Waking Life Festival

  • 17-22 August 2022
  • Techno, Electronic, Experimental
  • Crato, Portugal


Nestled deep within interior Portugal, surrounded by olive plantations and a slower pace of life lies the Waking Life Festival.

This secretive event is a forward-thinking, progressive affair put together over five days. The Belgian music collective, Roots of Minimal, curate a lineup that plays 24hrs a day. Artists have the creative license to perform live and delight you with extended sets.

Waking Life Festival is capped at a maximum of 2000 people each year. Meaning an intimate Portuguese music festival experience set beneath the glorious desert sun.

Waking Life Festival Lineup.

Lineup 2022

Still to be announced

Lineup 2019

A. Brehme • Adiel • Aleksi Perälä (live) • Alpha Steppa • Astropulse Space System • ATEQ (live) • Baby Vulture • Barbara Preisinger • BeatPete • Ben Kaczor • Ben UFO • Berllioz • Bruno Pronsato (live) • ∞compounds • dBridge • Deadbeat (live) • DeepChord (live) • DeWalta • Dexter • Digby • DJ Dustin • DJ SO • Drama • Dwig (live) • E/Tape • Edward (live) • Efdemin • Arno aka Einzelkind • Eli Verveine • Elli • Enkō • Fernando Martinez • Forest Drive West • Fafi Abdel Nour • Four Tet • Francisco Oliveira live • Fred Scharf • Friendly Ghost • Funkamente • Gigi Masin (live) • Gols • Hailu Mergia • Horror Inc. live • Islas • Jmcee • Jon Orve • Jonny Nash (live) • Julius Gabriel • Kim Kenis • Koodoo • Lakuti • LaMaz • Laura BCR • Lawrence • Leafar Legov (live) • Levon Vincent • Maayan Nidam • Mad Miran • Map.ache (live) • Melchior Productions Ltd • Mike Stellar • Molly • Mosley Jr live • Mountain People (Serafin and Rozzo) • Move D • Nathan Fake (live) • natural/electronic.system. • Naty Seres • Nikita Zabelin • Nosedrip • Ö • Olaf Boswijk • Oren Ambarchi (live) • Oulad Omar • Pandilla LTD • Paquita Gordon • Phrex • Port Do Soul • Portable (live) • Powder • RAMZi (live) • Raresh • Rasmus Fisker • re:ni • Rhadoo • Robles • Robohands • Roman Flügel • Romano Licker • Rups • Sa Pa • Schaaly • Schatrax • Selecta Fontes • Selva Arterial • Seth Troxler • Skatebård • Skudge (live) • Stavroz (live) • Sundae Sue • Takaaki Itoh • Terrence Dixon (live) • Thiago Guiselini • Tig • Tobias. (live) • Tommy Guerrero • Tren Go! Sound System • V.I.V.E.K. • Vamos a la Praia • Vlada • Vril (live) • Walrus • Wata Igarashi • Will Grant • Xique Xique • Young Warrior • Yussef Dayes • Zozo

Waking Life Festival Tickets.

The Waking Life Festival Venue.

The gathering takes place in one of the most sparsely populated regions of Europe. As you make your way closer to the site, the surroundings become dustier, and the heat intensifies.

The festival focus is around the lake, and the structure encourages you to explore the full site area. Complete with a ferry system to get you across the lake to different parts of the venue.

Accommodation & Travel Information.


How do I get to Waking Life festival?

The closest major airport is in Lisbon. The drive from Lisbon will take you just a bit over 2 hours. Other possible airports are Porto (3h45min), Faro (3h30min) and Madrid (4h30min).

What’s the weather like in Crato?

Temperatures in Alentejo in August can fluctuate between 25 C (77F) and 40 C (104F). Wear sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburns and drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated.

Is Waking Life festival cashless?

Yes. You can acquire Klingelings (credits) at one of the ticket counters, in exchange for cash, or pay by card. The first time you get some, you’ll receive a card which you can keep with you throughout your stay. After Waking Life, you have two weeks to reclaim the remaining value on your card, should you have any left. There are no ATMs on-site, so be sure to take enough cash and your bank card.