An Interview for NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL 2018 with the festival Director EWALD TATAR

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ATHENS CALLING: Hi Ewald. I’m really glad to meet you again because I think that it is very important to organize the Nova Rock Festival once again with so many names from the rock industry.
 
EWALD TATAR:    Hi Athens, this is Nova Rock calling, nice to meet you.                                                                                                                                                                            
 
ATHENS CALLING: What was the cause or excuse to get you decided to create this festival?                                                                                                                                                
 
EWALD TATAR:   Let’s put it this way, the market was prepared for a big rock festival in Austria at this time.                                                                                                                                                                             
 
ATHENS CALLING: Really, is it easy or is it difficult, to organize a festival such as NOVA ROCK in those days?
 
EWALD TATAR: With my team we try our best every year, sure there are always some new challenges, but that keeps us going.                                                                                                                                                                           
 
ATHENS CALLING: Did you choose the groups based on the music that you actually like?
 
EWALD TATAR:  I always try to find a good mix                                                                                                                                                                               
ATHENS CALLING: How many people are they working for this year’s NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL 2018
 
EWALD TATAR:     3000 during the Festival                                                                                                                                                                          
ATHENS CALLING: Tell me about the visitors-viewers, how many are they and about what ages.                                                                                            
 
EWALD TATAR:   Since the beginning we have visitors of all kind of ages                                                                                                                                                                            
 
ATHENS CALLING: What other festivals in Europe are more close to your preferences and tell us if you know a festival based in Greece?  
 
EWALD TATAR: Isn’t there is the Eject Festival, which also started in 2005 like Nova Rock? Nick Cave ant the Bad Seeds… we also have shows in Austria with this brilliant artist                                                                                                                                                                          
 
ATHENS CALLING: Your work, I believe that it is very hard, in that case really how do you balance your work with other obligations – mate, children, job etc.
 
EWALD TATAR:  If your job is your passion you can handle everything quite well                                                                                                                                                                             
ATHENS CALLING: What are you doing when you have free time.I mean have you any hobbies?
 
EWALD TATAR: In my spare time I like fishing, good seafood restaurants in Greece and a good glass of carribean rum                                                                                                                                                                           
 
ATHENS CALLING: I know that you have already visited Greece many times, what do you like the most about our country? And please will you be so kind enough to share with us a message for the Greek audience?
 
EWALD TATAR:  I love the Greek easy way of life and also visiting the islands and yes I came again and again…  the people, the sea, the restaurants, mentality…   you are very invited to visit Austria and enjoy our places of interests, music festivals and so on as I like to do in Greece…                                                                                                                                                                       
ATHENS CALLING: Many thanks for the interview Ewald and hope that I will meet you this Summer at your amazing NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL 2018.
 
EWALD TATAR:  Thank you, my friend, see you in June at Nova Rock!  
 
More info about NOVA ROCK FEST 2018   https://www.novarock.at/

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