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Four fight for European Festival Awards

FOUR SLOVAK happenings compete over the European Festival Awards this year.

FOUR SLOVAK happenings compete over the European Festival Awards this year.

Uprising Reggae Festival and Bažant Pohoda are nominated in the Best Medium-Sized European Festival category, while Grape competes in the Best Small European Festival and Waves Bratislava in Best Indoor Festival, the SITA newswire reported.

The voting started on October 6 and will last until October 17. The festivals that will advance to another round will be selected by the jury and the public.

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