Sound Waves, the beloved Techno/Underground festival, has just announced its lineup for the 16th edition in Esmoriz Ovar, Portugal.

The date is scheduled for Saturday, July 8, 2023, and the doors will open at 5:00 p.m., closing at 2:00 p.m. the following day, offering 21 hours of non-stop dancing with the sounds of Techno and Underground. The festival promises to deliver a unique experience with a renewed concept, a visual production of another level, and a setting that will surprise all those who are passionate about the genre.

The festival is set to celebrate its 18th anniversary, and it will be the biggest party so far, bringing together the greatest exponents of the current national and international scene to the lineup. Some of the international acts that will take the stage include Indira Paganotto from Spain, who will present an energetic mix of Psy Progressive, Minimal, and Techno elements. Fatima Hajji, of classical roots, will expose her explosive rhythms of analog. German producer Lilly Palmer will also perform, evoking a canvas of emotions with her powerful and impulsive technology mixed with deep sounds. The duo 999999999 from Italy will also grace the stage, with their unwavering presence creating a powerful Hard Techno base that provokes the maximum physical and emotional response in the biggest Techno events in the world.

The French producer Nico Moreno, Charlie Sparks from England, and the charismatic Chilean artist Cristobal Pesce will also perform, making the stage vibrate with their Techno/Psytrance approach. Rising producers such as Basswell from France and Karlos Molina from Madrid will also be on the bill, showcasing their unique sounds and talent on the controls.

Within the Portuguese scene, Sound Waves has invited some of the most renowned artists such as Miss Sheila, the Techno diva, and Ornella, with a very signature powerful set. ØTTA will also provide an unforgettable dance frequency, and Carlos Manaça, the most representative contemporary Portuguese DJ and ambassador of electronic music, promises to provide a masterful act. DU’ART from his native country will arrive with his distinctive talent and unparalleled technique on the controls, providing a set of Techno Groovy from another dimension.

The festival has been based in Portugal since 2005, bringing together a whole community united by Techno/Underground music from different regions around the world, on the coast of Esmoriz. Sound Waves obtained two nominations through the Iberian Festival Awards as “Best Medium Dimension Festival” and “Best Tourism Promotion.” After postponing two consecutive editions due to the pandemic, Sound Waves returned stronger than ever for its 15th edition in 2022, welcoming 4,000 ravers who lived a memorable musical journey.

In conclusion, Sound Waves promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for the Techno/Underground music lovers, bringing together an impressive lineup of national and international talent, and a unique atmosphere on the coast of Esmoriz. The festival will celebrate its 18th anniversary in style, adding another chapter to the history of Sound Waves.

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