According to the press conference of the 43rd EFOTT Festival, this is going to be the first year when the programmes last for six days – 10-16 of July – on the coast of Lake Velence. The organisers have prepared a line-up stronger than ever and are expecting 125 thousand visitors.
The headliners of the 2018 EFOTT include Jessie J, who is coming to Hungary for the first time, John Newman, the British general favourite, Lost Frequencies and Volbeat. Dub FX is a returning performer, who even attended the press conference with his guitar.
“I love this country, and I am not saying this just because I am here. Being half Italian, the dynamics and liveliness of Hungarians remind me of the Mediterranean lifestyle” said the world’s most famous street musician.
The list of Hungarian performers includes more than 100 names, such as Wellhello, Punnany Massif, Halott Pénz, Majka&Curtis, Brains, Irie Maffia, Margaret Island etc.
“Compared to the similar period last year, we managed to sell 30% more pre-sale tickets, which set a new record. While widening the overall programme selection, we managed to keep prices on a student-friendly level, so we offer good value for money” said Gábor Maszlavér, the director of the festival.
The work of the organisers is helped by the students of ELTE (Eötvös Loránd Science University) this year, who will strengthen the sport and civil fields. Besides the university competitions, visitors can take part in sporting activities such as beach water polo, water volleyball, water badminton, water trampoline, street workout, wakeboard, pole fitness and so on. Moreover, almost 100 civil organisations will attend the festival and offer intriguing programmes.
EFOTT also aims to approach families – children under the age of 14 can enter the festival free of charge with their parents.
Babysitters will take care of the smaller ones, while there will also be animators to entertain teenagers. Moreover, there will be separate programmes for families, as well.
Another novelty is the Island of Music (Muzsika Szigete), which welcomes guests with folk music, folk dances and the popular “nóta karaoke” (~ melody karaoke). Furthermore, the Wine Yard will be completed with a Street Food Yard.
The detailed schedule is available in EFOTT’s award-winning mobile application that was developed by university students.
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