Sziget Promised Payment

A Romanian ticket company chief has promised to shake himself up and send Hungary’s Sziget Festival the euro 37,000 he owes it, rather than carry on with the “unacceptable delays” and “false promises” he’s been making for more than six months.

“I will be sending euro 25,000 tomorrow morning [April 16] and the rest will go in the afternoon,” George Weiner of Bilet.Ro told Pollstar.

“The best-case scenario is that it will all be sent in the morning,” he explained, saying the months-long delay has been due to his company experiencing financial difficulties.

Sziget was being forced to consider legal action to recover nearly euro 40,000 from a Romanian agency that sold tickets for last year’s festival.

Tamás Hajas from the festival’s finance department said Weiner promised immediate payment on a number of occasions, and once sent what appeared to be confirmation that a bank transfer had been made, and says he will wait to see what happens this time.

This year’s Sziget (Aug. 12-17) has confirmed The Prodigy, Placebo, Fatboy Slim, The Ting Tings and Klaxons, among others.