Lovers & Lollypops was created in 2005, with the desire to document and amplify all the music that, at the time, excited its founding members. Seventeen years and a hundred records later, this is still its greatest aspiration: to register what is being one of the most exciting moments of musical production in Portugal, combining record publishing with concert promotion and booking. A mission that nowadays is also open to artists and agents of other countries, who find in the editorial arm of L&L a vehicle to let their work reach new audiences and in our action as concert and event promoters an important ally to allow their music to be presented in other markets.


Seeking to deepen the work and vision of the structure, Lovers & Lollypops also extended its activity to two complementary areas: having professionalized as a partner in the conceptualization and programming of festivals and concerts, as well as in the production and management of cultural events. 


15 sep.
Understage - Teatro Rivoli, Porto
Inês Malheiro & Marlene Ribeiro
Inês Malheiro & Marlene Ribeiro @ Understage - Teatro Rivoli, Porto

Price 7€

Duration 1h

Age rating 12+

Inês Malheiro creates sound narratives using the voice as raw material, improvised or premeditated – recycling, broken voices and dismembered songs. In 2022, she released Deusa Náusea, her debut album, on Lovers and Lollypops. The endless chaos has an end is the series of songs that she began in 2018. In parallel to her solo work, along with Nuno Loureiro, they created the soundtrack of Croma, o sono, short film by Pedro Huet (2023), released liquefy, spread and float (2022), an improvised live album, created the sonoplasty of Práticas Laboriosas do Enxofre (2022), an exhibition project created by Coletivo Corisca, launched the Canal-Conduto (2020) with Gonçalo Penas and presented the show Organismus Kathársis (2020) at Lisboa Soa. Marlene Ribeiro is best known for her decade of work with Gnod. Throughout her career she has developed numerous collaborations, having integrated recordings and projects with artists from the UK and abroad. One of the most recent examples is the collaboration with percussionist Valentina Magalleti on Due Matte. Marlene explores a variety of live instruments, field recordings, electronics and voice, with the aim of creating a dream haze with psychedelic elements. Marlene Ribeiro's first album in her own name is all this and more. Toquei No Sol is a new chapter for this unique artist, by far the most melodic and transcendent ride yet for her hypnotic dream pop.


16 sep.
WOS Festival, Santiago de Compostela
Inês Malheiro & Marlene Ribeiro
23 sep.
Various, Barcelos
Barlos @ Various, Barcelos

Free Access

On the 23rd of September, Barcelos will once again be the stage for an event that aims to open new dialogues between local handicrafts and contemporary artistic languages. This program included music, creative residencies, interviews, conversations, workshops, performances, themed meals, a walk and a fair.

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24 sep.
Jardim de Arca d'Água, Porto
Música Entre Espécies Companheiras: Dora Vieira + Lendl Barcelos
Música Entre Espécies Companheiras: Dora Vieira + Lendl Barcelos @ Jardim de Arca d'Água, Porto

Free Access

Dora Vieira is a musician and visual artist who integrates different musical projects such as Milteto, Orquestra de Sopros e Electrónica, Moto-Rotos, Amijas, Judas Triste and Bezbog. In her solo musical work, Dora calls herself Moira Encantada, and highlights the use of resources such as no-input mixer, trumpet, percussion, radio, feedbacks and repetitive sound complexes. This practice also converges in her visual production, through experimental video art projects, video clips, poster and cover design for editions, intermedia performances and installations and respective soundscapes. + Lendl Barcelos is a sound artist, "kataphysician" and DJ, interested in exploring the vibrating matters, often of the aural dimension, even when these occur beyond normative human limits. Alongside Tarek Atoui, Allison O'Daniel, Myriam Lefkowitz & Valentina Desideri, he was part of the Council's Infinite Ear project, based on the premise that deafness constitutes a specialisation in sound. His work has been presented at Tate Britain (London), Centrocentro (Madrid), Garage (Moscow), Inkonskt (Malmo), Q-O₂ (Brussels), Pedreira (Porto), and has been published by Urbanomic, re:press and MIT.

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19 oct.
Música Entre Espécies Companheiras: Cobracoral
Música Entre Espécies Companheiras: Cobracoral @ TBA

Free Access

Cobracoral is a project that entwines the voices of Catarina Miranda (Portugal), Clélia Colonna (France), and Ece Canli (Turkey), in a sound cycle where each contributes with her own vocal particularity: Miranda explores orality from a choreographic angle; Colonna conducts research on polyphonic traditions from Asia and the Mediterranean; and Canli investigates expanded voice practices. The result is a constant dynamic of reaction, adaptation, rhythm, and repetition, in search of a balance between voices, patterns, and textures. Together, they explore the potential of the voice through sound effects - but also gesture - in order to amplify the aural experience suggested by vocal extension, seeking an experience that surpasses the bodies themselves. The physicality and energy, which also shape the sound, resulting in a harmonious fusion of ritualistic chants, oneiric cycles, and contemporary vocal techniques, forming the rhythmic, imagetic, and narrative landscape of this trio.

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27 oct.
Festival Semibreve, Braga
Inês Malheiro
Inês Malheiro @ Festival Semibreve, Braga

Semibreve 2023

26 - 29 October

Electronic music and
digital art festival

Semibreve is a exploratory electronic music and digital art festival taking place in Braga, Portugal. Since 2011 Semibreve has consistently presented a forward-thinking programme featuring some of the most revered electronic music and cross-disciplinary work by artists from around the world, as well as maintaining an active role in the promotion of the digital arts in Portugal. Semibreve prides itself on curating a carefully-considered programme that is challenging and accessible. Semibreve’s emphasis on its stunning site-specific locations and world-class venues, together with a shared ethos centred around inclusiveness and community, by promoting a diverse programme at an affordable ticket price, has brought about sold-out events and well-deserved international acclaim.


29 oct.
Sala 1 - Hard Club, Porto
Weyes Blood + Nuria Graham
Weyes Blood + Nuria Graham @ Sala 1 - Hard Club, Porto

Double date, passing through Porto and Lisbon, on this return of Weyes Blood to Portugal. On the 28th and 29th of October, the artist stops by Lisboa Ao Vivo and Hard Club in Porto to present her latest album, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow, released in November last year. Tickets are on sale at from March 10th for €28.


19 nov.
Música Entre Espécies Companheiras: João Grilo + Suzana Francês
Música Entre Espécies Companheiras: João Grilo + Suzana Francês @ TBA

Free Access

João Grilo is a sound artist, performer, composer and lyricist. Interested in the languages of absurdity and astonishment, he seeks to reclaim a disappearing time for contemplation. Co-creator of the project "HVIT" with video artist Miguel C Tavares and composer of the chamber opera "Pequena História de um Povo com Memória" for Quarteto Contratempus, he has been working on the creation of soundscapes for theatre and dance. His vast list of musical collaborations includes names such as Susana Santos Silva, Pedro Melo Alves, Jeff Williams, João Hasselberg, Jo David Meyer, Mynda Guevara, DJ Firmeza, Joana Castro and Hery Paz. + Suzana Francês revealed an interest in music from an early age. At the age of three she started playing the violin at the Escola Metropolitana de Lisboa and belonged to the "Violinhos" orchestra, where she gave her first concert at the age of four, at the Centro Cultural de Belém. After her studies in classical music, Suzana has been embracing different musical styles and projects, as was the case with Tristany's "Meia Riba Kalxa", in which she took part as violinist and vocalist, having been on tour nationally and internationally for three years. She has been presenting her solo project, with original compositions in violin, accompanied by Ariyouok in her loopstation and Célio in the guitar.

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19 mar.
São Miguel, Azores
Tremor 2024
Tremor 2024 @ São Miguel, Azores

Tremor 2024

19 - 23 March
São Miguel, Azores


Own events

milhões de festaBarcelos, 2010-presente

Milhões de Festa

Since 2010, Milhões de Festa has been taking place in Barcelos (Portugal), the point from which, in more than ten years of history, it build a reputation of being one of the most country's most referential musical event, a space for discovery and encounter with new musical movements and a scenery for dozens of national premieres and memorable concerts. Driven by its eclecticism, Milhões de Festa proposes, annually, a diverse line up composed by national and international artists, a stage that is also a swimming pool, a “taina” are that incorporates the DNA of the region where it operates crossing music and food, as well as a set of musical and cultural proposals that in the city's public spaces, in an attempt to promote a close connection between the festival and Barcelos.
It was also around Milhões de Festa that a movement of musical creation was born, described by some as the “Barcelos scene”. A movement guided by the appearance of a diverse group of new bands and an environment of collaborative musical creation that remains alive until today. 


(2014-Presente) Tremor is an festival-experience that aims to implement a creative platform in a constant dialogue with the territory and the local community of the Azores, with particular attention to the island of São Miguel, the place where it takes place annually. With music as its ignition point, Tremor integrates a set of concerts that, over five days, occupies theaters, commercial spaces and touristic locations. The hallmarks of the festival are Tremor na Estufa, surprise concerts that are often held in natural and outdoor spaces, and Tremor Todo-o-Terreno, hikes that are accompanied with original and site-specific soundtracks, created to provide a plastic and sonic experience for a specific trail and that culminate in a live presentation surrounded by nature.
Committed to its work with the Azorean community, Tremor has been intensifying, since 2014, its residency program, with a wide range of exclusive creations that relate music to the territory, that activate collaborative creation with artists from the Azores and that involve different communities in the production of unique shows. Examples of this are the regular collaboration with the Rabo de Peixe School of Music and the São Miguel Deaf Association, among others.

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20 XX Vinte

The 20 XX Vinte is an itinerant festival that offers an authentic music marathon and non-stop exhibitions. So far five editions were held in different spaces in Porto, Guimarães and Lisbon integrated with some of the initiatives of the most recent European capitals of culture in the country. 20 XX Vinte aims to be an exercise of "State of Art" for contemporary Portuguese culture .


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Serralves em Festa

Festival anual organizado em Serralves que conta com várias atrações artísticas desde a arte performativa, música e artes plásticas.

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Festa de Outono 

No ambiente único do Parque de Serralves, a Festa do Outono marca a chegada da nova estação e celebra a época das colheitas, o reavivar de antigas tradições e costumes, demonstra saberes e práticas ancestrais ligadas à tradição rural, revividos no contexto contemporâneo de Arte e Paisagem que é Serralves.

Há luz no Parque 

Os públicos de Serralves podem visitar o Parque à noite nos meses de julho e agosto e conhecer, ou revisitar, percursos, árvores e elementos construídos icónicos, decorativamente iluminados, que transformam o ambiente noturno do Parque numa experiência única de magia e luz.

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Ponte Party People

Ponte Party People had four editions (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 and 2016) and took place in Braga (Portugal). Held in one of the lungs of the city, Parque da Ponte, the event was one of the first in the region to present a line up totally composed of emerging Portuguese music.

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lessiestes.jpgLes Siestes Eletronics (Coimbra, 2018)

Les Siestes Électroniques

Les Siestes Électroniques is a summer event held annually in France that, in 2018, started to have a Portuguese edition in Coimbra. Focusing mainly on electronic music, the event features a line-up of emerging artists targeting not only fans of the genre, but also professionals working in this field. The fact that it takes place outdoors and has free admission makes Les Siestes Électroniques a rare event in the European festival scene. 

salto da graça (2018).jpgMondim de Basto, 2018

Salto da Graça

Based in Mondim de Basto (Portugal), Salto da Graça is an event that brings together music and adventure, developing initiatives that, in dialogue with nature, design new ways to discover the local territory and propose a new relationship between live music and natural environment. Canoeing, paragliding, off-road circuits, hiking, cycling and canyoning are some of the sporting activities that are complemented by soundtracks and exclusive concerts.


GRÓIA is the acronym for the editorial section of VICE “Guimarães Rocka-Ó-Ió-Ai” and was born from a partnership between VICE and 2012 Guimarães European Capital of Culture. The festival organized concerts of Portuguese bands such as PAUS, Allen Halloween and Moullinex + Xinobi.

groia.jpgGuimarães, 2012


musa.jpgMUSA (2016-presente)
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