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Iberian Festival Awards (March 16, Barcelona) - first shortlisted names and jury panel announced

Top 10 of the categories decided by the public

The votes for the 2nd edition of Iberian Festival Awards ended on Sunday with a record amount of over 10,000 votes. These votes are used for the election of half of the 20 categories in competition.

The top 10 of each category were determined, and the announcement of the national and Iberian winners will take place on March 16th at MACBA, Barcelona.

Best Major Festival Bilbao BBK Live (ES)

Boom Festival (PT)

Cruilla Barcelona (ES)

FMM Sines (PT)

Mad Cool Festival (ES)

Nos Alive (PT)

Nos Primavera Sound (PT)

Primavera Sound (ES)

Resurrection Fest (ES)

Rock in Rio Lisboa (PT)

Best Medium-Sized Festival

Arrecife en Vivo (ES)

Azkena Rock Festival (ES)

Bons Sons (PT)

Ebrovisión (ES)

EdpCoolJazz (PT)

Festival F (PT)

Festival Med (PT)

Milhões de Festa (PT)

Mundaka Festival (ES)

Noches del Botanico (ES)

Best Small Festival

Amplifest (PT)

Bastard Rock (PT)

B-Side Festival (ES)

Ebroclub (ES)

Gijón Sound Festival (ES)

Live for Madness Metal Fest (ES)

Misty Fest (PT)

Party Sleep Repeat (PT)

Rodellus (PT)

Universal Music Festival (ES)

Best New Festival

Atlantic Fest (ES)

Brunch Electronik (PT)

Cordas World Music Festival (PT)

Lisboa Dance Festival (PT)

Mad Cool Festival (ES)

Madrid Music City (ES)

Mimo Festival (PT)

Noches del Botánico (ES)

Sonora CC (ES)

Vagos Metal Fest (PT)

Best Line-Up

Azkena Rock Festival (ES)

Bilbao BBK Live (ES)

Bons Sons (PT)

EdpCoolJazz (PT)

Festival Med (PT)

FIB - Festival Internacional de Benicassim (ES)

FMM Sines (PT)

Lisboa Dance Festival (PT)

Mad Cool Festival (ES)

Resurrection Fest (ES)

Best Camping Site

Atlantic Fest (ES)

Bilbao BBK Live (ES) Bons Sons (PT)

Ebrovision (ES)

Monte Verde Festival (PT)

Musa Cascais (PT)

Resurrection Fest (ES)

Vagos Metal Fest (PT)

Voa Fest (PT) Weekend Beach Festival (ES)

Best Indoor Site

Amplifest (PT)

Connexions (ES)

Lisboa Dance Festival (PT)

Live for Madness Metal Fest (ES)

Maz Basauri (ES)

Misty Fest (PT)

Party Sleep Repeat (PT)

Sons de Vez (PT)

Universal Music Festival (ES)

WOS Festival (ES)

Best Media Partner

Antena 3 (PT)

Bi Fm (ES)

Dod Magazine (ES)

El País (ES)

Festinfo (ES)

Festivais de Verão (PT)

Mondo Sonoro (ES)

Radio 3 (ES)


Vodafone FM (PT)

Best Live Performance (International)

Alabama Shakes - Cruilla Barcelona (ES)

Iron Maiden - Resurrection Fest (ES)

Jungle - Lisb/On (PT)

Kendrick Lamar - Super Bock Super Rock (PT)

Muse - FIB (ES)

Neil Young - Mad Cool Fest (ES)

Queen - Rock in Rio Lisboa (PT)

Radiohead - Primavera Sound (ES)

Sia - Meo Sudoeste (PT)

Tame Impala - Nos Alive (PT)

Best Live Performance (National)

António Zambujo - Festival Med (PT)

Belako - Low Festival (ES)

Capitão Fausto - Vodafone Paredes Coura (PT)

D.A.M.A - Meo Marés Vivas (PT)

Izal - Santander Music (ES)

Jorge Palma - Bons Sons (PT)

La Gran Pegatina - SonRías Baixas (ES)

Los Enemigos - Mundaka Festival (ES)

Orelha Negra - Super Bock Super Rock (PT)

Vetusta Morla - Cruilla Barcelona (ES)

Jury panel completed

The panel of judges will analyse the remaining categories. For this 2nd edition we’ll have a total of 9 judges - 3 Portuguese + 3 Spanish + 3 International. 1. Francisco Cabral (Brand Activation Fire Comunicação) 2. Pedro Primo Figueiredo (journalist Lusa) 3. Fernando Alvim (host Antena3 / consultant RTP) 4. Almudena Palacios (production and communication cultural events) 5. Katy Lema (journalist El País) 6. Sergio Figueiras (digital director Prisa Radios Music) 7. Pedro Nonato (partner Ultra Music Brasil / AFEM - Association for electronic music) 8. Jeske Eekelaar (sustainability coordinator Green Events) 9. Janis van Lokven (owner Janissimo / project manager Buma ROCKS!) They will analyse the nominees of the 9 categories and will nominate an Iberian personality with an important role, cooperativism and positive differentiation in the field of music festivals in 2016.


The 2nd edition of the Iberian Festival Awards will take place in Barcelona on the night of March 16th at the legendary MACBA - Museum of Contemporary Art. A gala with: 2 hosts (from Portugal and Spain); 3 Iberian musical performances and the award ceremony that will take place in the largest auditorium of the venue, preceded by a dinner in the Restaurant En Ville. Iberian Festival Awards are a partnership with the UK & European Festival Awards, promoted by Festival Awards, Ltd.

See the 2016 aftermovie HERE

The 6th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will happen in Lisbon (9 and 10th March) at the Museum of Communications (Museu das Comunicações) and in Barcelona (Macba, 16thMarch). This year Talkfest will have many professional activities such as Conferences (main section); Presentations (Scientific and Professional); Seminars; Job fair and Documentaries. One of the goals for this edition is to create more technical tools for professionals and enhance their networking as well as to create more convenience to visitors. Talkfest is considered an event of cultural interest by the Portuguese Government.

APORFEST - Portuguese Music Festivals Association is the organizer of both events. Aporfest Associates (professionals/ companies) have free access to Talkfest and the Iberian Festival Awards ceremony. Talkfest general access tickets change price on February 1 All info: or Tickets: For more information/ marketing proposals: | (+351) 217904720

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