NOS Alive 2017: 6 reasons to get your Lisb-on this summer

Now in its eleventh year, Lisbon’s NOS Alive festival takes place between 6-8 July 2017 and is well worth spending your festi-cash on this summer.

1. The line-up
 is epic

Headliners: The Weeknd, Foo Fighters and Depeche Mode. Plus, Royal Blood and Alt-J will be back with some new tunes 
to show off. The xx will play the best bits from heady new album ‘I See You’, and electro legend Peaches will keep everyone dancing into the wee hours. It also promises rowdy sets from Cage The Elephant, Glass Animals and Wild Beasts. See more of the lineup below:

The Weeknd

Foo Fighters

Depeche Mode

Royal Blood

Alt-J

The xx

Glass Animals

Cage The Elephant

Fleet Foxes

Warpaint

Phoenix

The Kills

Spoon

Ryan Adams

Blossoms

Savages

Imagine Dragons

Local  Natives

Kodaline

Courteeners

The Cult

The Avalanches

Benjamin Booker

Wild Beasts

Parov Stelar

Rhye

2. You can surf

The NOS Alive site is 15 minutes from the beach. The first bands don’t start until 3pm, leaving loads of time to fit in a morning swim, surf, or sandcastle building sesh.

3. The food is amazing

Lisbon is known for its Pastéis de Belém (custard tarts). 
They’re flaky, creamy and 
totally delicious, and you could get very used to having them 
for breakfast. Or you can hit 
up trendy Time Out Market 
for bite-sized portions of Portuguese fare, like 
grilled sardines.

4. You can party all night

If 10 hours of music a day 
leaves you wanting more, downtown Lisbon is five minutes away. Head to the bars of 
Bairro Alto, or the clubs in the Cais do Sodré area.

NOS Alive Festival 2017José Fernandes

5. There’s 
zero mud

Lisbon in July is typically 25 degrees and sunny. Even if there’s a freak rainstorm, the festival is concrete under foot, guaranteeing a mud-free zone.

6. It’s cheap

OK, so you’ve got to pay for flights and accommodation, but a day ticket is only 59 euros. For an ace line-up and guaranteed sun, that is absolutely excellent.

Day tickets for the July 6 and 7 are available from nosalive.com. Three-day passes are now sold out but we’ve got a pair up for grabs. Enter our competition for a chance to win.