Portugal’s Waking Life festival has announced details for its upcoming third edition, taking place from August 14 to 19 at a lake near the village of Crato, situated in Northern Alentejo, Portalegre. This year’s edition will include artists such as Aleksi Perälä (live), Takaaki Itoh, Tobias (live), Edward, Skudge (live), and many more.

Waking Life is a collaborative project, described as “an open stage being brought to life by the joint vision of those participating.” The festival offers high quality and diverse mixture of music, immersive performances, and  installations, brought to life by carefully selected artists and performers. Ecology is one of the main pillars of the festival and by taking measures such as working with solar energy, water purification systems, thorough travel and waste management, it tries to reduce the environmental impact as much as possible. The festival also increases awareness by offering an educational program consisting of workshops, screenings, and debates. 

This year’s edition takes place from August 14 to 19 in Portugal, with the first names below and more information here

The first wave of artists:

Aleksi Perälä (live)

Barbara Preisinger



Eli Verveine

Map.ache (live)

Maayan Nidam

Masayoshi Fujita

Mike Stellar


Mountain People

Nikita Zabelin


Roman Flügel


Skudge live

Takaaki Itoh

Tobias. live


Yussef Dayes