We’re confident that, when the engineer and writer Ezequiel de Campos struggled to buy land for a public park in Oporto around 1916 to 1918, he wasn’t thinking of creating there a space for a music festival. Neither was that the thought of landscape architect Sidónio Pardal when he designed the park in the early 90s. But the truth is that this green park connecting Oporto to the sea is one of the most important reasons for the success of the music festival NOS Primavera Sound Porto, that will take place between the 8th and 10th June this year, with concerts by artists such as Bon Iver, Justice and Aphex Twins.
First image: Waiting for a concert to start at “Parque da Cidade”, as the locals call Oporto’s largest green park. Copyright: Hugo Lima.