1. Rock in Rio Lisboa

Where: Parque da Bela Vista, Lisbon

When: 18,19,25 & 26 June 2022

Line up: Liam Gallagher, The National, Foo Fighters, Ivete Sangalo, Ellie Goulding, Black Eyed Peas, Bush, A-Ha, Duran Duran, Post Mallone, Anitta, Jason Derulo.

Price: €74 for a day pass, €121 weekend pass

About: Rock in Rio Lisboa has been around since 2004 and is held every other year usually. As one of the biggest festivals in Portugal, this festival always attracts big name acts. Held over two weekends, if you want to see all of the acts you are going to need to stay in Lisbon for over a week but that shouldn’t put you off, it just means you get to enjoy the city and a world class festival in one go!

More info: https://rockinriolisboa.sapo.pt/en/

  1. VOA Heavy Rock Festival

Where: National Stadium, Lisbon

When: 30 June – 2 July 2022

Line up: Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me The Horizon, Sabaton, Megadeath, Mastodon, Rise Against, Kreator, Killswitch Engage, Crossfaith, Sylosis

Price: €50 for a day pass

About: This festival has grown from being held in a small village in the north to moving to a massive stadium in the capital city. What was once an intimate affair with mainly Portuguese acts has become a haven for heavy rock fans with international names gracing the line up.

More info: https://www.voa.rocks/index_en.html#home-section

  1. Meo Marés Vivas

Where: Vila Nova de Gaia

When: 15, 16, 17 July 2022

Line up: Bryan Adams, Anitta, Jessie J, Bárbara Tinoco, Diogo Piçarra

Price: €40 for a day pass, €80 for general pass

About: This festival has hosted big names such as Placebo and Moby in the past and is a great option for anyone looking to base themselves in the North of Portugal for a festival.

More info: https://maresvivas.meo.pt/pt

  1. Secret Project Festival

Where: Portimão beach, Algarve

When: 17 – 19 June 2022

Line up: Andy C, Chris Stussy, DJ Hype, Holy Goof, Jackmaster, Loco Dice, Metrik, Netsky, Shy FX, Wilkinson

Price: 200.48€ full pass

About: Dance until 4am on the beach to house, techno and DnB artists in this new edition to the festival calendar in Portugal. With acts over three stages this promises to be a new summer favourite.

More info: https://portugal.secretproject.com/

  1. Afro Nation

Where: Portimão beach, Algarve

When: 1- 3 July 2022

Line up: Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Wizkid, Megan Thee Stallion, P-Square, Beenie Man, Small Doctor, Diamond Platnumz, Tekno

Price: From 307.14€ for 3 day pass

About: The world’s biggest Afrobeat festival returns to the Algarve. Look out for the extra beach parties and boat parties over the weekend and there are also a number of VIP experiences available.

More info: https://afronation.com/

  1. edp cooljazz

Where: Cascais

When: Throughout July

Line up: John Legend, Murta, Yann Tiersen, Miguel Araújo, Diana Krall

Price: From €25 and varying for each concert

About: This is less of a traditional festival and more of a collection of gigs over the month, all with a jazz lean. These are generally more intimate concerts and have over the years attracted some big names. Covid-19 has seen some headliners pull out but there is still plenty to enjoy with this one.

More info: https://www.edpcooljazz.com/

NOS Alive'22

  1. Nos Alive

When: 6, 7, 8 and 9 July 2022

Where: Oeiras, Lisbon

Line up: The Strokes, The War on Drugs, Florence + The Machine, Jorga Smith, Alt-J, Glass Animals, Metallica, Royal Blood, Imagine Dragons, Haim, Two Door Cinema Club

Price: €69 one day pass, €159 for a 3 day pass, €189 for a 4 day pass

About: This is one of the biggest festivals in Portugal and is held on the riverside in Lisbon. Each day always has a different feel and there is generally something for everyone to enjoy, no matter what their age or musical preferences. If you want to see some big names then this is a must.

More info: https://nosalive.com/

  1. Rolling Loud Portugal

When: 6- 8 July 2022

Where: Portimão beach, Algarve

Line up: J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, Future, Jack Harlow, K. Charles, Shenseea, Lancey Foux, DDG, Central Cee.

Price: 339.90€ for a 3 day pass

About: A new edition to the festival scene and another big one for the Algarve with festival goers from around the world expected to join this hug beach party with big name acts.

More info: https://www.rollingloud.com/portugal

  1. Super Bock Super Rock

When: 14 – 16 July 2022

Where: Meco beach, Sesimbra

Line up: A$AP Rocky, Foals, C. Tangana, Jaime XX Hot Chip, Flume, Woodkid, Leon Bridgesm Kevin Morby

Price: €115 for festival pass, €58 for day pass

About: Back to the beach again for this long running festival that used to focus on rock acts but has diversified to include more genres and encourage everyone to leave Lisbon for a festival outside of the city.

More info: https://www.superbocksuperrock.pt/

  1. Boom Festival

When: 22 – 29 July 2022

Where: Idanha–a-Nova lake

Line up – This one is less about the line-up and far more about the festival experience

Price: Sold out

About: Boom is designed to be an experience, this is a gathering of people from around the globe, coming together to enjoy music, arts, dance and culture in the spectacular setting by the lake. A strong focus is placed on the environment and anyone attending needs to follow their very specific rules. A truly unique festival experience in Portugal.

  1. MEO Sudeoeste

When: 2-6 August 2022

Where: Zambujeira do Mar, southwest coast of Portugal

Line up: Lewis Capaldi, Major Lazer, Deejay Telio, Timmy Trumpet, Giulia Be, Morat

Price: €110 full festival pass, €50 day pass

About: More names are usually announced closer to the date of this one that you can either enjoy on a daily basis or sign up for the complete camping experience in the woods and by the river. A firm favourite with younger festival goers who take advantage of the very competitive pricing and camping options.

More info: https://sudoeste.meo.pt/en

  1. Vodafone Paredes de Coura

When: 16 – 20 August 2022

Where: Paredes de Coura

Line up: Pixies, Beach House, The Blaze, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Idles, Slow Thai, Arlo Parks, Beanadoobee

Price: €120 full festival pass

About: The oldest festival in Portugal, this is an alternative festival located along an inland beach, making it perfect for a summer festival in the sunshine. In the past the festival has hosted massive names including Arcade Fire, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey and Coldplay.

More info: https://www.paredesdecoura.com/

  1. Kalorama

When: 1 – 3 September 2022

Where: Parque da Bela Vista, Lisbon

Line up: Arctic Monkeys, The Chemical Brothers, Kraftwerk, Blossoms, Peaches

Price: From €119 for 3 day pass, from €52 for a single day pass

About: Another new edition to the festival calendar in Portugal, this festival promises to promote smiles and likes instead of comments and “being present”. The initial line up looks good and more names are expected to be announced soon.

More info: https://www.kalorama.pt/en/