International Festival of Arts “PLArTFORMA” is a project of multicultural cooperation and contemporary expression, the only one of its kind in Western Lithuania, and is held in Klaipėda. It aims to unite the different regions and national artistic experience by combining visual arts (art, video, media art) and performing arts (dance, circus and new theatre) and artists from Lithuania and abroad in one cultural platform. Unusual venues include Klaipėda Ship Repair Yard and the castle area.
TRC ZigurFest is a modern Portuguese music festival that takes place in August in Lamego. It arose from a challenge made by the Ribeiro Conceição Theater team to ZigurArtists: to create a professedly alternative programme that would draw the attention of the city’s younger audiences. Thus, it focuses on emerging talents within the Portuguese musical scene. It takes place in venues such as Ribeiro Conceição Theater and rua da Olaria, a medieval street full of interesting nooks and crannies.
Rock Nordeste is a festival happening every year in the city of Vila Real, Portugal. With free entrance and with a line up totally national, the main goal of the event is to showcase the best acts of the Portuguese modern music and become the greatest cultural event of the region. With their roots in the late 80's, the festival first began as a band contest for the musics of the region. As we approach the new millennium, the festival opened the door to bands from all the country and selected a very respected panel of judges from the Portuguese music scene.