Although the biggest and most popular music festival in Hungary, Sziget Festival, which would have been held in Budapest in August as usual, was unfortunately canceled this year due to the coronavirus epidemic, the festival still received a prestigious recognition. The booking manager of the ‘Island of Freedom’, Virág Csiszár, was included in the international IQ magazine’s twelve under-thirty specialists who are expected to play a key role in shaping the future of the international concert and music industry.
In its latest October issue, IQ magazine published a compilation of the twelve professionals under the age of thirty who are expected to play a key role in shaping the future of the international concert and music industry. Virág Csiszár, the booking manager of Sziget, is also included on the illustrious list.
Virág Csiszár, booking manager. (photo: Sziget Festival Official)
Csiszár has been a member of the Sziget team for eight years, having recently worked with stars such as Foo Fighters, Depeche Mode, Linkin Park, Lana Del Rey, and Ed Sheeran. She said:
This recognition is important to me not only because I competed with professionals from all over the world, but also because the list was compiled based on the votes of hundreds of professionals and included those who are active participants in the renewal of the profession.
IQ Magazine is a core magazine for the global concert and festival industry, present in more than seventy countries. It also serves as a professional forum for the world’s leading promoters, booking managers, festival organizers, and key players in the music industry.
Sziget Festival has recently won a number of prestigious international awards, such as the Best Foreign Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards, and twice for the Best Grand Festival on the continent at the European Festival Awards, but they also claimed the awards for Best Line-up and the favorite European festival of performers.
feature photo: Zoltán Balogh/MTI