NOS Alive postpones 2020 edition and reveals new dates for 2021

NOS Alive
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NOS Alive will not go ahead this summer. The Portuguese Assembly has banned all music festivals until 30 September. NOS Alive would have taken place between 8 and 11 July 2020.

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The Portuguese government has made an emergency law banning music festivals until 30 September. As a result, the festival organisation confirms the 2020 event will not go ahead. NOS Alive will now take place from 7 to 10 July 2021.

NOS Alive 2020 was yet to reveal their full line-up, but the most recent announcement was London Grammar and The Strokes. They would have joined headliners like Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and Faith No More.

Across Europe, several festivals have already been cancelled because of the coronavirus. While we may not be able to go to many festivals this summer, there are still shows to enjoy. Check out the Festival Concert series and our updated overview of artists’ live streams.

NOS Alive 2021

NOS Alive
Photo: Arlindo Camacho

The thirteenth edition of NOS Alive will take place at Passeio Maritimo De Algès in Lisbon from 7 to 10 July 2020. Since 2007, the festival has welcomed the biggest musical acts and has become Portugal’s premier music festival. It has now gained a global reputation as one of the very best festivals in the world.

  • Location: Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Dates: 7-10 July 2021.
  • Tickets: TBD.
  • For more information, visit the official website.
Tasneem Najmudin
Tasneem Najmudin is a 20 y/o civil engineering student in love with all things music and festivals (although you'll never find her at them because she's running from the main stage to the jazz stage to watch all of that and everything in between). Music has so much to offer but her top three artists at the moment are Disclosure, Sofi Tukker and Mall Grab.