‘James’ coming to Madeira!; Madeira 3 day Pop/Rock Festival Summer 2011; ‘Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2011: spectacular Lisbon street stage; FIA Production Car World Rally Championship in Portugal;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

‘James’ coming to Madeira!


Madeira 3 day Pop/Rock Festival Summer 2011

Funchal Music Fest – Live 2011, 3 days in August will be the first of a series of annual festivals to commemorate the City Day of the 500 year old capital of Madeira’s region, Funchal. In 2011 from August 19-21 the Fest will take part in the City Park of Santa Catarina with spectacular views over the Ocean and city.

Current international headliners are the British band ‘James’.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06FDqNM6Pec&feature=related
Current Portuguese artists and bands are The Gift, Rita Red Shoes, The Legendary Tigerman, Expensive Soul e David Fonseca and Xutos & Pontapés

Funchal Music Fest Television http://www.funchalmusicfest.com/tv/

Link to Funchal Music Fest website homepage:
http://www.funchalmusicfest.com/

‘Vodafone Rally de Portugal: spectacular 3.27 kilometre Lisbon street stage; FIA Production Car World Rally Championship in Portugal;

Rally Buzz.com article:

“Vodafone Rally de Portugal (24 – 27 March 2011) marks the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship and will once again be hosted in the Algarve Stadium, where Rally Headquarters and the service park are based.

Rally returning to Lisbon for the first time in 37 years

Although the popular stadium-based Super Special Stage will not be run this year, the rally will be returning to Lisbon for the first time in 37 years. Here, the crews will be faced with a spectacular 3.27 kilometre street stage in the historic capital city.

Film: WRC Rally Portugal 2010 – BEST MOMENTS:

The FIA Production Car World Rally Championship also resumes in Portugal and all 18 registered entrants will be competing for honours.

Newly-created FIA WRC Academy in Portugal

Portugal also marks the opening round of the newly-created FIA WRC Academy, the first step on the WRC ladder for young drivers. Currently, 20 crews have registered for the Academy and will compete in identically prepared Ford Fiesta R2s.”

Link: http://www.rallybuzz.com/vodafone-rally-de-portugal-2011-preview-2/

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