Free City Centre Cultural Festival For All The Family

Come and experience the magic of Transylvania, discover the cultural treasures of the Carpathian Basin, Central & Eastern Europe in Manchester City Centre.

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The UK’s only Transylvanian & Szekler Hungarian festival of Arts and Culture, Góbéfest  returns to Albert Square, Manchester City Centre between 22nd – 24th of June 2018, bringing even more cultural offerings from around the Carpathian Basin, Eastern and Central Europe.

You have heard all the mysterious myths and legends, now come and experience the 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 & diverse sounds, tastes and flavours of Transylvania and beyond.

Expect to hear an energising blend of European sounds from Authentic Székely Folk Music and Hungarian Operetta to Carpathian Celtic Punk Rock, Funky Euro Pop Rock,  Sublime Classical Folk Rock and Balkano Gypsy Jazz.


What’s On

Harghita National Szekler Folk Ensemble: Táncoljatok!

A simple and clear exploration of a dance ensembles role.  The primary role of Harghita National Szekler Folk Ensemble is to preserve our Szekler Hungarian heritage through dance.  In order to maintain this important goal,  our dancers have been teaching, helping and...

Annamari Dancs ( Budapest Operetta Theatre) – Hungary

Ever since her childhood Music has played a significant part in Annamari’s life. As a young girl she toured the Carpathian Basin as the soloist of the Szekler Mikó College Band. In 1996 she had her pop music debut as a Transylvanian Hungarian Artist. She wrote 137...

Tamás Szarka & His band Ghymes – Upland – Slovakia

Tamás Szarka is a Virtuoso Hungarian violinist, singer, composer. The most prominent representative of today´s Hungarian musical life. During his 35 year-long career he gave more that 4000 concerts in 25 cities over the world from Canada through Europe to Japan. In...

Harghita National Szekler Folk Ensemble – Romania

The Harghita National Szekler Folk Ensemble was born in the most Eastern region of Transylvania, in Miercurea Ciuc. Our company, the Harghita Ensemble has been functioning as a professional institution since 1990 continuing the work of the amateur ensemble founded in...

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22 -24 June 2018 Albert Square, Manchester