May

24-26

Albert Square, Manchester

2019

About Us

Góbéfest is one of the largest celebrations of arts & culture from the Carpathian Basin in the United Kingdom. The festival brings authentic folk arts, music, dance, food and drink from the most diverse regions in Europe to the centre of Manchester. Now in it’s third year Góbéfest has a unique Transylvanian Sekler Hungarian (Székely) theme, unveiling the mysteries of this folkloric land laden with culture, music, history. The festival welcomes Hungarian, Romanian, Slovakian, Bulgarian, Polish artists and contributors, to name just a few.

 
 

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Festival Programme

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Main Stage

Friday, May 24

12 .00 – Festival Opening

1.00 – 1.15 – Stage Opening | Welcome Speeches

1.25 – 1.45 – Bercy Bíró

2.00 – 2.30 – Mátyás Király Zither Orchestra

2.40 – 3.00 – Bence Gusztos

3.15 – 3.35 – Eleanor Every

4.00 – 4.45 – Michael Cretu

5.20 – 6.00 – Foreign Accent

6.30 – 7.30 – Maros Ensemble | If You Knew What I Know | Ha Te Tudnád Amit Én

7.30 – 8.30 – Maros Ensemble Táncház | Dancehouse

9.00 – 10.30 – Bohemian Betyárs

Saturday, May 25

11.00 AM – Festival Opening

11.00 – 11.30 – Daniel Payne | Beat Bazaar

11.50 – 12.50 – Elizabeth Sillo, Dragos Andrei Ionel & Dorothy Singh

1.05 – 2.00 – Ildikó Csige & Michael Billington

2.15 – 2.45 – Mátyás Király Zither Orchestra

3.00 – 3.10 – Ti Ti Ta Hungarian Folk Dance Group

3.10 – 3.20 – Urusos Folk Dance Group

3.20 – 3.30 – Ti Ti Ta Hungarian Folk Dance Group

3.30 -.3.40 – Urusos Folk Dance Group

3.40 – 3.50 – Ti Ti Ta Hungarian Folk Dance Group

4.20 – 5.20 – Sodró

6.00 – 7.00 – Maros Ensemble | Relived Figures | Újraélt Figurák

7.00 – 8.00 – Maros Ensemble Táncház | Dancehouse

8.30 – 9.30 – Selfish Murphy

10.00 – 10.40 – Joe Keegan

Sunday, May 26

11.00 AM – Festival Opening

11.00 – 11.30 – Daniel Payne | Beat Bazaar

12.00 – 12.20 – Flat Iron Choir

12.30 – 12.40 – Ti Ti Ta Hungarian Folk Dance Group

12.40 – 12.50 – Urusos Folk Dance Group

12.50 – 1.00 – Ti Ti Ta Hungarian Folk Dance Group

1.00 – 1.10 – Urusos Folk Dance Group

1.10 – 1.20 – Ti Ti Ta Hungarian Folk Dance Group

1.20 – 1.30 – Joe Keegan Irish Dance

1.30 – 2.00 – Bulgara Dance London & Yanitsa Bulgarian Dance Group

2.15-2.45 – Mátyás Király Zither Orchestra

3.30 – 4.30 – Maros Ensemble | Szép Palkó | Fairy Tale Children’s Show

5.00 – 5.45 – Bence Krajcsó | Young Master of Folk Art

6.00 – 7.00 – Annamari Dancs & Péter Laki

7.30 – 8.00 – Bercy Bíró

8.30 – 9.30 – Lazlo Baby

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Sponsors, Partners & Supporters

Gobefest is made possible with the help of community and cultural funders; local national and international partnerships; sponsors and supporters listed below.

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