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Music Festivals in Portugal for 2016’s Summer

A summer full of music festivals in Portugal for 2016

Tourism Experts say about tourism and cultural (and musical) entertainment that soon travel and holiday destinations websites will have to open a new section: tourism festivals. Well, just they do not say, but probably should. Every summer, cultural agendas are filled with a thousand music festivals of all kinds which, for many, are unmissable and axis around which revolve the summer holidays. For some time this part also festivals in Portugal have extended an offer that only Spain was already generous, hearty and even difficult to handle for “festivalers” or more compulsive.

Therefore, in order not to miss the tangle of dates and names, do not you chance to any group you’ll regret not having seen live when autumn arrives and can combine the full music festivals agenda with the neighboring country, we selected eight festivals in Portugal. Sorted by date, so it will be easier planning a musical summer. Remember also that many of these festivals are located right nearby beach or in settings of removing the hangover of a stroke based solecito and fresh air. What more can you ask for!

NOS Primavera Sound 2016 (9th to 11th June)

One of the great Spanish exports to the Portuguese music scene has no group name or song lyrics, but festival name: NOS Primavera Sound, one of the international leaders in Spain, where it comes together every year in Barcelona the very best of the international independent music, had a brother five years ago in Porto. Smaller, more intimate even, some say, for their scenarios have passed names like Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, Suede or Belle & Sebastian. This year, for the release of their fifth anniversary, are already confirmed when the band Air.

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Festival MED 2016 (25th to 27th June)

A veteran among the festivals in Portugal, the MED 2016 last year met 12 years old. With a very special offer and its own identity, the festival takes place in the southern town of Loulé, near Faro, and is proud of an offer that goes a little beyond music, including food, art or street theater . In cartel traditionally a good example of world music, with local and international names such as Nneka Carminho, Cumbia All Stars Orchestra and Brass Wires although so far not confirmed to this year lineup.

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NOS Alive 2016 (7th to 9th July)

One of the major figures from the Portuguese festivals offer is undoubtedly the NOS Alive Music Festival, a mega-festival that annually hosts the best of rock, indie and international pop in four different stages and three days concerts in Lisbon. Among the already confirmed for the headline big names this year are bands like Radiohead, Pixies, Tame Impala, Robert Plant, John Grant, The Chemical Brothers or Arcade Fire, who just joined the cartel. If you go to one of the festivals in Portugal, probably this is one of the best choices.

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Super Bock Super Rock 2016 (14th to 16th July)

Super Bock Super Rock Lisbon: Just a week after the NOS Alive Festival, in the Portuguese capital the new 22th Edition, no less, of one of the oldest festivals of Portugal takes place. Among the names already confirmed, Kendrick Lamar, Bloc Party and The National. Did you say something to combine two festivals between visits to Lisbon’s beaches? Don’t you?

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Festival Músicas do Mundo 2016 (22th to 30th July)

Organized by the city council of the Portuguese town of Sines, in Antelejo, the Músicas do Mundo Festival orFMM Sines” is the biggest world music event in the neighboring country of Portugal, making it into something unique in offering festivals Portugal. With over 15 years standing, its stage to the sea has gone international artists from all continents with names like Cheikh Lo, Bela Fleck and Salif Keita. The poster for this year is to be announced, but if world music is your thing, do well to go booking dates

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Meo Sudoeste 2016 (3th to 7th July)

Already entered in August, the festival held in Herdade Da Casa Branca, Meo Sudoeste in south of Portugal (quite near from Sines, in fact), celebrates its 20th anniversary with an emphasis as is tradition in his trademark: electronic music. Although currently there are few confirmations, and it is known that Martin Garrix, Wix Khalifa and Steve Angello will be part of a poster that will grow in the coming weeks and months. Besides music and the atmosphere in that characterizes this festival, free camping and charming beaches are your other two claims to decide to go there.

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Boom Festival 2016 (11th to 18th July)

No more hippie, psychedelic and multicultural festival in the Iberian Peninsula in the Boom Festival at Idanha-a-Nova. And it probably does not have in Europe. Held on the banks of a lake, a few kilometers from the border with Spain, the Boom Festival stands out among the festivals in Portugal for hosting for a week a unique offering music, games and cultural and artistic events and people from all over the world gather at the traditional “Dance Temple”. They have to camp tipis. Certainly a unique experience for the online sale of tickets is exhausted: the “ambassadors” of the festival resume sale of tickets from February.

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“Vodafone” Paredes de Coura 2016 (17th to 20th July)

LCD Soundsystem, in his triumphant return from officially separated in 2010, is one of the main attractions of the 2016 edition of an event that is also a classic and veteran among the festivals in Portugal. Held in the town that bears its name, Paredes de Coura, in a really attractive as natural amphitheater Taboão, the Paredes de Coura traditionally offers a good example of independent rock and electronic music in one of the most important events natural setting Portuguese summer. This year, with so much to announce, things could not be more promising …

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