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NOS Alive expands to four days, adds Kendrick Lamar

NOS Alive will kick off a day earlier in 2020, with hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar appearing on the main NOS stage on Wednesday 8 July.

The Lisbon event, which previously announced the likes of Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Haim, Two Door Cinema Club and Haim, expands to four days whenever the year adds up to four (ie 2 + 0 + 2 + 0 = 4; it last ran for four days in 2011). NOS Alive 2020 will now run from 8 to 11 July 2020 at its usual home on the Algés Maritime Promenade.

Other recent line-up confirmations include Faith No More, Haim, Anderson Paak and Khalid and Alt-J.

This year’s NOS Alive featured the Cure, Thom Yorke, Chemical Brothers, Grace Jones, Bon Iver, Smashing Pumpkins, Robyn, Marina, Hot Chip, Mogwai, Vampire Weekend, Weezer, Sharon Van Etten, Idles and more. Álvaro Covões, founder of Everything is New and Nos Alive festival director, told IQ after the event that the it prioritises a diversity of talent over one or two must-see headliners, saying he wants “all stages to be main stages”.

Day tickets, which start at £51 for a day ticket for £159 for four days, are on sale now at


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