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Primavera Sound was a triple winner at Thursday's inaugural Iberian Festival Awards at Talkfest in Lisbon, with Bilbao BBK Live and Vodafone also picking up two prizes
By IQ on 07 Mar 2016
While Team IQ were busy reporting from the 28th International Live Music Conference, the Iberian Festival Awards, a new sister event to the UK and European Festival Awards, crowned its first winners.
The awards were presented on Thursday 3 March at the Talkfest International Music Festivals Forum in Lisbon.
Each category included a winner from each country – one each for Spain (ES) and Portugal (PT) – from which was chosen an overall winner (highlighted in bold).
In addition, there was an ‘excellence award’ presented to Portuguese journalist Miguel Cadete, a writer for Blitz and Expresso.
The winning festivals were:
Best major festival
Best medium-sized festival
Best small festival
Best tourist promotion (sponsored by BTL)
Best new festival
Best indoor festival
Best service provider
Best cultural programme
Best brand activation
Best use of technology
Best media partner
Best hosting and reception (sponsored by We Have Ideas)
Contribution to sustainability (sponsored by Alma Verde)
Best live performance (Portugal/Spain)
Best live performance (international)