Country Spotlight: Psytrance Festivals in Portugal 🇵🇹
Portugal is a popular tourist country featuring breathtaking coastlines, sandy beaches and incredible weather. Coupled with great food, lots of wine, and cheap prices, Portugal makes for a perfect holiday spot. Everyone is happy and friendly, the food is delicious, and the weather is always amazing. It’s hard not to have a good time in Portugal!
Psytrance Festivals in Portugal
Since the mid 1990s, Portugal has always been a hotspot for good psytrance festivals. In Lisbon and Porto, you can find regular parties throughout the year.
The most popular festival is the biennial Boom Festival, which takes place on lake Idanha-a-Nova in the mountainous Beira Baixa region of NW Portugal. It is about 250km from Lisbon and 350 km from Madrid in Spain. The weather at Boom Festival can be dry and extreme, with temperatures reaching 45 degrees Celsius.
Upcoming Psytrance Festivals in Portugal
Forest Soul Gathering presents their 2nd edition 'The Druid's Calling' in Montalegre, Portugal
Forest Soul Gathering presents their 2nd edition ‘The Druid’s Calling’ in Montalegre, Portugal
16 (Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 19 (Friday) 12:00 pm
6 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - 12 (Monday) 6:00 pm
The ZNA Gathering concept is to bring feelings and sounds from the recent past back to life in a very friendly atmosphere through a special outdoor gathering. A moment where
The ZNA Gathering concept is to bring feelings and sounds from the recent past back to life in a very friendly atmosphere through a special outdoor gathering.
A moment where energy and communication flow in a retro-futuristic way.
A unique location, under the shade of trees, in the middle of nature, built with love by dancers for dancers.
All the musicians on stage are active members of the global trance scene, and have careers which started back in the 90’s. We also believe that the most important ingredient in a party are the participants, everyone is a part of it, everyone makes the gathering! Collective energy gives wings to a party, your presence makes it magical.
Line Up Main Stage
► ASTRAL PROJECTION – TIP Records, UK
► DOMINO – Equinox Records, UK
► G.M.S vs SYSTEMBUSTERS- Spun Records, NL & IT
► HALLUCINOGEN – Twisted Records, UK
► MAN WITH NO NAME – Dragonfly Records, UK
► SHPONGLE by Simon Posford – Twisted Records, UK
► TRISTAN VS MANMADEMAN – Tip & Nano Records, UK
► TSUYOSHI SUZUKI – Matsuri Digital, JP
► UBAR TMAR – Matsuri Digital, JP
► VIBRASPHERE – Tribal Vision, SE
► TBA – 1st October 2018
Link – https://www.znagathering.com/page/program/dancefloor.html
19 (Monday) 1:00 am - 26 (Monday) 1:00 am
Montagril Lake Portugal
24 (Saturday) 1:00 am - 26 (Monday) 1:00 am
5 (Thursday) 1:00 am - 8 (Sunday) 1:00 am
22 (Wednesday) 1:00 am - 28 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm
Tips For Visiting Portugal
Getting There: The most popular airport for international flights is Lisbon Portela Airport, an international airport located 7 km from the city centre of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal
Best telecom carrier: Vodafone
Best international air carrier: TAP
Best short-haul air carrier: EasyJet
Best Time To Visit: If you’re specifically heading to Portugal for festivals, the most popular months are July and August. However, this will also be the hottest time of year with the hottest day falling on July 22nd. From March to May or September to October, the weather is still warm, hotel rates are cheaper and there are still parties to attend.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electricity Socket: 230V 50Hz Electricity. European Type C Plug. A Universal Travel Adapter is recommended for convenience.
Language: The official language is Portuguese. Brazilian Portuguese is understood but not used, similar to British English use in the UK instead of American English. English is often spoken in the major cities and in the tourist resorts such as the Algarve.