Cistermúsica and Gravíssimo! Festivals once again distinguished with a seal of European quality


Attribution of EFFE - Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe - Remarkable Festival awards artistic quality and involvement with local communities

Cistermúsica - Alcobaça Music Festival and Gravíssimo! - Alcobaça Low Brass International Academy and Festival were once again awarded, for the biennium 2019-2020, with the EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe – quality label of Remarkable Festival, awarded by the EFA - European Festivals Association, with the support of the European Commission and the European Parliament, given the artistic quality of its programming, as well as its involvement with local communities and international projection.

With the attribution of this seal, Cistermúsica and Gravíssimo! were invited to attend the Lisbon EFFE MeetUp on April 15 and 16 this year, as well as in 2020 in Galway (Ireland) in the context of the Arts Festivals Summit, organized annually by EFA. Both were automatically placed in the competition for the EFFE awards, whose international jury will announce a shortlist next July and the final decision until September.

The EFFE label is an important gateway to Europe for both festivals, organized by the Band of Alcobaça/Alcobaça Music Academy in partnership with the Municipality of Alcobaça, benefiting of international promotion campaigns, press conferences and access to a fundamental international networking platform, such as the integration of these events in the international guide.