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Sete Cidades: ‘Atlantis Concert for the Earth’ broadcast to the world – Azores

The music festival, Atlantis Concert for Earth, will be held on July 22 and 23, in Lagoas das Sete Cidades, on São Miguel Island, Azores, from the pristine natural amphitheater, inside the ancient volcano crater where the last eruption occurred in 1880.

Nestled along the two stunning beautiful lakes, the star-studded lineup, for environmental-themed concert, includes Black Eyed Peas, Stone Temple Pilots, Mod Sun, Pitbull, Bush, Girlfriends, Sting (Virtual performance), with Nicole Scherzinger doing double duty as the event’s host and performer.

Sete Cidades natural amphitheater

In addition to the music performances, the show will highlight the work of a variety of conservationists and organizations focused on the environment, including Lennon’s White Feather Foundation.

The non-profit event, which goal is to promote global environment conservation efforts, is in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the Blue Azores, a program for the conservation and sustainable use of the Azores sea – or The Ocean Cleanup – which developed a technology for cleaning the oceans.

The event is supported locally by the Government of the Azores, the Municipality of Ponta Delgada, the Municipality of Lagoa, and the Parish Council of Sete Cidades.

Nuno Bettencourt

Conceptualized by Nuno Bettencourt, the guitarist for hard rock band Extreme, the event took almost 20 years to come true.

Born in the Azores, in 1966, in Praia da Vitória, Terceira island, Bettencourt is the director of the production company Atlantis Entertainment responsible for the organization of the event.

“During ‘Concert for Earth’, we will bring together our universal language and the power of music to celebrate the game-changing entrepreneurs around the world who lead the way with real, tangible solutions to change today’s climate narrative […] to showcase the incredible solution-driven work of leading conservationists and organizations from around the world,” Bettencourt said in a statement on the event’s official website.

According to the organizers, tickets for the concert are available now for €25 (approx. $27)  and can be bought locally in the Azores. The proceeds will be donated to non-profit associations.

The concert will be live-streamed via Veeps.com or via the Veeps app on Apple TV, Roku, iOS, and Android

Veeps.com is a premium concert streaming service, for free to people worldwide.

Donations from viewers are encouraged, with 100% of proceeds going directly to supporting the festival’s conservation partners.

To learn all about the Atlantis Concert for Earth, and for more information on how to access it, log on to the event’s website.



The Azores (population 250,000) is a region of Portugal composed of nine islands. The archipelago discovered by Portuguese explorers in the 15th century, became an Autonomous Region of Portugal in 1976. The government of the Autonomous Region of the Azores includes the Legislative Assembly, composed of 57 elected deputies, elected by universal suffrage for a four-year term; the Regional Government and Presidency, with parliamentary legitimacy, composed of a President, a Vice-President and seven Regional Secretaries responsible for the Regional Government executive operations. The Autonomous Region of the Azores is represented in the Council of Ministers of the Central Government by a representative appointed by the President of Portugal. According to the latest US census over 1.3 million individuals of Portuguese descent live in the United States, the majority with roots in the Azores. It is estimated that over 20,000 US citizens live in Portugal.

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