In Porto, Avenida dos Aliados is once again the epicenter of New Year's Eve in Porto.
Along with the traditional firework display, launched at midnight sharp from Porto City Hall building, the end-of-year programme will have as a special guest the musician Pedro Abrunhosa from Porto, in what will be his first big concert after the release of his new album "Espiritual".The concert, which includes several surprises and guests, will begin at 11 pm on the last night of the year and will last for about three hours.
In addition to Avenida dos Aliados, the night of New Year's Eve in Porto will have three alternative stages, all of them free, set, respectively, in Largo do Amor de Perdição (Cordoaria), Praça de Gomes Teixeira (Leões) and Praça dos Poveiros.
Also, as is tradition, the countdown to the arrival of the new year begins on December 29th (Saturday), with a concert by Diogo Piçarra, also in Avenida dos Aliados. Considered one of the most important artists of Portuguese pop music today, Diogo Piçarra goes, for the first time, on the avenue’s stage for a concert in which he will play his greatest hits that have marked his career.
The music programme in Avenida dos Aliados will end on the afternoon of January 1st starting at 4 pm, with the usual New Year's Concert by Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa, under the direction of conductor Francisco Ferreira.