TALKFEST – International Music Festival Forum, promoted by APORFEST - Portuguese Music Festivals Association, is the only forum in Portugal dedicated to music festivals industry. In 2020, the 9th edition will have most of its programme online, and it will include:

  • Conferences (main section)

  • Workshops

  • Pitch Stage

  • Presentations (scientífic)

  • Documentaries

  • 1-to-1 Meetings

  • Studio

  • Concerts

  • Awards (Iberian Festival Awards)

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

Miguel Constantino, Office & Design

Mariana Vasconcelos, Photo & Vídeo