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Optimus Alive Festival - 35 Awesome Photos

By Luke Lewis

Posted on 16 Jul 12

 
 

Lisbon's Optimus Alive festival was a roaring success. There was new material from Warpaint and Mumford And Sons, an REM cover from Radiohead, and meanwhile, Morcheeba saved the day after Florence And The Machine were forced to pull out due to Flo's vocal problems. Frankly we can't wait to do it all again next year. Check out some of our favourite photos from the festival below...

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Big Deal's KC Underwood tells off an audience member who didn't do their homework. Photo: Tom Martin





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Main stage, Optimus festival. Photo: Tom Martin



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Alice and KC from Big Deal play the festival, which took place in Lisbon. Photo: Tom Martin



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Buraka Som Sistema take to the stage. Photo: Tom Martin



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We hope Lisa Hannigan's wearing sun cream. Photo: Tom Martin



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The Maccabees probably didn't need their jackets in the end. Photo: Tom Martin



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Punters enjoy the sunny Portuguese site. Photo: Tom Martin



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It was Maccabbees bassist Rupert Jarvis' birthday that day, so singer Orlando led the crowd in a band rendition of 'Happy Birthday'. Photo: Tom Martin



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The Maccabees closed their set with recent single, 'Pelican'. Photo: Tom Martin



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Metronomy's Joe Mount rocks pastels. Photo: Tom Martin



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Justice keep it pared back. Well, as much as they can. Photo: Tom Martin



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Metronomy closed the entire festival, performing at 3.10am. Photo: Tom Martin



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The Miles Kane fan club awaits. Photo: Tom Martin



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Kane doesn't disappoint. Photo: Tom Martin



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Last-minute Florence And The Machine replacements, Morcheeba chill things out. Photo: Tom Martin



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Singer Skye Edwards brings a touch of glamour to the stage. Photo: Tom Martin



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Spirits are high in the crowd. Photo: Tom Martin



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A very dapper Marcus Mumford showcases new tracks from upcoming album 'Babel'. Photo: Tom Martin



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Ten points to Charlie Fink's tailor. Photo: Tom Martin



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Noah And The Whale receive a warm welcome. Photo: Tom Martin



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Charlie Fink cools off. Photo: Tom Martin



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Thom Yorke and co perform. Photo: Tom Martin



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Radiohead's set at Optimus included a cover of REM's 'The One I Love'. Photo: Tom Martin



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Gary Lightbody has a good stretch. Photo: Tom Martin



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Santigold goes with Sesame Street chic Photo: Tom Martin



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SBTRKT reveals the man behind the mask Photo: Tom Martin



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Snow Patrol ditch the jackets Photo: Tom Martin



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Ian Brown tries to remember how to play tambourine Photo: Tom Martin



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Ian always knew that this jacket would come in handy one day Photo: Tom Martin



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The Cure played an epic three hour set. Photo: Tom Martin



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The Cure played a final encore of '10.15 On A Saturday Night' and 'Killing An Arab'. Photo: Tom Martin



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Jamie Hince and Kills bandmate Alison Mosshart performed with gospel singers onstage.Photo: Tom Martin



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Alison Mosshart kills it, presumably after hearing that Thom Yorke is watching from the side of stage. Photo: Tom Martin



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Tricky prays for another Beyonce duet Photo: Tom Martin



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Warpaint debuted three new tracks at Optimus Alive, with singers Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman sharing vocals. Photo: Tom Martin



 
 
 
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