On World Tourism Day, the Municipality of Albufeira presented the program for the New Year 2019/2020. At the 18th edition, the municipality decided to innovate and created a new concept: “Albufeira Carpe Nox”, a multisensory show that, in addition to the seaside concerts with Amor Electro and The Black Mamba, will include pyrotechnic elements, synchronized aerobatic , lighting at sea and across the grounds, and even a stage created specifically for tonight. But the New Year's Eve program starts on December 28 with the Paderne Medieval and extends on January 4 with the Solrir Festival.
Herculaneum Pier, next to Fisherman's Beach, was the place chosen by the Municipality of Albufeira to present its New Year's Eve Program. The presentation took place on World Tourism Day, September 27, and was attended by the Mayor. Municipal Council of Albufeira, José Carlos Rolo, President of APAL – Albufeira Promotion Agency, José Santos, among other official entities, entrepreneurs and residents. «Great names of national and international music have passed through here, we have made the biggest toast in the world, we have received the final of SIC's Idols program, and this year we decided to bet on something different to regain some momentum. All municipalities have the usual concert and fireworks, but we wanted to be different, ”said José Carlos Rolo, Mayor of Albufeira.
For this holiday season, the Municipality is preparing a multisensory show, which will involve the various natural elements of Praia dos Pescadores. “The challenge was to develop a unique concept that will translate into an unforgettable experience. Let's use scenic elements and make the audience one of the main pieces to make people feel that they are part of everything that is happening. The key word is to innovate. Doing something new, doing something that is marked in these 17 years of history, ”explained the president's chief of staff, Paulo Dias.
For the night of December 31st, a 50-meter front stage, designed for the purpose, will be built, which will interact with the public, the sea, the sky, the cliff and the boats that will be in the area. Beach. There will also be several laser and light towers that will paint the entire scene and engage the public. “Let's use for the first time something that was always present but never used. This year, the fireworks will be all set in the sea and all along the beachfront of Albufeira will be boats that will be part of the show, along with the stage, the sound and all that will be happening. , in a game of lights, ”revealed the head of the Tourism and Social Development Division, Carla Ponte.
Music remains one of the main holiday attractions with two concerts cheering up the last night of 2019. The first band to take the stage are Amor Electro, who will make a unique show with an exclusive lineup for the moment. After midnight, The Back Mamba, one of the most internationally recognized pop rock bands, will play, in addition to their career successes, medleys from the last 30 years of pop-rock, with themes from various artists, since Bruno Mars, Prince or U2. “We want the public to identify even more with this celebration mood and we are preparing unique concerts for this date,” added Paulo Dias.
A third element of animation will have to do with the midnight firework that will be launched from the sea. It's going to be a multisensory musical pyro-air show with a big impact choreography. Throughout the night there will be other moments of fire. There will be a show of aerial stunts with eight lighted para-engines that fire while choreographing. Still in the skies of Albufeira, two synchronized aerobatic airplanes will star in a unique show, performed only twice in the world.
«New Year's Eve will be a spectacle that has to be seen from the beginning. We have camera coverage all over the room so that what is going on can be seen everywhere, ”said Carla Ponte. The name of the brand that will be associated with the New Year – “Albufeira Carpe Nox” – was unveiled by José Carlos Rolo and José Santos. “Enjoy the night” is the motto for the New Year's Eve show that the Municipality of Albufeira wants to create as an innovative concept full of surprises.