The Portuguese sibling of the Barcelona festival
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.
Parque Da Cidade, Porto, Portugal
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
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