NOS Alive 2019 will great us with another set of incredible headliners. Two months from now on, you’ll be (hopefully) enjoying this festival and its many great performances, including these 5 must-see acts.

The Portuguese festival has an incredible lineup, each day coming with its own excitement. The Cure, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, The Chemical Brothers and The Smashing Pumpkins are all set to perform at the festival, among others.

Big names and headliners can make a festival, but we have selected 5 must see acts for you, from the smaller ones.


Honne is a smooth electronic music duo. Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher or HONNE both write, record, and produce their music. This English musical duo released two studio albums, Warm on a Cold Night in 2016, and Love Me / Love Me Not in summer 2018. Honne will also be playing at Sziget 2019 and All Points Eastin addition to NOS Alive.

Thursday 11 July – Sagres Stage

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten is a singer-songwriter and actress born and living in America. She released five studio albums so far. Before them, Van Etten also self-released several songs. Her latest studio album, Remind Me Tomorrow, dropped at the beginning of 2019. Sharon Van Etten sings a combination of indie rock and folk, folk rock, perfectly completed by her full, sometimes raspy voice. Her show at NOS Alive is not to be missed.

Thursday 11 July – Sagres Stage


Formed in 2010, IZAL is a Spanish band that plays indie music. Their first album, Teletransporte, was released that same year, the band members all being already experienced musicians. IZAL’s sixth album, Autoterapia, came out in early 2018 and stirred a great deal of interest.

The Spanish band is quite stylistically varied with their songs. This is a nod to their musical influences which include the likes of Two Doors Cinema Club and Mumford & Sons, among many others. How will a Spanish band be received at NOS Alive?

Friday 12 July – NOS Stage

Gavin James

Gavin James is an Irish singer-songwriter that was surrounded by music all his life. While he started out at the tender age of 8 in a rock band, he now plays pop and acoustic tunes.

He has toured in both Europe and the US and won several awards, including “Breaking Artist”. Gavin James was also the “Spotify Spotlight Artist of 2016”. That same year, he released Bitter Pill, his first album. A second studio album, Only Ticket Home, was released in October 2018.

Saturday 13 July – Sagres Stage

George FitzGerald

George FitzGerald is an emerging talent hailing from England. He began releasing his own records in 2010 after moving to Berlin.

In 2013, George Fitzgerald signed with Double Six Recordings. Two years later, he released his first full-length album with them titled Fading Love. His second album, All That Must Be, dropped in 2018. Expect a great electronic live at NOS Alive.

Saturday 13 July – NOS Clubbing Stage

Nos Alive 2019

NOS Alive
Photo: Hugo Macedo

The twelfth edition of NOS Alive will take place at Passeio Maritimo De Algès in Lisbon from 11 to 13 July 2019. Since 2007, the festival has welcomed the biggest musical acts like Pearl Jam, The White Stripes and Radiohead and has become Portugal’s premier music festival. NOS Alive has now gained a global reputation as one of the very best festivals in the world.

  • Date: 11-13 July 2019.
  • Location: Passeio Maritimo De Algès, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Tickets: on sale from €65 for a one-day ticket and €149 for three-day tickets.
  • For more information, visit our festival page or the official website.

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