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 multicultural region in Europe to the centre of Manchester.  Now in it’s third year  Góbéfest has a unique Transylvanian theme unveiling the mysteries of this folkloric land laden with culture and history.

‘Swirling skirts, stamping feet and lutes, zithers and accordions’

 

Expect to hear a rich variety of live music from traditional folk music to classical sounds, opera, transylvanian celtic punk rock,  Hungarian speed folk, gypsy jazz.  Marvel at the colourful costumes and traditional dances on the stage. The family activity tent will be running arts and music workshops, enchanting puppet shows, folk dance demonstrations.

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Latest News

Hire a Pitch

Attracting a large number of visitors from all over the UK, Góbéfest offers an excellent trading opportunity in the centre of Manchester,  in front of the town hall, in Albert Square, one of the key tourist attractions. Each year we look for stallholders who fit the...

Become a Volunteer

Get Involved Would you like to be part of the Góbéfest team by becoming a volunteer? Volunteers are a vital part of our community festival. We have opportunities in all aspects of event production from stage management to marketing and artist liaison. Volunteering...

Dates for 2019

We are pleased to announce the dates for this years Góbéfest.  Taking place slightly earlier than last year,  the festival will be happening on the 24, 25, 26th of May, a  weekend destined to be magical and memorable.  The festival will be followed by a bank holiday,...

Get Involved

Would you like to be part of the Góbéfest team by becoming a volunteer? Volunteers are a vital part of our community festival. We have opportunities in all aspects of event production from stage management to marketing and artist liaison. Volunteering provides valuable experience.

Become a Market Trader

Attracting a large number of visitors from all over the UK, Góbéfest offers an excellent trading opportunity in the centre of Manchester,  in front of the town hall, one of the key tourist attractions. Each year we look for stallholders who fit the event, selling high quality goods and gifts, as well as tasty food and drink.

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