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NOS Primavera Sound 2016

The second biggest indie festival in Europe

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The Basics

9-11 June 2016
Porto, Portugal

NOS Primavera Sound is the celebrated offshoot of Barcelona's world-famous indie giant. The majority of Primavera Sound's rock, pop and electro lineup heads over to Porto each year for a more intimate, more compact re-run on the Atlantic coast.

Marking its fifth birthday in 2016, NOS Primavera has been an unqualified success – huge names, great setting and that renowned focus on indie and up-and-comers. You'll find heroes past and present alongside rising stars, extending the Primavera party and soaking up the Portuguese summer sun.

Last year's headline sets from Patti Smith, Ride and Interpol were balanced out by the likes of Jungle, FKA Twigs and Run The Jewels. Expect the same high standard in 2016, and possibly some special surprises too…


2017 2016 2015


  • Palco Super Bock (Parque Da Cidade)
  • Sensible Soccers (17:45)
  • Wild Nothing (18:50)
  • Julia Holter (21:10)
  • Parquet Courts (00:00)
  • NOS Stage (Parque Da Cidade)
  • U.S. Girls (17:55)
  • Deerhunter (20:00)
  • Sigur Rós (22:20)
  • Animal Collective (01:10)
  • Palco Pitchfork (Parque Da Cidade)
  • DJ Fra (01:00)
  • Red Axes (02:30)
  • John Talabot & Friends (04:15)
  • Palco Super Bock (Parque Da Cidade)
  • White Haus (17:00)
  • Destroyer (18:50)
  • Savages (21:25)
  • Kiasmos (00:00)
  • . Stage (Parque De Cidade)
  • Mueran Humanos (17:45)
  • Beak> (19:00)
  • Dinosaur Jr. (20:20)
  • Floating Points [live] (22:00)
  • Mudhoney (23:30)
  • Tortoise (01:00)
  • NOS Stage (Parque Da Cidade)
  • Cass McCombs (17:55)
  • Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds (20:00)
  • PJ Harvey (22:35)
  • Beach House (01:15)
  • Palco Pitchfork (Parque Da Cidade)
  • Empress Of (21:10)
  • Freddie Gibbs (22:30)
  • Protomartyr (00:00)
  • Holly Herndon (01:20)
  • Roosevelt (02:45)
  • Black Madonna (04:00)
  • Palco Super Bock (Parque Da Cidade)
  • Manel (17:00)
  • Algiers (18:50)
  • Battles (21:10)
  • Explosions in the Sky (23:50)
  • . Stage (Parque De Cidade)
  • Cate Le Bon (17:45)
  • Neil Michael Hagerty & the Howling Hex (19:00)
  • Autolux (20:30)
  • Drive Like Jehu (22:00)
  • A.R. Kane (23:30)
  • Ty Segall and the Muggers (01:00)
  • NOS Stage (Parque Da Cidade)
  • Linda Martini (17:55)
  • Chairlift (20:00)
  • Air (22:30)
  • Moderat (01:00)
  • Palco Pitchfork (Parque Da Cidade)
  • Car Seat Headrest (21:15)
  • Titus Andronicus (22:30)
  • Unsane (00:00)
  • Shellac (01:20)
  • Royal Headache (02:45)
  • Fort Romeau (04:00)

The Venue

NOS Primavera Sound 2016

Parque Da Cidade

Porto is a typically historic European city, located on Portugal's Atlantic coast and at the estuary of the Douro river. Parque da Cidade is the largest urban park in the whole of Portugual, and has hosted NOS Primavera Sound since the festival started in 2012.

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What We Love

What We Love

  • Once again boasting some of the most charismatic eateries in Porto, festival-goers will be able to sample the famous “cachorrinhos” (little hot-dogs), Chiparia, with its irresistible Belgian chips, Fresca Inspiração, with nutritious soups and fresh salads, or Prazeres da Bairrada, unbeatable in the art of roasting suckling pig, all washed down with some of the regions finest wines. 

  • The popular Primavera Market is back, featuring over 22 brands showing off their work, including the maritime inspired men’s clothing brand Litoral, Feelflows’ unique surf boards, Velo Culture’s elegant bicycles, and the irreverent pieces by PORTOBRANDS or Barbearia Porto.

What To Know

What To Know

  • For the third year running, NOS Primavera Sound will be hosting a free event inside Virtudes, Porto's popular bar, on Wednesday 8th June. Playing will be Holy Nothing, X-Wife, Batida DJ Set and Mister Teaser.

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