The first edition of Kalorama Festival orbits around music, art and sustainability and debuts this September 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the beautiful and lush Bela Vista Park in Lisbon, Portugal.
Over fifteen iconic and heavy-weight worldwide artists have been announced to perform at the inaugural event over its three days including ARCTIC MONKEYS, who will perform their only Portugal show at Kalorama. The line up also includes THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, KRAFTWERK , ORNATOS VIOLETA, BOMBA ESTÉREO, BONOBO, CHET FAKER, JAMES BLAKE, MODERAT, RODRIGO LEÃO, RÓISÍN MURPHY, YEARS & YEARS, BLOSSOMS, THE LEGENDARY TIGERMAN, MEUTE, PEACHES, ALICE PHOEBE LOU, THE LATHUMS and more to be announced.
Located at Bela Vista Park, one of Lisbon’s biggest urban parks in the city with an immense green area by the city centre and featuring a beautiful river view on its highest point. Lisbon offers one of the best city breaks in the world, an enchanting city with the most sunlight in Europe, stunning vistas, ancient history, architecture, beautiful beaches just 15 minutes from the centre, amazing nightlife and culture, delicious food, friendly people and smiles and the addition of Kalorama to the music scene brings yet another layer of goodness.
Having already confirmed the likes of ARCTIC MONKEYS, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, KRAFTWERK, ORNATOS VIOLETA, CHET FAKER, MODERAT, BLOSSOMS and THE LATHUMS, Kalorama unveils an incredible second wave of artists including BONOBO joining the bill as part of his World tour presenting his new album “Fragments” amongst his much loved classics. Alongside him, the Queen of post disco RÓISÍN MURPHY also comes to Lisbon for this debut edition, bringing her sassy, soulful and slick melodic grooves and vocals to the shimmering celebrations.
From the UK, producer, singer and songwriter JAMES BLAKE will bring his unique gently sung vocals and minimal electronic sounds to the exhilarated Kalorama crowds, having recently released hits with Dave and Labyrinth this is a show to not be missed. YEARS & YEARS will also be heading to Portugal for a special show after becoming one of the world’s most trailblazing modern pop artists with two hugely successful albums to date.
The festival will also welcome BLOSSOMS, a band that since their first album in 2016 have climbed to the top of the charts to dethrone major artists of that year, as well as PEACHES, the iconic Canadian musician, producer, director, visual artist, and activist who disrupted the pop scene with their synths and sexually charged tunes. Playing for the first time in Portugal is THE LATHUMS, the indie band having a strong 2021 after reaching #1 in the UK with their début song “How Beautiful Life Can Be”.
Joining Kalorama from the Colombian shores is duo BOMBA ESTÉREO with their electro tropical and psychedelic cumbia mixing traditional and electronic sounds. Representing Portugal, Kalorama has invited songwriter RODRIGO LEÃO presenting CINEMA PROJECT – A ESTRANHA BELEZA DA VIDA, one of the musicians and composers behind the extraordinarily successful Portuguese ensemble MADREDEUS along with THE LEGENDARY TIGERMAN – Portuguese rock ‘n blues singer-songwriter. From Germany, eleven-piece band MEUTE will fill out the late hours with their selection of beats mixing techno, house and deep house works by well-known DJs.
As a new festival, Kalorama has sustainability at its core with a strong commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with the goal to reduce its environmental impact to the maximum and create cultural, social and economic benefits in the long term that can help improve the development and growth of local communities.
Some of the measures within this agenda include social inclusion, full transparency in all of the festival procedures, use of less pollutant energies and more accessible ones, encouraging local commerce and optimization and reuse of resources, among others. Aware of the responsibility that is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Kalorama’s commitment goes beyond this to promote an experience where music can be enjoyed with no regrets whilst taking good care of the planet, supporting a sustainable cultural model, positively impacting the city of Lisbon and taking the first steps towards a new era for festivals green credentials.