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