The Driver Era and City and Colour are the new confirmations for the 15th edition of NOS Alive, on July 6th and 7th at the NOS Stage and Heineken Stage respectively.
The Driver Era, composed of brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch, debuted in 2018 with the single ‘Preacher Man’. This was followed by the studio albums X (2019), Girlfriend (2021) and the most recent Summer Mixtape (2022) which has meant that the band has created a distinct discography that has grown along with themselves and is easily summed up by the brothers in one word: transformative. The duo, who have already amassed over 300 million streams and gained over 30 million combined followers on social media, combined with their distinctive sound and intense live shows, have been widely praised by media such as Rolling Stone, Paper, MTV, Consequence of Sound, among others. July 6th marks the arrival of the group at NOS Alive’23.
Hailing from Ontario, Canada, City and Colour is the indie folk project of Dallas Green, co-founder of Alexisonfire, which began in 2005. The project became so popular among the fans that it led to the first album, Sometimes later that year. The album won the JUNO Award for Alternative Album of the Year. Since then, five more albums have been released, accompanied by a change in the lineup of musicians, accumulating 3 more JUNO awards, including two for Songwriter of the Year. This year, Green was honoured with the SOCAN National Achievement Award in recognition of his philanthropic contributions to music education in Canada. In 2023 Dallas Green is preparing to take the Heineken Stage on July 7.
This is the debut of both bands at Passeio Marítimo de Algés, in the year the festival celebrates its 15th edition. Tickets are on sale here.