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    Have you ever travelled to Portugal? This country bordering Spain is a perfect destination for music lovers. Are you one of them? Well, you should know that this country hosts some of the best European events. That's why, from Topfestivales, we invite you to know some of the best music festivals in Portugal. Are you in?

    TOP Festivals in Portugal

    Sea, beach, sun and music. Portugal is undoubtedly a perfect destination for music lovers. Don't worry if your favourite style is rock, pop or electronic music, because this country will offer you a great musical diversity. Today, from Topfestivales, we invite you to know some of the best music festivals in Portugal that make this neighbouring country of Spain more attractive. So what, do you want to know them?


    Afro Nation

    Afro Nation is a music festival held in Portimao, Portugal, since 2019, so it is a fairly young festival although it has been very well received among music lovers. Despite this, its editions planned for 2020 and 2021, had to be cancelled due to pandemic conditions.

    At this festival music lovers can enjoy genres such as afrobeats, dancehall, bashment, hip hop, R&B, and many more! In addition, it always brings together some of the most important artists of the international music scene. Are you really going to miss it?

    To give you an idea, artists like Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy, IAMDDB, MIST, Yxng Bane, Stefflon Don, Ms Dynamite , and many others have been present in past editions of the festival.


    And on top of that you will be able to enjoy the shows of all the artists invited to the edition on the beach. Isn't it perfect?


    Rolling Loud

    The Rolling Loud music festival arrives for the first time in Europe this 2022, so it couldn't be missing in this list. This event is one of the biggest hip hop festivals in the world, as it has established itself as one of the most well-known brands of rap music.


    The festival will take place in the town of Portimao, Portugal, and specifically the shows will take place in the arena of Praia Da Rocha. Undoubtedly a magnificent space, one of the best beaches in the Portuguese country. In addition, it is noteworthy that it will be the first edition of Rolling Loud to take place on a beach.

    The line-up for this first edition in Portugal is not yet known, but to give you an idea, artists like Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, Travis Scott, Camila Cabello, Marshmello or Lana Del Rey, are some of the artists who have participated in the edition of the festival that takes place in the UK.

    Do you think any of your favorite artists will be among those selected for the opening of this new edition? You can tell us in the comments.

    EDC Portugal

    EDC or Electric Daisy Carnival, is a dance music festival that will travel to Europe, specifically to Portimao, Portugal, to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

    The festival will take place in the famous Praia da Rocha, and will bring together the most prominent artists in EDM, house, techno, drum and bass, and many more. Are you an electronic music lover? If so, you can't miss it!

    To give you an idea, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Tiësto, Eric Prydz, Diplo, DJ Snake or Marshmello, Chus & Ceballos, Fisher, Sonny Fodera or Gorgon City, are some of the artists who have been present in other editions of the event.

    Undoubtedly, in its line-up you will find the names of the most famous and acclaimed artists of dance music, both mainstream stars and titans of the underground scene. Don't miss it!

    NOS Alive

    NOS Alive is a music festival that has been held since 2007 on the banks of the Algés River in Oeiras, Portugal. Since 2009 it takes place in July, as it was previously held in June.

    This festival has managed to gain the support of his followers and has become one of the most popular both inside and outside Portugal. In addition, British magazine NME named it, in 2009, as one of the 12 best European festivals.

    And don't worry about your musical tastes, as it is a very varied and complete option. You can enjoy genres such as rock, alternative, pop, electronic, stand-up comedy and many others.

    Its shows are divided into different stages, which in past editions have seen artists such as The Cure, Vampire Weekend, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bon Iver, Thom Yorke, Grace Jones, Jorja Smith and The Chemical Brothers, among many others.

    Are you really going to miss one of the best music festivals in Europe?

    Neopop Festival

    Neopop is an electronic music festival held since 2006 in Viana de Castelo, Portugal. Before 2006 the festival was also held under the name "Anti-pop".

    This event has hosted, in past editions, big names in the world of electronic music such as Carl Cox, Adam Meller, Underworld, Jeff Mills, Amelie Lens, Laurent Garnier, Nina Kraviz, Dax J, The Blessed Madonna, Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin or Dr Rubinstei, among others.

    Undoubtedly, this event is one of the best electronic music festivals in Portugal and one of the most popular. So what, are you up for it?

    NOS Primavera Sound

    NOS Primavera Sound, is the "little brother" of the big edition of this festival: the famous Primavera Sound which takes place in Barcelona. NOS Primavera Sound takes place in the Parque da Cidade de Oporto, in Portugal.

    Little by little this festival has been gaining popularity even outside the borders of the country, as in its last editions has come to gather more than 100,000 people from more than 55 different nationalities. It has become one of the best music festivals in Portugal.

    Their shows are held, as mentioned above, in the Parque da Cidade de Porto, the largest urban park in Portugal, an enclosure that also has a perfect communication thanks to public transport in the city.

    Lana Del Rey, Tyler, The Creator, Beck, FKA Twigs, Chromatics, Pavement, King Krule, Mura Masa, Kim Gordon, Dinosaur Jr, Khruangbin, Maggie Rogers and Cigarettes After Sex are some of the artists who have been on the stages of NOS Primavera Sound in previous editions.

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