TALKFEST’20 | Fourth wave of speakers; One week to the end of Iberian Festival Awards applications

The 9th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will take place in Lisboa, in parallel and in partnership with BTL – Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, between March 11 and 15, 2020. Today we announce the fourth wave of speakers and programme of the event and the one-week alert for the end of the Iberian Festival Awards applications.


Talkfest will feature a programme with more than 100 speakers from 8am to 8pm, at March 13, continuously and simultaneously in 6 meeting rooms and auditoriums at the Centro de Reuniões Fil.

The fourth set of news in the program consists in:

  • Conferences (speaker) | Francisco Rebelo (Bass Player / Music Producer | Orelha Negra)

  • Conferences (moderator) | Inês Faria (Host | RTP)

  • Pitchstage | Sexism Free Night EU - Project to promote equality with application in festivals (by Cristiana Pires, Kosmicare)

  • Pitchstage | Reusable cups: A problem or a solution for the future of festivals? (by Ricardo Costa and Gustavo Couto, Copos Reutilizáveis ArtCor Light)

  • Live Act (Iberian Festival Awards) | Stereossauro (PT)

The Escola do Rock – Paredes de Coura documentary will be screened in a section that this year will be 100% composed of Portuguese registries. See who are the national and international speakers already confirmed for the next edition HERE.


Applications for the Iberian Festival Awards are only available until November 22 and are eligible for these: music festivals; festivities; cultural and professional events; artists; brands; service providers; photographers and media partners working at festivals in calendar year 2019.

See all the winners of the previous editions, the regulation HERE and make your application. Do not leave for the last days!

APORFEST – Associação Portuguesa Festivais Música provides again free access to its members (all modalities, with a valid share in the event) to the event and for the applications.

Tickets are in Phase 2 and are available on the official website and See Tickets. Every two weeks news and side events will be announced over the coming months. Be part of it!

Contacts: (+351) 217904720 |

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