One of Europe's biggest summer music festivals, NOS Alive, comes to Lisbon in July featuring world-class acts and entertainers.
- When? 6th - 8th July 2017
- Where? Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Lisbon
- Price: Limited available, day tickets from £56.82
Most 10th birthdays are spent playing pin-the-tail on the donkey, drinking lemonade and eating McDonalds happy meals. But at Lisbon's NOS Alive music festival in 2016, the event spent its milestone 10th birthday with another massive international line-up.
Arguably Lisbon's biggest and most popular music festival, NOS Alive (formely Optimus Alive) will again attract festival-goers and holidaymakers from across Europe to enjoy its epic line-up. Acts in 2016 included Radiohead, The Chemical Brothers and The 1975. Previous years have featured world renowned acts such as The Prodigy, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon.
Although NOS Alive has a strong indie/rock vibe, other acts such as Disclosure, Sam Smith and Chet Faker have performed in past years, so it seems there is a bit of variety being added to increase the event's ever-growing popularity. There's also a comedy tent to add to the three music stages if your ears need a break from the noise. With artists and bands yet to be announced, make sure you look out for some more huge acts.
The warm summer weather in Lisbon means many festival-goers opt to camp at the nearby Lisbon Camping & Bungalows featuring some excellent facilities that include a swimming pool and tennis courts. Here you'll find a young party crowd of various nationalities and a very reasonable price of about €17 to stay for three nights with your own tent. Alternatively, a number of hostels and hotels are located around Lisbon if you'd prefer a more comfortable sleep in your own bed.
With the city of Lisbon so close to the coastline, many who attend NOS Alive decide to make their trip into a holiday or long weekend break. You'll find some of Portugal's best surf spots close to the city centre, as well as some fantastic sights and attractions. It's for this reason, the event has been hailed as one of Europe's best festival holiday experiences.
Add thousands of festival-goers, loud music and some vodka to your lemonade, and the festival's 11th birthday should feel like any other.
- Get there: Public transport is the easiest way of getting to the airport, but visitors can also drive.
- Stay: Check out where to stay on NOS Alive. There are plenty of packages to choose from.
Visit the official website for more information and to book tickets.
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