The summer festivals season just started and many interesting ones are yet to come throughout the next 3 months. Portugal is known for having festivals well organised, in beautiful settings, with engaging audiences and real summer weather.
Here are #mybookpack top picks!
NOS PRIMAVERA SOUND PORTO
Date: June 8th – 10th | Location: Parque da Cidade, Porto
Price: Day Ticket 55€, 3 Days Ticket from 85€ to 110€.
Started yesterday, for the sixth edition in Portugal. This European Festival, called by the organizers a “gourmet version” of the mother festival (Primavera Sound Barcelona), brings independent pop music to Porto at one of its best locations: Parque da Cidade. More than a beautiful green park, it’s a wide place that ends at the sea, just by Matosinhos beach. Full care is taken on the food and drinks stands. And, as if this wasn't already a good reason, listening to Justice, Bon Iver, Alphex Twin, Metronomy and Richie Hawtin definitely is! If you are in Porto or around, hurry up to get the last tickets for Saturday.
Dates: June 28th – July 2nd
Location: Barragem Marechal Carmona - Idanha a Nova (2h50 driving from Lisbon, 3h10 driving from Porto) | Price: 150€ (including camping)
A festival dedicated to soul and mind. Former Be-In, held at the same place of world known BOOM Festival (that only happens every 2 years). Four days of music as well as different wellbeing activities: yoga, meditation, massages, dance, martial arts, conferences, spirituality, wellness, temazcal and watsu.
Date: July 6th – 8th | Location: Passeio Marítimo Algés, Lisboa
Price: Day ticket 59€, 3 Days Ticket 120€ (all sold out, available only on reselling platforms).
Born in Portugal 10 years ago, this Pop-rock festival happens just 10 minutes away from Lisbon centre, by the riverside. The Weekend, The xx, Phoenix, Bonobo, Foo Fighters and Kodaline are some of this year bests.
SUPER BOCK SUPER ROCK
Dates: July 13th – 15th | Location: Parque das Nações, Lisboa
Price: Day Ticket 55€, 3 Days Ticket 109€
Created in 1994, this Rock Festival is named out of a Portuguese beer – Super Bock – as it is its main sponsor. Listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers, Future, London Grammar and Foster the People at one of the greatest concert locations in the country.
Dates: August 8th – 11th | Location: Castelo de Vide (2h30 driving from Porto, 3h30 driving from Lisbon) | Price: Day Ticket 25€, 4 Days Pass from 90€.
A Dance Festival with more than 20 years, it brings people from all ages dancing together all types of worldwide music. From traditional Portuguese to African, Brazilian, Tango and Folklore, come learn at the workshops during the day and practice live at the concerts by night. This year with a smaller edition with only 1 750 people, check it out in advance: fun is guaranteed!
VODAFONE PAREDES DE COURA
Dates: August 16th – 19th | Location: Paredes de Coura (1h30 driving from Porto)
Price: Day Ticket 45€, Full Festival Ticket 90€
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this Portuguese Rock Festival is held just by a Northern river beach (fluvial beach) where camping and enjoying nature are simply amazing. Foals, Future Islands, Nick Murphy and King Krule are some of the names not to be missed.