Optimus Alive!12

When we decide to go on a trip in a new country, we are interested in visiting the main objectives, in traditional food or in places to stay during our visit. But we have to find out more about the life and culture of the place we arrive in. Portugal has a lot more to offer than its tourist attractions and famous restaurants. It is well known for its festivals, ceremonies, fairs or carnival throughout the year. One of the most appreciated event in Portugal is the music and arts festival Optimus Alive!12.

Details about the festival

It takes place in July, between 13th and 15th, in Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Lisbon. The first edition took place in 2007 and in 2009 it was mentioned among one of the top 12 European festivals, by the UK magazine NME. The most important sponsors of Optimus Alive!12 is Optimus, Heineken and Oeiras. Tickets are priced at ?103 for a weekend pass with camping, or ? 89,10 without camping. A day ticket is priced at ?45..

 Who will perform at Optimus Alive! 12?

A lot of important bands confirmed their presence at this 2012 edition. Thus, Friday, July 13th, The Stone Roses, Justice and Snow Patrol will perform while on Saturday, July 14 th, the Cure, Florence + Machine, Mumford & Sons, Katy B will play. Radiohead, Caribou, the Kooks, Paus, the Killers and Mazzy Star and Metronomy will close the show on Sunday, July 15th . This year’s edition includes also a section dedicated to urban art, where the artists create works using recycled materials. For more information, you visit this site.

The Optimus Alive! is a good opportunity for those who want to party all night long because it is next to the train station that connects Passeio Maritimo de Alges directly to the bar and discos areas ofLisbonand Estoril coast.

I hope I got your interest in Optimus Alive! 12 and that you would like to discover Lisbon and its beauties also during this event.

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