‘Fado’ up your life! Lisbon’s soulful sound joins the stars of Nos Alive

Having recently celebrated five years since its inscription on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, fado music will once again be included in NOS Alive next year after featuring for the first time in the festival’s 10-year history in July 2016. The inclusion of Lisbon’s most distinctive sound alongside headline acts including the Foo Fighters, Alt J and Depeche Mode shows that fado is more ‘alive’ than ever as a new generation of singers – known as “young fadistas” – revitalise the iconic art form, placing it at the forefront of world music.

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