GOIÂNIA, Brazil (CelebrityAccess) — The Brazilian state of Goiás played host to the 8th annual Villamix Festival Goiânia, with more than 110,000 concert-goers turning out over the two days of the event.
Held adjacent to the Serra Dourada Stadium on June 30 and July 1st, the festival featured performances from international artists including Shawn Mendes and Nick Jonas, as well as Brazilians, including Jorge & Mateus, Simone & Simaria, Matheus & Kauan, Wesley Safadão, Alok, Aviões, Kevinho, Cleber & Cauan, Jefferson Moraes, Jonas Esticado, Guilherme and Santiago, and Edu Chociay E JetLag.
The festival, which debuted in 2011, has grown to be one of the largest such events in Latin America and one of the top festival brands in Brazil. In 2013, the brand expanded to include more than 20 annual concerts throughout the country, with an aggregate attendance of more than 700,000 punters annually.
Organizers for the festival state that they are in talks to expand the festival outside of Brazil, and are planning to stage the first such event in Paraguay on March 10. They also have a festival on the books for Alice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal on October 6th, with a lineup that includes Jorge & Mateus, Alok, Matheus & Kauan, Simone & Simaria, Kevinho, Wesley Safadao.
The remaining VillaMix events this year are as follows:
Aug 11–VillaMix Festival Recife
Aug 25–VillaMix Festival Palmas
Sep 9–VillaMix Festival Ribeirao Preto
Sep 22–VillaMix Festival Sao Paulo
Oct 6–VillaMix Festival Lisbon
Oct 12–VillaMix Festival Salvador
Oct 20–VillaMix Festival Curitiba
Nov 16–VillaMix Festival Belem
Nov 17–VillaMix Festival Rio de Janeiro
Dec 8–VillaMix Festival Fortaleza
Dec 28–VillaMix Festival Camburiu