DAY 16 I DOURO & PORTO STAGE
Singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw emerged onto the UK pop scene in 1984 as a solo artist. A string of global hit singles - including 'Wouldn't it Be Good', 'The Riddle' and their biggest hit, 'I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me' - helped propel it to 62 weeks on the UK Singles Chart in 1984 and 1985. A period in which he surpassed all other solo artists and even made a presentation at the consecrated Live Aid.
After stepping out of the limelight to focus on writing and producing, Nik wrote Chesney Hawkes' 'The One and Only' and collaborated with Sia, Gary Barlow, Bonnie Tyler and Elton John - including writing and producing one of the songs on album 'Duets'. In addition to partnerships, Nik continues to release his own studio albums, which are always well evaluated, with a distinctive voice and extremely personal lyrics. The artist also regularly plays at festivals and gives live concerts to a loyal and fervent fan base.
For the past two years, Nik Kershaw has delighted fans by announcing the digital release of the 'Songs From The Shelf' series. 'Part 1' was released in May 2022, 'Part 2' in spring 2023, and the third, still unreleased, is being awaited by fans.