In July 2022, LGBT+ Music Festival will be holding its first-ever event in Porto, Portugal! I’ll give you a full low down of what you can expect in this guide – both from the festival and this incredible city!
Two of the things we missed most during the pandemic were travel and music festivals. So imagine our excitement when we were invited to this exciting LGBTQ festival taking place in Porto, Portugal.
Music festivals have always been one of the few places where we feel entirely free from judgement. A time where we can let our hair down, lose ourselves in the music, and connect with like-minded people.
That being said, we’ve never attended an LGBTQ Music Festival of this scale before. The inclusive 3-day event will be a celebration of love, diversity, and music, all taking place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
I’m going to tell you all about it in this article in the hope that you book yourself a ticket and come party with us! So let’s get to it!
When is the LGBT+ Music Festival 2022
The LGBT+ Music Festival, in partnership with MTV, takes place in Porto, Portugal, from the 1st to the 3rd of July 2022.
You can expect a jam-packed schedule of live acts, DJs, boat parties, brunches and inspiring talks.
Not to mention the event takes place during the height of Summer, so get ready to get your tan on!
Where is the Festival being Held?
The festival’s main arena will be located at the Douro riverbank in Porto, Portugal. It’s an outdoor stage, complete with bars, food trucks, and other activities.
At the same time, there will be many other events going on around the city – mostly within walking distance of the main arena.
Other things to look forward to include boat parties, rooftop parties, pool parties, after parties – the list goes on.
To put it simply, be ready to party!
Is the Event LGBTQ+ Exclusive?
The LGBT+ Music Festival is an event where everyone is welcome regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expressions.
Their goal is to be an event that uplifts, empowers, and encourages everyone to be themselves.
You can rest assured that everyone attending is either part of the community or a fierce ally.
There will be zero tolerance for any hint of discrimination!
What About the Line-Up?
I mean, you already know that the line-up is going to be a total vibe!
But to get you even more hyped than I know you are already, take a look at some of these incredible acts playing over the 3-days.
This isn’t all of them either – more acts are still to be announced!
Who are you most excited to see? We can’t decide!
I’m in… Where Can I Buy Tickets?
Awesome… we can’t wait to see you on the dance floor!
Tickets are available on the LGBT+ Music Festival official website.
Here’s a quick rundown of the different ticket tiers available.
A general pass ticket allows you entry to the festival for whichever days you have booked for.
You can book for all 3-days or choose from individual days.
General Plus Pass
A general plus pass ticket allows you entry to the festival for whichever days you have booked for, as well as:
- Fast-track queue to get into the festival areas
- Fast-track queue to get drinks on the festival grounds
- Free access to the official afterparty at the festival grounds
As a VIP ticket holder, you’ll have access to everything in the General Plus Pass ticket, as well as:
- Free access to one extra activity (Rooftop, Boat or Hard Club Afterparty) per day
- Free access to Coliseu do Porto concerts (Amapiano, Alte etc.)
As a VIP ticket holder, you’ll have access to everything in the VIP ticket, as well as:
- Access to a Platinum stage lounge with dedicated bars & restrooms
- Free access to two extra activities (Rooftop, Boat or Hard Club Afterparty) per day
- All-access pass to official festival events.
In addition to all of the above, you can also buy packages which include your accommodation.
Or, if you want to book your hotel separately, we recommend using booking.com.
Other Things Worth Knowing
Here are some other things you might need to know ahead of attending the LGBTQ+ music festival of the year!
As it stands, you can enter the festival grounds with proof of double vaccination, a valid recovery certificate or a negative test. There will be a covid testing site at the venue.
Anybody aged 3 or above can enter the festival so long as they hold a valid ticket. An adult should accompany anybody under 18.
For legal reasons, you cannot enter the festival with a camera, video or sound recorder. However, you can use a phone or your GoPro to capture the event.
Filming Inside the Venue
You should be aware that the festival will capture images and film throughout the event. By purchasing a ticket, you consent for any photos or video captured during the festival to be used for promotional and informational purposes.
Porto is a charming coastal city renowned for its rich history, breathtaking architecture, and fantastic wine!
It’s a city that’s been on our bucket list for a while, so we are thrilled to have the opportunity to finally visit.
If you can, I would suggest spending a few days either before or after the festival getting to know the city.
After all, you’ve come this far; you might as well make a holiday out of it. Here’s a taster of some of the things to see and do in Porto:
Douro River Sightseeing Cruise
Stroll the Vibrant Ribeira District
Explore Porto by Tram
Marvel Bolsa Palace
Experience Magical Porto Sunsets
Join Us for LGBT+ Music Festival 2022!
Thank you for reading! I hope you’ll be able to join us for this vibrant celebration of love, music, and diversity.
If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us in the comment section or see the LGBT+ Music Festival official website!
See you on the dancefloor!
Love, Charlotte & Natalie xxx