On the 12th and 13th September Reverence Festival celebrates the best in psych, stoner, shoegaze, doom, prog, garage and beyond, with some sixty bands playing over two days on four stages, including the hugely influential spacerock titans Hawkwind - performing in Portugal for the very first time.
Rounding out the just added line-up being announced today and joining the likes of Hawkwind, Electric Wizard and Red Fang on the stellar line up are Cave, Wooden Wand, The Feeling of Love & Daughters of The Sun.
The resurgence of far out, heavy rock-based music and a booming live music network across Europe has given rise to huge demand, with Reverence already causing a stir online amongst fans bustling with anticipation and excitement.
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Reverence offers the chance for like-minded heads from across the world to congregate at one of the biggest and most ambitious events of its kind, one that features a unique line-up of revered titans and rising talent.
The heady, hazy and tripped-out sounds will make for the perfect outdoors summer soundtrack to the balmy and picturesque setting of Valada. When the sun sets, kaleidoscopic lights and psychedelic visuals will adorn the stages, adding an aesthetic accompaniment to the mind-expanding aural delights, which will run all night.
Blazing a trail from the 60s right through to today with unparalleled status, Hawkwind are spiritual and sonic godfathers, whose influence has permeated through hundreds of bands over five decades, not least many of those sharing the bill at Reverence. Formed in 1969, their trademark single 'Silver Machine' was a huge hit that brought the band to the attention of the wider public, with albums like 'Warrior On The Edge Of Time' and 'Masters Of The Universe' lauded as classics.
Joining them at the top of the bill and bringing their own brand of heavy cerebral stoner/doom to the stage are Electric Wizard - writers of some of the most important records of the genre like 'Come My Fanatics', 'Dopethrone' and 'Black Masses'.
Aiming to capture the spirit of early, pre-branded and pre-corporate events, Reverence harks back to the golden age of free spirited festivals, where the music comes first.
The festival features a variety of cult bands that have been bought together not purely for profit, but because a group of promoters wanted to bring something to Valada for the fans. They're pulling together what they see as the best bands from all over the world, because it's what the fans want to see and, being fans themselves, what they want to see themselves.
The event takes place in the relaxed surroundings of Parque de Merendas, which runs along the banks of the Tejo river and includes a fluvial beach, picnic areas and coffee shops. Traditional Portuguese food and drinks including vegan and vegetarian will be available, as well as camping facilities adjacent to the festival site with toilets and showers. Shuttle buses will be running from nearest station Reguengo to the festival site.
HAWKWIND // ELECTRIC WIZARD // MAO MORTA // RED FANG // PSYCHIC TV // CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX // MOON DUO // THE WYTCHES // SWERVEDRIVER // WOODS // SLEEPY SUN // CAVE // BARDO POND // WOODEN WAND // RINGO DEATHSTARR // WHITE HILLS // SPINDRIFT // BLACK BOMBAIM // NAAM // THE COSMIC DEAD // THE OSCILLATION // PROCESS OF GUILT // EXIT CALM // ASIMOV // THE FEELING OF LOVE //WHITE MANNA // THE TELESCOPES // SONIC JESUS // SUNFLARE // DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN // JIBOIA // THE QUARTET OF WOAH! // KEEP RAZORS SHARP // KILLIMANJARO // MURDERING TRIPPING BLUES // AIR FORMATION // BLACK LEATHER // ONE OF THESE DAYS & THEE HEAVY RANDOM TONE COLOUR LAB
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