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Celebrate São João at home and over the radio

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Street celebrations are cancelled, so this year the way to party is staying at home, with all the fun and merriment that such moments can also bring; to brighten moods all night long, Rádio Festival ensures a special broadcasting that will go from the early morning of the 23rd June till the first light of day of the 24th June.

The programming features renowned artists from the Portuguese music scene.

This initiative is promoted by the Municipal Company Ágora - Culture and Sports, jointly with Rádio Festival. This is a safe and fun way to celebrate the patron saint of the city of Porto from home.

Rádio Festival is a regular partner of Porto City Hall in such occasions, so the enlivenment is a sure deal in everyone's homes, with fitting tunes to the popular festivity. The broadcast kick-off at 8am and will be playing for over 18 hours.

In addition to an all Portuguese music programme, there will be interviews that were previously recorded and the live participation of listeners.

It will be available in the reception antenna position 94.8, but also on the Facebook page of Rádio Festival, which will be streamed live.

It is worth enhancing that Porto City Hall cancelled all official celebrations, namely concerts, parades and the traditional firework on Luiz I Bridge.

It is important that the celebrations of São João do not jeopardize the positive results in both the city and the region in the tackling of the ongoing pandemic.

Porto City Hall, Vila Nova de Gaia City Hall and Police forces PSP, Municipal Police, CP, Metro do Porto and STCP, joined efforts to monitor the compliance with these rules, namely the travel prohibition both to pedestrians and car traffic on Luiz I Bridge (except Emergency vehicles), on both decks of the bridge. There will be no special transport on 23rd June and Metro do Porto is considering suppressing some lines.

Convenience stores and transport services will close earlier than usual, also, and the Bridge Luís I will be interdicted, both for pedestrians and for car traffic.