Lisbon, 5 December 2011 The Lisbon edition of Vodafone Mexefest sold out completely, bringing thousands of people to Avenida da Liberdade last Friday and Saturday, 2 and 3 December two days that really made the city hop, with performances by 40 bands and artists in two venues.
Some of the lasting memories among the many unique initiatives with which Vodafone graced this festival will undoubtedly be the bridge that Vodafone built across Avenida da Liberdade to connect the Tivoli Theatre to the São Jorge Cinema and facilitate access to the festival venues by the public, and musical entertainment in unusual places such as the kiosks on the Avenida, the two Vodafone Buses and the Church of S. Luís dos Franceses.
António Carriço, Vodafone Portugals Director of Brand and Communications, was delighted by the festivals success: Vodafone Mexefest has had a huge impact on the public ever since the billing of artists was released, making this yet another unique Vodafone music event and experience. They have been two days when music literally moved from stage to stage in Lisbon, meeting the expectations of a demanding public and open to new trends.
With the first edition over, Vodafone Mexefest now moves to Porto to get the city moving on 2-3 March. Eight venues are already confirmed for this edition of the festival: Coliseu do Porto, Passos Manuel Cinema, Maus Hábitos, Garagem Passos Manuel, Pitch Club, Sá da Bandeira Theatre, Ateneu Comercial do Porto and Fnac (Santa Catarina store).
Four artists on the bill are already confirmed to appear: St. Vincent, an acclaimed band that is returning to Portuguese stages following its debut in 2010; Hanni El Khatib, one of the great revelations of the year; Foals, who play in a DJ set format; and the Portuguese band Ladrões do Tempo, the new line-up of Zé Pedro (Xutos & Pontapés) with Tó Trips and Pedro Gonçalves (Dead Combo), Paulo Franco (Dapunksportif) and Samuel Palitos (Censurados).