If the first day had several protagonists, with The Cure, Ornatos Violeta and Jorja Smith to shine in the NOS Alive, this Friday, July 12, the Vampire Weekend were the great kings of the night on the Paseo Marítimo de Algés in Oeiras .
The concert marked the return of the North American band to a house that knows well – the group went through the Oeiras festival in 2008 and 2013, but the news justified the reunion with the Portuguese fans.
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In the luggage, Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson brought the most recent album, "Father of the Bride", the successor of "Modern Vampires of the City", album edited in 2013, "," Unbelievers "or" Step ".
Received with euphoria by the crowd, the Vampire Weekend kicked off with "Bambina", which made the festival go to release the body to the rhythm of the song. Without much time to lose, it followed a flashback until 2008 with the theme "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa".
After the dance, the voices of the public joined the band for the verses "I know I love you, and you love the sea / But what holy water contains a little drop, little drop for me"Unbelievers".
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With each song, the distance between the band and the audience was being shortened. "Sunflower", "White Sky", "Sympathy", "This Life", "Horchata" and "New Dorp"Diane Young"- as you would expect, in the first few seconds, fans released their voices and bodies and, along with the band, stamped one of the highlights of the concert at NOS Alive.
The show also featured "Cousins", "A-Punk" and "Worship". "Ya Hey" and "Walcott", which guaranteed minutes full of joy and energy.
Once again, the Vampire Weekend proved that they are a sure bet to cheer up any festival – partying is with them. And over an hour and a half, the audience responded in equal measure, always with hands in the air, clapping, shouting, jumping, and bouncing with the rhythm of the songs.
And in the end, as a form of gift to the fans, the band announced the return: Vampire Weekend return to Portugal in November, for a concert in the Coliseum of Lisbon, under the "Father of the bride" tour.
Grace Jones, The Greatest Diva
At midnight, after the Vampire Weekend, on the Sagres stage, Grace Jones was the biggest diva. Born in Jamaica, the singer, model and actress was warmly welcomed and the euphoria was always on the rise throughout the concert.
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At 71 years of age, Grace Jones appeared in the darkness to shine and scorch the eyes of all "poor mortals." Completely a diva and self-owner, the Jamaican, settled in the United States, brought her powerful and impetuous voice for a completely hypnotizing performance.
For about an hour, the Jamaican, who stood out at Studio 54 in New York, is still full of energy and the depth of the tone of her voice seems to remain unchanged. With the songs and between songs, always with a smile – sometimes hidden by the 'mask' – the 71 year old artist managed to mesmerize the audience that gathered in the second largest stage of NOS Alive.
In NOS Alive, the diva bet on a short but conquering alignment. "This Is", "Private Life" (The Pretenders), "My Jamaican Guy", "Love Is the Drug" (Roxy Music), "Slave to the Rhythm" or "Pull Up to the Bumper" parade of song
"The protagonist is Dillaz"
Even before the Vampire Weekend party and the Grace Jones charm show, Portuguese Dillaz was the protagonist on the NOS Clubbing stage.
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The young artist presented his hit singles, which add up to thousands of reproductions in streaming services, and stirred the tides of NOS Alive. "Gravity", "Mo Boy", "The Weather" or "The Protagonist" were some of the subjects most embraced by the public – and the considerable echo of the voices attracted the attention of those who passed near the NOS Clubbing.
In NOS Alive, Dillaz proved once again why he is one of the most praised rappers on the national scene – success is not left with the streaming services, live the artist manages to infect everyone with rhymes and beats.
Greta Van Fleet
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In the afternoon, the Scots Primal Scream brought a wholly alternate rhythm to pack the darkness of this Friday at NOS Alive. Dressed in a pink shock suit, vocalist Bobby Gillespie did not bring a cure for neurosis (the band's name was inspired by the Primal Scream theory), but it managed to make the concert a unique experience, warming the audience to another explosive show : the Americans Greta Van Fleet. Led by the twin brothers, Josh and Jake Kiszka, the group did not disappoint and brought their rapturous rhythm to Portugal, making the audience dive into rock themes.
On Saturday, July 12, the NOS stage opens with the Portuguese The Gift at 5:00 p.m. "For this concert the Gift is preparing a very special lineup where they present a selection of their work, going through some of their most memorable albums and songs including the new album," the band advances.
In the alignment of the NOS Stage we follow the Vetusta Morla and Tom Walker. At 9:20 pm it is Bon Iver's turn to spread his song for NOS Alive – the three discs released, "For Emma, Forever Ago," "Bon Iver, Bon Iver," and "22, A Million" Love, "" Holocene "or" 33 'God, "which should not be left out of the concert.
At 11:30 p.m., The Smashing Pumpkins climb onto the NOS Stage. The North American band will take the new album, "Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past" to the Algés Maritime Walk in Oeiras. No Future. In The Sun, "the group's first studio work in 18 years that features founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.