Talkfest'19: Penultimate set of confirmations for the professional day

The 8th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will take place between the cities of Vigo and Lisboa, on March 13 and 22, 2019 respectively. We announce today the penultimate set of novelties inherent to the various programme contents of the professional day, to be held at the Museu das Comunicações, which will have 5 locations with simultaneous programme this year.

Conferences (Moderator)

Sara Lima (journalist RTP)

Social media manager, digital reporter and host of the "Arena" in RTP. Many of her projects and hobbies go through a regular presence at summer festivals.

Conferences (Speakers)

António Alves (director Nortaluga); Isaltino Morais (president CM Oeiras)

Testimonies with experience and history in institutional or service support of the festivals.

Pitch Stage

Associação Salvador - How to improve the experience of people with reduced mobility at festivals? (with Joana Gorgueira, Project manager); Fever - How to use data to create better events (with Isabel Solano, Head of Fever Originals); Health at mass gatherings: regulations to be implemented (with Ricardo Mexia, Public Health Doctor INSA)

Themes that show the mainstreaming of music festivals in nowadays society and how to improve the experience for the public and help supporting the work of their promoters.


Sean Riley & The Slowriders - Farewell (2018)

A testimony that recalls and celebrates the first decade of this project led by Afonso Rodrigues.

Scientific Presentations

The consumer experience at niche music festivals (with Inês André, thesis, ESCS, 2017); Leveraging brands at music festivals: Nos Alive sponsorship (with Gonçalo Trindade, thesis, ISCTE-IUL, 2017); Creating Shared Value in Rock in Rio Business Model - an evolution study (with Tatiana Ribeiro, paper, ISCTE-IUL, 2018); Compostable bioplastics in the circular economy: possibilities for festivals (with João Costa, paper, Faculdade de Belas-Artes, 2018); The punk-rock effect: an archive of the role of music in expression of design (with Rita Prates, thesis, Faculdade de Belas-Artes, 2018)

Data obtained in a scientific way that aim to help and quantify data useful for the economical and financial sustainability of a festival.


"Refrão" by Hugo Adelino

Exhibition that will portray the best images taken in context of festival by the portuguese photographer Hugo Adelino. Among these photographs, we highlight the cover of all Talkfest'19 communication, where someone is taken by the energy of their own peers while watching a concert.

More than 80 national and international speakers have already been confirmed for the professional day (March 22, Lisboa) and this week will be announced the whole programme of this day.

APORFEST - Portuguese Music Festivals Association provides free access to all its members (all modalities, with valid quota in their occurrence) in both sessions of the event. Be part of it!

Tickets for the sessions and extra activities as well as information related to the programme and entities already confirmed available at:


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