Portugal’s NOS Alive dazzles with Radiohead and Arcade Fire as dual headliners

Nos Alive 2016

One of the most beautiful countries in Europe is about to look a lot more appealing for those seeking a travel destination this summer. NOS Alive, Portugal’s premiere music festival, just made its second lineup announcement–and you might want to be sitting down when you read it. Both Radiohead and Arcade Fire, arguably (but not really up for debate) the two most influential indie bands of the last two decades, will be returning to the stage this year to headline the same festival.

For Thom Yorke and company, who are currently working on a follow-up to 2011’s The King of Limbs, this is their first scheduled tour date of the year. Arcade Fire is similarly sitting in New Orleans at the moment, peddling away at their next album, but the band has already promised fans a singular, once-in-a-lifetime performance for their Portugal gig, one that will detail their greatest hits.

The heart-stopping doesn’t stop with the two indie giants however, as the Pixies, Foals, and Robert Plant are also slated to make appearances at the festival, which takes place July 7-9. Throw in the Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala’s psychedelic groove, the epic orchestrations of M83, 80’s snyth-pop masters Hot Chip, Father John Misty’s soul suave, folk hero Jose Gonzalez, and Courtney Banett’s Dylan-esque antics–you have a festival experience unlike any other. More acts are expected to be announced, but with ticket prices sitting at an insane $130 for a three day pass, you should act now.




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