Dear sambistas,

Last year we crossed fingers that in 2021 the world would get back to “normal” so we could all meet again for another dance. Unfortunately the journey is longer and we will need to move our 2nd Edition to 2022.

O samba balança, mas não cai“. Your ticket is safe and guaranteed for next year, so save the new date. From 8th-11th September 2022 we shall be on each other’s arms dancing next to the river in Lisbon.

One thing is for sure, you will not leave the dance floor, because Vivi, Kadu, Evelin, Robinho, Flavia, Vinicius, Kelly, Fabiano, Camila and Gabriel will all be there waiting for you.

We are really looking forward to meeting you all again and dance together until our hair is messy and glued to our happy faces.

For those who wish a refund, please send us an email until Dec 31 2021. Otherwise we will be glad to move your tickets to 2022. If you haven’t got your ticket yet, you still can as ticket sales will remain open.

For those of you who are planning on coming to Lisbon anyways this September, we shall welcome you with open arms and a huge smile!

They are all in. And you? 🙂

After a lot of requests we are bringing the whole team back with Robinho & Evelin onboard! What a dream!

Dance by the river

The geography of #gafieiralx

Lisboa tem Rio is a pun we created while thinking about this festival. The word “rio” in Portuguese means “river”, so it plays with the idea that Rio (the city) is the Mecca of samba de gafieira – as well as all our guest teachers’ hometown, and the fact that the city of Lisbon is located on the margins of a beautiful river we call Tejo. So the first thing you should know is that GafieiraLX Festival will take place mostly by the riverside.

The second thing you should know is that it would be wise to stay in the historical area of Lisbon. It’s central, it’s charming, and you would be at a short ride away from all of the festival’s venues.

Finally, be aware that Uber and taxis in Lisbon are relatively cheap, and often cheaper than taking public transports, if shared by a group. An Uber from the city center to any of the Festival venues should not cost you more than 6 euros.

For more on the geography of GafieiraLX please click here.


Book now. Tickets are limited!

Great teachers, awesome parties, gorgeous city, delicious food, perfect weather. What else? 🙂