20-22 September 2024 • Cathedral Gardens, Manchester

About Góbéfest

Góbéfest was established in 2017 to celebrate the little-known culture and traditions of the Szekler people – a group of ethnic Hungarians living in Transylvania, which is part of Romania. A Góbé is a friendly word for a ‘crafty Székely’. With its roots firmly in Transylvania, Góbéfest will also showcase the practices and folklores of other cultures from across Europe and beyond.

Over the last 8 years, Góbéfest has grown to become an international folk and culture festival, drawing from across the Carpathian Basin, Eastern and Central Europe and beyond. In the family tent you can expect music, arts and crafts workshops for all ages.

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Festival Programme

Folky Friday Festivities

Mobius Loop


Réka-Kata Regián & Szabolcs Horváth Duo

Solymosi Duo

More TBA

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Bartók’s Bazaar Saturday

Magyar Banda

Koszika & the Hotshots

Karolina Wegryzn & Banda

Hunique Dance Ensemble


Csige Ildiko & Friends

Solymosi Duo

Réka Kata Regian & Szabolcs Horváth Duo

Soma Band

Berci Bíró

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Táncház Ceilidh Sunday

Monty Folk

Lazlo Baby

Tulip Zither Band & Folk Arts

Kalinka Balalainka Orchestra

Hunique Hungarian Folk Ensemble

TK Ripni -Ka NW Bulgarian Dance

Tezaur Romanian Folk Dance Group

Podylia - Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

Polonez – Polish Folklore Group

Scattered Collective- World Music Band


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Recap of Góbéfest

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Góbéfest News

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Important Announcement

It is with great regret that we have made the difficult decision to postpone our festival until later in the ...
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EFFE label 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Góbéfest has been awarded the prestigious EFFE Label by the European Festivals Association for ...
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Wine Tasting at Góbéfest

Wine lovers are in for a treat next weekend at Góbéfest as we welcome Ti-Bor to our festival, who will ...
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Sunday, June 26