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.
Budapest’s Sziget Festival has received the international Greener Festival Award.
One of the most well-known icons of British pop music comes to Hungary next year.
Date: Friday, 24 July 2020
The legendary American rock band KISS performs at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna on 16 July 2019.
Korn, American numetal band performs at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna on 9 June 2020.