Free City Festival to feature Music, Dance, Cuisine and Culture For all the Family

 The UK’s first official Transylvanian Hungarian festival of Arts and Culture, Góbéfest will make its debut on 13th and 14th May 2017 in Albert Square, Manchester.

You have heard all the mysterious myths and legends, now come and experience the real magic of Transylvania, right in the centre of Manchester.

Góbéfest  promises to be a unique celebration, offering a dazzling extravaganza of music, dance, cuisine and cultural activities , captivating the whole family with the authentic sounds, tastes and flavours of the Hungarian Culture of Transylvania.

Góbéfest Launch featuring Háromszék Dance Ensemble – THE BAND
The Dancehouse , Oxford Road, Manchester,
Friday 12th May 2017

Latest in our line up:

Gyopar Pavai

Gyopar Pavai is a professional music teacher, choral conductor and the Headteacher of the Zsigmond Kiraly Hungarian Cultural Club and School. She has graduated at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, currently, she is studying Educational Leadership at the Manchester...

Ildikó Csige

Ildiko Csige is a professional singer and tutor in Hungarian Folk Music styles. She is also a creative educator with extensive experience in working with young people. Ildikó was a member The Körösi Csoma Sándor Scholarship Programme, responsible for managing and...

Anikó Tóth (Soprano)  & Lauryna Sableviciute (Concert Pianist)

Anikó Tóth (Soprano)  Growing up in Los Angeles to Hungarian parents, Anikó started singing Hungarian folk music as a child and expanded into Classical (Opera), Jazz, Musicals, Contemporary Classical and Extended Vocal Technique, recently completing her PhD in Music....

Ildikó Keresztes

Góbéfest is honoured to showcase award winning Hungarian celebrity and well known popstar Ildikó Keresztes in Manchester, United Kingdom.   Anyone who hears her characteristically deep and harsh singing voice...

Neville 42 featuring Bercy Bíro

  Manchester Tribute band Neville 42 will be performing live at Góbefest showcasing a very special set of well known Hungarian hit songs and British classics with Székely Hungarian singer Bercy Bíró and drummer Andrea Pruck. The fantastic tribute band learnt the...

Rioghnach Connolly & Ellis Davies

Góbéfest is proud to present  highly acclaimed Manchester musicians Rioghnach Connolly and Ellis Davis, adding their own style of beautiful folk music to the mix.  The musical pair from the well known band Honeyfeet will also be...

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13 -14 May 2017

Albert Square, Manchester

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