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One day with Beton.Hofi & Miki357 in Budapest
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One day with Beton.Hofi & Miki357 in Budapest

With two mixtapes and around fifty tracks under his belt, the rap career of Beton.Hofi has really taken off in the last three years. Constantly being in the public eye requires a lot of work, but luckily enough, he shares the load with co-creator Miki357 who’s also become
Interview with Mark King at the 11th Paloznaki Jazzpiknik
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Interview with Mark King at the 11th Paloznaki Jazzpiknik

We spoke with Mark King, the founder and frontman of Level 42, about music, life, and the universe at the 11th Paloznaki Jazzpiknik. Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. I'm going to start with a question that might have been asked before, but I'm curious that
Concerts to look forward to at the Jazzpiknik starting on Thursday | TOP 5
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Concerts to look forward to at the Jazzpiknik starting on Thursday | TOP 5

In a few days, Hungary’s Paloznak will once again become the jazz capital of the Lake Balaton region, where lovers of the genre can celebrate their love of music for three days. For the past eleven years, the small village ten minutes’ drive from Füred has hosted one of
Documentary and album released on Hutsul music and folklore
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Documentary and album released on Hutsul music and folklore

Independent Ukrainian radio station Gasoline has released a documentary entitled Spadok (Heritage) on the music and traditions of the Hutsul region and an album of contemporary artists using Hutsul melodies. Gasoline Radio was launched a year ago during the full-scale invasion of the Ukraine-Russia war by the team of enthusiasts
DJ set in the basalt mine of Zalahaláp
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DJ set in the basalt mine of Zalahaláp

Vedat Akdag will ignite the summer vibes with his electrifying DJ set amidst the enchanting backdrop of the abandoned Zalahaláp mine, embraced by towering basalt cliffs. This year Hello Wood and Katttarzis are teaming up to bring you the hottest crater party of the summer. The two-day music event is
The hottest summer festivals | Top 5

The hottest summer festivals | Top 5

Do you feel like you’ve seen every festival in the country? Are you specifically drawn to a subgenre of electronic music, or just a more alternative community? We’ve brought you five festivals that will definitely not disappoint you, and we’ve selected them in a way that you
What's new at this year’s Sziget Festival
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What's new at this year’s Sziget Festival

The organizers promise that this year the region’s biggest music event will be more sustainable, more spectacular, and more comfortable. “Since its inception, Sziget has been constantly evolving, becoming more attractive and innovative in various areas every year. However, last year, following the two-year hiatus, we were happy that
Budapest Park to re-open after record-breaking season
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Budapest Park to re-open after record-breaking season

The Budapest concert venue attracted unprecedented crowds last year and will open its twelfth season on 27 April. After last year’s record attendance, Budapest Park opens its twelfth season on April 27, and there’s plenty of room for another record this year as tickets are selling out at
Iggy Pop, Kraftwerk, and other superstars in the Veszprém this summer
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Iggy Pop, Kraftwerk, and other superstars in the Veszprém this summer

Many other performers will also be worth a visit to Veszprém this summer. For four months, more than sixty foreign and Hungarian artists will perform at the Factory’ard CulturePark, one of the summer venues of the Veszprém—Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture program, in the area of the
Full line-up of Paloznak Jazzpiknik announced
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Full line-up of Paloznak Jazzpiknik announced

The legendary Nik West and Rick Astley will open one of the most atmospheric Hungarian mini-festivals, but dozens of other artists will also be performing on the shores of Lake Balaton between 3 and 5 August. There’s no place like Lake Balaton in the summer in Hungary—even more
The most exciting international and Hungarian contemporary blues artists to perform in Veszprém
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The most exciting international and Hungarian contemporary blues artists to perform in Veszprém

Between April 13 and 16, Grammy and Blues Award-winning stars and Hungarian musicians will perform more than 50 concerts over four days in Veszprém as part of the European Year of Culture. The Veszprém Blues Festival not only pays homage to the tradition of a great genre but also introduces
A real industrial audiovisual experience | The INOTA Festival is coming soon!
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A real industrial audiovisual experience | The INOTA Festival is coming soon!

From August 30 to September 3, 2023, for the first time in Hungary, we will be able to participate in a real, large-scale audiovisual festival. In addition to its outstanding artistic range, the charm lies in its location, the thermal power plant of Inota. The closure and decommissioning of the
Music for your ears—the hottest hip-hop artists recommended by A38
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Music for your ears—the hottest hip-hop artists recommended by A38

Locals know that one of the coolest music venue in Budapest is on an old boat idling on the Danube—the A38. In Hype&Hyper’s new series, we’ll be featuring the hottest up-and-coming European artists performing on the boat every month, who are worth checking out now because
Vilnius celebrates its founding with an AI-inspired rave
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Vilnius celebrates its founding with an AI-inspired rave

The Lithuanian capital doesn’t look its age: despite being 700 years old, it definitely rocked the mixed media electro party hosted by Neri J and the Antidote Community. The coming months will see a succession of events in Vilnius to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the city’s founding.
Reliving the Swingin’ Seventies | They wrote the song for us! at the House of Music Hungary
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Reliving the Swingin’ Seventies | They wrote the song for us! at the House of Music Hungary

Listening to music in a Barkas van, peeking behind the Iron Curtain, and having a Bambi soda⁽¹⁾ at the bar— the first temporary exhibition of the House of Music Hungary brings the retro feeling to Budapest along with music history curiosities. The first temporary exhibition of the House of Music
The past that never came—the Sovietwave phenomenon
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The past that never came—the Sovietwave phenomenon

Sovietwave is considered to be a subgenre of synthwave and synthpop, and in recent years it has grown into an internet aesthetic. But what exactly does that mean? And why is it so attractive to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide? Aesthetic Both ‘vibe’ and ‘aesthetic’ have a wide range
Billie Eilish is coming to Budapest – The first big names for Sziget 2023 are announced
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Billie Eilish is coming to Budapest – The first big names for Sziget 2023 are announced

Sziget Festival’s next year line-up includes Oscar, Golden Globe, and multiple Grammy winner Billie Eilish. Other stars, including David Guetta, Florence + the Machine, the Foals, and Imagine Dragons will be returning to the festival, while Sam Fender will make up for last year’s cancellation. Niall Horan, who started
Star Chalet, the winter wonderland of the Hard Rock Hotel, opened in Budapest
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Star Chalet, the winter wonderland of the Hard Rock Hotel, opened in Budapest

On 24 November, the Hard Rock Hotel Budapest’s festive gem, the Star Chalet opened its doors, a fulfillment of our long-cherished childhood dreams, but in a slightly more adult context. The winter wonderland of the Hard Rock Hotel is built in the so-called Passage section, which is outside, perfectly
The current top performers of Eastern Europe | TOP5
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The current top performers of Eastern Europe | TOP5

While the music industry is changing almost every day and overseas stars usually dominate the charts, we are also surrounded by a wealth of talented and acclaimed performers in our region. Let’s listen to Eastern European musicians, because they rock! INNA | Romania The Romanian singer with a lovely voice
Kelet-Európa legfelkapottabb előadói | TOP5
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Kelet-Európa legfelkapottabb előadói | TOP5

Ugyan a zeneipar szinte naponta jelentős változásokon megy keresztül és rendszerint a tengerentúli világsztárok uralják a toplistákat, azonban a mi régiónkban is számos tehetséges és elismerésre méltó előadóművész vesz körül minket. Hallgassunk kelet-európai zenészeket, mert nagyon menők! INNA | Románia A kellemes hangú román énekesnőt bizonyára mindenki ismeri, hiszen 2008-as debütálása
The rhythm of Eastern Europe is in Budapest again
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The rhythm of Eastern Europe is in Budapest again

For the seventh year running, the Budapest Showcase Hub will bring the latest and most exciting Eastern European performers to Budapest between 19 and 21 October. In the daytime, you can attend discussions of music experts at the Fészek Artists’ Club, while in the evening, you can dance to the