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NOS Primavera Sound 2018

  • Parque da Cidade, Porto, Portugal
  • 7-9 June 2018
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The revered festival's Portuguese outing

NOS Primavera Sound is an eclectic alternative music festival in Porto, Portugal. Founded in 2011, this is the younger sibling to the revered Barcelona festival of the same name. 

Like its older sibling, the Portuguese outing shares the unerring dedication to showcasing fresh and exciting new music, on a lineup that is consistently one of the best in Europe.

Recent editions have welcomed leading lights from an array of styles and genres, including Aphex Twin, Run the Jewels, PJ Harvey and Sigur Rós.  

Where the festival differs from its Spanish sibling is its setting and surroundings, not simply by virtue of being in another country and city. Rather than the modern industrial surroundings of Barcelona's Parc del Forum, NOS Primavera Sound nestles among lush greenery in Porto's picturesque Parque da Cidade.


  • Lorde
  • Tyler, the Creator
  • A$AP Rocky
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • Jamie xx
  • Fever Ray
  • The War on Drugs
  • Father John Misty


  • Lorde
  • Tyler, the Creator
  • Jamie xx
  • Father John Misty
  • Rhye
  • Ezra Furman
  • Motor City Drum Ensemble
  • Gerd Janson
  • Waxahatchee
  • Mall Grab
  • Starcrawler
  • The Twilight Sad
  • Moullinex
  • Tiago
  • Foreign Poetry
  • Fogo Fogo

  • A$AP Rocky
  • Fever Ray
  • Vince Staples
  • The Breeders
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Floating Points [solo live]
  • Four Tet [live]
  • Thundercat
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Ibeyi
  • Marcel Dettmann
  • Superorganism
  • Helena Hauff
  • Shellac
  • Amen Dunes
  • Yellow Days
  • Zeal & Ardor
  • Levon Vincent
  • Mavi Phoenix
  • Shanti Celeste
  • Black Bombain
  • Mattiel
  • Solar Corona
  • DJ Lycox

  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • The War on Drugs
  • Arca
  • Mogwai
  • Kelela
  • Nils Frahm
  • Wolf Parade
  • Talaboman
  • ABRA
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
  • Joe Goddard
  • Jay Som
  • Vagabon
  • Public Service Broadcasting
  • Oso Leone
  • Belako
  • Avalon Emerson
  • Kelsey Lu
  • Metá Metá
  • Denis Sulta
  • Or:la
  • Flat Worms
  • Caroline Lethô
  • Luís Severo

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