Seia is celebrating between the 12th and 15th of August. Carlão, Expensive Soul, Xutos e Pontapés and João Pedro Pais are the main attractions of the vast musical program that is returning to the historic center of the county seat, in the area surrounding Praça do Município.
At the height of summer, the 7th edition of the Festivities of the Municipality of Seia is once again a place for families and friends to meet and re-encounter, enthralling evenings of conviviality. The event brings together handicrafts, “food and drink” taverns, services, the “A Casa” exhibition and lots of music and entertainment.
The parties open every day at 6 pm and, on the first day, the opening honors are given to the Grupo de Bombos da Associação Juvenil de São Martinho. There will be moments of animation on stage 2, at 7 pm, with “Ginástica da Estrela – Viagem no Mundo da Amizade” and, at 9 pm, with Bel & os Monstros. An hour and a half later, the national artist Carlão takes the main stage. The fun continues into the night with a trio of DJ’s “Fucking Bastards”.
The entertainment on Saturday starts with the Folgosa da Madalena Concert Artists Group, at 6pm. Soon after, it will be the turn of the Grupo de Cantares de Tourais and, in anticipation of the first concert of the night, the venue will receive the Grupo de Bombos Zés Pereiras Aikdoy, from Folgosa da Madalena. At 21:00, Bárbara Maximino and Hugo Passeira perform on stage 2. At 22:30 the big moment arrives, with the Portuguese hip-hop group Expensive Soul. The party promises, right away, with Djs Chinelos com Vida.
Sunday, the 14th, also promises a lot of entertainment, with the Grupo de Cantares Casa Velha de Santiago starting the festivities at 7 pm. Later, at 8 pm, the Senense Curi will take stage 2 with his new project “O Monstro do Vagar”, and at 9 pm, on the same stage, pop-rock will be heard with Evacigana. The main stage is, tonight, filled by the Portuguese rock band Xutos e Pontapés. The night will end with the sound of Dj Peter Sky.
On the day of the Patroness of the City, on August 15th, and once again fulfilling the tradition, the Festivities of the Municipality once again include in their program one of the greatest expressions of the religious celebration of Senense, the Feast of Nossa Senhora da Assunção, an organization guaranteed by the Festival Committee.
The entertainment program starts, as on the other days, at 18:00, but this time with the Adufeiras of the Ethnographic Ranch of Idanha-a-Nova. On the last day of the event, stage 2 “Reta” will take to the stage, and at 10:30 pm the high point of the night will arrive, with João Pedro Pais The Municipal Festivities close to the sound of the 80s, with Dj Lopez.
In addition to the musical program and the various gastronomy and craft spaces, the Festas do Concelho once again feature the exhibition “Casa”, which once again occupies the Galerias da Casa Municipal da Cultura, an organization of the Serra da Estrela Business Association. The exhibition presents various solutions for decorating spaces in a home, from furniture and crockery, to decorative objects and outdoor arrangements, being carried out by companies from Sense: Movisei – Comércio de furniture and appliances, Lda., DPN Móveis – Mobiliário e Decoração, Utildecor – Lurdes Esteves, Decorações, Lda., Casa Melo – Decorative Articles, Lda., Much Less -Commerce and Distribution, Lda. and Carlos Saraiva & Cª., Lda..
The Municipal Festivities are promoted by the Municipality of Seia, in partnership with the Serra da Estrela Artisans Association, the Serra da Estrela Business Association and the Union of the Parishes of Seia, São Romão and Lapa dos Dinheiros.