When and Where is Tremor 2018?
Tremor 2018 is March 20 to 24 on the island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.
Tremor takes place all over the island of São Miguel from the 20th to the 23rd of March, and on the 24th it concentrates around Ponta Delgada.
How do I get to Tremor?
São Miguel is a two-hour flight from Lisbon and Oporto, and a six-hour flight from Boston. Ponta Delgada’s João Paulo II Airport is only ten minutes from downtown, and is serviced by several national airlines with both direct and easy connecting flights. Azores Airlines operates daily flights from Lisbon, Oporto, Boston and other European destinations. Flight reservations can be done via e-mail (email@example.com) or through call center (707 227 282 or +351 296 209 720); and also on www.azoresairlines.pt.
When and where can I purchase tickets?
You may purchase tickets online, at any BOL outlet. Until March 19th, in Ponta Delgada, tickets sale ongoing at A Tasca (Rua do Aljube, 20) or at La Bamba Bazar Store (Rua Manuel da Ponte, 23); at Ribeira Grande, on Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas (Rua Adolfo Coutinho de Medeiros, s/n). We do not take reservations.
Are there any age restrictions?
Tremor 2018 is an all-ages event. Passes/tickets will be required for patrons ages 12 and older.
How do tickets work?
Each Tremor ticket must be exchanged by an official Tremor wristband placed on your wrist by an organisation member of the ticket office. A daily pass is not available. Exchanges happen from March 19 to 24 in the following locations:
Mar. 19-24 – La Bamba Bazar Store (12:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.)
Mar. 20 – Auditório Luís de Camões; and Arco 8 *
Mar. 21 – Tremor na Estufa; Solar da Graça; and Arco 8 *
Mar. 22 – Tremor na Estufa; Ateneu Comercial de Ponta Delgada; and Arco 8 *
Mar. 23 – Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas; and Teatro Ribeiragrandense *
Mar. 24 – Coliseu Micaelense *
* In these venues, the ticket must be exchanged for a wristband 30 minutes before the concert.
It will grant the holder access to activities, depending on the capacity of each venue. The wristband is personal, not transferable and its use is mandatory. Make sure you arrive early to the most sought after concerts. Each venue opens 30 minutes before.
Do I need to rent a car?
It’s up to you. Though we strongly advise you to do so, because renting a car is the easiest means of transportation in the island. You will be freer to move around and participate in all the festival’s activities happening around the island in different locations. On saturday March 24, all activities will be centred around Ponta Delgada and will be within walking distance. Here you will have a great selection of excellent restaurants. Tremor has a special deal with Varela Rent-a-Car with the best prices for Tremor ticket holders. Reservations here.
Is public transportation available?
Once you land in the airport, you can hop on a taxi to your accommodation or Ponta Delgada’s downtown. Ponta Delgada downtown is serviced by a mini bus system. The island is serviced by several public transportation buses that take you to Sete Cidades, Furnas, Ferraria, Vila Franca do Campo, Nordeste, Povoação, Ribeira Grande. You can find route maps and additional public transportation information in the Tourism Office in Ponta Delgada’s main avenue, Avenida Marginal.
Are there buses for the concerts?
On the night of March 23, the organization makes available bus transfers from Ponta Delgada to Ribeira Grande. The bus has a limited capacity, therefore only the first 62 people will be guaranteed transportation.
Meeting point for Ponta Delgada-Ribeira Grande: Parque de Estacionamento da Madruga
Departure times: 08:00 p.m.; 09:00 p.m.; 10:00 p.m.
Meeting point for Ribeira Grande-Ponta Delgada: Teatro Ribeiragrandense
Departure times: 01:00 a.m.; 02:00 a.m.; 04:00 a.m.
Do you take credit or debit cards?
Ticket sales will only accept cash. Some bars and venues, though not all, will accept credit/debit cards. There are numerous banks and ATM machines located throughout Ponta Delgada’s downtown area and all around the island.
Is there any free entry activity?
Yes. The free entry activities at Tremor 2018 are:
March 20 – 07:30 p.m. – Film: Levantados do Chão, by Daniel Blaufuks + Banda Lira Sete Cidades; Concerto: Banda Lira Sete Cidades; Concert: Rafael Carvalho + FLiP (Teatro Micalenese) *
March 22 – 06:00 p.m. – Exhibition: The Narcissism of Small Differences, by Pauliana Valente Pimentel (Galeria Fonseca Macedo) *
March 22-23 – 01:00 p.m. – Talks: Em Conversa com The Creative Independent(Neat Hotel Avenida) *
March 23 – 09:30 p.m. – Concert: We Sea (Largo Gaspar Frutuoso) *
March 24 – 02:00-04:00 p.m. – Interactive Performances: Mini-Tremor (Academia das Artes) *
* Limited capacity. First come first served.
Will alcohol be available at each event/venue? Can I smoke inside?
Most events will have a bar with beverages available, but some institutional venues will not be serving alcohol, nor its consumption is allowed under their premises. Each venue will have a sign with the restrictions, the same applies to smoking, which varies from place to place.
What about safety and medical needs?
If you need medical attention, please alert an event organiser, venue staff, or member of our security staff and we will assist you.
What is Tremor Todo-o-Terreno? [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Tremor Todo-o-Terreno is a set of two site-specific experiences that invite the audience to do a hiking trail and discover original sound creations, recorded and live, by commissioned artists. Its attendance is limited and registration is required. Registrations open on March 12 at 10:00 a.m. (Azores time) and will be publicised on all Tremor digital platforms (website, app and social media) three hours before the start. Each person can only participate in one trail. This is a limited capacity activity. Registrations are already closed.
On the night before the event, participants are sent an e-mail with place and hour of departure and the specific needs of participation.
What is Tremor na Estufa?
Tremor na Estufa is a set of surprise concerts in surprise locations. Names are announced but not given a venue. A meeting point and the time for each Tremor na Estufa can be seen on the section “Schedule”. The meeting point is Parque de Estacionamento da Madruga, at Avenida Antero de Quental, in Ponta Delgada. If you’re out of Ponta Delgada and prefer to go to the place of the concert without going to the meeting point, the surprise location is revelaed through the festival’s digital platforms (website, app, social media), at the hour revealed in “Schedule”. Some places have limited capacity.
We advise participants to take an umbrella, a jacket, flip-flops and a swim suit. Carrying a valid ID is mandatory. You cannot drink or smoke in the locations, nor drink or eat. Your belongings can be subject to security check at entrance.
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