NOS Alive in Portugal - New Acts

NOS Alive in Portugal - New Acts

by jessicajolly / Jan 20, 2016 / 0 comments
Date: 
Thursday, 7 July 2016 to Sunday, 10 July 2016

“Think Glastonbury with guaranteed sun and a pool” The Times

“Portugal’s finest festival" NME

“Lisbon’s cobbled streets and beautiful estuary provide the backline characteristics to

Portugal’s biggest festival experience NOS Alive” Crack

“Not just on the festival site but throughout the city we are welcomed with gracious arms wide open. The Portuguese know how to party, and we love joining in” Clash

“It’s no surprise that NOS Alive has become a festival favourite with the under 30s since it opened its doors in 2007. If you have the stamina, you can mix a beach holiday with catching bands and clubbing til sunrise.” The Telegraph

Now entering its ninth year, the 55,000 capacity festival NOS Alive underwent a name change last year. Formerly titled Optimus Alive, the festival now takes the name NOS Alive. The site will stay on the same enviable location in the centre of Lisbon, as it has been in previous years.

NOS Alive is thrilled to announce MUSE as headliner for Friday 9th July. MUSE need no introduction as one of Britain’s biggest and most successful rock bands from the past decade. Five albums in, MUSE toured their most recent album, The Resistance, throughout 2009 to 2014, making them one of the most hardworking bands out there. They will bring their enormous and spectacular live show to NOS Alive for their first ever performance at the festival.

In addition, alt-J will join the line up on Friday 9th July. Alt-J, received huge success on their first album when they won the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize, and more recently they released their second album ‘This Is All Yours’ in Sept 2014, which went straight to number 1. They last played the festival in 2013 and now they return as headliners, a huge feat for this superb British band.
Tickets are now onsale from here. In addition, NOS Alive is overjoyed to be shortlisted in the ‘Best Overseas Festival’ category at the UK Festival Awards 2014, a nomination well deserved for this growing gem of a European festival.

Set in the heart of Lisbon the festival has become synonymous with sun, sea, sand and exceptional musical programming. It’s the ultimate designation for lovers of music and culture who want to do something affordable, on a budget. The festival is located in the heart of Lisbon, a 5-minute drive from the capital’s beautiful historical landmarks and bustling nightlife. With some of Europe’s best beaches and surfing spots only 15 minutes away and temperatures reaching 30 degrees during the day, NOS Alive is very much a ‘beach by day, music by night’ destination festival. The gates open at 4pm and close at 4am, with festival-goers either booking local accommodation, camping in the festival campsite, or booking one of the hostel and hotel packages on offer from the festival.
Lisbon is host to a number of exceptional budget hostels at reasonable rates, winning repeatedly in Hostel World’s Hoscar awards from customer ratings. There are some salubrious hostel deals available and Lisbon hostels are not like potentially dingy British affairs, on the contrary they are known to be economical, popular and of a very high standard – ‘The Independente’ (a popular hostal) for example,is even featured in the Louis Vuitton guide. The city also has a range of beautiful hotels from budget to luxury.

Frequently talked about as one of the best summer music festivals in Europe by the likes of The Guardian, Times, Clash, Mixmag and NME, NOS Alive features varied line-ups that give equal attention to stadium filling international live acts, buzzy emerging artists and home-grown Portuguese talent.

Previous artists to have played the festival include Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines, Foals, Depeche Mode, Radiohead, The Cure, Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Dylan and Blondie alongside legendary electronic acts and DJs such as The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Justice, Deadmau5 and Simian Mobile Disco to name but a few. Striking the perfect balance with massive acts and emerging artists, last year’s dance tent read like a who’s who of tastemaker UK electronic talent and included the likes of Daniel Avery, Gold Panda, Disclosure, Two Inch Punch, Dusky and Mosca.

With a 3-day pass costing under £110 and more economy direct flights between the UK and Lisbon than ever before, NOS Alive is going from Europe’s best kept secret to a main fixture on many UK festival goers’ calendars.

FULL LINE UP SO FAR
MUSE
Alt-J
Metronomy
Kodaline
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Jessie Ware
Young Fathers
The Ting Tings
Dead Combo
The Wombats

NOS ALIVE (formerly Optimus Alive)
11 Passeio Maritimo de Algés
1495 Algés Portugal

Rating out of 11: 
10