Festival Profile: NOS Alive 2018

Name:  NOS Alive 

Where:  Lisbon, Portugal 

When:  12 – 14 July 

Nos Alive has been one of Europe’s leading festivals for a number of years now. Having set up shop in 2007, near Lisbon’s downtown district and 15 minutes from the beach, their very first lineup included the likes of Pearl Jam and The White Stripes.


Raising the bar for festivals everywhere NOS Alive has once again managed to put together one of the finest lineups in Europe. Taking the headline spots at this year’s edition are Arctic Monkeys, Pearl Jam and Queens Of The Stone Age. They are accompanied by a massive lineup which sees Jack White, Franz Ferdinand, CHVRCHES, The National, Two Door Cinema Club, Nine Inch Nails, Wolf Alic, Khalid, Jain, The Kooks and more descend onto Lisbon.

Former Glories:

If this year’s lineup wasn’t enough of a clue NOS Alive is known for its huge names, having seen Pearl Jam, White Stripes and Linkin Park in its first year the lineups have done nothing but get better. With Rage Against The Machine, The National, The Prodigy, Kasabian, Paramore, Arcade Fire, Foals, The Weeknd, Foo Fighters, Depeche Mode, The xx, Royal Blood, Alt-J, Glass Animals and  The Cure all having taken the stage before.

Also look out for:

If pulling in some of this year’s biggest names wasn’t enough NOS Alive takes place in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Just 10 minutes away from Lisbon’s downtown, and 15 minutes away from the beach NOS Alive is a metropolitan festival like no other. So if you want sun, sand and some amazing music NOS Alive is the festival for you.

Everything Else:

NOS Alive – formerly known as Oeiras Alive! and Optimus Alive!, will take place in July, as it has done since 2009, with the action this year taking place from the 12th-14th July. Tickets for this year’s edition of the festival are available now from £59.80+fees for day tickets, and two-day tickets for the 12th and 13th at £114.08, with weekend tickets having sold out! For more info and tickets head over to the NOS Alive website.

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Ben Kitto

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