Official press release:
Portugal’s groundbreaking heavy, psyche and indie festival Reverence Valada just confirmed a new batch of bands to play the festival this September near Lisbon. Please welcome The Sisters of Mercy, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Raveonettes, Fat White Family, A Place To Bury Strangers, Mars Red Sky, The Japanese Girl, The Black Wizards, Steak and Earth Drive to this mouth-watering vintage of the festival.
One of the most influential bands of the 80’s The Sisters Of Mercy return to Portugal this summer! Although they have remained very active, playing numerous shows throughout the past decade, the Leeds-based outfit hasn’t released a full-length since their 1990’s Vision Thing. For this headline show at Reverence Valada, the band will perform some all-time classics along with a handful of unreleased gems. Not to be missed.
Led by genius frontman Anton Newcomben, San Francisco’s The Brian Jonestown Massacre are one of the most respected bands in the modern psych scene, also known for delivering uncompromising energetic live shows. The band will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year at Reverence.
Blending ’60s psych garage with noise pop influences, Denmark’s prolific duo The Raveonettes are already mentioned as a must-see of this year’s edition. In a mission to show the Reverence crowd what a “fresh and thriling” band is, their debut album Champagne Holocaust skyrocketed Fat White Family them on top of the British psych scene.
They don’t need any introduction, for their reputation precedes them: Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers are back to Reverence Valada for the second consecutive year, ready to entrance minds with their newest material Transfixiation.
After they graced the stages of SXSW, Hellfest, Roadburn, Desertfest and countless other events across the globe, French groundbreaking heavy psych trio Mars Red Sky will deliver the aerial yet loud tones of their new offering Apex III to quench the crowds’ thirst of fuzz. Napalm Records’ protégés and London’s most emblematic stoner rockers Steak will also join the fun, making the Palm Desert blazing sun and sand a reality in Valada.
Known for being a pioneer event for everything psych and low-tuned in the peninsula, Reverence Festival also invited some of the finest local talents, with lo-fi garage psychsters The Japanese Girl, heavy fuzzadelic revelation The Black Wizards and slow, low tunes addicts Earth Drive.
September 8-9-10th in Parque de Merendas, Cartaxo (PT)
Weekend & day tickets available AT THIS LOCATION
– 3-day tickets (w/ camping) are on sale at €55 until April 30th only –
Reverence Valada Festival is a huge celebration of the best that underground music has to offer, providing a premium heavy and psyche lineup with dozens of international acts spread over three days in the greenness of Valada’s Parque de Mereindas along the Tage river. The first two editions of the festival have hosted over 150 bands international bands, including great headliners such as Sleep, Hawkwind, Amon Düll II, The Black Angels, Electric Wizard and Graveyard. This has become a real pilgrimage for many indie, psych and stoner music fans around the world.
This year, the festival will take place during the second weekend of September in Cartaxo (about 50 kilometers from Lisbon), once again offering an impressive range of underground psychedelic and heavy acts over three days.