MEO Lalorama Adds Burna Boy, Raye and More

Nigerian superstar Burna Boy, widely credited with making Afrobeats a worldwide musical phenomenon will close the third day of MEO Kalorama on August 31. On the same day, RAYE, the champion of the Brit Awards 2024 – including Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year, making her the most awarded artist ever at a single ceremony – will present songs from her debut album ‘My 21st Century Blues’.

Recent additions also include Soulwax pioneers of electro-techno; Yves Tumor, with their genre-crossing experimentalism, will turn MEO Kalorama into their playground for a once-in-a-lifetime show. Known for her soft voice and lyrics that everyone can relate to, Olivia Dean one of the most nominated artists at the Brit Awards 2024 will perform on the second day of the festival, August 30th. Also performing on this day are LCD Soundsystem, The Smile, Death Cab For Cutie + The Postal Service, Jungle, Ezra Collective, The Kills, English Teacher, Glockenwise and Nation of Language.

Opening the 3rd edition of MEO Kalorama on August 29, British MC Loyle Carner will present his introspective hip-hop, offering a sincere look at life, love and loss. Peggy Gou, known for her housey pop bangers and upbeat performances and the spectacular and eccentric Karin Dreijer aka Fever Ray is also gracing Lisbon and will perform their latest album, ‘Radical Romantics’, as well as Beth Ditto with Gossip – who are back together with their first album in 12 years, ‘Real Power’. Electronic duo Overmono will also take over the stage this day with their euphoric sets.

Also announced is the Argentinian indie pop sextet Bandalos Chinos and the Portuguese singer Cláudia Pascoal that will present her “weird-kitsch” universe. The Brazilian musical and visual artist Filipe Catto and the elegant and timeless soul of the American Jalen Ngonda will also be a part of the 2024 bill.

The Belgium-based rock band dEUS, will present their critically acclaimed 2023 album ‘How To Replace It’; as well as Brazilian singer-songwriter and visual artist Luiza Lian who merges elements of Brazilian music, electronic music, and pop. Another line-up highlight includes South African Moonchild Sanelly, who describes her music as future-ghetto-punk and features on Ghetts’ forthcoming album, ‘On Purpose With Purpose’ and track ‘Laps’, their first reunion since their viral smash ‘Mozambique’ in 2021. Additional Portuguese artists announced today are Emmy Curl, a singer-songwriter and visual artist and Unsafe Space Garden, a band known for their experimental sound and shows.

Luísa Galindo, Director of Marketing and Communication at MEO, the main sponsor of the festival, says, “We are enthusiastically following the countdown to MEO Kalorama, a festival that has already taken on the leading role in closing the Portuguese summer festival cycle. Although we are eager to discover all the new features of this edition, what we now know allows us to clearly state that the MEO brand is once again signing another line-up of excellence and offering festival-goers the best of music, arts and sustainability”.  

Now in its third edition, MEO Kalorama has further strengthened the diversity, representativeness and inclusiveness of its musical curation, which, in addition to bringing together international and national artists, established and emerging, creates a transversal and surprising musical experience, increasingly guided by social sustainability, one of the festival’s main goals.