Ambience, music, cinema and gastronomy liven up MED’s “Open Day”

On Sunday, 3rd of July

Ambience, music, cinema and gastronomy will liven up MED's “Open Day” on the last day of the festival, Sunday, July 3rd. 

“We want everyone to be able to enjoy this event. And, despite the fact that we no longer have the big headliners on that day, those who come here on Sunday will be able to experience a little of the Festival's spirit, through some musical proposals and other interdisciplinary content», explains Carlos Carmo, director of MED

The “Open Day” program starts at Casa do Meio Dia, at 18:30 pm, with the Conference “Environmental Sustainability in Music Festivals”.

In an initiative that has APORFEST – Associação Portuguesa de Festivals de Música as its partner and with the moderation of its president, Ricardo Bramão, the concern for the environment in the organization of festivals will be the motto of this gathering that will feature the presence of journalist Catarina Canelas , by Alexandra Teodósio, vice-rector of the University of Algarve, singer Viviane, Verónica Guerreiro (Loulé Design Lab) and Carlos Carmo, director of the Festival and councilor for the Environment.

Within the conventional festival grounds, the focus will be on an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity that has always been present in the MED since it received this distinction in 2013: the Mediterranean Diet.

From 19:30 pm, the Cloisters of Convento Espírito will be the setting for cooking workshops where local products and this food tradition and culture are valued.

Tertúlia Algarvia is one of the partners in this initiative and its chef Alexandra will cook chicken cataplana with almonds, apricots and spices and tomato and watermelon gazpacho.

The other partner is Associação In Loco, which, through Margarida Vargues, will prepare a Mediterranean lentil pie, while Rui Palma will present a watermelon gazpacho with strawberries, fresh goat cheese and

Sustainability, respect for agrarian cycles and the promotion of healthy eating habits are some of the benefits of this centuries-old tradition.

At 21:00, the Loulé Flute Ensemble and the Wind and Percussion Orchestra of the Conservatory go up to the Main Stage for a show that will show the musical talent that exists in Loulé and that which has been the work carried out at the Professor Francisco Rosado Conservatory of Music . A proposal that brings more erudite sounds to a festival that is also marked by this musical diversity.

At 21:45 pm, on the Castelo Stage, the MED Festival presents a special concert with the African artist Remna.

The film “Surdina”, set to music by Tó Trips, closes the cycle of Cine-Concertos, as well as the celebration of 18 years of Festival MED.

At 22:30 pm, the film by Rodrigo Areias released in 2020 will be accompanied by the virtuoso musician who returns to Loulé, this time solo, after two appearances with the Dead Combo.