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  Nos Primavera Sound

Who said that the festivals were only in the summer? Porto has the ideal festival in the middle of spring, NOS Primavera Sound.
It’s been running since 2012 in a city that has been making its name as one of the best European tourist destinations. Perhaps that’s why around 90 thousand people from 50 countries come to this festival each year, over a three-day period. And this number has been constantly growing.
The NOS Primavera Sound comes across as the Portuguese equivalent of the San Miguel Primavera Sound open-air festival, which takes place in Barcelona.
The artistic line-up follows the same principles as the Barcelona event, which is notable for the variety of styles, highlighting both the local landscape and international artists, and for its commitment to new bands as well as artists with long and respected careers.
The festival takes place in the Parque da Cidade, a large city park beside the Atlantic coast that is able to receive about 30,000 people a day. The line-up will be distributed among several different stages. In addition to the main stage, the “Palco NOS” stage, there will be the “Palco ATP” stage which belongs to a British promoter All Tomorrow’s Parties, creator of Primavera Sound festivals held in the UK, USA and Australia.
NOS Primavera Sound is now a mandatory stop in panorama of European festivals, having been mentioned in 2017 by The Guardian as one of the top 10 music festivals in Europe.

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NOS Primavera Sound NOS Primavera Sound Written 2016-02-09 06:00:39
NOS Primavera Sound has released the full line-up for its fifth edition. After announcing the presence of French duo Air, authors of remarkable work such as “Moon Safari” or the original soundtrack to “The Virgin Suicides”, the festival reveals the names that will be at the Parque da Cidade in Porto, between June 9th and 11th.

Among the confirmed acts are such stand-outs as rock icon PJ Harvey and the dreamy experimental rock of Icelandic band Sigur Rós, besides Brian Wilson in a special performance of “Pet Sounds”, the chief pop oeuvre of the 20th century.

Added to these, are names which are key to understanding the most current music: the dream pop of Americans Beach House, the return to pop by Animal Collective, the post rock of Explosions In The Sky, the showcase of the latest album by German supergroup Moderat, Deerhunter led by Bradford Cox, Ty Segall and the Muggers’ rock’n’roll steamroller or Julia Holter, author of one of 2015’s most impressive albums.

As usual, the festival also saves some room for acts born in the nineties. The return to the stage of mythical hardcore band Drive Like Jehu, the always fit Dinosaur Jr., the instrumental and untethered rock of Tortoise, Mudhoney’s electrical discharge, the noise metal of the legendary Unsane, out rock pioneers Loop or the live “life insurance” policy that is Shellac are among the highlights of NOS Primavera Sound 2016.

Some names which are very much current will also be at the Parque da Cidade. The hip hop of one of the MCs of the moment, Freddie Gibbs, Savages’ battle rock, the synthpop of the mighty Chairlift, the ethylic odes of Titus Andronicus, Dan Bejar on board Destroyer to showcase the recent “Poison Season”, the emotive ball of Kiasmos, the Portuguese cult band Linda Martini, Parquet Courts’ post-punk aromas, Holly Herndon’s experimentalism, or the jazz tinged electronica of Floating Points are some of the hippest names in this edition.

The long list doesn’t end here and continues to showcase names filled with substance and quality: pop seen form a different perspective by Wild Nothing, Car Seat Headrest, Roosevelt, Autolux, Empress Of or Manel, the guitars of Protomartyr, Royal Headache, Neil Michael Hagerty & the Howling Hex or Algiers, djs Fort Romeau and The Black Madonna, the experimental electropop of Sensible Soccers, and electronic alter-ego of João Vieira with the project White Haus, the refined simplicity of Cass McCombs, BEAK>’s kraut rock, the psychedelia of Bardo Pond or the obscure sounds of Mueran Humanos, round off a wide ranging and diverse line-up.
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