24-26 June • Cathedral Gardens, Manchester

About Góbéfest

Góbéfest was established in 2017 to celebrate the little-known culture and traditions of the Székler 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, Gobefest will also showcase the practices and folklores of other cultures from across Europe.

Main stage acts promise to span every genre and draw from across the Carpathian Basin region of Eastern and Central Europe. In the family tent you can expect music, arts and crafts workshops for all ages.

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What's on |Featured artists

What's on |Featured workshops

Story Telling and Folklore Workshops

This year we will be transporting our audience into the magical world of fairy fairy tales.

Folk Dance Workshops

You will guaranteed to learn some new dance moves as we will once again provide a wonderful opportunity for the ...

Zither Instrument Workshops For all age groups

We will be running instrument tuition workshops for beginners as well as intermediate players at the festival. Participants will be ...

Full programe 2022

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Main Stage

11.00 – 11.30 – Opening ceremony
11.30 – 11.45 – Bercy Bíró
11.45 – 12.30 – Jonathan Ellis
1.00 - 2.00 – Römer Family
2.00 - 2.30 – Teqball – Handover & Demonstration
2.40 – 3.30 – Hungarian Choir of Great Britain
4.00- 5.00 – Folktone Band
5.00 - 6.00 – Dance House with Imola and Endre Virág
7.00 - 8.00 – Jóvilágvan
9.00 - 10.00 – Michael Cretu Trio

GoBe Workshops & Activities

12.00-2.00 – National Football Museum Craft
2.00 – 2.30 – Hargita Dance Ensemble – Virtual Content
2.30 -3.45 – Children’s Dance House with Imola and Endre Virág.
4.00- 4.45 – Ringató Kodály Music Workshop for babies and toddlers
5.00-5.45 – Zither workshop with Ildikó Csige & Michael Billington
6.00 -7.00 – Szekler Fairyland with Hilda Szász from Szóló Szőlő School | Storytelling In Hungarian
6.30 -7.00 – Teqball Demonstration
8.30 -9.00 – Teqball Demonstration

2Main Stage

11.00 – 11.30 – Opening ceremony
11.30 – 11.45 – Bercy Bíró
11.45 – 12.30 – Jonathan Ellis
1.00 - 2.00 – Römer Family
2.00 - 2.30 – Teqball – Handover & Demonstration
2.40 – 3.30 – Hungarian Choir of Great Britain
4.00- 5.00 – Folktone Band
5.00 - 6.00 – Dance House with Imola and Endre Virág
7.00 - 8.00 – Jóvilágvan
9.00 - 10.00 – Michael Cretu Trio

GoBe Workshops & Activities

12.00-2.00 – National Football Museum Craft
2.00 – 2.30 – Hargita Dance Ensemble – Virtual Content
2.30 -3.45 – Children’s Dance House with Imola and Endre Virág.
4.00- 4.45 – Ringató Kodály Music Workshop for babies and toddlers
5.00-5.45 – Zither workshop with Ildikó Csige & Michael Billington
6.00 -7.00 – Szekler Fairyland with Hilda Szász from Szóló Szőlő School | Storytelling In Hungarian
6.30 -7.00 – Teqball Demonstration
8.30 -9.00 – Teqball Demonstration

3Main Stage

11.00 – 11.30 – Opening ceremony
11.30 – 11.45 – Bercy Bíró
11.45 – 12.30 – Jonathan Ellis
1.00 - 2.00 – Römer Family
2.00 - 2.30 – Teqball – Handover & Demonstration
2.40 – 3.30 – Hungarian Choir of Great Britain
4.00- 5.00 – Folktone Band
5.00 - 6.00 – Dance House with Imola and Endre Virág
7.00 - 8.00 – Jóvilágvan
9.00 - 10.00 – Michael Cretu Trio

GoBe Workshops & Activities

12.00-2.00 – National Football Museum Craft
2.00 – 2.30 – Hargita Dance Ensemble – Virtual Content
2.30 -3.45 – Children’s Dance House with Imola and Endre Virág.
4.00- 4.45 – Ringató Kodály Music Workshop for babies and toddlers
5.00-5.45 – Zither workshop with Ildikó Csige & Michael Billington
6.00 -7.00 – Szekler Fairyland with Hilda Szász from Szóló Szőlő School | Storytelling In Hungarian
6.30 -7.00 – Teqball Demonstration
8.30 -9.00 – Teqball Demonstration

Recap of Góbéfest

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Góbéfest News

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