The best music festivals in Hungary in 2016
Posted by Mia Balogh · Jul 6, 2016

Although some really good music festivals are taking place now or ended already – just think of VOLT Festival for example – we still can suggest you a cool summary of music programs for this summer. Check it out!


Let’s begin our list with the most popular music festival – not only in Hungary, but in Europe, as well. Sziget is one of the biggest multicultural events in Europe, loved by all who like being together with old and new pals, are open for new musical influences and other experiences. If you have been there, you will always want to return! You can do so this year, too, from 10 to 17 August.

Our tip: The 7 day passes are almost sold-out so if you really want one, buy it ASAP. A 7 Day Pass costs 269 euro, and a Day Tickets is for 59 euro.

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Balaton Sound

From 6 to 10 July, Balaton and the Balaton Sound is waiting for you. This music festival is for anyone, who likes electronic beats, loves to party and enjoys the beauty of the Balaton-region. It is unbelievable to dance with a background like the lake Balaton or the beautiful Tihany Abbey.

Tickets: you can buy a 5 Days Pass for 210 euro, a 4 Days Pass for 190 euro or Day Tickets for 60 euro, but there are also some VIP passes and tickets available.

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If you arrive to Lake Balaton after Balaton Sound, we suggest you to visit Veszprém, because between 13 and 17 July, VeszprémFest will be organised again in here. This is a music festival, where jazz, opera, classical music and pop music coexist in harmony with each other.

Our tip: don’t miss the concerts of Lisa Stansfield and Jamie Cullum.

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The festival of college and university students, EFOTT is organized in different Hungarian cities every year, but after 2015, it will be organised in Velence again. If you like the festival experience, great concerts and beach holidays, it can be your favourite this year. Visit Velence between 12 and 17 July and be part of this epic festival.

Don’t miss: the concerts of Borgeous, Headhunters, Rudimental and some of the most popular Hungarian bands like Halott Pénz (Dead Money) or Wellhello (both of these bands are singing in Hungarian but the party feeling they bring is international).

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The Youth Days of Szeged - Szegedi Ifjúsági Napok, SZIN

SZIN is one of the most popular music festival for college and university students. Organized always at the end of the summer, it also celebrates the beginning of the new school year and the return of the students who make this town so lively from September to June. If you would like to party at SZIN, then visit Szeged between 24 and 28 August.

About the music: concerts of Hungarian bands and international stars like Aron Chupa (‘I'm an Albatraoz’), Foreign Beggars, René LaVice, Jasmine Thompson and Kwabs are in the festival’s program this year.

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