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Optimus Alive 2013 - 7 Stunning Big Pictures

By NME Blog

Posted on 18 Jul 13

 
 

Lisbon's Optimus Alive had a line-up so strong this year that it could get in the ring with any festival in the world. Heavyweight, big-hitting bands playing their hearts out is what NME's photographers live for, so here's the best of their work from Portugal:

Photo: Tom Martin/NME

Billie Joe Armstrong leads Green Day through a triumphant headline slot. Photo: Tom Martin/NME



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

Deap Vally roared through an incendiary set drawn from their record 'Sistrionix'. Photo: Tom Martin/NME



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

Alice Glass and Crystal Castles brought the rave with them, but we doubt they managed to fit it in their carry-on bags. Photo: Tom Martin/NME



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

Here's four of Jurassic 5 (out of a total of six). Photo: Tom Martin/NME



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

Depeche Mode weren't afraid to play the hits. Photo: Tom Martin/NME



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

Biffy Clyro stole the show with shirts off, tats out and sweary enthusiasm high. Photo: Tom Martin/NME



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

And all of these people had a lovely time. Photo: Tom Martin/NME

 
 
 
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