After a successful return in 2022, the iconic SWR Barroselas Metalfest will be back for its 23rd edition in… 2023 (thanks covid pandemic for synching the numbers!)
Things are quieter now and the overall feeling is of a full return to normality.
:: BANDS ::
27-30 April 2023 | Barroselas – Portugal | www.swr-fest.com
DAY 0 / THURSDAY 27.04.2023 / 21:00-05:00
PLEDGE | Portugal | fb.com/PLEDGEbandofficial
HUNTED SCRIPTUM | Portugal | fb.com/HuntedScriptum
NAGASAKI SUNRISE | Portugal | fb.com/nagasakisunrise
DAY 1 / FRIDAY 28.04.2023 / 16:00-05:00
PROFANATICA | USA | fb.com/profanaticausa
CRISIX | Spain | fb.com/CrisixOfficial
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT | USA | fb.com/imperialtriumphant
HIDEOUS DIVINITY | Italy | fb.com/hideousdivinity
GRAVEYARD | Spain | fb.com/deathmetalgraveyard
VAI-TE FODER | Portugal | fb.com/Vai.Te.Foder.grind
AMKEN | Greece | fb.com/amkenthrash
KRYPTO | Portugal | fb.com/kryptonoise
NECROBODE | Portugal | tinyurl.com/NECROBODE
NUCLEAR WARFARE | Germany | fb.com/ThrashMetalTank
HIMURA | Spain | fb.com/himuradeathgrind
DAY 2 / SATURDAY 29.04.2023 / 16:00-05:00
GUTALAX | Czech | fb.com/gutalax.band
HORNA | Finland | fb.com/HornaOfficial
INFERNO | Czech | fb.com/InfernoCZBM
MORTIFERUM | USA | tinyurl.com/MORTIFERUM
SUFFERING HOUR | USA | fb.com/SufferingHourMetal
SAHG | Norway | fb.com/Sahgband
ADRIFT | Spain | fb.com/Adrift666
WANDERER | Portugal | fb.com/wanderersteel
BAS ROTTEN | Portugal | fb.com/basrotten
BASALTO | Portugal | fb.com/basaltodoom
INFRAHUMANO | Spain | fb.com/Infrahumanometalband
DAY 3 / SUNDAY 30.04.2023 / 16:00-05:00
ROTTEN SOUND | Finland | fb.com/RottenSoundOfficial
ESOTERIC | UK | fb.com/esotericukofficial
GOROD | France | fb.com/GorodOfficial
MASTER BOOT RECORD | Italy | fb.com/masterbootrecordmusic
INSANITY ALERT | Austria | fb.com/insanityalert
HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL | Portugal | fb.com/hcgore
EXTIRPATION | Italy | fb.com/extirpationband
BLEEDING DISPLAY | Portugal | fb.com/bleedingdisplay.official
BLODSKAM | Sweden | fb.com/blodskamofficial
TERROR EMPIRE | Portugal | fb.com/terrorempire
BIOLENCE | Portugal | fb.com/blnce
:: Daily lineup ::
:: Schedule :: (click to zoom)
:: Festival Playlist ::
:: Tickets ::
X-MAS PACK: 80€ (until 15.01.2023) >>> FINISHED!
TICKET 3 DAYS: 80€ (before 26.03.2023) / 85€ (after 26.03.2023)
TICKET 1 DAY: 35€ (before 26.03.2023) / 40€ (after 26.03.2023)
Official online shop: https://swrfest.bigcartel.com/
BIOHAZARD AREA (Braga) / BAZAR MODERNO (Guimarães) / PIRANHA (Porto) / LOUIE LOUIE (Porto) / BUNKER STORE (Porto) / LOVE AND HATE (Aveiro) / CARBONO (Amadora) / CLOCKWORK STORE (Lisboa) / NEAT RECORDS (Lisboa) / HONKY TONK DISCOS (Vigo)
:: Location and Transportation ::
BUS: Free transfer between Viana do Castelo and Barroselas, during 28-30 April 2023.
16:00 Viana do Castelo (Bus Terminal – Pousada da Juventude) > 16:40 Barroselas (SWR)
03:00 Barroselas (SWR) > 03:40 Viana do Castelo (Pousada da Juventude – Bus Terminal)
TRAIN: If coming from the South, take the CP train to Porto (Campanhã) and then take the Inter-Regional/Regional train heading to Barroselas. If coming from the North, you must take the International train coming from Vigo (Spain) heading to Porto and get out in Barroselas. If coming from the Interior, you will have to change trains in Nine, catching then the Inter-Regional/Regional train heading to Barroselas. Check the schedules at www.cp.pt.
CAR: If coming from the South, take the A1 highway, direction Lisboa-Porto. After the last toll go straight to IC1/Ponte da Arrábida and then turn right following the direction A28/Viana do Castelo. Turn right to Neiva/Braga/Barcelos and at the roundabout follow to EN13/Zona Industrial and 5km ahead turn right to Barroselas (EN308). If coming from the North, from Spain, through the International Bridge of Valença do Minho, go straight to IP1/A3 direction Braga/Porto and get out at the Corvos/Anais toll. Follow through EN201 until Corvos, and from there take the EN308 to Barroselas. If coming from the Interior, Braga or Guimarães, follow the directions to A11/Barcelos and get out in Barcelos. Take then the EN103 to Viana do Castelo and turn right about 5km ahead to get into EN305 to Barroselas.
PLANE: Porto (65km) and Vigo (90km) are the closest airports. These operate several airlines and are connected to railways stations.
:: Festival site :: (click to zoom)
1. ENTRANCE: You need an official wristband to enter the SWR festival site. Drinks, pets, non-authorized professional cameras and dangerous objects are not allowed.
2. TICKETS: Where you can purchase tickets, collect your bookings or get your wristband.
3. CASHLESS: Where you can recharge your cashless wristband to buy drinks and merch.
4. METAL MARKET: Varied offer of records and merch from different labels, distributors and bands.
5. BUS STOP: Transfer between Viana do Castelo and Barroselas before and after shows.
6. CAMPING: Wild Camping in the forest with free entrance.
7. GLAMPING: Exclusive camping for lazy people with pitched cardboard tents and basic commodities.
9. SHOWERS: Hot Showers available for free, from 10:00-13:00 between 28 April to 01 May 2023.
1O. WATER: Drinkable water, please don’t waste.
SWR STORE: Here you can buy the official merch of the festival, including t-shirts, zippers and other cool goodies like lighters or patches.
SWR CAFE: A bar with drinks, coffee, cigarettes, snacks and various entertaining activities.
:: Camping ::
Hot showers are available at the ADB sports complex, near the camping area, open during some hours every day.
If showers are not your thing, there’s also the infamous Neiva River, a ten minute walk from the venue. Only for the bravest.