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EDP will offer tickets for NOS Alive'21 in the online streaming of the EDP Live Bands final

Thursday 08, October 2020

Six bands will perform at this live show, which will be streamed on EDP's YouTube channel. The offer of tickets for NOS Alive'21 will be made during the streaming.

The winner of this year's EDP Live Bands will be announced this Saturday, October 10 For the 7th consecutive year, a renowned jury will choose the winner of the garage band contest, who will be able to perform at Nos Alive'21, in Algés, and at the Mad Cool Festival, in Madrid, next year.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and for security reasons, the event will be closed to the public. However, EDP wants the music that will be heard in Campo Pequeno to reach everyone and, therefore, will broadcast the event via its YouTube channel, from 5:30 pm. During the broadcast, which will have a duration of approximately 2h30, EDP will offer three double tickets for NOS Alive'21 to the spectators who followed the show online. To qualify to win, viewers will have to pay attention to the instastories on the instagram profile @edpoficial, where three questions about the broadcast will be posted. Each question will result in a winner and the first user to answer the question correctly wins a double ticket.

The six finalist bands of this edition were known in May: Frane Selak led the public's choice, with more than 1500 votes. The rapper, born in Mirandela, was joined by five more bands chosen by the jury: Bosque, Gui Aly, Pedra Mestre, Vila Martel and Zanibar Aliens. Now, each band will have the opportunity to impress the jury, playing two original themes. In addition to being able to perform next year in two of the main European festivals, the winner will have the opportunity to edit an album with Sony Music, with the collaboration of Hélio Morais - drummer and co-founder of the bands PAUS and Linda Martini - as producer. The winner will also receive as a prize the possibility of recording a video clip to promote their 1st single, as well as 4 FNAC showcases.

In the show on the 10th, besides the 6 finalist bands, Y.azz x B-mywingz, winners of the project in 2019, and the band PAUS, will also perform at the event.

The 6 bands will also participate in a workshop with specialists from the music industry, which this year includes the presence of the musician Hélio Morais, as well as representatives of the various project partners. A unique opportunity to share experiences and receive advice on how to make a career in the competitive national artistic world. 

This year, 354 Portuguese bands participated in EDP Live Bands, a record number that proves the success of this project, despite the context that is currently experienced. 

Since its first edition, in 2014, EDP Live Bands has received more than 10 thousand applications and awarded 14 bands (12 first prizes and 2 honorable mentions) in the three countries where it is present. In Brazil, the contest started in 2016 and in Spain, in 2018. These editions are still in progress and their final events will be announced shortly.