Joaquim Duraes (Portugal)
Lovers & Lollypops
My name is Joaquim Durães and I’m part of Lovers & Lollypops, a collective created in Porto in 2005. We started as a label but soon expanded our work to become a booking agency and a show promoter that included a range of different festivals and events as Milhões de Festa, a festival in Barcelos, north of Portugal that runs for four almost non stop days occupying the city with stages that include one by the swimming pool or one that connects food and music, and also Tremor, a community festival that happens in the islands of Azores, right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. More than a business Lovers and Lollypops is a stronghold of the local community and I believe the importance of our label resides on the capacity to document what’s happening around us and to preserve our memory in the future.