As an antidote to miserly and short-sighted councils such as Faro and Lagoa that are not even having Christmas lights this year, Monte Gordo is hosting a major five day event leading up to New Year’s Eve to see off the current recession blues and show how having fun actually can be... fun.
From the 27th of December for five nights VRSA appears to be the in place starting with a Retro night featuring Katia Aveiro – Ronaldo’s sister - followed by Wildboys Red One, responsible for hits by Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez. Of suspect inclusion there is a Michael Jackson tribute performer, followed by Flashback Brothers and Bruno Lawrence.
Night two is Disco night, three is Mundialito night, four is Youth night and the New Year’s Eve line-up will feature the rhythms of the dance duo Reflection.
On the biggest night of the year, as the clock strikes twelve, the sky over Monte Gordo beach will light up with a firework display, followed by David Carreira (not literally), said to be one of the most celebrated singers of his generation, although which generation is not yet clear.
Apart from the fun in Monte Gordo on New Year’s Eve there will be a concert and fun in Vila Real de Santo António in Marques de Pombal square with a concert and plenty of entertainment.
Luís Gomes, the Mayor of Vila Real de Santo António, said that New Year in Monte Gordo "is already one of the most well-established of the Algarve’s year-end events and year after year we continue to help fill hotels to everyone’s benefit.”
"This is why we continue to invest in a strong line up with national names that hit the spot with families and all age groups."
The New Year programme is organised by Vila Real de Santo António council in partnership with RIC7. Admission is totally free.