Dávid Bali

Why are you excited to be a part of Budapest Showcase Hub?

Because BUSH is one of the most visible events in the region, and it also represents to the message on a wider European definition that our own markets are interesting enough to discover. That’s what the selectors did when the line-up has been finalized, and that’s how the delegates will spend their days in Budapest.

What can people expect from appearance?

That I’m the most boring delegate in the whole event: a vegetarian who never drinks any alcohol. But I’ll compensate it through the professional panels and the Granturismo event thanks to my passions: bringing outstanding acts to A38 Ship along with my colleagues at our programming office, and trying to expand the networks of HOTS, the Hungarian music export brand to support emerging Hungarian acts touring abroad, and also Liveurope, the Creative Europe initiative that connects 14 countries to circulate emerging talents.

For BUSH-goers not familiar with you yet, what should they know about you?

I’m keen to change ideas about the possible ways of music export, international visibility for independent music labels, and we’ll also have two special occasions at BUSH: first we’ll celebrate the first year of HOTS on Thursday, and then we’ll have a keynote about our international mentoring camp, Outbreakers Lab.

Which bands will you surely catch during the festival?

I can’t miss Tolstoys this time, and can’t wait to see Alise Joste and Lazer Viking in Robot!

11 • 08 • 2017

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