Portugal's coastal festival giant
MEO Sudoeste is a huge beach-side music festival in Portugal. Huge names in EDM, pop and electronic music light up the country's south-western coast, making for an upscale summer party with few rivals.
Located within touching distance of Portugal's incredible Alentejo coast, MEO Sudoeste brings A-list lineups and all-out visual shows to the heart of one of Portugal's coastal national parks.
MEO's place at Europe's top table of dance-heavy multi-genre festivals is undisputed, with 2016 set to continue on its unrivalled form.
MEO Sudoeste's unique location boasts open countryside to the north, east and south, while Portugal's sun-drenched Atlantic coast is a short trip to the west. Herdade da Casa Branca is an idyllic ranch in the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentenajo e Costa Vicentina (PNSACV), from where shuttle buses run to and from Zambujeira do Mar all day.
Herdade da Casa Branca, Zambujeira do Mar, 7630-174, Portugal
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.
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