Optimus Alive recognised

Renowned British music publication, the New Musical Express (NME) has ranked the Optimus Alive Festival 2009 edition as one of the best European festivals to be held outside the UK.

This is the second year that the festival has been included in the prestigious list which also includes other highly rated European festivals such as Benicassim, Rock Werchter, Pukkelpop and Roskilde.

In the review of the festival, a special mention is made regarding the appearance of Metallica and by securing such a big name act the Optimus Alive festival has cemented itself securely on the international festival scene.

Other factors identified by the NME as making the Portuguese festival so appealing to music lovers include the reasonable ticket prices for fans, impressive line ups, easy travel links and availability of accommodation and food.