This award recognizes the company’s career path in creating and organising festivals.
Last Tour’s other festivals were recognized by the public and received 6 more awards. Bilbao BBK Live won Best Major Festival, Cala Mijas and MEO Kalorama both were awarded Best New Festival and Best Live Performance in Spain and Portugal for the Arctic Monkeys and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds performances, respectively, and BIME was awarded Best Professional Event.
Last Tour won the Excellence Award at the prestigious Iberian Festival Awards, which recognizes the company’s career path in creating and organising live music festivals. The contest’s jury grants this award.
The Iberian Festival Awards celebrated its seventh edition this past weekend at the Grande Auditório do Fórum da Maia, in Porto, at a gala in which both a jury and public vote awarded contributions and achievements made by festivals held between January and December 2022 on the Iberian Peninsula. Last Tour and its festivals picked up 7 awards in total.
A public vote decided the rest of the awards received by Last Tour’s festivals. Bilbao BBK Live won Best Major Festival. This is one of the leading festivals on the Iberian Peninsula and in Europe, featuring highly sought-after national and international artists and a privileged natural setting that hosts up to 12 stages.
Last year, Last Tour premiered two new festivals, Cala Mijas: the perfect end to summer, a 3-day festival located on the Costa del Sol, surrounded by beach, sun, and sea, and MEO Kalorama, its first festival in Portugal, where it debuted in style in Lisbon’s Parque da Bela Vista. Both events received the public vote for Best New Festival in Spain and Portugal, respectively. According to the attending public’s vote, the Best Live Performance in 2022 also took place at both festivals; Arctic Monkeys at Cala Mijas and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at MEO Kalorama.
The work done by BIME was also recognised by the contest, winning the award for Best Professional Event in Spain. BIME is the music industry’s essential international meeting place for professionals and music lovers. Headquartered in Europe and America, it is also a bridge of cooperation and internationalisation between continents.
The Iberian Festival Awards 2023
- Excellence Award – Last Tour (Entity)
- Best Major Festival – Bilbao BBK Live (ES)
- Best New Festival: Cala Mijas (ES)
- Best New Festival: MEO Kalorama (PT)
- Best Professional Event: BIME (ES)
- Best Live Performance: Arctic Monkeys at Cala Mijas (ES)
- Best Live Performance: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at MEO Kalorama (PT)
We are Last Tour
Last Tour is a sustainable and independent organisation with the firm purpose of creating, building, and developing cultural and social initiatives that contribute to the well-being and development of society. Since 2022 it has been part of the B Corp community by complying with high standards in terms of social and environmental performance, transparency, and corporate responsibility. The organisation is among the companies leading a global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy that is transforming the global economy to benefit all people and the planet.
We support talent through Oso Polita and Yuuki Music, we create cultural goods for the public such as Bilbao BBK Live, Azkena Rock Festival, Cala Mijas, and MEO Kalorama, we put our knowledge of the Cultural and Creative Industries to use within the sector, and we disseminate this knowledge through the BIME international meeting space. We are promoters and creators of cultural projects such as the Liburuak publishing house, the concert halls Wizink Center, Zentral, and La Ribera, as well as the Bilbao restaurant Lasai.
Last Tour is active in Spain, Portugal, and America and has offices in Barcelona, Bilbao, Bogotá, Lisbon, Madrid, and Pamplona.