Waking Life Festival

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


Nestled deep within interior Portugal, surrounded by olive plantations and a slower pace of life lies 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 festival experience set beneath the Portuguese summer sun.


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.

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

Temperatures in Alentejo in August can fluctuate between 25 and 40 degrees Celsius. Wear sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburns and drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated.

Yes. You can acquire Klingelings (credits) at one of the ticket counters, in exchange of cash, or paid 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 bankcard.


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