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WORLD BATTLE

 

THE WORLD BATTLE PORTO
28th August – 01th September 2024
One of the biggest urban art and dance festivals in the world

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Formation Week

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Information

From 28 AugustTo 1 September At the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre

How to get there

How to get there by PLANE


To reach Alfândega do Porto from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, you have two options:

1st option:
Take Metro “Line E” towards “Estádio do Dragão” and disembark at “Trindade” station.
Duration: 24 minutes
Ticket fare: Z4

At “Trindade” station, transfer to “Line D” towards “Santo Ovídio” and exit at “São Bento” station.
Duration: 4 minutes
Ticket fare: use the ticket from the previous journey

Upon exiting the metro station, you’ll find the STCP bus stop “500” heading towards “Matosinhos (Mercado)”. Alight at the “Alfândega” stop.
Duration: 5 minutes
Ticket fare: use the same ticket as for the previous journey.

2nd option:
Uber / Taxi – approximately 25 minutes.

How to get there by TRAIN

If you arrive in Porto by train, you have two options to reach Alfândega do Porto from two railway stations:

1st option (from Campanhã):
Take the train or metro to “São Bento”.
Journey time: 4 minutes
Transport ticket: Z2

Upon leaving the station, proceed to the STCP bus stop “500” bound for “Matosinhos (Mercado)”. Disembark at the “Alfândega” stop.
Journey time: 5 minutes
Transport ticket: use the same ticket as for the previous journey

2nd option (from Campanhã):
Take the metro lines A, B, C, E, or F to “Trindade”.
Journey time: 6 minutes
Transport ticket: Z2

Transfer to Line D towards “Santo Ovideo” and alight at “São Bento”.
Journey time: 4 minutes
Transport ticket: use the same ticket as for the previous journey

Upon leaving the metro station, head to the STCP bus stop “500” bound for “Matosinhos (Mercado)”. Disembark at the “Alfândega” stop.
Journey time: 5 minutes
Transport ticket: use the same ticket as for the previous journey

How to get there by CAR

Via A1:
Follow the A1 to Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso in Porto.
Keep right at the fork to continue on the A1 and follow signs for IC2/Porto-Arrábida/Gaia Centro/IC1/V.na Castelo.
Take the exit toward Campo Alegre. (750m)
Slightly veer left toward Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso (260m)
Turn right toward R. da Rainha Dona Estefânia (280m)
Turn right onto R. de Dom Pedro V (600m)
Turn left toward Viaduto do Cais das Pedras (850m)
Continue onto R. Nova da Alfândega (220m)

Via A3:
Follow the A3 to Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso in Porto.
Continue straight on A3 heading south
Utilize the two right lanes to take exit 6 to merge onto A20/IC23 toward VCI/Porto/Boavista/Gaia/Arrábida (4.1km)
Continue onto A1/IC23 (2.1km)
Take the exit toward Campo Alegre (1.4km)
Slightly veer left toward Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso (260m)
Turn right toward R. da Rainha Dona Estefânia (280m)
Turn right onto R. de Dom Pedro V (600m)
Turn left toward Viaduto do Cais das Pedras (850m)
Continue onto R. Nova da Alfândega (220m)

How to get there by BUS

Alfândega do Porto is served by the following bus routes:

500
Praça da Liberdade – Matosinhos (Market)

403 (previously ZR and ZM)
Campanhã – Boavista (Casa da Música)

900
Cordoaria – Sto. Ovídio

How to get there by METRO

To reach Alfândega, if you’re traveling on Line A, B, C, E, or F, you’ll need to disembark at “Trindade” and change to Line D heading to “Santo Ovídio”. Exit at “São Bento”.

Upon exiting the station, take the STCP “500” bus bound for “Matosinhos (Mercado)”. Alight at the “Alfândega” stop.
Travel time: 5 minutes
Transport ticket: Z2

The Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre is a convention centre and former customs house located in the parish of Cedofeita, next to the River Douro, in the north of the municipality of Porto.

About

In 2024, Alfândega do Porto will once again host the Urban Sports and Culture Festival, showcasing the world’s top dancers. This event is a cornerstone of Portuguese urban culture, bringing together prestigious international dance competitions and serving as a vibrant tapestry of diverse global cultures.

The World Battle 2024 stands as one of the largest breaking competitions globally, but it’s more than just a contest—it’s a celebration for the entire city and its people. From August 28th to September 1st, Porto will come alive with street markets, exhibitions, workshops, sunsets, street demonstrations, parties and competitive performances, transforming various iconic areas of the city.

Notably, breaking has gained recognition as an Olympic sport and is featured in the lineup for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. With approximately 1.2 million practitioners worldwide, representing diverse ethnicities, religions, races, socioeconomic backgrounds, and cultural experiences, breaking offers unparalleled access to new demographics and opportunities, thanks to its captivating cultural appeal and thrilling athletic spectacle.

The World Battle 2024 will be organized by a multidisciplinary team from MXM Art Center, a Porto-based hub for urban art focused on producing shows and providing artistic training. 

Following the success of the 2023 edition—the first urban festival at Alfândega do Porto and the inaugural Olympic breaking stage in Portugal, which attracted 980 registrations across 12 competition categories and drew 20,000 visitors to the Street Vibes – Lifestyle Market—the 2024 event promises several exciting new features to be unveiled soon.

Schedule 28 of August to 1 of September

MXM Art Center

  • Workshops - Formation Week 10h00

Boeira Garden Hotel

  • Pool Party Boeira Hotel 14h00 - 17h00
  • Welcome Drink Breaking Gala 20h00
  • Dinner 21h00
  • Breaking Gala Competition 22h00
  • After Party 00h00 - 02h00

Alfândega

  • Open Doors - Tickets 14h00

MXM Art Center

  • Workshops - Formation Week 10h00
  • Opening Party 23h00

Alfândega Outdoor Area

  • Street Vibes - Lyfestyle Market 12h00
  • Extra Battles 14h00

    3vs3 Open Styles

  • Extra Battles 16h00

    Last Dancer Standing: Hip hop Lopping Locking House Dance

  • Extra Battles 19h00 - 20h30

    Bruce Almighty Concept

  • Soft Opening Party MXM 22h30 - 01h30

Alfândega Floor 2 - East Room/ Sala Nascente : WDSF Open 3vs3

  • Registrations 08h30 - 10h00
  • Pre-selections 10h30 - 13h30
  • Top 16 10h30 -13h30
  • Doors Opening 15h00
  • Opening Ceremony 16h00 - 17h00
  • Hip Hop Celebration 16h00 - 17h00
  • Top 8 17h00 - 18h00
  • Showcase 18h00 - 19h30
  • Final + Awards 18h00 - 19h30

MXM Art Center

  • Workshops - Formation Week 10h00
  • DJ & Drinks Party 23h00

Alfândega Outdoor Area

  • Street Vibes - Lifestyle Market 12h00
  • Extra Battles Telheiro 14h00

    Bonnie and Clyde
    FootworkBall
    Power Moves 2vs2

  • Extra Battles Claustros 15h00

    Top Rock
    Footwork
    Power Moves 2vs2
    New to the Old

  • Extra Battles 18h00

    PowerMove 2vs2 Top Rock Final Top 8

  • Extra Battles 19h00

    Footwork Finals Top 8

  • Extra Battles ending 20h00

MXM Art Center

  • Workshops - Formation Week 10h00

Alfândega Outdoor Area

  • Street Vibes - Lifestyle Market 12h00
  • Experimental Battle Batlleatro (Claustros) 12h30
  • Rope Jump (Claustros) 13h30 - 15h00
  • Top Styles Qualification (Telheiro) 15h00 - 16h30
  • Rope Jump (Claustros) 15h00- 16h30
  • Espectáculo "Arte Urbana" 18h00

Alfândega Outdoor Area (Telheiro) The World Battle Kids Qualifiers

  • Open Doors 11h00
  • Pre-selections- Kids 12h00
  • End of Pre-selections Kids 13h00
  • Final Kids (Top 8 / Top 4) 17h00

Alfândega Outdoor Area (Claustros) Qualifier Top Styles 7 to Smoke

  • Start 17h00
  • End 19h00

Alfândega New auditorium / Novo auditório

  • Talk & Share 14h30 : 16h00

Alfândega Floor 2 - East Room/Sala Nascente: The World Battle Adults Qualifiers

  • Open Doors 10h00
  • Pre-selections- Boys 11h30
  • Pre-selections- Girls 13h30
  • Break 15h00
  • Pre-selections Crews 16h00
  • Ending of Pre-selections 18h00
  • 7 to Smoke BGirl 19h00
  • 7 to Smoke BBoy 20h00

After Party

  • Party 22h30

MXM Art Center

  • Workshops - Formation Week 10h00
  • MXM Ending Party 23h00

Alfândega Outdoor Area

  • Street Vibes - Lifestyle Market 12h00

Sala do Arquivo: The World Battle - Main Event Finals

  • Open Doors Main Event 10h00
  • Top 16 Crew Battles 12h00
  • Close Doors 14h00
  • Open Doors 15h00
  • Open Ceremony 16h00

    Top 8 Bgirl
    Top 8 Bboy
    Top 8 Crew
    Final Battle Kids
    Break
    7 to Smoke Top Styles
    Top 4 Bgirl
    Top 4 Bboy
    Top 4 Crew
    Judges Showcase
    Recognition Awards

  • Final Awards 20h30 / 21h00

Competitions

Get ready for the adrenaline-fueled battles at The World Battle 2024!

Here, you’ll experience an epic event featuring competitions at the highest level that will set the dance floor on fire.

1vs1 Bboy Breaking: Watch as solo Bboys showcase their skills, and creativity in electrifying head-to-head battles. From jaw-dropping power moves to intricate footwork, every round promises to leave you on the edge of your seat.
1vs1 Bgirl Breaking: Witness the fierce competition as solo Bgirls take centre stage to demonstrate their agility, style, and raw talent. From fluid freezes to dynamic footwork, these dancers will captivate you with their unique moves and undeniable passion.
1vs1 Kids Breaking: Prepare to be amazed by the next generation of breakers as young talents showcase their skills and fearless spirit on the dance floor. Despite their age, these young dancers will impress you with their confidence and enthusiasm, proving that age is just a number in the world of breaking.
5 vs 5 Crew Breaking: Experience the power of teamwork as crews battle it out in intense group competitions. From synchronized routines to seamless transitions, these crews will demonstrate unity, creativity, and coordination as they strive to claim victory on behalf of their team.
7 to Smoke Top Styles: Get ready for a showdown of diverse styles as dancers compete in the 7 to Smoke format, showcasing their versatility and adaptability across various urban dance styles. From Hip-Hop to House, Locking to Popping, each round will push dancers to their limits as they aim to outshine their competitors and emerge victorious.

Extra Battles: 

Top Rock 1 vs 1; Footwork 1 vs 1; Powermove 2 vs 2; Experimental 2vs2; Open Styles 3vs3; Footwork Ball;Bonnie and Clyde; Bruce Almighty Concept Battle; New to the Old; Last Dancer Standing; Popping; Locking; House Dance; Hip Hop

Get ready to witness epic battles, jaw-dropping moves, and unforgettable moments as dancers from around the world come together to compete for glory at The World Battle 2024! 

1vs1 KIDS Breaking Battle

To participate in The World Battle 2024, you must have a full access pass and complete the AND8 registration.

 

1vs1 BGirl

To participate in The World Battle 2024, you must have a full access pass and complete the AND8 registration.

 

1vs1 BBoy

To participate in The World Battle 2024, you must have a full access pass and complete the AND8 registration.

 

5vs5 Crew Battle Breaking

To participate in The World Battle 2024, you must have a full access pass and complete the AND8 registration.

 

WDSF 3x3 Open Styles

Presenting the WDSF 3×3 Open, featuring teams composed of a B-Boy, a B-Girl, and a kid B-Boy/B-Girl (under18) going head-to-head in an epic battle.

 

Tickets

The World Battle Porto- Urban Festival of Sport and Culture is one of the biggest breaking competitions in the world, but it’s also an event for the whole city and its people. Lifestyle markets, exhibitions, workshops, sunsets, street demonstrations, parties and non-competition shows will give a new rhythm to various emblematic areas of Porto from 28 August to 1 September 2024.

Full Pass Ticket

Valid For All WB 2024 events at Porto, except workshops.

  • Full Pass for parties (trhee);
  • Allows to enter the battles upon registration ( Battle registration not started yet);
  • Allows to attend all extra battles;
  • Allows to participate and assist Main Event;

Full Pass Ticket VIP

Valid For All WB 2024 events at Porto, except workshops.

  • Full Pass for parties (trhee);
  • Allows to enter the battles upon registration ( Battle registration not started yet);
  • Allows to attend all extra battles;
  • Allows to participate and assist Main Event;
  • +1 free drink at Oficial Bar at World Battle Venue;
  • + Acess to VIP Lounge;
  • + Acess to VIP seating area whith fast Track entrance;

Formation Week

Valid for All Workshops

A week full of great learning opportunities and exciting activities;

Workshops for anyone looking to learn with the best teachers and mentors in Urban Dance;

A fantastic source of knowledge and inspiration not to be missed out;

Note: You Can Purchase Workshops Individually;

Registration is now open and tickets are available. Don´t miss out on Formation Week Porto 2024;

Breaking Gala

The Breaking Gala will take place at the Boeira Garden, a 5-star hotel. Imagine yourself enjoying a fancy dinner while watching eight of the world’s best breakers battle it out in a global competition. With a panel of five top judges, a DJ, and two lively hosts, plus surprise performances, it’s going to be one unforgettable and glamorous night!

Tickets

The World Battle Porto- Urban Festival of Sport and Culture is one of the biggest breaking competitions in the world, but it’s also an event for the whole city and its people. Lifestyle markets, exhibitions, workshops, sunsets, street demonstrations, parties and non-competition shows will give a new rhythm to various emblematic areas of Porto from 28 August to 1 September 2024.

accommodations

NH COLLECTION PORTO BATALHA

Housed in a recently renovated 18th century palace, the NH Collection Porto Batalha hotel is located in the heart of Porto. Originally the home of an important winegrowing family and later the main post office, the hotel exudes the essence of the old city, represented by its historic facade and elegant décor. All the attractions that make this city a UNESCO World Heritage Site are easily accessible from the hotel.
______________________________ PROMO CODE: WBPORTO24

NH PORTO JARDIM

Housed in a recently renovated 18th century palace, the NH Collection Porto Batalha hotel is located in the heart of Porto. Originally the home of an important winegrowing family and later the main post office, the hotel exudes the essence of the old city, represented by its historic facade and elegant décor. All the attractions that make this city a UNESCO World Heritage Site are easily accessible from the hotel.
______________________________ PROMO CODE: WBPORTO24

BOEIRA GARDEN

Close to historic Porto, we are less than two kilometers from the Ribeira district and a 15-minute walk from the Port wine cellars. Our hotel has lush gardens for outdoor events or simple pleasures, rooms with balconies and a spa. Enjoy drinks in the lounge and traditional but modern dishes in our restaurant. We also offer an indoor swimming pool and games room for children. ______________________________ PROMO CODE: WBPORTO24

VINCCI PORTO

Experience the incomparable energy of this city in the north of Portugal in the capable hands of Vincci Porto, a hotel in Porto's historical centre, located in the emblematic building known as the Fish Market, completely refurbished and boasting a unique contemporary style. Come and enjoy our four-star services and discover this Portuguese city as a couple, with friends, with your family or during your business visit. Come and enjoy your accommodation choice at a designer hotel in Porto, perfect for business travellers and cultural getaways. Now you can also benefit from the best price available online where you make your reservation here, through the official web page for Vincci Porto.
______________________________ PROMO CODE: WBPORTO2024

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And 8

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Breaking Gala

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Formation Week

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Full Pass Ticket

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