If you arrive to Hungary this summer and you would like to see, hear and experience our music festivals, then look at this summary about the best ones.
1. Sziget Festival:
From the 11th to 18th of August, Sziget Festival will be organised in Budapest, for the 22nd time. It was originally invented to be a community area, a place to find new people, new musical influences. Nowadays, this is a festival where you can spend more than a week with old and new pals. It begins with concerts on the Day 0 – this year on the 10th of August, and ends with an End Show on the last day. You can enjoy here a week with different programs and listening to your favourites in different musical styles.
On stage this year:Placebo, Queens of the Stone Age, Calvin Harris, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, Klaxons, Prodigy, Lily Allen, Ska P, La Roux and Fink or Miles Kane.
Tickets: daily tickets for 15 000 HUF, weekly pass for 62 000 HUF. http://szigetfestival.com/
From the 15th to 20th of July, EFOTT Festival will be organised in Miskolc, Miskolctapolca. The festival offers rock, hip-hop and electro music and the iconic pop bands of the nineties, for example Mr. President, Brooklyn Bounce, Haddaway, Vengaboys and of course some Hungarian pop and rock bands. This festival is originally for students who arrive from different parts of the country and this guaranties the special ambiance for the program.
On stage this year: Haddaway, Mr. President, Vengaboys, Brooklyn Bounce, Hooligans, Quimby, Tankcsapda.
Tickets: daily ticket from 2990 HUF, http://www.ticketportal.hu/selling_places.aspx#-1
3. Balaton Sound
Balaton Sound festival will be organised for the 8th time, from the 10th to 13th July, in Zamárdi. The festival is for anyone, tourists and Hungarian people, as well, who like electronic beats, love to party and enjoy the beauty of the Balaton-region. It is unbelievable to dance with the Balaton or with the beautiful Tihany Abbey in the background...
On stage this year: Timbaland, Deep Dish, DVBBS, Martin Solveig, Rita Ora, Blasterjaxx, Irie Maffia, The Carbonfools, Punnany Massif.
Tickets: daily ticket for 15 000 HUF, http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound_english/ticket
4. VOLT Festival
If you are looking for a festival near the Austrian border, Volt Festival is the one for you. This festival will start on the 1st of July and will last till the 6th of July in Sopron. People who have already visited this festival are likely to return because of the friendly ambiance of a “big festival” which is not too big at the same time.
On stage this year: Hurts, Nero, Modestep, Arctic Monkeys, The Strypes, Karnivool, Milky Chance, Irie Maffia, Tankcsapda.
Tickets: daily ticket for 10 990 HUF, pass for 5 days 36 990 HUF, http://www.sziget.hu/volt_english/ticket/ticket_info__prices
5. Fishing on Orfű
Since 2008, Fishing on Orfű became one of the most popular Hungarian festivals. This year, it will be organised from the 18th to 21st of June, at the Panorama camping, Orfű lake, near Pécs. The festival is often said to be the most friendly, alternative festival in Hungary, suggested especially for students, young people and adventurers who are opened for new experiences in music and in life.
On stage this year: especially Hungarian bands, for example Kispál és a Borz, Pál utcai fiúk, Ozone Mama, Plastic Bitch, Foo Lighters.
Tickets: festival pass for 14 990 HUF, http://www.ticketportal.hu/
+1: Our Tip: Feszt!Eger
A new festival is born in Hungary: Feszt!Eger will be organised this year for the first time in Eger, from the 16th to 18th of May. The festival offers programs for every ages and concerts from the best Hungarian music bands. The event will be located in the nice Losonczy valley, next to several wineries. If you are in Hungary in May, don’t miss it.
On stage this year: Hungarian bands, for example Magna Cum Laude, The Carbonfools, Hooligans, Supernem.
Tickets available from 1990 HUF, http://szigetfestival.com/