Festival Preview: SEO Sudoeste, Portugal

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MEO Sudoeste, previously known as Festival Sudoeste, is a ten day festival running from 1st-11th August in Southern Portugal. Previously filling the bill with rock acts, it’s now mainly known for its lineups plagued with electronic, dance and EDM style acts with previous headliners including Avicii, The Prodigy, Daft Punk and Afrojack. It’s like the UK’s Creamfields, but in the sun, near a beach.

Lineup
This year’s lineup follows with what I’ve just said, with the likes of Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso and David Guetta set to perform in 2014. As well as these big figures in EDM, you can expect to see acts of a different caliber such as Ellie Goulding, John Newman and Jamie Cullum. In comparison to previous lineups at MEO, I would have thought there are still some acts set to be announced, including maybe another act of headline standard.

Location
More specifically, MEO Sudoeste is located near Zambujeira do Mar in Southern Portugal. Camping is included within the ticket price and you’re able to enter the site from the 1st August, the site features the usual amenities including showers and toilets. A great feature of MEO Sudoeste is the shuttle bus to the nearest beach- Zambujeira Beach, what’s even more appealing is that this bus is free with the ticket price. popping to the local beach is a clever and attractive addition to a festival that already has so much appeal.

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MEO Sudoeste is another festival high on my wish lift, I’ve been pondering getting a ticket for a while now and as soon as I’ve managed to convince a friend to come, I’m off. The prime location gives it the holiday aura as apposed to just a festival, the lineup is perfectly complimenting to the setting and what I haven’t even mentioned yet- the price of a full ticket including camping is £77! Add plane tickets to Portugal and you can do the festival for under £200, you’d be mad not to give MEO Sudoeste a try in 2014.

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