This summer we have the return of the top music festivals in Portugal in 2022. All systems say “Go.” Whether you want electronic music, alternative, pop, hard rock, or hip hop, there is something here for everyone this summer.
Rock in Rio, June 18, 19, 25, 26, Lisbon
The festival will be held at Parque de Bela Vista, over two consecutive weekends.
On June 18 headliners include the Foo Fighters, The National, and Liam Gallagher.
On June 19, Black Eyed Peas, Ellie Goulding, Ivete Sangalo, and David Carreira will take the stage.
June 25 will see Duran Duran, A Ha, Xutos e Pontapés, and Bush.
The festival will close on the 26th of June with Post Malone, Anitta, Jason Derulo and HMB.
One-day tickets for Rock in Rio Lisboa are €74. Weekend passes cost €121.
Official site: https://rockinriolisboa.sapo.pt/
Nos Alive Festival – Wednesday July 6-Sat July 9, 2022, Lisbon
Lineup: July 6 The Strokes, the War On Drugs, Stromae jungle, modest mouse, Parov Stelar, Fontaines DC, Mallu Magalhães
July 7 Florence and the machine, JORJ Smith, alt-J, Glass Animals, Celeste, Dino D’Santiago, Seasick Steve, Os Quatro e Meia, Inhaler
July 8 Metallica, Royal blood, MIA, St. Vincent, Tom Misch, Moses Sumney, sea-girls, Hobo Johnson and the Love makers
July 9 Imagine Dragons, Da Weasel, Hame, Two-Door Cinema Club, Phoebe Bridgers, Caribou Parcels, Manuel Cruz, and more
The concert provides special access platforms for guests with special needs as well as an area for expectant mothers.
NOS alive festival takes place at Passeio Marítimo de Algés, eight minutes from downtown Lisbon and 15 minutes from the beach.
GPS: 38.697422, -9.231721
Tickets: a four-day pass delivered to you through the mail is $233.61. Fees are included.
You can get a three-day pass for July 6, 7, 8 – postal delivery for $196.52
A three-day pass for July 6, 7, 8 with pick-up at the box office is $196.52 including fees.
Day passes are available for $85.28 per day including fees.
Official website: https://nosalive.com/en
Super Bock Super Rock July 14-16, Lisbon
Super Bock will host the 26th edition of Super Rock at Praia do Meco, Sesimbra, on July 14, 15, 16.
Confirmed artists include A$AP Rocky, Foals, Hot Chip, Goldlink, Boy Pablo, Ganso, and Pedro de Tróia.
A three-day pass is €115. Daily tickets are currently going for €58.
Between April 11 and July 14 the price rises to €62, and at the festival gate €65.
Camping is not included in the ticket price.
Car camping (one car + five people) pass is an additional €45.
Park and tent for one night only for one car +5 people is an additional €35.
Meo Marés Vivas Festival – July 15 – July 17, Vila Nova de Gaia
- July 15 Bryan Adams
- July 16 lineup unannounced
- July 17 Anitta, Jessie J, Bárbara Tinoco, Diogo Piçarra
Getting there: Driving Take the Gaia Afurada exit from the A1 and from there follow the signage to the festival. GPS coordinates: 41.1348379e -8.6664127
By bus: line 11 and 12 (Porto-Lavadores) and route 13 (St. Ovídio – Lavadores). Get off at the stop Estamparia Lavadores.
Take the train to Porto-Campanhã. From there transfer to bus line 27. Coming from the south, you can also get off at General Torres or VNG stations, with connections to line 14.
By metro exit at General Torres (D line, direction Dom João II
Tickets: Day pass €40, General Admission €80, General VIP €180, Daily VIP €70. Buy tickets at Lojas MEO, Lojas FNAC, Masqueticket.com or
Official website: https://maresvivas.meo.pt/pt
Boom Festival July 22-29, Idanha a Nova
Held on a lake near historical Idanha-a-Nova in central Portugal, near the city of Castelo Branco. The festival takes place 260 km from Lisbon, and360 km from Madrid.
This year is the 25th-anniversary edition of the festival. This year’s theme is “The Anthropocene.”
Tickets from 2020/2021 are being honored at this year’s festival. Tickets are sold out! Maybe check the ticketswap platform.
Official site: Home – Boom 2022 (boomfestival.org)
Neopop Electronic Music Festival Aug 10-14, Viana do Castelo
Neopop Electronic Music Festival Aug 10-14 Viana do Castelo (northern Portugal)
Rua dos Mareantes, Viana do Castelo
This is the 15th edition of the festival. Tickets from last year will be honored.
Viana do Castelo is a port town in northern Portugal with a rich naval history. The town is served by train as well as Avic and Rede Expressos buses.
The lineup includes:
- Amie Lens,
- The Blessed Madonna,
- Dax J,
- loco dace,
- Nina Kraviz,
- Paco Osuna,
- Paula Temple,
- Ricardo Villalobos,
- Richie Hawtin,
- Anastasia Kristensen,
- Cobblestone Jazz,
- DJ Nobu,
- Dr. Rubinstein,
- Héctor Oaks,
- Hessle Audio,
- Honey Dijon, J
- an Blomqvist & Band,
- Josh Wink,
- Peter Van Hoesen,
- Zafig, and more.
Tickets start at $122.27
Vodafone Paredes de Coura, Aug 16-20, 2022, Paredes de Coura
Paredes de Coura, August 16-20, 2022
Entertainment provided by The Pixies, Beach House, The Blaze, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Idles, Slow Thai, Arlo Parks, Princess Nokia, BadBadNotGood, Parquetcourts, Ty Segall & Freedom Band, Beabaddoobee, Molchatdoma, L’Imperatrice, Yves Tumor & Its Band, The Comet Is Coming, Tommy Cash, Yellow Days, Alex G, Mall Grab, Viagra Boys, Indigo de Souza, Nu Genea Live Band, Haai, The Murder Capital
Tickets are €120. Buy online or at FNAC, CTT, El Corte Inglés. Tickets from 2020 and 2021 will be honored.
Official website: https://www.paredesdecoura.com/
Voa Heavy Rock June 30 – July 1, Lisbon
- Avenged Sevenfold June 30
- Megadeth June 30
- Kvelertak June 30
- Bizarra Locomotiva June 30
- Bring Me the Horizon July 1
- Mastodon July 1
- Killswitch engage July 1
- Crossfaith July 1
- Sylosis July 1
- Sabaton July 2
- Rise Against july 2
Three-day passes are sold out, but you can still get a daily ticket for either June 30, July 1, or July 2. Tickets are available from ticket line, MEO blue ticket, or festicket. In Spain, tickets are available at Masqueticket.
The VOA Heavy Rock Festival is held at the National Stadium, 10 minutes from downtown Lisbon.
GPS Coordinates: 38.708821, -9.260852
Via train: take the Cascais line to Cruz Quebrada station.
Metro: take the green line to Cais do Sodré station. Change to the suburban train, Cascais Line. Get off at Cruz Quebrada.
Transtejo Boats- arrive at the Belém dock.
Sumol Summer Fest – July 1 and 2, Ericeira Camping
Burna Boy, Trippie Redd, Piruka, IAMDDB, Eixo Norte-Sul, Nenny, Lon3r Johny, T-Rex, Phoenix RDC, Riot, RDD, Mobbers. Quicksilver Music and Skate Stage.
You can buy a two-day pass without camping for €47, two-day pass with camping for €57. One day only is €42.
Prices increase slightly between now and the day of the festival.
Tickets can be purchased from meoblueticket.pt ABEP, Ticket windows at Altice Arena, Rede Pagaqui, FNAC and bilheteira.fnac.pt, Worten, Phone House, ACP, El Corte Inglés, Turismo de Lisboa, Festicket
Official website: Homepage – Sumol Summer Fes (sumolsummerfest.com)
Children under six are not admitted. All tickets from 2020 and 2021 can still be redeemed.
Check out my article, How do you pronounce Ericeira? And is Ericeira worth visiting?
RFM Somnii July 8-10 at Praia do Relógio, Figueira da Foz
RFM Somnii July 8-10 at Praia do Relógio, Figueira da Foz. The festival showcases EDM, Electronic, House, Techno, and Trance.
Billed as “the Biggest Sunset Ever,” it is Portugal’s largest beach party and one of the biggest in Europe.
Featuring Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Alan Walker, Alok, Mandragora, Sean Paul, and Vini Vici.
Tickets start at $36.60.
By train from Lisbon’s Oriente Station, take a train to Alfarelos, and from there take another train to Figueira da Foz. From Porto Campanha take a train to Coimbra, and then another train to Figueira da Foz.
Official Website: RFM SOMNII – The Biggest Sunset Ever! ▸ 8・9・10, July 2021
Nos Primavera Sound June 9-11, Porto
Nos Primavera Sound will be held at Parque da Cidade, Porto.
June 9, 2022
- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
- Tame Impala
- Black Coffee
- Black Midi
- Caroline Polachek
- Cigarettes After Sex
- Japanese Breakfast
- Jhay Cortez
- Kim Gordon
- Mura Masa
- Sky Ferreira
- And more
June 10, 2022
- 100 GECS
- Arnaldo Antunes
- Jehnny Beth
- King Krule
- María José Llergo
- Rina Sawayama
- Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
- And others
June 11, 2022
- Bad Gyal
- Dinosaur Jr.
- Dry cleaning
- Earl sweatshirt
- Grimes DJ set
- Helado Negro
- Joy Orbison
- Little Simz
- Pablo Vittar
- Paloma Mami and more
A three-day general-access pass is €140. A VIP Pass was sold but is no longer available.
One-day tickets are available for €60 per day.
Afronation, July 1,2,3, Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Algarve
The World’s Largest Afrobeats Festival is located on the beautiful Praia da Rocha beach in the Algarve – an area of Portugal that is known for its beaches.
The Afronation Festival brings you a combination of Afrobeats, Hip Hop, RnB, Amapiano, Dancehall, and Afro House.
The lineup includes: Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Wizkid, Megan Thee Stallion, P-Square, Beenie Man, C4 Pedro, CKAY, Dadju, Diamond Platnumz, Innoss’B, Kizz daniel, Koffee Maitre Gims, Midas the Jagaban, Naira Marley, Neru Americano, Niniola, Omah Lay, Pa Salieu, Patoranking, R2Bees, Reekadoo Banks, Rema, Ruger, Shashimone, Small Doctor, TEKNO, TEMS, Wande Coal, Focalistic, Kabza de Small, Major League DJZ, DJ MAphorisa, DBN GOGO, DE Mthuda, JUls, Kamo Mphela, Mr. JAZZIQ, Uncle Waffles, Vigro Deep, Young Stunna
Three-day general admission tickets are $345.75.
VIP Tickets are $459.40. VIP tickets include general access plus VIP priority access, seating, and restaurant area. VIP Bars, VIP restrooms, and a private VIP Beach.
For $691, the Golden Ticket is a step above that, with both general and VIP access, plus Golden Ticket entrance, privelidged view of the stage, welcome drink on the first day. There are no bag restrictions ofr Golden Ticket holders.
Payment plans are available.
Rolling Loud Portugal, July 6-8, 2022 Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Algarve
Praia da Rocha, Av Tomás Cabreira 31
J Cole headlines July 6. A$AP Rocky headlines July 7, and Future is the featured act on the last night.
Other artists in 2022 include:
AJ Tracey, Aleesha, Babysantana, BAS, BIA, BKTheRula, Central Cee, City Morgue, COI Leray, DaBaby, Danny Towers, D-block Europe, DDG, Don Toliver, Fat Nick, Fivio Foreign, Flo Milli, Ivorian doll, Jack Harlow, K. Charles, Kaash Paige, Ken Car$on, Kenny Mason, Key Glock, Lakeyah, Lancey Foux, Lil Baby, Lil Skies, Lil Tecca, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Lon3r Johny, Lucki, M Huncho, Maxo Kream, Minguito, Morray, Ms.Banks, NLE Choppa, Pi’erre Bourne, Pouya, Rae Sremmurd, Rico Nasty, Robb Bank$, Roddy Ricch, Sam Wise, Shasimone, Sheck Wes, Shenseea, Skepta, Ski Mask the Slump God, Skodi, Sleepy Hallow, Sofaygo, Tokenvlone, Trippie Redd, Tyla Yaweh, Young Nudy
Official Website: Home | Rolling Loud (rollingloudportugal.com)
O Sol da Caparica Festival, August 11 – 14, 2022
This year’s Sol da Caparica Festival will be five days long – one day longer than in the past.
The festival will be held at Parque Urbana da Caparica, on the beach just south of Lisbon.
SÓNAR 2022 Lisboa, April 8,9,10, Lisbon
The Sónar Festival is spreading out from Barcelona and coming to Lisbon in 2022.
Shows will be held day and night at different venues around town.
Nightly events will take place at Pavilhão Carlos Lopes, Coliseu dos Recreios, and the Lisbon Congress Center.
During the day events will take place at Pavilhão Carlos Lopes and at the Fábrica do Pão (Bread Factory) Venue.
Artists for the Lisbon festival include:
Arca, Bicep Live, The Blaze DJ Set, Charlotte De Witte, Dengue Dengue Dengue live, Dixon, DJ Shadow, Ellen Allien b2b Dr. Rubenstein, FJAAk live, Floating Points, Honey Dijon, Héctor Oaks, IAMDDB live, Jayda G, Lewis Fautzi, Moullinex, Nicola Cruz live, Nina Kraviz, Overmono DJ, Partiboi 69, Polo & Pan, Pongo, Richie Hawtin, Thundercat live, Trikk, Shinobi
A general VIP pass is €268. Sónar by day pass €53. Sónar by Day VIP pass, Sónar by Night pass €46. Sónar by Night VIP Pass is €64. General passes are sold out.
Make sure you check the festival’s website for the most current information on cancellations. I am not affiliated with any of these events.
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