The TALKFEST – International Music Festival Forum, organized by APORFEST - Portuguese Music Festivals Association, hosts the profissional part of the music festivals area, having different components in its 8th edition at 2019 [5 rooms with simultaneous programming]:

  • Conferences (main section)

  • Workshops

  • Pitch Stage

  • Presentations (científic)

  • Documentaries

  • Vox Expert

  • Exhibitions

  • Lounge &Networking

  • Awards (Iberian Festival Awards)

  • Afterparties

  • Live Acts



Who is going to be at Talkfest?

Promoters · Agents · Producers · Musicians · Photographers · Sponsors · Companies · Public Institutions · Municipalities · Researchers · Buyers · Service Providers · Media





Talkfest mission is to create the oportunity of reflection and debate between all players and to promote sustainable development of the music festivals industry.



Previous Editions Speakers

Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury, UK) · Signe Lopdrup (Roskilde, DK) · Roberta Medina (Rock in Rio, BR) · Ivan Milivojev (Exit, SRB) · Peter Smith (Eurosonic, DU) · Álvaro Covões (Nos Alive, PT) · Tim Hoffmann (Wacken Open Air, Ger) · Luís Montez (Meo Sudoeste, PT) Almudena Heredero (Primavera Sound, ES) · Ana Sofia Vinhas (EDP, PT) · Fiona Stewart (Green Man, Wal) · João Carvalho (Paredes de Coura, PT) · Catarina Vaz Pinto (Lisboa Municipality, PT) · (...)


  • To promote a reliable and neutral discussion about music festivals;

  • To promote a technical, scientific debate and knowledge sharing about the music festivals industry;

  • To develop synergies between attendees and agents enrolled in the music festivals scene;

  • To promote networking and business to business (B2B) within the industry;

  • To promote new ideas, projects and trends;

  • To support, receive and promote the debate between international speakers connected to the World in music festivals area.




Ricardo Bramão, Director

Marta Azevedo, Communication & International Relations

Beatriz Alves, Office

Ruthy Varandas, Press