R & S followed.
The year 2010 is marked by the birth of Life & Death and in just a few years, together with some friends from Italy, have turned the label into an own anthology in a very fast way, becoming the driving force that gave a lot of impulse to the label. Also linked to the DC-10 in Ibiza, Karm and Matteo put the listeners to the attention and since then they have not stopped. The duo will close the festival, and so the anxiety to see their performance rises even more sharply in the public, presented jointly by the Red Bull Music Academy, they will perform on NEO STAGE (09:30).


These were names that we highlighted, but we could have opted for many others, thanks to the quality that is present in the lineup of the 12th edition of Neopop. Finally, we highlight some names of the “Portuguese Armada” that will be presented to their audience such as Rui Vargas, Freshkitos, Magazino, Frank Maurel, Tiago Fragateiro and Lewis Fautzi. The best thing to do is to attend these days in Viana do Castelo not to miss the opportunity to see some of the best DJ’s in the world in the national territory.

Daniel Sousa

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