Originally from Istanbul, Basaran was most recently head of booking and festivals at Dusseldorf-based SSC Music Group. He previously worked in a talent buyer/booker capacity at Romania’s ARTmania festival and Turkish promoters Pozitif and Charmenko, among others. During his career as a promoter and talent booker, Basaran has confirmed more than 1,000 shows, ranging from 500-capacity clubs to stadium-level shows with Rihanna, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Iron Maiden and more. In addition to SSC’s New Fall Festival, he has also worked as the main-stage booker and talent buyer of more than 20 European festivals, including Sziget in Hungary, Exit in Serbia, Pohoda in Slovakia), Rock’n Coke in Turkey and InMusic in Croatia.
Baris has recently joined UK promoter MJR Group as head of eastern and central Europe.