Summer Festivals Postcards

Summer Festivals Postcards, an EBU project
Upper right picture: Aix-en-Provence Festival ©Vincent Pontet / Bottom left picture: Verbier Festival ©Aline Paley

The Summer Festivals Postcards project is a 15-episode podcast series about a selection of the main Summer Festivals’ history in the form of an audio postcard, to go hand-in-hand with the 2022 Euroradio Summer Festivals series, for use and adaptation by all EBU radio organizations. It will be produced by Overcoat Media in collaboration with the EBU.

The aim of the project is to create ‘audio’ postcards containing a collection of intriguing and interesting information about the festival, bringing it to life through audio, and focusing specifically on stories unknown to most of us. One of the objectives is for them to be used as short teasers during the concert presentations or during the interval of the concert broadcast; or in the morning show to promote the evening concert transmission!

Each postcard will contain short interview excerpts in the original language with one of the festivals’ leaders giving a distinctive and local flavour. The postcards will be produced in a modular way: 2 or 3 sections interconnected that could be easily sliceable/divided into shorter autonomous parts.


Series of 15 6-minute postcards, each a postcard of a Summer Festival in Europe, to be used on all platforms (on-air, online, etc.).

The EBU will provide:

  • English script of the postcards with running order
  • Audio excerpts of the quote in original language and effects
  • Selection of music excerpts: audio files and music references from commercial CDs
  • Time codes for the audio file with all files
  • Specific branded image for promotional use
  • Full unedited interview in original language along with the transcripts in original language and English containing further information about the festival

The EBU will distribute all the material via MUS under the reference SM/2022/06/03/01-15 at least three weeks before the start of the festival.

List of festivals and postcards

Aix-en-Provence Festival 


Expected on 20 June 2022

Baltic Sea Festival


Expected on 4 August 2022

Bayreuth Festival


Expected on 4 July 2022

Bregenz Festival


Expected on 29 June 2022

Edinburgh International Festival


Expected on 15 July 2022

Granada Festival


Available SM/2022/06/03/06

Kissingen Summer


Available SM/2022/06/03/07

Lucerne Festival


Expected on 19 July 2022


ER/2022/51/01-40 (Part I) ER/2022/52/01-32 (Part II)

Expected on 24 June 2022

Radio France Occitanie Montpellier Festival


Expected on 27 June 2022

Rossini Opera Festival


Expected on 19 July 2022

Salzburg Festival


Expected on 27 June 2022

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg


Available SM/2022/06/03/13

Utrecht Early Music Festival


Expected on 5 August 2022

Verbier Festival


Expected on 24 June 2022



When broadcasting these, please mention that this is an EBU project produced by Overcoat Media. Full credits available here.




Année de production


Mireia Pacareu Fauquier
Rédactrice, Musique live et projets, Musique classique
+41 22 717 2986