Photo: Alexandru Ponoran

Portugal’s Waking Life festival has completed its lineup for 2019 by adding Adiel, Alpha Steppa, an Amor Records takeover, Circle of Live, Deepchord, DeWalta, Hailu Mergia, Lakuti, Raresh, Rhadoo, Terrence Dixon, and Tommy Guerrero.  Previously announced names include Abdulla Rashim, Afriqua, Aleksi Perälä, Deadbeat, DJ Dustin, Djrum, Edward, Inga Mauer, Jan Jelinek, Lone, Luigi Tozzi, Maayan Nidam, Thomas Melchior, Vibronics, Vlada, and Willow, among others.

This third edition of Waking Life will now start on August 14, one day earlier than previously announced, with an opening show from Circle of Live ft. Johanna Knutsson, Leafar Legov, Masayoshi Fujita, Matt Karmil, and Sebastian Mullaert. It will run continuously until Monday, August 19. 

Waking Life describes itself as a “collaborative project” where the space is brought to life by the joint vision of those participating. Ecology is also one of the main pillars of the festival: by taking several measures, such as working with solar energy, water purification systems, and through travel and waste management, the event tries to reduce its environmental impact as much as possible. 

Waking Life 2019 runs from August 14 to 19 in Crato, Portugal, with more information, including the full lineup and various ticket options, available here