This year, it will be worth visiting some concerts in Budapest, because legendary rockstars are coming to the Hungarian capital. Among others, Dropkick Murphys, Robbie Williams and Maneskin will perform.
Formed in 1996, Dropkick Murphys has been the world’s most popular Celtic-punk band for a decade and a half now. They are characterised by outstanding instrumental skills and a professional performing skills. They are able to set a cheerful and melancholic tone at the same time, due to the specialty of the genre. What makes the group special is that the members look like simple, working-class figures, writes Origo.
In addition, Pennywise will perform again in Hungary after twelve years as a support band for Dropkick Murphys. Along with Bad Religion and NOFX, the Californian band is the most important representative of the American punk new wave of the eighties. The two star groups will be accompanied on the tour by the Australian Celtic-punk band The Rumjacks and singer-songwriter Jesse Ahern.
Place and date: Barba Negra Red Stage, February 7
Formed in 1998, Bullet For My Valentine became one of the most successful British metal bands of its generation right away with their first three albums. “The music is fresh, aggressive and more visceral and passionate than ever. I wanted us to go straight for the throat, fully armed, showing the middle fingers. Metaphorically speaking, I want to strangle people with this record”, said Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck on the band’s latest, untitled album. Two well-known bands joined their current tour. One of them is the Ukrainian Jinjer, the other is Atreyu, the popular American band.
Place and date: Barba Negra Red Stage, February 10
The roughly twenty-five-year-old Heaven Shall Burn is undeniably one of the most popular German metal bands of its generation. Moreover, the American Trivium accompanying them has also many fans. The large-scale tour will also be joined by the Florida pioneers of death metal, Obituary, and the up-and-coming English heavy metal band, the English Malevolence.
Place and date: Barba Negra Red Stage, February 14
During their career, Zebrahead has sold more than two million albums and received a Grammy nomination. Besides the United States, they are particularly popular in England, Japan and Germany. Not to mention the fact that they have worked together with Lemmy Kilmister. Adrian Estrella has joined the band recently, so you should not miss seeing the band in Hungary for the first time in a new line-up.
Place and date: A38, February 19
With his brilliantly catchy hits, Robbie Williams will fill the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena with life. His XXV album, released last year, collects the greatest hits of his quarter-century career, so you can expect a “best of” concert in Budapest.
Place and date: László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, March 14
Maneskin introduced themselves through the Eurovision Song Contest and have come far since then. They are characterised by their classic, dirty rock ‘n’ roll songs fueled by southern temperament in their endlessly provocative performance. The concert, originally planned for 2021, was initially organised at Barba Negra, but the venue was sold out so quickly that it was finally moved to the Arena.
Place and date: László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, May 16