NOS Primavera Sound is the Portuguese edition of the infamous indie festival, Primavera Sound. Drawing from the lineup of its older sibling, NOS Primavera's Porto re-run is a more intimate, stripped back affair.
2016's edition saw Sigur Rós, Animal Collective and PJ Harvey lead a lineup of both established and underground indie, pop and electronic artists in the Portuguese sun.
Held in the lush Parque Da Cidade, a grassy woodland between city and sea, NOS' blissful setting is the perfect antidote to Barcelona's sprawling, hyper-modern Parc del Fòrum.
Porto's Parque da Cidade is Portugal's largest urban park, and has been the home to NOS Primavera Sound since its beginning back in 2012.
BY PLANE: Porto's international airport is called Francisco de Sá Carneiro, and is approximately a 45 minute journey away from the festival site. To reach the site from here, take Metro Line E south until Senhora da Hora, then change onto Line A till Parque Real. Once here, follow the signs to the festival.
BY TRAIN: The city's main station for national and international services is Campanhã, which is again 45 minutes from the festival. If you're arriving into Campanhã, take either Metro Line B or C until Senhora da Hora before changing onto Line A to take you onto Parque Real. Once here, follow the signs to the festival.
BY BUS: The festival has published a list of buses that you can use to reach the festival site. They are:
200: Bolhão - Pr. Cidade Salvador, between 6pm and 9pm
202: Lóios - Castelo do Queijo, exit: Castelo do Queijo
203: Marquês - Castelo do Queijo, exit: Castelo do Queijo
205: Campanhã - Castelo do Queijo, exit: Pr. Cid. Salvador
500: Loios - Matosinhos (Mercado), exit: Pr. Cid. Salvador
501: Sá da Bandeira - Matosinhos (Praia), exit: Matosinhos (Praia)
502: Bolhão - Matosinhos (Mercado), exit: Pr. Cid. Salvador