World-famous producer and DJ David Guetta will headline a unique concert amid the volcanos of the Azores on Wednesday 18 July 2014.
The concert will take place at the beautiful lagoon of Sete Cidades on Sao Miguel Island, a breathtakingly-large crater lake, which is a Natural Wonder of Portugal and one of the main landmarks of the subtropical archipelago in the heart of the Atlantic.
Announced on YouTube by David Guetta himself, the internationally-famed DJ and producer will be joined by international, national and local DJs and entertainers for the “Azores @ Night” concert, part of Azores Green Fest, which will run across 18-19 July 2014 to celebrate the importance of conserving the Azores’ unique environment. Other entertainers performing at the concert include Brazilian duo Felguk, Portugal’s DJ Eddie Ferrer and DJ Rusty, and local DJ Andre’ N ft. Marina.
Those looking to connect with nature in the Azores will be pleased hear that activities for Azores Green Fest on 19July will focus on well-being, including massages, yoga, tai chi and meditation. Other activities include educational conferences, workshops and theatre productions on the importance of maintaining the Azores’ unspoilt and award-winning environment.
While on the island, visitors may also choose to visit protected wildlife in their natural habitats, as activities available include some of the best whale watching and swimming with dolphins in the world. Other active pursuits such as cycling, hiking, paragliding and kayaking can also be arranged.
The Azores were named the No.1 sustainable tourism destination by Quality Coast in 2013, and boast some of the most beautiful, volcanic and subtropical terrains in Europe. With only approximately 5% of the ground being built-up area, travellers will see a variety of amazing volcanic features from cones, domes and craters to crater lakes, caverns, grottoes and thermal springs.
Tickets for the concert go on sale today (2 June 2014) – for details about the festival and how to book, visitwww.fabricadeespectaculos.com
Travellers can book a seven night holiday with Light Blue Travel staying at the luxurious four-star Royal Garden Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis in the Sao Miguel’s historic city of Ponta Delgada, from £875 per person. This holiday departs 12 July, and includes car hire for the duration, and direct flights from London Gatwick with SATA International (sata.pt). Price based on two sharing.
To book, call 01223 568 904 or visit www.lightbluetravel.co.uk.
To find out more about the Azores, please visit www.visitazores.com
2 June 2014
About the Azores
The nine islands of the Azores are in the middle of the North Atlantic and belong to Portugal. They can be reached by direct flight from the UK in less than four hours from April – October, or via Lisbon. These volcanic islands are renowned for their craters, beautiful lakes, stunning sea, thermal pools and mountain vistas, their impressive flora and fauna and marine life. The islands have played a hugely important part in European maritime history, due to their strategically significant position as the westernmost point of Europe.
About SATA International
SATA International (0844 482 1678 or www.sata.pt) has weekly direct flights from Gatwick to the Azores from 05 April 2014, with prices starting from £339 pp return (including taxes and charges). SATA International flights will be operating every Saturday until 18 October 2014, with early afternoon departures from London Gatwick to Ponta Delgada in Sao Miguel, the largest of the Azorean Islands. Weekday flights are also available, flying from London Heathrow via Lisbon. SATA International also offers the most comprehensive inter-island connections throughout the Azores archipelago, with prices starting from £46 pp one-way (including taxes and charges) for inter-island flights. A return flight from Ponta Delgada to Terceira starts from £119 pp (including taxes and charges).
Click here to find out more about the Azores Islands’ new app, available for IOS and Andriod.