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 9th edition at 2020 [6 rooms with simultaneous programming]:

  • Conferences (main section)

  • Workshops

  • Pitch Stage

  • Presentations (scientífic)

  • Documentaries

  • 1-to-1 Meetings

  • 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



Previous Editions Speakers

Claudio Giust (Rototom Sunsplash - ES) · Mariana Sanchotene (Amerdam Dance Event, DU) · 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) · (...)


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




  • 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 & Design

Jéssica Gonçalves, Office

Mariana Vasconcelos, Photo & Vídeo

© 2020 Talkfest