Summer is right here already and so is good music. The music festival madness already began in Portugal and loads of other cool stuff to do. Below you’ll find our top 5 festival suggestions you can’t miss this summer 2018, ordered by date.

FMM Sines – Festival Músicas do Mundo

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What’s special about it: It takes place inside and in the surroundings of Sines Castle and it’s truly connected to the cultural diversity of “world music”. It won Best Cultural Programme (Portugal and Spain) in 2017 and 2018 as well as Best Major Festival in 2016 by the Iberian Festival Awards.
When: 19th to 28th July 2018
Where: Sines Castle – Sines

Zee Festival

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What’s special about it: It’s the 1st Brazilian funk festival in Portugal with a mix of both Brazilian and Portuguese singers. Brazilian funk is getting hotter by the minute and this festival is definitely a recognition of that. Zee Festival has a conscious environmental motto behind it and it will take place by the sea.
When: 4th August 2018
Where: Aguda Beach in Arcozelo – Vila Nova de Gaia

Monte Verde Festival 18

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What’s special about it: It happens in Azores island and pretty much for that is definitely worth it to go. It has a pretty consistent Hiphop line up this year with Portuguese rappers in addition to other type of music. It’s possible to camp there.
When: 9tto 11th August 2018
Where: Monte Verde Beach – Ribeira Grande in Azores


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Vodafone Paredes de Coura

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What’s special about it: With more than 25 years of existence, it’s considered one of the 5 best music festivals in Europe by Rolling Stone magazine. This 2018 edition has some big names such as: Arcade Fire, Skepta, Fleet Foxes, Pussy Riot, The Blaze, to name a few. You can camp or glamp (your pocket has the last word! 😏) in the festival area.
When: 15th to 18th August 2018
Where: Taboão Fluvial Beach – Paredes de Coura

Comic Con Portugal

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What’s special about it? It’s considered the “biggest Pop Culture festival in Portugal”. It covers TV & cinema, videogames, comics & literature, anime, manga, music & Youtube. They encourage you to bring your art work to the event. You can ask for an autograph from your favorite artist.
When: 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th of September 2018, from 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Where: Passeio Marítimo de Algés – Oeiras


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