Talkfest’19: first speakers and live act

The 8 edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will take place between the cities of Vigo and Lisbon, on March 13rd and 22th, 2019 respectively. Today we can announce the first contents of programming of the professional day and the first live act confirmed for the gala of the Iberian Festival Awards.

Conferences (Moderator)

Iryna Shev (Sic Notícias / Expresso Journalist)

The main programming area of the event continues to have journalists as moderators for each theme in order to enhance the best of each set of speakers, and this year everyone will come from the television context.

Conferences (Speakers)

Edson Santos (Vice-president Águeda Municipality); Gonçalo Lopes (City council / Leiria Municipality); Gui Garrido (Artistic Director Festival A Porta); Ingrid Berger (Backstage Manager Rock in Rio); Mundo Segundo (Artist)

Testimonies from various sectors and different professional contexts (national and international) will bring to each theme an integrative vision of what we want to discuss. We also want to foster the barrier-free interaction of the audience and to be an important player in the debate.

Pitch Stage

BUSUP - more mobility to the festival-goers by Rui Fernandes (CEO)

A new section with 30'' presentations on new brands, solutions, ideas and results to make itself known in the festival market.



Grindcore is a strong musical style with influences from Punk, Metal and Hardcore that are explored in this international documentary. This section will have more screenings this year at the event.

The programming of the event will have, in 2019, more than 100 programming themes and speakers. This will take place on March 22, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, uninterruptedly, in five spaces of the Museu das Comunicações (Communications Museum) in Lisbon. Talkfest will end in an afterparty in a Lisbon night club.

Iberian Festival Awards

Joana Espadinha (PT) | One of the greatest talents and revelations of the year, and with an album released recently, Joana will be one of the performances at the gala of the Iberian Festival Awards.

Applications for these awards, which will take place in Vigo (Spain) on 13th of March, are open and will be used to reward: music festivals; festivals of other artistic aspects; festivities; media partners; service providers; sponsors and artists.

APORFEST - Portuguese Music Festivals provides again free access to all its members (all modalities, with valid quota at time of the event). Be part of it!

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