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Festival Forte 2018

Festival Forte announces some of the most forward thinking acts

Festival Forte creates once more a unique experience

Festival Forte just announced the second wave of acts (final line up) that will be performing at its 5th edition from August 30th to September 2nd, 2018. Make sure to be part of this unique experience at Montemor-O-Velho Castle.


This second announcement exhibits some of the most forward-thinking acts in the scene

Festival Forte 2018 Line-Up

There are not enough words to describe the importance of Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto in the electronic music scene. Co-founder of the much respected Raster Noton label together with Olaf Bender aka Byetone and Frank Bretschneider, he is the pure example of how science can combine with art through audiovisual language. Together with Ryuichi Sakamoto, he composed the soundtrack for the acclaimed movie “The Revenant” and in 2018 he released the album “Unieqav” on his new label Noton. At Festival Forte, he will be presenting his new spectacular show, which is an incredibly intense audiovisual experience that will take place inside the immersive castle walls. Robert Lippok, who will release his new album in 2018 on Raster Noton, will also present his new audiovisual show at Festival Forte.

At Festival Forte, Alva Noto will be presenting his new spectacular show, which is an incredibly intense audiovisual experience that will take place inside the immersive castle walls.

Luke Slater will return to the castle, this time with Jaygo Bloom, who is the curator of the generative garden of the festival. Together, they will present a rare Planetary Assault Systems DJ a/v show in the year, an audiovisual performance that will have a very special setup.

It would be really great if you could do that, the Festival Organizers really loved it but asked for that small change.

Adam X, the very important figure that built up the New York techno scene through his Sonic Groove label and the very talented French producer ShlØmo will also return to the castle as honourable members of the highest calibre.

Finally, the Portuguese Enkō and Marum complete this second round of announcements regarding the lineup of Festival Forte 2018.

Festival Forte & a greener environment

The commitment to sustainability remains a concern, with the implementation of new measures that promote a greener environment, in addition to those already accomplished such as compostable toilets, recyclable cups, paperless digital promotion and the cashless system that was awarded a prize in 2017 by the Ministry of Environment, promoter of the “Sê-lo Verde” program.

The organizers consider this as the most special edition of Festival Forte ever, which is the fruit of the contribution of all those who believe in it and supported it with the crowdfunding campaign, valuing an obsessive passion for art and innovation.

It matters little whether you are an artist or a visitor, the love for music is the unifying factor.

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