Yesterday, on an event in Lisbon, Dancefloor did a formal introduction of their event to partners and media, where they presented the concept for this year as well as a new confirmation.
Right off the bat, Tiago Martins (Director and Executive Producer) stated that the organization recognizes that electronic music is a really big market in Portugal, and that they are committed to it.
The first major change discussed was the most visible one – the move from Leiria to Braga. This was due to a necessity of changing and growing the festival itself and to be closer to the target audience. The accessibility of the city, its proximity to Spain, being one of Europe’s best destinations and being able to comfortably house all party goers with the camping and hotel offers were a few of the major advantages highlighted. The new venue (Altice Forum Braga) also provides better conditions for the show to take place, mainly in what concerns acoustics. Another big advantage here is the fact that the camping site is closer to the venue than it was in Leiria, and there’s no need for transfer buses anymore.
The partnerships with both CP and TUB were highlighted, with CP providing discounted trains (including round trip tickets for 2€ from Porto to Braga) and TUB providing free bus rides within Braga.
Dancefloor 2019 was also presented as being a bigger package than the show itself – the whole city will take part of the event, and party goers will be able to enjoy a beach 15 minutes away from the venue, many activities at Parque do Monte do Picoto, as well as a Fun-zone and chill out space at Parque São João da Ponte. The eco-cup initiative started last year will also remain.
The DJ contest was announced as well, and you can already find it on Dancefloor’s Facebook page.
José Manso from WDB Management also spoke, reinforcing the fact that Dancefloor wants to remain fully committed to electronic music, and then focused on the artists already announced. He first spoke about D-Block & S-Te-Fan and Ran-D, stating that closing the festival days with Hardstyle has been working very well, and that the Hardstyle community in Portugal is strong and growing bigger. He then highlighted KSHMR’s incredible shows that combine great music with astonishing visuals, Yellow Claw’s sets where they play several different genres and Deorro’s latin influences. Kura was then announced as the latest confirmation reinforcing Dancefloor’s lineup!
With all that in mind, stay tuned for any upcoming announcements, as the lineup for Dancefloor is yet to be closed!