These rock festivals all take place in June, July and August, almost guaranteeing great weather during the concerts. With all of these festivals taking place on the coast, and with camping often included in the ticket price, visiting these events can double as a cheap beach holiday. Rock festivals in Portugal tend to be cheaper than elsewhere in Europe.
Rock Festivals in June in Portugal
- Optimus Primavera Sound
When? 30 May - 1 June, 2013
Where? Porto (Parque de Cidade)
What? One of Spain's largest rock music festivals now hosts a festival in Portugal as well. Blur, the Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., Grizzly Bear, My Bloody Valentine and Rodriguez are just a sampling of the acts performing.
Cost? 125€ for the entire festival. Day tickets are 55€
Rock Festivals in July in Portugal
- Super Bock Super Rock
When? 18-20 July, 2013
Where? Meco (Herdade do Cabeço da Flauta), Sesimbra
What? The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Efterklang, TOY and Manuel Fury are some of the acts that will be in attendance at this year's festival.
Cost? Prices 45€ for one day, 90€ for all 3 days
- Optimus Alive
When? 12-14 July, 2013
What? This huge rock festival plays host to Green Day, Depeche Mode, Kings of Leon, Tame Impala, Twin Shadow, Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix, ALT-J, and Of Monster and Men among others.
Cost? A pass for all 3 days is 105€ (121€ with camping), 53€ for a day pass. There are also passes that include a round trip train pass to the festival from Lisbon which 55€ for the one day and 112€ for the 3 day pass.
Rock Festivals in August in Portugal
- SW TMN Festival
When? 7-11 August, 2013
Where? Zambujeira do Mar (Herdade da Casa Branca)
What? TBA. 2012 Acts: Ben Harper, Eddie Vedder, The Roots and The Ting Tings are some of the acts at this year's festival.
Cost? 95€ for the whole festival or 48€ for day tickets.
See also: SWTMN Unofficial Site
- EDP Paredes de Coura
When? 13 - 17 August, 2013
Where? Paredes de Coura, Praia Fluvial do Taboao
What? One of Portugal´s largest music festivals, so far this year´s acts include Belle and Sebastian, The Kills, Calexico and Justice.
Cost?Prices: 80€ for all four days (includes camping) or 40€ for single day tickets (except for the first day, which is 30€)
See also: EDP Paredes de Coura Official Site