The 20th edition of the Music Festival of the World (FMM) brought visible changes in environmental protection and fight against waste, with a reusable glass and the replacement of plastic by fabric on the entrance bracelet.
“For a greener FMM. Respect for the planet that makes us dance “is the motto of this edition, which wants” better environment and less waste “, read on the official page of the festival.
One of the novelties is the reusable glass, “obligatory” in the concerts that take place inside the Castle of Sines, where “there is no other way to consume drinks in the bars”.
Also the entrance wristband has changed, with the plastic to be replaced with fabric. The campsite set up for the festival also offers ecological tents.
The FMM returns today to its main stage, the Castle of Sines, with the Cape Verdean Elida Almeida, at 19:00.
Far is the time of the first alignment, with seven artists and an audience of seven thousand spectators. Between today and Saturday, there are 35 concerts to see, from the United States to Australia, from Finland to Mozambique, in all 38 countries and regions.
The Portuguese language has a weight representation. In addition to Elida Almeida, there will be the presence of the Portuguese Susana Travassos (26 July), Scúru Fitchádu (27 July) and Live Low and Sara Tavares (28 July); the Mozambicans Timbila Muzimba (July 26); Brazilians Tulipa Ruiz and Cordel do Fogo Encantado (July 27) and BaianaSystem (July 28); and Cape Verdeans Bulimundo (July 28).
In parallel to the concerts, which take place in the Castle, on the beach or in the Arts Center of Sines, there is a program full of exhibitions, artistic ateliers for adults and children, a Book and Disc Fair, book presentations and a guided tour through the places of the historical center of Sines, this year linked to the biography of the writer Cláudia de Campos, shows for families and children and even backstage visits to the festival in the Castle.
The FMM, awarded in 2017 with the EFFE Award, awarded by the European Festivals Association, has been organized by Sines Town Hall since 1999 and almost two-thirds of the concerts are free.