This article was published in 2010.
The legendary charity all dayer, Quidrophenia returned to Oporto last week, teaming up with Milo's Bar to offer the best in Bank Holiday music.
With two venues and more than 30 acts, Quidrophenia raised over £500 for Cancer Research UK. The charitable all-dayer, now onto its twelfth event, has raised thousands of pounds for charity over the past five years.
The mammoth 12 hour charity event has played host to 100s of amazing acts including The Pigeon Detectives, Ellen & Escapades, Jack Afro, Micky P Kerr, Rose Elinor Dougall and many more!
This year's Quidrophenia was so huge it had to expand to live music bar Milo's to occupy the number of bands, DJs and acoustic acts. With only £2 entry fee (donated to Cancer Research UK) both venues were packed with music fans, jumping around to the likes of Wingman, Secret Circuits, Dinosaur Pile Up and Machine Guns & Leather Jackets.
The day's highlights included Jonny Firth playing 2 sets in both bars, whilst Mojo 57 got everyone dancing on the Gaslight Stage in Oporto. Harry Johns had 2 amazing performances, smashing up Milo's with Machine Guns & Leather Jackets then later performing with Wingman in Oporto.
Founder of Quidrophenia, Mark Crossley said; "It was nice to see both bars pulling together and merging regular acts with newcomers. I'm really looking forward to the next one and making Quidrophenia grow and grow. It's a lot of hard work and when organising Quid and I always promise myself I'll never do another until the day comes and I remember how much fun it actually is. Great bands, great people and great times. Building Memories".
Be sure to get down to Oporto every Monday night from 7.30pm for free live music presented by The Gaslight Club.