Festivals in Hungary have become more competitive on the international market thanks to subsidies and a reduction in the related VAT rate, a government official said on Wednesday.
Bence Rétvári, the parliamentary state secretary of the ministry of human resources, told public media that the average foreign visitor spends 40,000-100,000 (EUR 125-310) forints per day. Fully 10-12 percent of tourism in Hungary is linked to festivals, with every eighth to tenth foreign visitor attending one.
Surrounding major festivals are various cultural and gastronomic events, he noted, adding that smaller localities have also jumped onto the festival bandwagon.
Every year is a long wait until the festival season kicks in summer, and we will have a host of popular bands and singers coming to Hungary this year again. Funzine collected the gigs that make it worth to go to festival all over the country in the summer months. Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes, Lana del Rey – they are just some of the artists we cannot wait to see. Read more HERE.
Sziget is proud to announce its final wave of acts, completing another incredible line-up for this year’s festival, today announcing the British multi-instrumentalist and electronic artist Bonobo, EDM producer and DJ, Flux Pavilion and Dutch duo, Yellow Claw. With the full line-up now fully announced, they join a monumental group of artists all heading to Óbudai-sziget including Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Lana Del Rey, Mumford & Sons and Dua Lipa among over 100 others. Bringing together 450,000 people and tipped as the continents Glastonbury equivalent, the ‘Line-Up of the Year 2017’ winners are back 8-15 August for an unforgettable festival for any music lover. Read all details HERE.