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Talkfest and Iberian Festival Awards 2024 – Dates, Venues, Cities and Applications


The 12th Edition of TALKFEST– Music Fest Summit will be occurring on 15th and 22nd of March 2024. The Iberian Festival Awards gala will happen in the first day taking place in one of the most emblematic venues of Granada city - Sala Manuel de Falla. On the second day there will be a Main Event + Night Event at Meliá Airport Hotel, in Lisbon.


The applications for the 8th Edition of Iberian Festival Awards are already available at a reduced price until the end of October. This year applications include:

a) Nomination

b) Two Free Accesses to the Gala and Activities (e.g open bar, afterparty, lounge area)

c) Communication/Ads of the entities/festivals applied for the event on the official Iberian Festival Awards social medias for one year.

When it comes to categories for this year edition you can expect two different new ones: Best Live Electronic Act and Best Video Coverage. So, in total, there will be 24 categories to be awarded and two Excellence Awards (personality and entity of the year):

01.Best Major Festival

02.Best Medium Sized Festival

03.Best Small Festival

04.Best New Festival

05.Best Indoor Festival

06.Best Touristic Promotion

07.Best Cultural Programme

08.Best Communication & Marketing Strategy

09.Best Hosting & Reception

10.Best Live Performance- band format (PT/ES)

11.Best Live Performance- band format (INT.)

12.Best Live Electronic Act - Dj format

13.Contribution to Sustainability

14.Contribution to Equality

15.Best Festival Photo

16.Best Video Coverage

17.Best Service Provider

18.Best Brand Activation

19.Best Venue

20.Best Lusophone and Hispanic Festival

21.Best Academic & Youth Festival

22.Best Non Music Festival

23.Best Festivity

24.Best PRO Event

25.Excellence Award (entity)

26.Excellence Award (personality)

Previous editions of these awards took place in Lisboa (PT), Maia (PT), Barcelona (ES) and Vigo (ES) and it is now arriving to the city of Granada witch is investing more and more in culture and is proud to be the host city to the gala in 2024.

Over the next months we will announce the programme, line-up, hosts and all the news about this event. All the information, regulation and application form will be available HERE.


The Main Day of TALKFEST will have a different variety of content and activities to enjoy throughout the day and night of March 22nd:

a) Main Event


Festival Legal Forum





Area Lounge & Networking

Women in Music Award

b) Night Event


Area Lounge & Networking

This edition will have three main focuses: artificial intelligence and how it will affect the music festivals stakeholders, from artists to hiring human resources; the legislation and professionalization of the sector and the optimization of the connection between Iberian festivals in hiring service providers/booking artists. The entire program and speakers (nationals/internationals) will also be presented over the next few months.


This event, the only one in Iberia aimed at the music festivals sector, is organized by APORFEST – Associação Portuguesa Festivais de Música. The institution guarantees free access/applications to its members (from Portugal and Spain) with active membership on the date of the event. Access and applications for non-members have a reduced price until the end of October and can be done on the official website. Don’t lose it and be part of it!


Contactos: | (+351) 217904720

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