Updated on Dec.26, 2012
Enjoy a mega summer event in Salvador, Bahia. The Salvador Summer Festival (Festival de Verão Salvador, Jan.16-19, 2013), will feature eclectic attractions in a venue large enough for 200,000 people.
"Music City" is the name given to Parque de Exposições de Salvador during the Summer Festival. The park, which covers an area of 90,000 square meters, has several stages and special needs adaptations for the event.
In 2013, the stages will be:
- 15 Verões (15 Summers)
The main stage, commemorating the festival's 15th anniversary, stage measuring 400 square meters will showcase a gamut of musical styles in performances by some of Brazil's greatest pop and rock stars, such as O Rappa, Kid Abelha, Ana Carolina, Capital Inicial, and artists who draw huge crowds in Salvador Carnival - Ivete Sangalo, Claudia Leitte, Eva, Tomate, Psirico and more.
- Estúdio do Som Faculdade Maurício de Nassau
Replacing the festival's bowl, this edition's Sound Studio is a psvilion for an audience of up to 1,200. The lineup includes from up-and-coming artists such as Ellen Oléria, winner of the TV show The Voice Brasil, to more consolidated talents such as Luiza Possi.
- The space opened last year as Casarão do Ritmo is now Passarela do Ritmo. This is the zone for fans of samba, forró, pagode, axé and sertanejo (country) bands.
- Tenda Eletrônica
Five DJs each night will keep Bis Experience, the 2013 electro tent, fired up with international dance floor hits.
Salvador Summer Festival 2013 - General Information:
When: Jan. 16-19, 2013
Where: Parque de Exposições de Salvador - Av. Luiz Viana Filho, Paralela - Salvador, Bahia
Official Website: g1.globo.com/bahia/festival-de-verao/2012
Gates will open at 6 p.m. and shows will start at 7 p.m.
Minimum age for admission: 16
The venue is specially adapted to make the Salvador Summer Festival accessible to wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility. The changes, such as the addition of concrete ramps, count on input from Abadef, the Bahia Association of People with Disabilities.
Accessible facilities include restrooms, lookout points, parking spots and public telephones.
A full-priced ticket for one night on the main floor costs R$ 96 (prices rise as lots sell out). Passports for all nights are available. Tickets are sold at several places in Salvador and in other Brazilian cities as well. Check the ticket sale page.
Festival dates have been corrected in this article according to updates issued by the producers. Keep up with the latest on the Salvador Summer Festival on the official website.
Jan.3, 2013 Update: The date of the festival has been corrected in the text's first paragraph. The information is about the 2013 edition of the event, and not 2012. Apologies for the lapse.