Hungary’s Balaton Sound and Telekom VOLT music festivals are being postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said.
The Paloznak Jazz Picnic near Lake Balaton is set to be held between July 29 and 31 and feature saxophonist Candy Dulfer, singer Mario Biondi and groups MF Robots and De Phazz, organisers said.
Online concerts are held at five venues in Budapest and one in Felvidék on Jazznap.hu from December 3rd to 5th.
This year’s MTV European Music Awards ceremony will be held in Budapest on November 8, offering television viewers a virtual show broadcast from Budapest and London, the Hungarian Tourism Agency said in a statement. Government spokesperson Alexandra Szentkirályi said in the statement that “one of the largest and most followed awards ceremonies of pop music” […]
Government Spokeswoman Alexandra Szentkirályi told a press briefing that the government has decided to provide 2.12 billion forints (EUR 6.1m) of funding to support music festival and concert organisers whose business has been hard hit by the coronavirus crisis.
The government will provide over 5 billion forints (EUR 14.5m) to help the organisation of some 150 small-scale concerts by pop musicians who have been heavily impacted by the coronavirus epidemic, a government spokesperson said on Facebook.
Members of the Hungarian Festival Association (MFSZ) believe a reduction in the VAT rate on event ticket prices from 27% to 5% is necessary to help the industry get through the coronavirus crisis, the association’s chairman said in Monday’s edition of business daily Világgazdaság.
The Paloznak Jazz Picnic festival to be held near Lake Balaton on Aug 20-22 will feature international stars such as Germany’s De Phazz and the Netherlands’ Candy Dulfer along with over 40 Hungarian performers, the festival’s director said.
Budapest’s Sziget Festival, the Volt Festival and Balaton Sound are being cancelled in view of the novel coronavirus epidemic.
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