The Best Music Festivals in Portugal

Fancy checking out all the glorious music festivals Portugal has to offer? We’ve got you covered. Here are the best music festivals in Portugal.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 16th Apr 2024

When it comes to festivals there is always something new to experience, but an experience that we can’t deny is a festival abroad. With the vibes already there, you can always expect to find good tunes, and sensational weather that’ll have you lathering on that factor 50 like no man's business. 

But don’t let that stop you from the beauty of any Portuguese music festivals. If you’re not already familiar with the Portugal festival game, you soon will be as they’re one of the hottest destinations to party in. So if you fancy a change of pace look no further as we’ve got an incredible list of some of the best festivals in Portugal in 2024. 

From long-running festivals such as Rock in Rio Lisboa to newer ones like DnB Allstars, we know that there’ll be something there for you to let loose in the stunning Portuguese heat. But don’t just take our word for it, have a look for yourself! 

 

 

Primavera Sound Porto

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Image: Primavera Sound on Facebook

2024 Lineup: SZA, PJ Harvey, Mitski, Lana Del Rey, Justice, Pulp, The National, Kim Patras, The Last Dinner Party, and more.

When: Thursday 6th - Sunday 8th June 2024

Where: Parque da Cidade in Porto, Portugual

Another festival with a massively diverse lineup, Primavera Sound Porto is one of Portugal's biggest parties of the year. Sharing a similar lineup to the slightly larger sister events in Spain, the festival is massive and will see some of the biggest artists in the world smash its stages. It’s going to be colossal. 

Amidst this diverse lineup, the festival is no stranger to some of the biggest names in the music world. This year, lucky ticket holders can look forward to SZAPJ HarveyMitskiLana Del ReyJusticePulpThe NationalKim PatrasThe Last Dinner Party, and more.If you’re a music fan who’s open-minded about the genre, then Primavera Sound in Porto will blow you away.

Not only is the festival in an amazing location (who wouldn’t want to go to sunny Porto for a festival?) with an insane lineup, but Primavera was the first European festival to create a lineup with a 50:50 gender split. Primavera quite literally has it all.

 

Find more information on Primavera Sounds in Barcelona 2024 - here

 


 

Afro Nation

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Image: Afro Nation on Facebook

2024 Lineup: Asake, J Hus, Rema, Ninho, Tyla, Major League DJZ, Uncle Waffles, Flavour and more. 

When: Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th June 2024

Where: Praia da Rocha Beach, Portimão, Portugal

If you want to feel the heat of true afrobeat, amapiano, afro house, dance hall, and RnB from African artists, while being surrounded by beautiful scenery, then Afro Nation may be the one for you. After gaining attraction on social media for the lit vibes amongst the crowd, and sparkling lineups, Afro Nation is now one of the most in-demand Porugual festivals to this date. 

With an average temperature of 25 degrees and red-rock cliffs towering over the golden sand and warm sea, Afro Nation Portugal is a fantastic choice. However, if you're uncertain about travelling to Portugal for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, don't worry too much as a majority of their audience is UK-born; including the odd influencer which will make you feel right at home.

Some of the names in the lineup this year are big from, AsakeJ HusRema, Ninho, TylaMajor League DJZUncle Waffles, Flavour and more. 

 

Find more information on Afro Nation Portugal 2024 - here

 


 

Vagos Metal Fest

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Image: Vagos Metal Fest on Facebook

2024 Lineup: Blind Guardian, Insomnium, Samael, Primordial, Dynazty, Uada, Suffocation, Elvenking and many more.

When: Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th August 2024

Where: Quinta do Ega, Vagos 

If you’re looking for a moshing, headbanging, wall-of-death inciting lineup, we’ve got just the festival for you. Vagos Metal Fest is one of the biggest metal festivals in the country and is ready to rock into its seventh edition this year. It’s grown massively since its first edition in 2016 and will likely only continue to grow thanks to its brilliant lineups. Past editions have featured huge names in Metal like Sepultura, Alestorm, Imperial Triumphant, Ugly Kid JoeBel'lakor,  Chelsea Grin, Soulfly, Suicidal Tendencies, Whitechapel, Napalm Death and more.

This year is no different with artists from Europe and beyond from, Blind Guardian, Insomnium, Samael, Primordial, Dynazty, UadaSuffocation, Elvenking and many more taking on the Vagos Metal Fest stages. If you want the best sore neck of your life, then Vagos is the place for you.

 


 

RFM SOMNII

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Image: RFM Somnii Portugal on Facebook

2024 Lineup: TBA

When: Friday 5th - Sunday 7th July 2024

Where: Clairadade Beach, Portugal 

On their tenth edition, RFM Somnii, is back to revive the memory book of taking you on a journey of summers filled with sun, sea, music, emotions (the good kind), and friendship. This beach festival dedicates itself to playing the very best of electronic music that entwines the rhythm of the sea, to match the flow of your moves; creating a unique experience for this Portuguese music festival. 

RFM Somnii is most famously known for its location, where the sun sets perfectly creating the best golden hours to party away in. This Portugal music festival is one of the best for the ultimate happiest vibes, bringing you all the ingredients to make it a truly special experience. 

 


  

Waking Life Festival

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Image: Waking Life on Facebook

2024 Lineup: Adalaida, Arpanet, Burnt Friedman & Joao Paise Filippe, ALiNA, Amulador, Beatepete, and more

When: Wednesday 19th - Monday 24th June 2024

Where: Crato, Portugal

Feel alive with the sounds of electrifying music at the Waking Life Festival. Every year Waking Life edges towards becoming one of the best music festivals in Portugal, as they mix spirituality and music under the beautiful Portuguese sun. Waking Life festival is a week-long festival with retreat-like elements to reconnect you to what is truly important in life. And what better way to do it, than in a community of like-minded people in the little community of Crato; a perfect place to embrace a new level of intimacy with high vibrational sounds.

With a mixture of live music and DJs on the agenda, Waking Life has a big mass of talent to maintain the sensational vibes throughout the week from, Adaleida, Arpanet, Burnt Friedman & Joao Paise Filippe, ALiNA, Amulador, Beatepete, and more. 

It's an absolute privilege to know about this festival, and an even bigger one to attend. Don't worry you don't have to thank us, but you are welcome. 

 


 

Sumol Summer Fest 

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Image: Sumol Summer Festival on Facebook

2024 Lineup: Morad, Teto, Wiu, Loner Jonny and loads more TBA 

When: Friday 5th - Saturday 6th July 2024

Where: Costa Da Caparica, Portugal

Sumol Summer Fest to Costa De Caparica for another summer celebration on the beach.  The two-day music festival in Ericeria, Portugal, is full of incredible things to do, similar to festivals like Nass and Boardmaster in the UK, the festival is a supporter of board sports, with a skate park, a famous surf spot and gorgeous golden sands on its doorstep. 

Sumol really is the perfect combination of a music festival and summer getaway. Each year they supply the crowd with a stellar lineup of DJs, rappers and performers who head to the seaside town location for a weekend of huge beats and a proper good boogie. This year Sumol are in the secretive era only realising a small amount of artists that'll take the stage over the summer, Morad, Teto, Wiu, Loner Jonny.  However, where the fun without a little bit of anticipation? Plus we know that whoever is also set to take the stage this year, will be the perfect fit to bring in the best of summer.

 


 

Rock in Rio Lisboa

2024 Lineup: Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran, Calum Scott, Camila Cabello, Scorpions, Evanescence and more!

When: Saturday 15th - Sunday 23rd June 2024 

Where: Parque Olímpico 

A few years back, Brazil's legendary festival, Rock in Rio branched out and now has locations in Portugal, Spain and the USA. This year is super special as the brilliant festival is celebrating its tenth edition as Rock in Rio Lisboa,  20 years after its first edition in Portugal. 

Though we would all love a full long week festival in the prime of Lisbon listening to some of the best mainstream and homegrown music, Rock in Rio Lisboa is only on the 15, 16, 22, and 23rd of June 2024. The event will take place in Bela Vista Park, which transforms into the ultimate city of rock, built to ensure 12-hour sets across 3 stages. 

Plus, this year this lineup is totally matching the vibes, with headliners Doja CatEd Sheeran, and a mixture of mindblowing talent,  Calum ScottCamila CabelloScorpionsEvanescence and more!

Could you think of a better way to brag about how you spent your summer, because we can't? 

 

Find more information on Rock in Rio Lisboa 2024 - here

 


 

DNB Allstars Portgual Festival

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2024 Lineup: Bou, Camo & Krooked, Dimension, Friction, Hedex, S.P.Y and more

When: Friday 3rd - Monday 6th May 2024

Where: Paria Da Rocha Beach in Portimao

DnB Allstars is one of the biggest online DnB communities, a growing space for all lovers of a good skank. This year they have chosen to make their mark with their first-ever festival in England, and because they're absolute beasts for a party, they are also bringing it to Portugal. 

Even though this event is a little earlier in summer than the rest, it's never too early for a bit of DnB, and they'll be amping it up at Paria Da Rocha Beach, known for its stunning scenery. It's set to be a big one with 3 days of straight partying all day and night. There are 60+ artists on the horizon to bring the best of DnB, including BouCamo & KrookedDimensionFrictionHedexS.P.Y and so many more.

Tickets are already on sale, so act fast because we can see this quickly becoming one of the best festivals in Portugal in 2024!

 

Find out more information on DnB Allstars Portgual Festival - here

 


 

Neopop

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Image: Neopop on Facebook

2024 Lineup: TBA

When: Thursday 8th - Saturday 10h August 2024

Where: Viana do Castelo, Portugal

There's something about partying surrounded by rich historical ambience, that makes things feel just that little bit more special. And if you're looking for that kind of vibe then come this way as Neopop is back again for another edition of their sellout festival. With a bit of mystery surrounding who will take the stages of this historic electric festival, there is high hopes, especially after last year saw the likes of Charlotte De WitteDubfireHoney DijonMall GrabPan-Pot, Biia, Chris LiebingMind Against

Sounds like the perfect weekend for fans of the genre who are a bit fed up with huge crowds and are after a more personal experience with the music! 

 

Find more information on Neopop 2024 - here

 


 

NOS Alive

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 Image: NOS Alive Festival on Facebook

2024 Lineup: Dua Lipa, Jesse Ware, Arcade Fire, Michael Kiwanuka, Nothing But Thieves, Pearl Jam and loads more!

When: Teusday 11th - Thursday 13thJuly 2024

Where: Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Oeiras

NOS Alive is on the 16th edition of their brilliance and it doesn't look like they're stopping any time soon; not that we'd want them to! Every year, NOS Alive dominates the festival season in Portugal and is adored far and wide by locals and foreigners alike. Thanks to its monster lineups that span across many genres; metal, rock, pop, indie, RnB, electronic, garage, alternative and more. Creating an interesting fest that keeps you on your feet and excited for the next artist.

Last year Nos received a whopping 210,000 people in their home, and during the 4-day fest, 165 artists helped bring in the uplifting atmosphere that NOS upholds every year across their 7 stages. This year they have reduced the number of stages to 6, however, that will not stop NOS from cramming in as much talent as they can for your satisfaction. From Dua LipaJesse WareArcade FireMichael KiwanukaNothing But ThievesPearl Jam as just a few of the names mentioned so far.

However, if you want to double-check just how insanely good NOS Alive is be our guest!

 

Find more information on NOS Alive 2024 - here 

 


 

Super Bock Super Rock

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Image: Super Bock Super Rock on Facebook

2024 Lineup: Maneskin, 21 Savage, Royal Blood, more still TBA

When: Thursday 18th - Saturday 20th July 2024

Where: Meco Beach, Sesimbra

Now over 25 years old, Super Bock Super Rock is one of the most popular, and quite frankly best, Portuguese music festivals. Despite its name, the festival recruits artists from a variety of genres and always produces an envious lineup of diverse talent. Super Bock Super Rock has only released three names so far, Maneskin,  American rapper 21 Savage, and  Royal Bloodwith more still TBA, and if last year's lineup is anything to go off you're in for a 10/10 time.

So keep your eyes peeled for more updates.

 

Find more information on Super Bock Super Rock 2024 - here

 


 

Sonar Lisboa 

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Image: Sonar Festival on Facebook

2024 Lineup: Nia Archives, AMULADOR, Eliza Rose, Ana Pacheco, Jennifer Loveless, DJ Gigola and more!

When: Friday 22nd March - Sunday 24th March 2024

Where: Cais do Sodré, Lisbon 

Sonar Festival returns to Lisbon for a continuous day and night party with its third edition in the Porguagees capital. Sonar Festival landed in Portugal in 2022 and has had nothing but success since its debut.  Quite different to the rest of the festivals on the list, Sonar Festival is about so much more than music. While there are, of course, plenty of great artists on the lineup, the festival is also about creativity, technology, innovation and providing networking opportunities. But don’t worry, the crowds are still up for it, and most are there for the music.

On the music, is a huge collection of talent with artists such as Nia Archives, AMULADOR, Eliza Rose, Ana Pacheco, Jennifer LovelessDJ Gigola, so no matter if you choose to party in the day or night you'll definitely have a time to remember!

 


 

Portuguese music festivals seem to be getting better and better each year. With guaranteed weather, sandy beaches, huge crowds, and a festival for every single taste, there are few countries in the world that know how to throw a huge party like Portugal, and we can't wait to see the country come alive with the sound of music this Summer. We’ll be sure to see you there. 

However, if you're feeling something a bit more homegrown, why not check out the best EDMtrance, or house and techno festivals? With loads of options, we;re here to help you make the most of this festival season.

 



 

Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.

 

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