Kristof Hartmann, 15-06-1977, Budapest / Hungary
Started at the age of 16 in 1993 as a freelancer music journalist at the Hungarian Hammer magazine, joined the Hammer Music team officially in 1998. Developed as a nice additional to an all-in-one music company, including a record label (Hammer Records), distribution company (Hammer Music Production), mailorder (Metalshop.hu), publishing company (Zenemukiado Kft.) and started a local promoter company (Hammer Concerts).
Hammer Concerts was (co)promoter for festivals like Summer Rocks, Sziget - HammerWorld Stage) and promotes local events from the underground club level up to big festivals and gigs. Since almost the very first day Hammer Concerts has been the main partner of Rock The Nation. Hammer Concerts was co-promoting MetalFest Open Air Hungary in 2010-2011.
In 2009 joined the Rock The Nation touring team as tour accountant, worked on many RTN festival tours: Pagan and Heidenfests, Thrashfests, Into Darkness, Power Of Metal, as well on Metalfest Open Airs and Metalcamp. Worked on many RTN tours as tour manager / merchandiser as well.
Runs a small but strong roster, as being the long term booking agent for bands like Alestorm, Arkona, Heidevolk and more.