2023 is the Summer Of Love In Lisbon! Join the best 12 Festivals in Portugal.
Portugal offers a wide range of music festival for all music tastes. Learn what festivals in Portugal are happening in 2023.
After a difficult 3 years join the party in Portugal.
Below are our favourite Festivals in Portugal.
1, Nos Alive
Nos Alive is a music and arts festival which located in the Algés riverside, in Oeiras. With some big acts such as “red Hot Chill Peppers” and ‘Artic Monkies” headlining 2023 this year. The first festival took place in 2007 and has since achieved considerable popularity from both the Portuguese and tourists. In 2009 the UK magazine NME voted it one of the top 12 European festivals and in 2012, NME.com’s readers rated the festival 10 out of 10, not a bad score!
Boom is an electronic and world music festival situated within the stunning perimeters of Geopark Naturtejo. Only on every other year, to let the nature recover between the festivals, Boom has won the greener festival excellence award four years and the YOUROPE green and clean festival of the year once so as you might understand the environment is very important to boomers. The festival began 1997 as a psychedelic trance music festival bus has since then diversified to a wide range of different music and acts. Tickets for Boom 2022 sold out in 1 hour!
3, Super Bock, Super Rock
13th -15th July
Created in 1994 Super Bock Super Rock has become one of Portugal’s biggest festivals. Attracting many fans from all around the world it is a perfect Activity In Portugal. This once rock festival has since diverted in music and you can find most types of music at the festival. Many famous artists have played at the festival and a couple of big names headlining the 2023 festival being “The 1975”. The festival features three stages which play different music simultaneously. The first stage featuring more main stream acts whiles the second being more alternative and the third reggae inspired, something for every taste to dance the night away.
4, Neo Pop
Located in the small town of viana do Castelo is Neopop, portugal’s most respected electronic music festival. With a lineup packed with techno and other electronic music it has become a bucket list festival for techno heads from all around the world. If you love you techno, this is the place for you. Set just a stone throw from the Atlantic ocean in a beautiful historic setting. It will without doubt be an unforgettable weekend. Tickets for 2023 start from 108 euros.
5, Paredes De Coura
16th – 19th August 2023
is the 30th anniversary of this Portugal festival. This festival located next to the beach of Taboao was founded 1993. It is one of Portugal’s oldest festivals and it has played a big part in the festival scene. Discovering new musical promises and presenting some renowned names from the music scene world wide, some big names that has played on Paredes De Coura festival stages is “Coldplay” and “Arcade fire” For 2023 Wilco is headlining.
6, VOA Heavy Rock Festival
30th – 2nd July
VOA heavy rock festival is an open air festival and a must for all rockers and metalhead fans. It is taking place in Lisbon in the beginning of July and 2022 the festival has some impressive acts headlining such as “Megadeath” and “Sabaton” Next on our list of 8 Festivals In Portugal is number 7.
There are still loads more festivals in Portugal, keep reading!
7, Sumol Summer Fest
30th - 1st June
This two day festival taking place in the popular surfing spot of Ericeira has been a hit over the years with its very affordable ticket price!, just 57€ with camping included. Great musical lineups and waves for those who like to enjoy some surfing in between the dancing and partying at one of the many Festivals in Portugal. It is, a perfect mix between coastal getaway and festival. Featuring mainly hip hop but also Reggae, dancehall, house and pop.
8, FMM Sines
22 – 30 July
Great music from all over the world on one of the most spectacular coastlines in Europe. The programme of FMM embraces and transcends the scope of world music. It is open to folk, jazz, alternative music, fusion and urban music. More than just a world music or traditional roots music festival, FMM Sines strives to discover the music of the real world as it is made and experienced in our times: music marked by associations between performers from different geographic and cultural origins, arising from the movements of ideas and people which define contemporary society.
9, North Music Festival
26th, 27th and 28th of May
"The compass points north ..." Only in its 4th year this festival is new to Portugal. For 2023 Robbie Williams headlines. It aspires to be an urban and cross-cutting festival for all ages and different types of audiences, combining various musical styles with gastronomic experiences, wine tasting, a games area, film and documentary screenings, with the Douro River and the historic area as a backdrop. from Porto
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