Throughout the show it was notorious for the complicity between the elements of the band, as well as the willingness and joy of being on stage again, although only for some presentations. Once again, just as there were seven and 17 years ago, Manel Cruz lived the show as if it were the last.
Next week, the Violeta Ornatos perform at the Marés Vivas festival in Vila Nova de Gaia, and in September at the F festival in Faro.
In the concert, in which Manel Cruz toasted "for a better world" was known that for him "one of the most beautiful songs of the Ornatos", by Peixe, is "Let it die".
Formed in 1991, in Oporto, the Violet Ornates edited only two albums: "Cão" (1997) and "The monster needs friends" (1999). In 2002, they separated. The last concert of the band happened that year in the Hard Club, in the city from where they originate.
In 2011, to mark the 20 years of the band, the two albums were reissued in a special box that included another album with unpublished and rarities.
The following year, 2012, they got together for a series of concerts: at the Paredes de Coura festival and at the Coliseos do Porto, Lisbon and Ponta Delgada.
Today, for the main stage of the NOS Alive festival were also the Portuguese Linda Martini and the Americans Weezer. After the Violet Ornatos act the British Mogwai and The Cure.
Throughout the day, the venue opened at 3:00 p.m., the audience spread across the various stages – seven in all.
Today's poster also includes Jorja Smith, Loyle Carner, Emicida, Sharon Van Etten, Xavier Rudd, Robyn, Stereossauro and Ricardo Toscano, who brought jazz to the festival where rock and electronic music predominate.
The 13th edition of NOS Alive runs until Saturday.