CEO of Lovers & Lollypops
- Since 2005 in Portugal, Joaquim Durães through Lovers & Lollypops has been transforming new sounds and DIY into their engine. Functioning as a label, promoter and production company from Porto, L&L has in its portfolio some of the most daring and essential artists from the country – from Black Bombaim to Glockenwise, including João Pais Filipe, Filho da Mãe or Medeiros/Lucas. As a promoter – apart from regular concerts in Porto and Lisbon – L&L is also responsible for essential independent festivals such as Milhões de Festa in Barcelos (since 2006) or Tremor in São Miguel, island of the Azores Archipelago (since 2013).
- Uncompromisingly eclectic, Lovers & Lollypops is a collective based on the objectives of the promotion of the DIY culture, interconnecting diverse spectrums of art and creativity, from music to visual arts, from experimental to traditional approaches, through the idealization and curation of concerts, parties or festivals and/or releasing albums created by emerging artists.
- L&L’s work is strongly supported by a strongly connected national context that acts as a catalyst for the constant search, participation and interaction between different artists, agents, collectives and structures; thus, contributing to the development cultural communications, both within and outside national borders.
- L&L is also responsible for essential independent festivals such as Milhões de Festa in Barcelos (since 2006) and Tremor in São Miguel – an island of the Azores Archipelago (since 2013).