Fruzsina Szep

Fruzsina has been the festival director for Lollapalooza Berlin since October 2014. She was the program & artistic director of the Sziget Festival (H) between 2009-2014. Fruzsina was the funding director of the Hungarian Music Export Office and was the director of the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Brussels. She established several national and international cultural projects such as the RegiON Music Conference and the RegiON live! CEE Showcase Club Festival and the Roots&Routes International Talent Development program in Hungary. Fruzsina is one of the main initiators of CEETEP the Central-Eastern European Talent Exchange Program that is part of ETEP the European Talent Exchange Program.

Fruzsina is a board member of Yourope – The European Festival Association and she is also a strategic group member of ’A Soul for Europe’ a lobby organisation protecting and supporting the cultural values of Europe in close cooperation with civil organisations and the EU Commission. Fruzsina was born in Budapest (H) and grew up in Munich (GER) and started her professional carrer at the age of 18 of being the manager for live events and the world renown group Muzsikás. Nowdays her main goal is to help to build up and establish festivals with a strong artistic and creative content and especially with a heart & soul to provide a longlasting festival experience and positive feelings for the audience.

Since many years Fruzsina is working on a well structured link between the Eastern and the Western European Cultural Market and the exchange of a high level of know- how and best practice between cultural and artistic workers in order to strengthen the mobility of artistic repertoire in Europe and the cultural and creative value of Festivals.