JOHN VARBIUPanel - Festivals
John is the Booking and Artist Hospitality Manager for Summer Well festival, the longest standing of the established festivals in Romania.
He discovered music in his early childhood days, thanks to some neighbors that managed to smuggle vinyl discs from the “decadent, capitalist West” (from Depeche Mode and David Bowie to Iron Maiden and Metallica). This made bearable the bleak Communist years, and later set a career path in organizing music events.
Before Summer Well, he was involved in Orange Summer Party music platform, an annually 1-day-event that brought some of the biggest pop acts of the moment to Romania: Jamiroquai, Mika, Duffy, etc.
This fortunate series of events allowed him to personally meet some of his all-time musical heroes: Placebo, Suede, Editors, The Chemical Brothers, The XX, The National, etc.