MEO Sudoeste is a mammoth music celebration situated along the beaches and coastline of the Atlantic. It attracts the biggest names across an array of genres, including EDM, pop and electronic music.
With stunning light shows and stage performances, the sheer awe of the festival is not to be under-estimated and undoubtedly, it is one of the most iconic music events across the continent.
Some of the names to have graced the stages include Martin Garrix, Wiz Khalifa, Steve Aoki, Steve Angello, DVBBS, Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Lil Jon, Clean Bandit, Showtek, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, David Guetta, Example, Elli Goulding, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Benny Benassi and countless others.
Herdade da Casa Branca is a stunning, green ranch in the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentenajo e Costa Vicentina (PNSACV). With short journeys to an expansive countryside as well as the Atlantic coastline, it is an ideal spot for the festivities.
BY PLANE: The two nearest airports to MEO Sudoeste festival are Faro to the south of the festival, and Lisbon to the north. From Lisbon, Porto and Braga you can travel directly to the festival site via Rede Expressos buses, which run on each day of the festival. However the jounry from Faro is both longer and more complex. If you are landing at Faro, firstly take an EVA coach to Faro train station before boarding a CP train to Santa Clara-Saboia. Once there, you will need to take a taxi onto the festival site which will cost around €25.
BY TRAIN: Funcheira, the nearest railway station to the festival is served by Regional, Intercity and Alfa trains departing daily from Lisbon's Gare do Oriente station towards Faro.
BY CAR: Anyone travelling by car should head towards Odemira and then follow signs to Porto Covo and Vila Nova de Milfontes. Arriving in Vila Nova de Milfontes, continue on until you see a signpost for for Cabo Sardão, where you should turn right. Carry on along here for around 2km before taking a left onto Zambujeira, and then after 5km, you should find the festival on your left.
Yes, there will be cash machines onsite, available near the campsite from 1st August until the end of the festival. A fee will be charged to use the machines, though, so consider taking money with you.