Iberian Festival Awards 2019: winners will be announced next Wednesday

The TALKFEST - International Music Festivals Forum, with 8th edition scheduled for March between the cities of Vigo (session 1 - 13 March) and Lisbon (session 2 - 22 March), makes today the preview of what can be expected for the gala of the Iberian Festival Awards.

The fourth edition of the gala will take place next Wednesday in Vigo, in the Teatro Afundación, one of the emblematic cultural spaces of the spanish city.

The Iberian Festival Awards are the only Iberian collective celebration related to the music festivals area and its stakeholders (e.g. promoters, agents, artists, brands, media and service providers) and more than a moment of winners, finalists and nomenees this moment serves for the industry to meet, conduct networking, boost their business and build partnerships and strategies for the current year. Prizes will be awarded to national and Iberian winners in 22 categories and known the Excellence Award, in decisions attributed by the public that voted and by the jury that was composed of 9 elements (Portugal, Spain and International).

Aporfest will transfer part of its Social Fund to the winner of the "Best Small Festival" category in order to support its development. The prizes will be delivered mostly by government entities from Portugal and the region of Vigo, as well as sponsors, jury members or experts in each award-winning area.

In addition to the gala there will be a open bar to everyone present and a piano bar (powered by ArtCor Light), as well as brand activations and ludic activities (e.g. Photobooth) to give new memories of this meeting.

The gala will have a broadcast for radio and online (live) and will be deferred on TV.


Pedro Luzindro (actor and comedian) who is already the master of ceremonies resident, will have this year the company of Ana Cristina Câmara (actress and director). Together they will ensure good mood and good or bad jokes of the cultural differences and experiences in the festivals by the public in Portugal and Spain.


Six Iberian live performances. From Portugal will perform Joana Espadinha and Filipe Sambado considered by critics as performers of excellent albums in 2018 and Bezegol & Rude Bwoy Banda who mixes the sound of hip-hop and reggae and who will do a medley at the gala. From Spain we will have the Galicians Kings of the Beach (present in the final of the Festival Termómetro) and Vudú, which joins the noise rock of Disco Las Palmeras! The night and the lounge area will have the opening and the afterparty by DJ Diana Oliveira who in 2018 performed at Neopop and Elétrico.


20h30 - Opening doors & Opening party | Theater Hall, open bar

21h30 - Gala (1st half) | Auditorium

22h45 - Break | Theater Hall, open bar

23h00 - Gala (2nd half) | Auditorium

00h00/01h30 - Afterparty | Theater Hall, open bar


  • Best Major Festival powered by See Tickets

  • Best Medium-Sized Festival

  • Best Small Festival

  • Best Touristic Promotion

  • Best New Festival

  • Best Line-up powered by ArtCor Light

  • Best Indoor Festival

  • Best Cultural Programme

  • Best Communication

  • Best Hosting and Reception

  • Best Infrastructure

  • Contribution to Sustainability

  • Best Lusophone and Hispanic Festival

  • Best Academic Festival

  • Best Non Music Festival

  • Best Festivity

  • Best Service Provider

  • Best Brand Activation

  • Best Use of Technology

  • Best Media Partner

  • Best Live Performance (PT/ES)

  • Best Live Performance (Int.)

  • Excellence Award

APORFEST - Associação Portuguesa Festivais de Música provides again 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 various sessions and extra activities as well as information related to the programme and present entities available at: and social networks.


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