Tremor Festival 2020
Mar.31 to Apr. 4
São Miguel Island, Azores


Tickets on sale at and La Bamba Bazar Store


Tremor Festival turns São Miguel Island into a privileged stage for music, with an interdisciplinary programming which includes concerts, shows and interactions in the landscape; laboratories and moments dedicated to thought; art in the streets and artistic residences which meld with the local community.

Tremor 2020
Spotify playlist:

  • 33EMYBW


  • Angélica Salvi

    Angélica Salvi

  • Anna Meredith

    Anna Meredith

  • Conferência Inferno

    Conferência Inferno

  • Dirty Coal Train

    Dirty Coal Train

  • Dj Fitz

    Dj Fitz

  • Ferro Gaita

    Ferro Gaita

  • Föllakzoid


  • Gabber Modus Operandi

    Gabber Modus Operandi

  • Goldfisch & Good In Da'Hood + Choppers (!Hûntz Hûntz!)

    Goldfisch & Good In Da'Hood + Choppers (!Hûntz Hûntz!)

  • GIO


  • Gonzo


  • In Peccatvm

    In Peccatvm

  • Instituto Fonográfico Tropical

    Instituto Fonográfico Tropical

  • Juana Molina

    Juana Molina

  • Kathryn Joseph

    Kathryn Joseph

  • Ko Shin Moon

    Ko Shin Moon

  • La Flama Blanca

    La Flama Blanca

  • Larry Gus

    Larry Gus

  • Lena D’Água

    Lena D’Água

  • Lil Kyra

    Lil Kyra

  • Luis Gil Bettencourt

    Luis Gil Bettencourt

  • MadMadMad


  • Mário Raposo

    Mário Raposo

  • MC Yallah & Debmaster

    MC Yallah & Debmaster

  • Milhafre & Gaivota

    Milhafre & Gaivota

  • Pelada


  • Push 1 stop & Wiklow

    Push 1 stop & Wiklow

  • RomeroMartín


  • Samuel Martins Coelho

    Samuel Martins Coelho

  • Sessa


  • Solar Corona

    Solar Corona

  • Vanishing Twin

    Vanishing Twin

  • Warmduscher


  • Atlas São Miguel

    Atlas São Miguel

  • Escola de Música de Rabo de Peixe & Jerry The Cat

    Escola de Música de Rabo de Peixe & Jerry The Cat

  • Ondamarela, Associação de Surdos de São Miguel, Músicos e Artistas Convidados

    Ondamarela, Associação de Surdos de São Miguel, Músicos e Artistas Convidados

  • Filho da Mãe, Norberto Lobo e Ricardo Martins

    Filho da Mãe, Norberto Lobo e Ricardo Martins

  • Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS

    Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano e PMDS


    • Ruins of the Monte Palace Hotel + Vista do Rei + Lagoa das Sete Cidades (twin lake) – Sete Cidades
    • Ferraria Thermal Spa (natural hot springs) – Ginetes 
    • Mosteiros
    • Castelo Cultural Centre – Caloura
    • Islet of Vila Franca + Ermida Nossa Senhora da Paz + Queijadas da Vila (traditional pastry) + Lagoa do Congro – Vila Franca do Campo
    • Park Terra Nostra + Pastelaria Nélia Furtado (pastry shop with fresh Lêvedo cakes) + Poça da Dona Beija + Lagoa das Furnas – Furnas
    • Carlos Machado Museum (Núcleo de Arte Sacra) + Arquipélago - Contemporary Art Centre + Fonseca Macedo Gallery + Centro Municipal de Cultura (public cultural centre) – Ponta Delgada
    • Gorreana Tea Factory – Lugar da Gorreana
    • Porto Formoso Beach and Waterfall – Porto Formoso
    • Faial da Terra
    • Nordeste Village
    • Rabo de Peixe + Lagoa do Fogo – Ribeira Grande
    • Yuzin: the guide to anything that’s culture in São Miguel. Paper format + Issuu
    • Ponta Delgada para Curiosos: city map made by locals. Paper format + Facebook
    • Hikesmore information here
    • Do you want to surf during Tremor?
      Black Sand Box - Azores Surf & Skate School offers 50% discount for all Tremor bracelet holders. // +351 926 729 232 //
    • Do you want to rent a bike?
      Bike Rental: Atlantic Bikes
      Ruy Galvão Carvalho 4-3ro Dto. 9500-438
      Terms and fares here:
    • Do you need a car? WAYZOR gives you the best deals here.
    • Must try: Kima (soft drink); Bolo Lêvedo (yeast cake); Queijo Fresco com Pimenta da Terra (fresh cheese with red pepper); Morcela com Ananás (black pudding with pineapple); Chicharros Fritos (fried mackerel); Lapas (limpets); Cozido das Furnas (Underground cooked stew); Queijadas da Vila (pastry); Fofas da Povoação (pastry); Gorreana's Green Tea.



    • La Bamba
      The westernmost record shop in Europe, with a bazaar with the best gifts and toys in town​.
      Rua Manuel da Ponte, 23, Ponta Delgada
      Tel: (+351) 924 490 227
    • Londrina
      Men’s fashion shop, with the best host in town​.
      Largo Vasco Bensaúde, 30-32, Ponta Delgada
      Tel: (+351) 296 284 292
    • Louvre Michaelense
      An old-fashioned grocery shop, with cakes and delicatessen. A perfect place to have tea.
      Rua António José D'Almeida, 8, Ponta Delgada
      Tel: (+351) 938 346 886


    Restaurants in São Miguel create a MENU TREMOR in the week of March 31 - April 4th, we will present you an itinerary of restaurants in the island of Sao Miguel, inviting the audience to taste the best dishes of the Azores. The restaurants will be announced soon.


    Norberto Lobo, Filho da Mãe, Ricardo Martins, Jerry the Cat, Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano, PMDS and Ondamarela will be at Tremor for artist residency

    Norberto Lobo, Filho da Mãe, Ricardo Martins, Jerry the Cat, Luís Senra, Sofia Caetano, PMDS and Ondamarela will be at Tremor for artist residency

    A total of five artist residencies will mark Tremor’s 2020 edition with exclusive creations which again will see music relating with the territory, activating the collaborative creation with Azorean artists, and getting different communities involved in the production of events. To the previou...

    Do you need a car for Tremor Festival 2020?

    Do you need a car for Tremor Festival 2020?

    Wayzor is Tremor's official Rent a Car. They offer cars for rent with special prices for the audiences of the festival. This way, you can not only enjoy the festival in comfort and security, but also take the opportunity to explore and visit our wonderful island of Sao Miguel. In order to ...



    Tremor Festival 2020 is about to sell out! Tickets for Tremor 2020 can be bought here or in Ponta Delgada, at  La Bamba Bazar Store, Rua Manuel da Ponte 23, from monday to friday from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm. The ticket costs 50€ until February 29, 2020, and 60€ from March 1st. Tremor r...

    Tremor 2020

    Tremor 2020

    The wait is over, we're thrilled to announce that Tremor 2020 returns to São Miguel Island, March 31- April 4, 2020, for it's 7th edition. Tickets are sale now: and at La Bamba Bazar Store in Ponta Delgada, Azores.  www.tremor...



    We are searching 100 people from different jobs to take the stage, with or without performance experience to participate in Atlas São Miguel, a performance by Ana Borralho and João Galante, integrated in the artistic program of Tremor Festival 2020, at Teatro Micaelense. Today, we l...

    When and where is Tremor 2020?
    Tremor 2020 happens on March 31 to April 4, on the island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

    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.

    When and where can I purchase tickets?
    Tickets for Tremor 2020 can be bought here or in Ponta Delgada, at  La Bamba Bazar Store, Rua Manuel da Ponte 23, from monday to friday from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm. The ticket costs 50€ until February 29, 2020, and 60€ from March 1st. In order to create a balance between local and visiting audiences, 50% of the tickets will be available for sale at La Bamba Bazar, in Ponta Delgada until November 30.
    When is the final programme and the distribution of acts per days and venues communicated?
    The first announcement is communicated on December 10, 2019 The distribution of the artistic programme per spaces and schedules is revealed on March 10, 2020.

    Are there any age restrictions?
    Tremor 2020 is an all-ages event. Entrance of children under 3 is allowed, when accompanied by their parents. 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.  We don’t take reservations. A daily pass is not available, nor special priced passes for groups or  single tickets for specific concerts. Exchanges happen from March 30 to April 4th in several locations and schedules in São Miguel Island.
    The wristband 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. Each venue opens 30 minutes before. Make sure you arrive early to the most sought after concerts. 

    What is the dynamics of the festival? How long do the concerts last?
    Tremor is a festival that invites the spectator to make choices and define an artistic itinerary between the different artistic proposals and discover new artists, the island and its different hosting communities. It is impossible to see everything because a lot of concerts happen simultaneously. We discourage you to try seeing everything, so that you have a richer experience. Each venue has limited capacity and the simultaneity of concerts offers the audience always something to see. Concerts last around 45 minutes, this duration might vary depending on the artist and repertory.

    Do I need to rent a car?
    It’s up to you. Though we 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, April 4, all activities will be happening in Ponta Delgada and will be within walking distance. In the city, you have a great selection of excellent restaurants. Tremor has a special deal with Wayzor, the official Rent-a-car of the festival. Festival ticket holders have advantages to use this service. Conditions and 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?
    The festival’s organization will make available some free transfers for concerts, if those happen outside Ponta Delgada, in other townships of island of Sao Miguel. This offer does not apply to the Tremor na Estufa sessions.

    Where should I find accommodation?
    Most Tremor’s activities take place in Ponta Delgada, we advise you to stay in town. Please note that the island offers incredible accommodation solutions, for all pockets and types of experience, which can be seen in the section TIPS. The festival does not have a camping site, however the island has several camping sites which can be seen here.


    What is Tremor Todo-o-Terreno?
    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 April 2 at 10:00 a.m. (Azores time) and will be announced on all Tremor digital platforms (website, app and social media) three hours before the start. Each person can only participate in one trail.
    On the night before the event, participants are sent an email 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 in the festival’s lineup but not given a venue. Meeting point: Parque de Estacionamento da Madruga, Av. Antero de Quental, 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 revealed through the festival’s digital platforms (website, app, social media). Some places have limited capacity.
    We advise participants to be ready and take an umbrella, jacket, flip-flops, towels, comfortable clothing and a swimwear. Carrying a valid ID card is mandatory. You cannot drink or smoke in the locations, nor drink or eat. Entrance can be subject to security check.

    Is there any free entry activity?
    Yes. Annually, Tremor always offers a set of free entry activities upon the capacity of each venue.. The daily distribution of free entry activities of Tremor 2020 will be announced here. 

    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 downtown area and all around the island.

    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.

    Can I volunteer in Tremor?
    Yes, every year Tremor opens limited registrations for those who want to collaborate with the festival in various functions. Registrations are done from Direcção Regional da Juventude and will be subject to selection.  Only the selected participants will be contacted until march 15. 

    I'm a journalist and I want to cover the festival, how do I do it?
    Journalists should contact the festival's communication team, presenting the outlet for which they write, a proposal to cover the festival and / or content to be developed before, during or after the festival. Proposals should be sent to The number of press passes available is very is limited due to the very small capacity of the festival.

    I am an artist; I have a band; I want to make a partnership proposal; I had an idea to do in Tremor; I have a venue for a concert. Who do I talk to?
    Proposals should be addressed to the curatorial team and organisation – – until December 10th prior to the festival. Each proponent will have a response according to the programme of the artistic direction set for each year . Incoming proposals sent after the set date will only be analyses for the following year.

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