Optimus Alive!

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Optimus Alive
Optimus Alive 13.jpg
Optimus Alive crowd during Depeche Mode performance in 2013.
Location(s) Passeio Marítimo de Algés
Years active 2007–present
Date(s) July
Genre Music festival, arts festival
Website www.optimusalive.com

Optimus Alive is a music and arts festival which takes place in the Algés riverside, in Oeiras, Portugal. The first edition took place in 2007. Despite its recent creation, the festival has achieved considerable popularity both inside and outside of Portugal, with the UK magazine NME placing in one of the top 12 European festivals in 2009. In 2012, NME.com's readers rated the festival 10 out of 10.[1] It is organized by the Everything Is New and its main sponsor is Optimus.

Oeiras Alive!07[edit]

The first Alive!, was held between 8–10 June 2007, in Algés, Oeiras, and the main attraction was the return of Pearl Jam, Linkin Park and The Smashing Pumpkins, and the first time in Portugal for bands like The Used, The White Stripes and Beastie Boys.

Optimus Stage
8 June 9 June 10 June

Pearl Jam
Linkin Park
Blasted Mechanism
The Used

The Smashing Pumpkins
The White Stripes
Balla
Triângulo de Amor Bizarro

Beastie Boys
Da Weasel
Donavon Frankenreiter
Matisyahu
Sam The Kid

Sagres Mini Stage
8 June 9 June 10 June

Shantel e Bucovina Club Orkestar
The Sounds
The Rakes
Unkle Bob
Loto
Oioai

Dezperados
The Go! Team
The Dead 60's
Capitão Fantasma
Plastica
Dapunk Sportif

Buraka Som Sistema
The (International) Noise Conspiracy
WrayGunn
The Vicious Five
Nigga Poison
Tora Tora Big Band

Optimus Alive!08[edit]

The second Optimus Alive! was held between 10–12 June. The second edition gained considerable international attention having both Bob Dylan and Neil Young in the line up, among other popular artists like Within Temptation. It was also helped by the U.K. magazine NME, which placed it in a list of Europes 12 best festivals outside of the U.K. along with Benicasim and Roskilde. The low cost of tickets and the optimum weather conditions ensured the festival's success.[citation needed]

Optimus Stage
10 June 11 June 12 June
Metro Stage
10 June 11 June 12 June

Optimus Alive!09[edit]

Corey Taylor of Slipknot performing at the festival in 2009

The third Optimus Alive! was held at the same place between 9–11 July.

Optimus Stage
9 July 10 July 11 July

Metallica
Slipknot
Machine Head
Lamb of God
Mastodon
Ramp

The Prodigy
Placebo
Blasted Mechanism
The Kooks
Eagles of Death Metal
Os Pontos Negros

Dave Matthews Band
The Black Eyed Peas
Chris Cornell
Ayo
Boss AC

Super Bock Stage
9 July 10 July 11 July

Erol Alkan
Crystal Castles
Klaxons
TV on the Radio
Air Traffic
Delphic
Silversun Pickups
Os Golpes

Zombie Nation
The Ting Tings
Fischerspooner
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Hadouken!
Late of the Pier
John Is Gone
The Gaslight Anthem

Deadmau5
Ghostland Observatory
Lykke Li
autoKratz
Trouble Andrew
Los Campesinos!
A Silent Film
X-Wife

Optimus Discos Stage
9 July 10 July 11 July

Mr Mitsuhirato
Nuno Lopes
The Vicious Five
Tiguana Bibles
The Bombazines
Mazgani

Zig Zag Warriors
Coldfinger
DJ Ride
Bezegol
Youthless

DJ Kitten
Sofia M
Linda Martini
Madame Godard
The Pragmatic
Olive Tree Dance

Optimus Alive!10[edit]

The Fourth installment of the Lisbon Festival will take place, as usual, in Passeio Marítimo de Alges.

Fan Packs are available from Fnac which as well as the single or three day tickets they also include an Alive! t-shirt. In 5 of these packs there are five Golden tickets, these tickets grant the winner entrance to the Festival through the V.I.P. entrance, backstage access, a guided tour and a chance to meet and greet the Stars in the Optimus Fan Zone. A three day pass is €90, and €15 for the camping access, single day tickets cost €50.

Optimus Stage
8 July 9 July 10 July

Faith No More
Kasabian
Alice in Chains
Moonspell
Biffy Clyro

Deftones
Skunk Anansie
Manic Street Preachers
Mão Morta
Jet


LCD Soundsystem

Pearl Jam
Gogol Bordello
Dropkick Murphys
Gomez

Super Bock Stage
8 July 9 July 10 July


Burns

Calvin Harris
La Roux
The xx
Florence + the Machine
Devendra Banhart
The Drums
Local Natives


Steve Aoki
The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77
Booka Shade

Gossip
New Young Pony Club
The Maccabees
Holy Ghost!
Hurts


Boys Noize
Crookers

Simian Mobile Disco
Peaches
The Big Pink
Miike Snow
Sean Riley & The Slowriders
Girls (Band)

Optimus Clubbing Stage
8 July 9 July 10 July

Planet Turbo Presents:
Proxy (Live)

Tiga
Boy 8-Bit
Matias Aguayo Band (Live)
Aeroplane
Villa Nah (Live)
Jori Hulkkonen
Shit Robot
Youthless

Enchufada Showcase

Laidback Luke
Benga
Buraka Som Sistema (DJ Set)
Sinden
Zombies For Money
Octa Push (Live)
Macacos do Chinês (DJ Set)
PAUS (Live)
Enchufada DJ's

The Legendary Tigerman Presents:
Homens da Luta
The Bellrays
Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws
Micro Audio Waves

The Legendary Tigerman presents Femina[disambiguation needed] with Asia Argento, Maria de Medeiros, Peaches (musician), Rita Redshoes, Lisa Kekaula, Cibelle, Phoebe Killdeer, Becky Lee, Claudia Efe, Mafalda Nascimento


Cibelle
Becky Lee & Drunkfoot
Noiserv
Enday

Optimus Alive'11[edit]

The fifth installment of the Lisbon Festival took place, as usual, in Passeio Marítimo de Alges, Oeiras. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the festival, Optimus Alive added a fourth day, during which headliners Coldplay performed.[2]

Optimus Stage
6 July 7 July 8 July 9 July

Coldplay
Blondie
Grouplove
The Twilight Singers

Foo Fighters
Iggy & The Stooges
Xutos e Pontapés
My Chemical Romance
Jimmy Eat World

The Chemical Brothers
Thirty Seconds to Mars
You Me at Six (canceled)
The Pretty Reckless (canceled)
Klepht (canceled)

Duck Sauce
Jane's Addiction
Paramore
Kaiser Chiefs
White Lies
Lululemon

Super Bock Stage
6 July 7 July 8 July 9 July

Patrick Wolf
James Blake
Anna Calvi
These New Puritans
Example
Avi Buffalo
The Naked and Famous
Mona

Primal Scream
The Bloody Beetroots
Seasick Steve
Kele Okereke
Teratron
Os Golpes
Everything Everything
Bombay Bicycle Club
Crocodiles

Grinderman
Thievery Corporation
Fleet Foxes
Digitalism
Slimmy
Friendly Fires
Angus & Julia Stone
Massay

TV on the Radio
Dizzee Rascal
Foals
A-Trak
Fake Blood
Orelha Negra
Linda Martini
WU LYF
Stereopack

Optimus Clubbing Stage
6 July 7 July 8 July 9 July

Amor Fúria
Salto[disambiguation needed]
Feromona
Os Velhos
Smix Smox Smux
Os Capitães da Areia
Manuel Fúria e os Naufrágios
Asterisco Cardinal Bomba Caveira
O Deserto Branco
O Verão Azul

Enchufada
Diplo
Buraka Som Sistema
Goose
Carte Blanche
Joker feat. Nomad
Spoek Mathambo
Wildlife!
Diamond Bass
Da Chick
The Yardangs

Dim Mak
Steve Aoki
Afrojack
Sidney Samson
Atari Teenage Riot
Uffie
Congorock
Autoerotique
Mustard Pimp
Motor
Tai
Scanners
Rob Roy
New Ivory

Boys Noize
Erol Alkan
Housemeister
Spank Rock
Djedjotronic
Gold Panda
Feadz
Strip Steve
Shadow Dancer

Optimus Alive'12[edit]

The sixth year of the festival drew crowds of more than 55,000 people to hear bands like Radiohead, Warpaint, The Maccabees, and The Kills.[3] The festival's atmosphere failed to charm all its attendees, like The Line of Best Fit's Suze Olbrich, who described her first impression of the festival grounds as a "car park with an enormous hulking main stage, two smaller hooded stages and more branded eateries and stalls than I’ve ever come across in one place".[4] Olbrich did compliment the sound quality blasting from all three stages, but mentioned the first day artists had no hope of filling the "cavernous" arenas, zapping some energy from the performances.[4]

Headliners Radiohead's performance capped off the final night of the festival. The band mostly performed works from its 2011 album King of Limbs. Radiohead was called back for two encores, and performed a section of REM's 'The One I Love'.[3]

The Maccabees also performed on the final day of the festival. During their set, the band broke into a rendition of "Happy Birthday", as 15 July was also the band's bassist Rupert Jarvis' birthday.[3]

The Sunday performances wrapped up well after 4 a.m. Monday morning.[4]

Optimus Stage
13 July 14 July 15 July

Justice
The Stone Roses
Snow Patrol
Refused
Danko Jones

The Cure
Morcheeba
Mumford & Sons
Noah and the Whale
We Trust

Radiohead
Caribou
The Kooks
PAUS

Heineken Stage
13 July 14 July 15 July

Death in Vegas
Zola Jesus
Buraka Som Sistema
Santigold
LMFAO
Miúda
Dum Dum Girls
The Parkinsons
The Royal Blasphemy

Blasted Mechanism
Sebastian
Katy B
Tricky
Dolphin[disambiguation needed]
The Antlers
Here We Go Magic
Big Deal
Lisa Hannigan

Metronomy
The Kills
SBTRKT
Mazzy Star
The Maccabees
Warpaint
Miles Kane
Eli "Paperboy" Reed

Optimus Clubbing Stage
13 July 14 July 15 July

Brodinski
Planningtorock
Miss Kittin
Busy P
Gesaffelstein
Club Cheval
Logo
Aeroplane
Rory Phillips

James Murphy + Pat Mahoney
Art Department
Visionquest
Guy Gerber
Shonky & Dan Gherbacia
Ninja Kore

Seth Troxler
Moullinex + Xinobi
Carbon Airways
B Fachada
Márcia
Best Youth
Laia

Optimus Alive 2012 was nominated for several European Festival Awards—Best Major Festival, Best European Festival Line-up and Artists' Favourite Festival.[5] Ultimately, Optimus went home empty-handed however.[6]

Optimus Alive'13[edit]

Optimus Alive 2013 took place from 12th to 14th July 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal. Ticket prices for the 2013 festival range from €53 for a day ticket to €121 for a three day pass and camping accommodations.[7]


Optimus Stage
12 July 13 July 14 July

Steve Aoki
Green Day
Two Door Cinema Club
Biffy Clyro
Sterophonics

2manydjs
Depeche Mode
Editors
Jurassic 5
Oquestrada

Kings of Leon
Phoenix
Tame Impala
Jake Bugg
Linda Martini

Heineken Stage
12 July 13 July 14 July

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg with Andrew Wk on Vocals
Crystal Fighters
Vampire Weekend
Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros
Dead Combo
Japandroids
Deap Valley
Jamie N Commons
Quelle Dead Gazelle

Crystal Castles
Hercules & Love Affair SoundSystem
The Legendary Tigerman
Jamie Lidell
Capitão Fausto
Rhye
Wild Belle
DIIV
Oeiras Band Sessions

The Bloody Beetroots
Django Django
Band of Horses
Alt-J
Twin Shadow
Of Monsters and Men
Brass Wires Orchestra
Tribes
Capitão Ortense

Optimus Clubbing Stage
12 July 13 July 14 July

Redlight
Mosca
Disclosure
Dusky
Jessie Ware
Shadow Child
Huxley
AlunaGeorge
Gold Panda
Two Inch Punch

Dezperados
Matias Aguayo feat. Alejandro Paz
Metro Area
Flume
Yen Sung
How to Dress Well
Switchst(D)ance
Time for T

Seth Troxler
Alex Metric
Brodinski + Gesaffelstein
White Haus (live band)
Daniel Avery
Blaya
Zé Pedro Moura
Max Drum
Mad Called Honey

NOS Alive'14[edit]

On 2014 the festival was rebranded as NOS Alive.


NOS Stage
10 July 11 July 12 July

Arctic Monkeys
Interpol
Imagine Dragons
The Lumineers
Ben Howard

Buraka Som Sistema
The Black Keys
MGMT
The Last Internationale
The Vicious Five

The Libertines
Foster The People
Bastille
The Black Mamba
You Can't Win, Charlie Brown

Heineken Stage
10 July 11 July 12 July

Booka Shade
Parov Stelar Band
Kelis
Elbow
Tiago Bettencourt
The 1975
Temples
Noiserv
Jacarés

Caribou
SBTRKT
Au Revoir Simone
We Trust
Sam Smith
Parquet Courts
For Pete Sake
Russian Red
Allen Stone

Nicolas Jaar
Chet Faker
Daughter
PAUS
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
The War on Drugs
Cass McCombs
Tom Mash
The 7Riots

NOS Clubbing
10 July 11 July 12 July

Jamie xx
Daphni
Pearson Sound
Pantha Du Prince
Midland
Tasker

Branko
Boys Noize
Gunrose
Diplo
Dillon Francis
Toddla T
D'Alva com Gospel Collective
Kuroma
Matilha

A-Trak
Nina Kraviz
Jungle
Phantogram
Cherub
SOHN
Drenge
Caelum's Edge
Gin Party Sound System

Jardim Caixa - Comedy Stage
10 July 11 July 12 July

Aldo Lima
Salvador Martinha
Luís Franco-Bastos
Manuel Marques
Rui Cruz
Luísa Barbosa (host)

César Mourão
Eduardo Madeira
Los Madraços
Tânia Barbosa
Zé Beirão
Catarina Matos (host)

Nilton
Luis Filipe Borges
António Raminhos
Hugo Sousa
João Carlos Cunha - O Humorista
Guilherme Fonseca (host)

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Optimus Alive". Retrieved 1/10/2013. 
  2. ^ "OPTIMUS ALIVE 2011 – DAY 1 REVIEW". Retrieved 1/10/2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Radiohead cover REM at Portugal's Optimus Alive festival". Retrieved 1/10/2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Olbrich, Suze. "Optimus Alive: Day 1". Retrieved 1/10/2013. 
  5. ^ "European Festival Award Nominees Announced". This Festival Feeling. Retrieved 1/10/2013. 
  6. ^ "And the winners are...". Retrieved 1/10/2013. 
  7. ^ "Optimus Alive 2013 FAQs". Retrieved 1/10/2013.