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Talkfest: The 2019 edition starts tomorrow in Vigo with the gala of the Iberian Festival Awards. Be

The 8th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will take place between the cities of Vigo and Lisbon, on March 13 and 22, 2019.

The first session of the event is scheduled for tomorrow at the Teatro Afundación in Vigo, with the gala of the Iberian Festival Awards in what will be the second incursion of the event in Spain. The second session will take place on March 22 at the Museu das Comunicações in Lisboa (professional day) with conferences, scientific presentations, pitch, workshops, documentaries and exhibitions on a day started by the Portuguese Minister of Culture to anticipate the participation of almost 100 speakers.

We summarize the best of the latest edition and the information for this edition.

SCHEDULE (see full schedule on the site)

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

HOSTS (see the bios on the site)

Ana Cristina Câmara (PT)

Pedro Luzindro (PT)

JUDGES (see the bios on the site)

Alex Stevens (Dour Festival) (INT)

Almudena Palacios (Prisma Proyecto) (ES)

Beatriz de la Guardia (PlanetEvents & Ruta 66 Mag) (ES)

Daniela Queirós (Theatro Circo) (PT)

Ivo Purvis (Partners) (PT)

Jarmeson de Lima (Coquetel Molotov) (INT)

Javier Herrero (EFE) (ES)

Luís Sousa (Música em DX) (PT)

Pierre-Marie Oullion (Nuits Sonores) (INT)

CATEGORIES (know the TOP10 of each category and old winners on the site)

  • 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

LIVE ACTS (see the bios on the site)

Bezegol & Rude Bwoy Banda (PT)

Disco las Palmeras! (ES)

Filipe Sambado (PT)

Joana Espadinha (PT)

Kings of the Beach (ES)

Vudú (ES)

Diana Oliveira (PT - opening & afterparty)

OPEN BAR powered by ArtCor Light (items available to wristband holders)

Piano bar - Cocktails Red Bull

Service Bar - Water, Beer, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Whisky

The best surprises of this event beeing the only Iberian meeting of the area of music festivals are for those who witness it. We don't want winners or losers but a efficient established networking, partnerships thatmade an evolution for the near future!

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!

Last tickets for the sessions and extra activities as well as information related to the programme and sponsor entities available at: and social networks.


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