SonicBlast Moledo
SonicBlast Moledo.jpg
Poster for the 2019 edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Stoner Rock, Desert Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Metal, Doom Metal
Date(s) August
Location Moledo, Portugal
Venue(s) Centro Cultural de Moledo do Minho
Years active 2011 - Present
Website SonicBlast Moledo Official

SonicBlast Moledo is a festival held in Portugal every August, showcasing stoner rock, psychedelic rock and much more. Notably every edition to date is held at Centro Cultural de Moledo do Minho (En: Moledo do Minho Cultural Center) which also features free camping, places to surf and skateboard and much more.

The initial edition in 2011 started as a single, all-day event and has evolved to, as of 2019, into a three-day full event.

A frequent slogan for the festival is Sun, Sea, Beach, Pool, Surf, Skate.

Lineups[edit | edit source]

2011[edit | edit source]

The inaugural edition of SonicBlast Moledo was held on 24 August 2011 as sort of an all-day pool party with seven bands, one DJ and a school jam session.

Indoor Stage Pool Stage
Plus Ultra Mr. Miyagi
O Bisonte The Crawlers
Supa Scoopa DJ Inglorious Basterd
Aspen Amir Rock School Jam Session

2012[edit | edit source]

The 2012 edition of SonicBlast Moledo would be held on 25 August 2012. This time the festival would feature nine bands on one stage in an all-day event, with pool DJs and skate/surf areas.

Main Stage
Samsara Blues Experiment
Black Bombaim
Mr. Miyagi
We Ride

2013[edit | edit source]

The 2013 edition of SonicBlast Moledo would be held on 24 August 2013. Like the previous edition the fest would host nine bands on a single stage for an entire day. Notably it would feature the Pool DJs TOFU and Astrokid or Astroman?

Main Stage
The Machine
Mars Red Sky
Super Snail
Libido Fuzz
Mother Abyss

2014[edit | edit source]

The 2014 edition of SonicBlast Moledo would be held on 15 and 16 August, the first time in the festival's history that the event would be held on two days. Notably the festival would return to a two-stage format. Notably it would be the second-to-last performance of Church of Misery until 2017.

15 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
Church of Misery Jiboia
Black Bombaim Acid Mess
The Bellrays Solar Corona
Prisma Circus
16 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
The Atomic Bitchwax Mr. Miyagi
My Sleeping Karma Stone Dead
Blues Pills Los Saguaros
Guerrera Bufalo

2015[edit | edit source]

The 2015 edition of SonicBlast Moledo would be held on 14 and 15 August, featuring 22 bands.

14 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
My Sleeping Karma Nervous
Greenleaf Cuchillo De Fuego
Plus Ultra The Attack of The Brain Eaters
Belzebong Big Red Panda
High Fighter The Black Wizards
15 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
Mother Engine Somali Yacht Club
Pentagram Lamina
The Vintage Caravan Puma Pumku
Wight Astrodome
Libido Fuzz Galactic Superlords

2016[edit | edit source]

The 2016 edition of SonicBlast Moledo would be held on 12 and 13 August, with a pre-party hosted on 11 August for early attendees. DJ sets would be presented by Tojo (Black Bombaim; 12 August) and Anthony Meyer (Sacri Monti/Radio Moscow; 13 August).

11 August
The Black Wizards
Big Red Panda
The Dead Academy
Ana Paris
12 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
Valient Thorr Correia
All Them Witches Possessor
Sacri Monti Asimov
Miss Lava Maize
Acid Mess
Brain Pyramid
13 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
Salem's Pot Spelljammer
Truckfighters Vircator
Uncle Acid and the deadbeats Cachemira
Stoned Jesus Bala
Killimanjaro Jay
The Black Wizards

2017[edit | edit source]

The 2017 edition of SonicBlast Moledo was held on 11 and 12 August, featuring a total of 24 bands.

11 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
The Cosmic Dead Black Bombaim
Elder Stone Dead
Monolord It Was The Elf
Kikagaku Moyo Holy Mushroom
Yuri Gagarin Bar De Monjas
The Well
The Great Machine
12 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
Dead Witches Death Alley
Orange Goblin Toxic Shock
Colour Haze Blaak Heat
Acid King Lobo
The Machine Vinnum Sabbathi
Sasquatch Ana Paris

2018[edit | edit source]

The 2018 edition of SonicBlast Moledo would be held on 10 and 11 August 2018. Notably this edition would completely sell out roughly a few weeks before the festivities.

10 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
Mantar Electric Octopus
Samsara Blues Experiment Astrodome
Causa Sui Atavismo
Nebula Desert Smoke
Ufomammut Solar Corona
11 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
The Black Wizards Purple Hill Witch
Earthless Ruff Majik
Kadavar Greengo
1000mods Talea Jacta
The Atomic Bitchwax The Wizards

2019[edit | edit source]

The 2019 edition of SonicBlast Moledo was held between 8 and 10 August, the biggest lineup of the festival to date. Notably a few bands would cancel leading up to the event. The Obsessed were intended but due to travel complications their appearance (Along with most of their European tour) was canceled. My Sleeping Karma were intended but had to drop off due to one of the members suffering an undisclosed illness. Lastly Satan's Satyrs were intended but broke up mere weeks before the festival.

8 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
Solar Corona Minami Deutsch
Graveyard Maidavale
Earthless High Fighter
Monolord Jesus The Snake
The Devil and The Almighty Blues
9 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
Dopethrone Zig Zags
Orange Goblin Petyr
Stoned Jesus Mr. Mojo
Belzebong O Bom O Mau E O Azeveno
Viaje a 800
10 August
Indoor Stage Pool Stage
Domkraft Giobia
Om Cardiel
Eyehategod Maggot Heart
Windhand Here The Captain Speaking,
The Captain Is Dead
Sacri Monti

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