In 2022, the Festival parties are back thanks to our four luxurious venue partners. Mise en Scène will host a secret Hard Night Party; at Purex, this year's team and volunqueers will take control of the cabin; the Lounge will host once again a special A Night Out with the Hard Ones; and Titanic Sur Mer will witness our long-awaited Closing Party, with Mel das Pêras, Mariño, Afonso Peixoto and Lola Herself ready to give it all!
Find below all the info you need to know about this year's parties:
Hard Night After Party
Saturday 17 September
Mise en Scène (please contact the festival for further information), 23h-04h
Following the first Hard Nights screening, we invite our audience for a libertine evening at the secretive Mise en Scène, a place where anything can happen. Among Lynchian hallways, vintage saloons and kinky accessories, the venue’s sophisticated atmosphere (under dim lighting) promises an evening free of prejudice.
Wednesday 21 September
Purex Clube (Rua das Salgadeiras, 28), 22h-02h
To celebrate the first half of the festival, Purex hosts this year’s volunqueers party. A laid-back evening at this iconic Bairro Alto venue, in which the decks are open to all festival collaborators, organizers and friends. Don’t fear to request your songs or take the cabin by storm.
A Night Out with Queer Lisboa
Thursday 22 September
Lounge (Rua da Moeda, 1), 22h-04h
The “A Night Out With the Hard Ones” evenings, founded by music-lover duo Trol2000 and Mário Valente collaborate once again with Queer Lisboa. From their always sexy cabin at Lounge, the dj duo is willing to guarantee an evening full of italo-disco and homoeroticism, blessed by referential spirits such as Tom of Finland or Patrick Cowley.
Closing Party Made Me Gay
Saturday 24 September
Titanic Sur Mer (Cais da Ribeira Nova, Armazém B), 00:00-06h
Price: 7€ until 01:30, 10€ afterwards
After a two-year hiatus, the festival’s closing night is back and promises to cause a buzz. Mel das Pêras is responsible for opening the dancefloor, leading us through a panoply of references and African sounds. Next, Afonso Peixoto takes over the decks, inspired by the London nightlife culture of which he took part: expect anything from obscure disco hits to house and pop. Mariño, dj and actor known for his energetic sets, will close the evening, crossing house and techno, without neglecting his usual pop chart remixes. As our host, the unique Lola Herself, utmost character of the Lisbon drag and ballroom scene.