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Optimus Primavera Sound 2012: day 1

Porto – © Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen

Culturally growing since the dawn of the 21st century, the northern Portuguese city of Porto lacked something: a real big urban festival. Luckily for Porto, Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona grew so much the organizers decided it was about time to expand the brand to somewhere else in Europe and Porto, Portugal’s second bigger city and most vibrant cultural hub of the country (exactly what Barcelona is in the Spanish context) was arguably the right choice for the new festival. Not saying that because the city’s nearby the towns where most of the Bolachas team lives. This charming city makes everyone fall in love, from the attenders who came from places like the US, New Zealand or Estonia to artists who traveled the world countless times before coming here – the picture above, posted on Wilco’s Instagram account, is accompanied by a note saying “Let’s all move here!”. (Please do.)

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Optimus Primavera Sound 2012: A Preview

Today’s the day. Optimus Primavera Sound starts in a matter of hours and we’ll be covering it live via our facebook and twitter accounts. Be sure to follow them – if you don’t use such artifacts, you’ll be able to read our full review here on the website later on. To help you choose what to see in the fest, five of our team members who are going there made their picks and chose 3 bands you shouldn’t miss. Who’s that stranger that goes by the initials CB? Yeah, that’s our special guest Chris Brokaw, Codeine’s legendary drummer.

Also, don’t forget to print our timetable, in case you missed it.

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Randomly strange new vid for one of the best songs of the past year. The Rapture will play both Optimus Primavera Sound and Super Bock Super Rock summer festivals in Portugal.