Michal Kaščák
ESNS: 2023 , 2024
Founder, Pohoda Festival
Michal Kaščák is a promoter and musician. In 1997 he founded Pohoda festival, since then he is its director, curator, and booker. Pohoda is an art festival where alternative, indie, electronic, punk, and world music meets classical music, along with literature, dance, visual arts, film, NGO´s and theatre. In addition to the festival, the Pohoda team organises also concerts and small festivals, such as the Doma dobre festival for people without home, series of antitotalitarian concerts in 120+ clubs around Slovakia Slovenska krcma (Slovak Pub) or pro LGBTI+ series of events in 250+ places Slovenska Teplaren, Concerts for Ukraine, ... Pohoda festival is acitve supporter of Music Saves UA, member of Yourope and its initiatives such as Take a Stand and YES Group and won The Green Operation Award, Take a stand Award and The Award for Excellence and Passion at European Festival Awards. Derek Robertson of Drowned in Sound wrote about Pohoda: “The organization is superb. Compared to UK festivals this is Utopia. In fact, it’s one of the most well-behaved festival crowds I have ever witnessed...”.
Fri 19 JAN - 13:30-14:30 - Oosterpoort - Bovenzaal 1