Smaller festivals aimed at local audiences might take place in 2021, former Sziget Festival owner and organizer Gerendai Károly told Forbes Hungary. When it comes to major events with an international audience, the ability to plan ahead is vital. With no possibility to predict what could happen until next summer, it's too risky to even consider a major event with a budget like Sziget. "In the case of these events, it's important to know about the attendance and how much you can spend. Until now, it depended on the early ticket sales how much we can make this plannable," Gerendai said.
On the 27th of June - today - the Hungarian festival season starts officially with the 25th annual Telekom VOLT Festival in Sopron, Hungary. Among the artists performing on its stages, we find veterans like Fatboy Slim, Linking Park, along with bands like Imagine Dragons, Pendulum, Lost Frequencies, Knife Party, and many others. This year marks the 25th anniversary for two of Hungary's biggest and most important music festivals - Sziget and VOLT. Also, this year comes with sad news for many festivalgoers - Gerendai Károly, the founder and chief organizer of the festivals has previously announced that he is stepping