Current Pressinformation 2017, March 14th
We unfortunately have to inform you that the European Country Festival 2017 will not take place.
As Hansi Kiesler announced in a statement, he withdrew as the organizer of the European Country Festival. The event planned for September 2017 in Kitzbuehel will not take place. The reason for the cancellation are the ever-new requirements and increased cost demands on the part of the municipality of Kitzbuehel. Commitments of the community turned out to be unrealizable or unacceptable. To the end, the organizer and the city of Kitzbuehel could not agree on a payable location.
In only 2 years of festival activity has it been possible to make the festival a well-known feature within the country music of Europe and catapult the event musically into the upper league of festivals. More than 400 bands have now applied for a performance and more than 8,000 visitors came to the events 2015 and 2016.
The Staff of the festival regret the decision of the organizer very much. When and where the festival 2018 will take place can not be said at this time. A new organizer and a new venue are being sought for the European Country Festival.
We apologize to all fans who have been loyal to the European Country Festival and have already organized accommodation for themselves in Kitzbuehel. We would have carried the festival, but these circumstances doesn’t make it possible.