The new year is just around the corner and, therefore, what better to do than plan the largest Portuguese summer festival. The 2019 dates are set and the first names on the line-up have begun to appear. From August 3th to 10t, MEO Sudoeste promises new adventures in Zambujeira do Mar with Russ, Timmy Trumpet and 6lack in the mix.
In the 23rd edition of MEO Sudoeste, the recipe for success remains the same: friends, beach, camping, a unique environment and the best current music added to the magic of Zambujeira do Mar. There is something for everyone, as the first confirmations prove: Timmy Trumpet, the most requested name on the festival's social networks, Russ and 6lack.
RUSS. At the age of seven, little Russell Vitale was already writing down rhymes in a notebook. At the age of 14, he began to make his first beats and at 18 he recorded his first song. With an extraordinary work ethic, he edited 11 albums and 87 singles through the Soundcloud platform between 2011 and 2014. In 2016 he signed for Columbia Records. The singles "What They Want" and "Losin Control" reached a wider audience by making it to the Billboard Hot 100. Influenced by names like G-Unit, 50 Cent and Eminem, Russ kept on developing his own style which can be heard on his debut album in 2017 'There's Really A Wolf' and then in 2018 'Zoo'. At MEO Sudoeste, the Portuguese public will be able to hear some of the new sounds on August 9th on the MEO Stage.
TIMMY TRUMPET was the name most requested by MEO Sudoeste fans on social networks and is also one of the most unique names in the DJ Mag Top 100. Timmy is one of Australia's top producers and DJs and has won several awards and sold many albums. At the age of 13, he was considered the best young musician of the year by the Sydney Conservatory, a distinction that earned him a scholarship. Shortly thereafter, he was a trumpeter for the All-Star Stage Band playing at the best jazz festivals in Europe. His jazz training allows him to avoid the main clichés of dance music and marries house music with the trumpet and the resulting sound is a treasure worth discovering. This unique style guarantees him more than 200 concerts a year, with tickets to such mythical events as Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Parookaville, Airbeat-One, Balaton Sound, Dance Valley, among others. Among Timmy Trumpet's biggest hits are Horny, in collaboration with DJ Tenzin, or Freaks, with rapper Savage. Timmy will bring his trumpet and his beats to Portugal on August 10th on the MEO Stage at the next MEO Sudoeste.
6LACK. Pronounced black. The musician grew up in Zone 6 in the city of Atlanta and considers that the main influence for his art, hence the almost spiritual importance that the number 6 has for himself. At the age of four, he was already recording in his father's studio. The rap battles came later, as did r&b influences coming from names like Sade, Usher and T-Pain. 6lack's music is often referred to as "moody hip hop," because of the emotionally charged ballads about break ups and other love affairs. The single Prblms is an example of this atmosphere that 6lack explores. Free 6lack was their debut album, released in 2016, and reached platinum. That same year, Rolling Stone put him on the list of artists to watch. The year 2018 continued to confirm expectations around 6lack, with his nomination for two Grammy Awards and the release of the single Cutting Ties. In MEO Sudeoeste 2014, the hearts of the festival-goers will be put to the test on August 7th on the MEO Stage.
MEO exclusive MSW pack
The 23rd edition of MEO Sudoeste brings music and experiences to Zambujeira do Mar between 6th and 10th August 2019. MEO has prepared a limited number of exclusive MEO MSW Packs for the biggest festival fans including special benefits and that can already be purchased at www.meo.pt, for only € 100. The pack includes 1 general pass for access to the festival, with camping included (from 3rd to 11th August); 1 drink, 50% discount voucher on a Milaneza meal at MSW, voucher with € 20 discount on the purchase of MEO equipment with PVP above € 150 and the offer of 1 pass to the VIP area (included at random in only 20 packs).