Michal Kaščák, born 1972, Trencin, Slovakia. Musician, promoter. Founder and director of Pohoda festival. Starting as a local event (8 bands in 1997), it has turned into the most prestigious festival in Slovakia. Each year, about 200 bands and DJs from more than 20 countries perform at the Festival. Apart from music, other forms of art such as dance, theater, movies, photography, literature and fine arts are heavily represented at the event every year which makes the festival an exceptional art encounter of broad range. (more at www.pohodafestival.sk ).