Cathedral Gardens, Manchester


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 fourth 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.


What's On

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

Expect to hear a rich variety of live music from traditional Hungarian folk music to classical sounds, opera, operetta, folksy ska, rock, Balkan & Romani Music from Eastern Europe.  The family activity tent will be running arts and music workshops, enchanting puppet shows, folk dance demonstrations.


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Festival Programme

Friday, September 3

• Romer Family
• Hungarian Choir of Great Britain
• Michael Cretu
• Folktone Band
• Rioghnach Connolly
+ More TBA

Saturday, September 4

• Jonathan Ellis , Elizabeth Sillo & Richard Parry
• Hungarian Choir of Great Britain
• Ildiko Csige & Michael Billington
• YekDuy
• Folktone Band
• Community dance
+ more TBA

Sunday, September 5

• Bercy Biro
• Foreign Accent
• Katy Carr
• Folktone Band
• Lazlo Baby
+ more TBA

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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