Friday • 10th February

How about starting the weekend with a tour?

10:00am – 1:00pm

Porto Tour

Start the weekend with a tour of this historic city.  You’ll find surprises up every hill and around every corner!

More information coming soon on the activities page.

Meeting point •  Statue of D.Pedro IV at the bottom of Avenida dos Aliados

Tour Guide •  João Teixeira (“João das Botas”)

2:00pm – 8:00pm


You can check in and get your festival wristband starting at 2:00pm in the Casa da Música café on the ground floor.

We’ll have our info desk here doing late check-ins until 8:00pm, so if you arrive late, come find us here to check in!

We’ll have our shop here too where you can get your Swing Station and Atlantic Blues and Atlantic Swing Festival merch!

Venue •  Casa da Música Café

4:00pm – 9:00pm


You’ll have your first three hours of classes on Friday so don’t arrive too late to Porto! Exact times for each level can be found on the Class Timetable page.

* The Curious Workshop has classes only Saturday and Sunday

Venue •  Academia de Artes do Porto  |  Casa da Música

11:00pm – 4:00am

Welcome Party

Bring your Blues mood and all of your energy and good vibes and let’s dance, enjoying live music with Sleepy Roosters.  Can you find familiar faces from last year?  Start getting to know new ones as well – make sure you ask some of them to dance!

The Solo Blues competition is tonight so be at the party before midnight to make sure you’re ready to go when it’s announced!  Bring on your best moves for a chance to win a full pass to Drag the Blues in Barcelona!

Live Music • Sleepy Roosters

Venue •  Casa da Música ~ 7th floor Restaurant