Atlantic Festival gets underway

France provides an “extraordinary performance”

Atlantic Festival poster

JM reports that the regional secretary for Tourism and Culture considered that France made an “extraordinary performance” last night, as part of its performance in the pyro-musical competition at the Atlantic Festival. Eduardo Jesus highlighted the “synchronism taken to the extreme” that led to a “big round of applause” at the end. Certainly a lot of noise during the display!

“This edition of the Festival do Atlântico is going very well. This first weekend fully fulfilled what was planned ”, he said, also alluding to the novelty of, for the first time, associating this festival with the Quinhentista Market.

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Afterwards, the official pointed out that the fireworks on weekends – a major feature of the Atlantic Festival – are today “a winning bet”.

He recalled that the initial objective of this event was to increase demand for Madeira in June, and that the bet of the former regional secretary for Tourism, João Carlos Abreu, proved to be right.

“This festival has been making this contribution, just compare the occupancy rates before and after its existence”, he said.

Now consolidated, the festival is “another reason for attraction, but also a moment of great celebration for Madeirans, particularly this year, “after two years of deprivation” because of the pandemic, he said.

The full program for the Atlantic Festival can be found below, which is also downloadable as a PDF

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