music festivals in portugal

Music Festivals In Portugal

2 Upcoming Festivals

Overview

Music festivals in Portugal will delight travellers. The long warm summers mean that the season starts in May and extends all the way to the end of September.

For techno lovers, NEOPOP festival in Viana Do Castelo brings the creme de la creme of techno artists to play over a 4-day period. Waking Life festival is garnering a reputation as one of the finest boutique events in Europe with its Burning Man feel on a more intimate scale.

Nova Batida is Lisbon’s most intriguing new festivity by including many genres on the program as well as offering street art, yoga, and much more.

Festivals

Waking Life Festival

11/08/2021
– 16/08/2021
Techno, Electronic, Experimental
Crato, Portugal

Neopop Festival

11/08/2021
– 14/08/2021
Techno
Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Travel

A country steeped in the history of a once-mighty colonial power. The naturally rugged landscape of Portugal is a reflection of those fearless seagoing explorers. Portugal portrays the beauty of this faded history in its cities and towns as you can easily give into exploring the wonder of their medieval streets and alleyways.

 

Its coastline is the last frontier before the vast expanse of the Atlantic ocean, and the sea shapes much of its culture. From the melancholic fado music about everyday life to the diversity of seafood in their culinary dishes. Stretches of coastline such as the Algarve are just begging to be explored.

Portugal features two traditional genres on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List. Namely Fado and Cante Alentejano with the formers most well-known star being Amália Rodrigues.

More recently the emergence of the electronic scene has delivered a creative burst within Portugal’s musical community. Since Rui Da Silva went number 1 in the UK with ‘Touch Me’ electronic music has had a significant platform in Portugal. Scores of producers followed in his footsteps after that famous 2001 summertime anthem.

Since Rui Da Silva went number 1 in the UK with ‘Touch Me’ electronic music has had a significant platform in Portugal. Scores of producers followed in his footsteps after that famous 2001 summertime anthem.

Nazaré is world-renowned as the spot for big wave surfers within a 2 hour drive from Lisbon.

Watching these daredevils ride mountains of water is a unique experience you won’t get anywhere else.

Home of the world-famous port wine. The Douro Valley has been producing these fortified wines for centuries and still use many of the traditional methods of productions. It is a fabulously beautiful area that is begging to be explored.