Official Partner


  • Cem Soldos, Portugal
  • 9-12 August 2018

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Championing Portuguese talent

BONS SONS is a Portuguese music festival, held in the village of Cem Soldos. The festival's driving force is its dedication to celebrating and championing the nation's musical talent, with lineups that explore both traditional genres and modern interpretation and feature artists who span generations.

Whether that's indie bands, DJs or fado singers, the village welcomes in performers alongside music fans, as the streets, squares, churchyards and open spaces are filled with the sounds of Portugal's finest.

In addition to the music, the festival also organised workshops and activities for all ages, as well as offering employment opportunities and training aimed at keeping young people employed in the region.


  • PAUS
  • Sean Riley & The Slowriders
  • Cais Sodré Funk Connection
  • Zeca Medeiros
  • Ela Vaz
  • Conan Osiris
  • Miguel Calhaz
  • O Gajo
  • quartoquarto
  • Homem em Catarse
  • Artesãos da Música
  • Colorau Som Sistema

Cem Soldos is a picturesque rural village in the central region of Portugal. The festival takes place throughout the villages streets, transforming it into a musical hub every year. 


Cem Soldos, Portugal


BY TRAIN: Nearby Tomar is home to the closest railway station. You can reach this station directly from Lisbon. The festival will be running shuttle buses from the station to Cem Soldos. Alternatively, a taxi to Cem Soldos will take no more than 10 minutes and cost approximately £5.

BY PLANE: From Lisbon Airport, head into the city centre. From there you can catch a train to Tomar.

No, music fans of all ages are welcome at the festival. There is a dedicated children's area complete with games, performances and activities.


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