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

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.

Latest in our line up:

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.   The fantastic tribute...

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...

Háromszék Dance Ensemble

The Háromszék Dance Ensemble was founded in 1990 in Sepsiszetntgyörgy, (Sfantu Gheorghe). With two premi­ers every sea­son, the ensemble aims to show the rich and col­our­ful world of the Transylvanian folk tra­di­tions through an original theatrical and dramatic...


Transylmania is a highly acclaimed 8 piece band from Székelyland, who have been going strong for the last 15 years. We are from the heart of of the forest, the heart of Transylvania, from the top of Carpathian Mountains, where the rivers still run pure, where the...


The Hungarian folk music scene is colourful, exciting, and diverse. Some artists cling to original sounds drawn from contemporary musical genres, while others seek their deepest inspiration exclusively in the context of traditional music. As a result, they both...

13 -14 May 2017

Albert Square, Manchester

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