CATEGORIES

01. Best Major Festival powered by See Tickets

Music Festivals (PT/ES)  | Public Voting

2019 Winner: Bilbao BBK Live (ES) | National Winner: FMM Sines (PT)

2018 Winner: Resurrection Fest (ES) | Country Winner: O Sol da Caparica (PT)

2017 Winner: Bilbao BBK Live (ES) |Country Winner: FMM Sines (PT)

2016 Winner: Primavera Sound (ES) | Country Winner: FMM Sines (PT)

 

For events of 10,000+ capacity/day. Festivals that combine the audience capacity with the world’s biggest acts, stages, performances, partners and media impact without neglecting the events quality

02. Best Medium-Sized Festival 

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Public Voting

 

2019 Winner: Bons Sons (PT) | National Winner: Arrecife en Vivo (ES)

2018 Winner: Festival Med (PT) | Country Winner: Tsunami Xixón (ES)

2017 Winner: Festival Med (PT) | Country Winner: Azkena Rock Festival (ES)

2016 Winner: Bons Sons (PT) | Country Winner: Mundaka (ES)

For events of 1500 to 10,000 capacity/day. Festivals that can be in development, that have a loyal audience, that can be more creative and create a more intimate experience.

03. Best Small Festival

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Public Voting

2019 Winner: Rodellus (PT) | National Winner: Sinsal Son Estrella Galicia (ES)

2018 Winner: Party Sleep Repeat (PT) | Country Winner: La Mar de Musicas (ES)

2017 Winner: Universal Music Festival (ES) |Country Winner: Party Sleep Repeat (PT)

2016 Winner: Flower Power Fest (PT) | Country Winner: Arrecife en Vivo (ES)

For events of less than 1500 capacity/day. Festivals with more propensity for cooperative development and that involve all the community.

04. Best Touristic Promotion 

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Jury Panel

2019 Winner: FMM Sines (PT) | National Winner: WOS Festival (ES)

2018 Winner: Bilbao BBK Live (ES) | Country Winner: Festival Med (PT)

2017 Winner: Bilbao BBK Live (ES) | Country Winner: FMM Sines(PT)

2016 Winner: Primavera Sound (ES) | Country Winner: AgitÁgueda (PT)

Festivals that integrate strategies and promotion synergies that attract visitors and tourists at a regional, national and international level.

05. Best New Festival

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Public Voting

 

2019 Winner: O Son do Camiño (ES) | National Winner: Artes à Vila (PT)

2018 The Bpm Festival (PT) | Country Winner: Wam Estrella Levante (ES)

2017 Winner: Mad Cool Festival (ES) |Country Winner: Lisboa Dance Festival (PT)

2016 Winner: Mundaka Festival (ES) | Country Winner: Flower Power Fest (PT)

New festivals, formats and concept redefinitions take place every year. Theses festivals help to provide new requirements and exceed the expectations of festival-goers, artists and partners.

06. Best Line-Up powered by ArtCor Light

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Public Voting

2019 Winner: Resurrection Fest Estrella Galicia (ES) | National Winner: EdpCoolJazz (PT)

2018 Winner: Resurrection Fest (ES) | Coountry Winner: Edp Cooljazz (PT)

2017 Winner: Bons Sons (PT) |Country Winner: Mad Cool Festival (ES)

2016 Winner: FMM Sines (PT) | Country Winner: Resurrection Fest (ES)

Music is always the key factor of communication of a festival and the main reason to attract festival-goers. The combination of all acts and the special or unique performances allow the festivals to be differentiated from the competition.

07. Best Indoor Festival

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Public Voting

2019 Winner: Lisboa Electrónica (PT) | National Winner: Bime Live (ES)

2018 Winner: Lisboa Dance Festival (PT) | Country Winner: Universal Music Fest (ES)

2017 Winner: Lisboa Dance Festival (PT) | Country Winner: Universal Music Festival (ES)

2016 Winner: Party Sleep Repeat (PT) | Country Winner: Madrid Live Festival (ES)

Music festivals (held in a single day or several days) using the structures of existing concert halls. This allows festivals to take place at any time of the year and make the number of festivals with these characteristics grow.

08. Best Cultural Programme

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Jury Panel

2019 Winner: Rototom Sunsplash (ES)| National Winner: FMM Sines (PT)

2018 Winner: FMM Sines (PT) | Country Winner: Wam Estrella Levante (ES)

2017 Winner: FMM Sines (PT) | Country Winner: Sinsal (ES)

2016 Winner: Cruilla (ES) | Country Winner: FMM Sines (PT)

Festivals  that add to the music programme other cultural activities (e.g. documentaries, theater, visual arts, workshops, activities for children.

09. Best Communication

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Jury Panel

2019 Winner: Neopop (PT)| National Winner: Low Festival (ES)

2018 Winner: Lisb-On (PT) | Country Winner: Sonorama Ribera (ES)

2017 Winner: Resurrection Fest (ES) |Country Winner: Lisb-On (PT)

2016 Winner: Primavera Sound (ES | Country Winner: Sumol Summer Fest (PT)

The success of a festival depends on its communication - being effective, coherent (above / below the line) and being creative when it comes to media relations will attract more audience, partners and best acts.

10. Best Hosting and Reception

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Jury Panel

2019 Winner: Bilbao BBK Live (ES)| National Winner: Bons Sons (PT)

2018 Winner: Bilbao BBK Live (ES) | Bons Sons (PT)

2017 Winner: Bons Sons (PT) |Country Winner: Bilbao BBK Live (ES)

2016 Winner: Picknik Electronik Lisboa (PT) | Country Winner: Jardins Palau Reial Pedralbes (ES)

Festival-goers have become increasingly demanding and often the difference may be in the reception and hosting. The human resources (eg VIP area, camping, backstage, partners, security guards, medical staff) and other factors can enhance the experience of the festival-goer and make them come back to the festival.

11. Best Infrastructure

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Jury Panel

2019 Winner: Rototom Sunsplash (ES)| National Winner: MIMO Festival (PT)

2018 Winner: Bilbao BBK Live (ES) | Mimo (PT)

2017 Winner: Bilbao BBK Live (ES) |Country Winner: Rock in Rio (PT)

2016 Winner: Bilbabo BBK Live (ES) | Country Winner: Filpalcos - Nos Primavera Sound (PT)

The effectiveness of a festival is revealed in its planning and engineering (at the site or outside of it) that facilitate the process of circulation (e.g. public parking, stage, access, transport, venue.

12. Contribution to Sustainability

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Jury Panel

2019 Winner: Festival Med (PT)| National Winner: Noches del Botánico (ES)

2018 Winner: Edp CoolJazz (PT) | Low Festival (ES)

2017 Winner: Riba Rocks  (ES) |Country Winner: Edp CoolJazz (PT)

2016 Winner: Bons Sons (PT) | Country Winner: Sos 4.8 (ES)

Concern for social, economic and environmental issues is increasing. It is important for festivals to educate the audience, locals and the society to help with the creation of new behaviors.

13. Best Lusophone and Hispanic Festival

Festivals held in Ibero-American and lusophone countries | Public Voting

2019 Winner: Festival F (PT)

2018 Winner: O Sol da Caparica (PT)

Music festivals held in any Ibero-American and Lusophone country.

14. Best Academic Festival

Academic Festivals (PT/ES) | Public voting

2019 Winner: Festival Académico de Lisboa (PT)| National Winner: Nochevieja Universitaria Salamanca (ES)

2018 Winner: Semana Académica Lisboa (PT) | Country Winner: Telecogresca (ES)

Festivals organized by Academic Associations and for the Academicals and youth  public - today those festivals take on great importance and often have a great dimension.

15. Best Non-Music Festival

Festivals (PT/ES) | Public voting

2019 Winner: Serralves em Festa (PT)| National Winner: Poetas (ES)

2018 Winner: Andanças (PT) | Fes-map (ES)

Today there are many festivals that have as primary cultural area something outside the music and we therefore also recognize these events.

16. Best Festivity

Festivities (PT/ES) | Public voting

2019 Winner: Expofacic (PT) | National Winner: Semana Grande de San Sebastián (ES)

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Cultural and popular events that are characterized by events with big agglomeration of public based on parties, fairs and exhibitions that have in music the greatest source of attraction and communication.

17. Best Service Provider

Companies that offer services at music festivals PT/ES | Jury

2019 Winner: Idasfest (ES)| National Winner: Cision (PT)

2018 Winner: Cision (PT) | Country Winner: Event Industries (ES)

2017 Winner: Fahr 021.3 (PT) |Country Winner: Ticketea (ES)

2016 Winner: Sleep'm'All (PT) | Country Winner: Ticketea (ES)

Services provided by different companies at the music festivals (PT / ES) - (e.g. safety, light & sound, ticketing, set design, medical team, bars, cleaning, catering.

18. Best Brand Activation

Companies that promote brand activations at festivals PT/ES | Jury

2019 Winner: Ribera del Duero/Sonorama Ribera (ES)| National Winner: Toyota Caetano (PT)

2018 Winner: Ron Barceló - PortAmérica (ES) | Country Winner: Smas - O Sol da Caparica (PT)

2017 Winner: New Balance - Sinsal (ES) |Country Winner: Heineken - Lisb-On (PT)

2016 Winner: Vodafone (PT) | Country Winner: Estrella Damm (ES)

Festivals are one of the most desirable markets for brands to increase their awareness and get connect to their audience. Over the years, brands have brought new ways of surprising, attracting and retaining the public that attends these events.

19. Best Use of Technology

Brands/companies that have technological solutions for music festivals PT/ES | Jury

2019 Winner: MB Way (PT)| National Winner: See Tickets (PT/ES)

2018 Winner: MB Way (PT) | Country Winner: Idasfest (ES)

2017 Winner: Paypal - Cruilla (ES) |Country Winner: Place and Tickets (PT)

2016 Winner: Ticketea (ES) | Country Winner: Edp (PT)

Technological and innovative solutions for festivals, which provide and add value to the experience of the festival-goers (eg mobile applications, RFID tickets).

20. Best Media Partner

Media Partners (PT/ES) | Public voting

2019 Winner: Mondo Sonoro (ES)| National Winner: Antena 3 (PT)

2018 Winner: Mondo Sonoro (ES) | Country Winner: Antena 3 (PT)

2017 Winner: Mondo Sonoro (ES) |Country Winner: Antena 3 (PT)

2016 Winner: Vodafone FM (PT) | Country Winner: Radio 3 (ES)

The power of the press and media is essential in the promotion of an event. Media coverage is important not only for the promoters but also all the other stakeholders.

21. Best Live Performance (INT.)

Festivals, Agencies or Bands (PT/ES) | Public voting

2019 Winner: Lenny Kravitz - O Son do Camiño (ES)| National Winner: David Byrne - EdpCoolJazz (PT)

2018 Winner: Rammstein - Resurrection Fest (ES) | Country Winner: RHCP - SBSR (PT)

2017 Winner: Iron Maiden - Resurrection Fest (ES) | Country Winner: Queen - Rock in Rio (PT)

2016 Winner: Muse - Nos Alive (PT) | Cypress Hill - Alrumbo (ES)

Performances of International acts in festivals from both countries that became memorable.

22. Best Live Performance (PT/ES)

Festivals, Agencies or Bands (PT/ES) | Public voting

2019 Winner: Bezegol - MUSA Cascais (PT)| National Winner: Bunbury - Mundaka Festival (ES)

2018 Winner: Desakato - Viña Rock (ES) | Country Winner: Miguel Araújo - Festival F (PT)

2017 Winner: D.A.M.A. - Meo Marés Vivas (PT) | Country Winner: Belako - Low Festival (ES)

2016 Winner: Vetusta Morla - Medusa Sunbeach (ES) | Buraka Som Sistema - Meo Sudoeste (PT)

Performances of Portuguese/ Spanish acts in festivals from both countries that became memorable.

23. Excellence Award

Direct Nomination | Aporfest + Jury + associates

2019 Winner: Luis Ferreira (Bons Sons)

2018 Winner: Roberta Medina (Rock in Rio)

2017 Winner: Javier Ajenjo (Sonorama Ribera)

2016 Winner: Miguel Cadete (Blitz)

Dedicated to an individual (one of each country – PT/ES) whose role, vision and energy has propelled the music festival industry forward in a dynamic, creative and positive way.

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